Eating well is important at any age. But health issues and physical limitations sometimes make it difficult for seniors, the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, to get the nutrients they need for a balanced diet. Poor nutrition and malnut... Read more
According to Webster's Dictionary, the word “old” is defined as “having been in use for a long time,” “worn, dilapidated, ancient, or decayed by time.” After an experience as a volunteer at the 1995 St. Louis S... Read more
The weather outside is frightful-- but that pond in your neighborhood is delightful. Frozen solid now, it offers all kinds of possibilities for winter sports that’ll keep you trim until springtime. What’s more, if you take to the ice... Read more
When I tell people that I'm a master Pilates trainer, I get a lot of interesting reactions. People who practice and love Pilates are quick to ask their burning questions or express their envy at my "dream" job. But many people who are l... Read more
For every exercise opportunity, there's an excuse waiting to thwart it—and we've heard them all, including "I'm too old." If that’s the case, though, how do you explain Monty Seidler or Bev Pressman? It's never t... Read more
Woo-hoo most exercise burned calories ever!Burned 1745 calories adult just enjoyed eating back most of them!!Thinking I am going to up my maintenance calories to 3500 a day now.Love my cardio!!... Read more
My daughter told me to do squarts, preferably with a kettle bell, to exercise my butt area. I'm 66 years old, and my knees won't tolerate squats. What else can I do? I walk between 45-60 min. a day 5 days a week, but anything else I can to to targ... Read more
Started exercising more to shed some weight, so I can keep up with my little girl as she grows. Tracking my eating for almost a week now. Feeling a bit low, but have been on target or better everyday. #firstpost... Read more
Ask if you can receive a free gym membership through the Silver Sneakers program that comes with some health care programs for seniors. Programs may offer memberships at Ys, commercial gyms, or senior centers. Programs differ nationwide & consider yo... Read more
Exercises for seniors will aid in maintaining a good posture. Posture is especially important in older people as muscles on the front of the chest and hips often become tight and pull us forward. That is why some develop a rounded back posture and te... Read more
Who says that playgrounds should be just for kids? London's Hyde Park area is set to open a new outdoor playground specifically geared toward older adults. The equipment will be designed to improve balance, flexibility and strength through low impa... Read more
Healthy habits are important at any age, but it can be easier to get away with poor habits in your 20’s than in your 50’s and 60’s. As we age, it becomes even more obvious that a balanced diet, regular exercise and taking good... Read more
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