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Don’t Overlook These Small Tools to Boost Resistance Training

Sometimes the smallest things pack the biggest punch. That’s the case with elastic exercise bands that are common in gyms and fitness studios. They’re also affordable, lightweight and versatile enough to have around the house and carry in purses, backpacks and luggage. Resistance bands have moved beyond physical therapy and [...]

By |2019-07-07T15:04:45+01:00July 7th, 2019|Fitness|

Stretching for Overall Health, Fun, and Fall Prevention – from Yoga to Tai Chi and more

Can you touch your toes? Or stand on one foot for 30 seconds? If you can’t, you’re not alone. But balance and flexibility are among the key facets of physical fitness. And just like cardiovascular endurance and strength, they diminish with age unless we work on them. Working on balance [...]

By |2019-07-07T14:52:01+01:00July 7th, 2019|Fitness|

Enjoying the Things You Love the Most – And How Fitness is Essential

Vince wanted to fulfill a lifelong dream of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Sheba wanted to participate with her son, a Special Olympian, and inspire other women to exercise. Ari wanted to lose weight and get healthy enough to play with his grandkids. What do these 60-somethings have in common? They [...]

By |2019-07-06T21:57:50+01:00July 6th, 2019|Fitness, Lifestyle|

Make the Right Investment in Your Health: Exercise for Fun, Function and Your Future

At 62, Jeff Lasater is dedicated to staying in shape. He lifts weights three times a week, and he runs on the treadmill three times a week. “I don’t want to live to be 80 if I’m not healthy,” says Jeff, who still enjoys his job in sales and was [...]

By |2019-07-06T22:10:37+01:00June 29th, 2019|Fitness, Lifestyle|

Being Fit Makes You Stronger for Whatever Challenges May Come

You probably already know that exercise helps you stay strong, healthy and independent as you get older. It also helps when life throws you a curve in the form of, say, a common injury or medical treatment. Take it from Shebah Carfagna, who underwent hip replacement surgery five months ago [...]

By |2019-07-07T14:49:12+01:00April 7th, 2019|Fitness, Lifestyle|

Drink Up: Active Seniors Need to Get Plenty of Water

 Are you getting enough water every day? It’s an important question for everyone, especially when temperatures are high outdoors. It’s even more key for older people – and still more relevant for older people who are physically active (which we certainly hope you are). The common refrain is usually [...]

By |2019-07-06T22:02:41+01:00February 26th, 2018|Nutrition|