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4.18.18: 4 Types of Exercise for Seniors

Exercise is one of the most important factors in keeping seniors healthy in an assisted living community. The National Institutes of Health recommends four types of exercises: strength, balance, flexibility and endurance for optimum senior health and well being. Strength exercises build muscle, strengthen bones and...


4.11.18: Fit Over 50

The first of the Gen X cohort is turning 50 this year. As part of this generation, I know we don’t think of ourselves as “aging” or “middle age.” But with young kids, older parents, and often two (or more)-job households - age has nothing...


3.28.18: Exercise Myths for Seniors

As you grow older, an active lifestyle is more important than ever. Regular exercise can help boost energy, maintain your independence, and manage symptoms of illness or pain. Senior exercise and fitness tips can even reverse some of the symptoms of aging. And not only...


3.21.19: Age – Nothing But a Number in Fitness

No matter your age or physical condition, you can benefit from exercise. It is absolutely safe for seniors older than 65 years to exercise.. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, almost all older people can benefit from additional physical activity. Regular exercise prevents chronic...


3.14.18: Senior Fitness – More Than Just Exercise

The physical benefits of exercise for the over 65 set are well-documented. Group classes and apps can provide seniors with friendship, community, and accountability on top of cardio. Studies have demonstrated that strong social relationships lead to a longer life span. In the British Medical Journal,...


3.7.18: Senior Communites: Booming with the Times

Regular exercise can help older adults stay independent and prevent many health problems that come with age.  The CDC 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends two types of physical activity each week to improve health—aerobic and muscle-strengthening. Experts recommend that older adults engage in: Moderate exercise...


2.28.18: Senior Fitness Pioneers: SilverSneakers

The SilverSneakers fitness program is a health plan benefit available through Medicare, providing older adults with fitness center memberships, customized group exercise classes, and a supportive social environment promoting socialization among participants. America’s population is dramatically shifting toward a 65+ majority, and the resulting transformation...


2.21.18: Fitness Over 50: Functional and Fun

The key to living a longer, more vibrant life is maintaining functional fitness. Functional fitness is defined as movements that help you in your everyday life. Think cross-body and full-body motions, bending or picking something up off the floor. The goal is to build a...


2.7.18: Fitness: More Important with Age

It’s never too late to get started on a fitness program. As our bodies age, it becomes increasingly important to continue moving and avoid a sedentary lifestyle. Exercise is more important than ever maintain strength, flexibility, and energy and manage symptoms of pain and illness....

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