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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...

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4.16.18: Brain Breaks Benefit Students

The Flashfit app leads K-12 students in one-minute segments of physical activity set to music. The short periods of exercise - or "brain breaks" - aim to improve the physical health, mental awareness and educational success of children. "We're increasingly recognizing the importance of physical activity...

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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...

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4.10.18: Creating a Culture of Health in Your Workplace

What is a Culture of Health? “A culture of health is viewed as one in which individuals and social entities (e.g., households, organizations) are able to make healthy life choices within a larger social environment that values, provides, and promotes options that are capable of producing...

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4.9.18: Making Phys Ed Inclusive for All Students

Not every student has fond memories of their physical education (PE) lessons. Whether it’s group complaints or not being able to do their favorite sport, a variety of things can deter students from participating. But the benefits team sports and exercise are vast; they develop...

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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...

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3.26.18: Students Move to Stay Focused in School

Last week I was the volunteer “read aloud” parent for my younger son’s kindergarten class. I was able to see the benefit of movement-based brain breaks in real time. After we finished each book (about every 15 minutes over the two hours I was in...

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3.22.18: Hangover Workouts – Yes or No?

Waking up in pain after a few too many the night before. We’ve all been there… But should you hit the gym or the running trails with a hangover? The advice varies - and it depends on exactly how much pain you’re in… YES Women’s Health says...

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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...

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