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
Once upon a time there was a distinguished politician who went into retirement after a long career of hectic schedules, important tasks, and continual limelight. After hanging around the house for the first week of his new-found freedom, he was gentl... 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
If you’re looking for a new way to jazz up your fitness routine, why not try dancing? With the popularity of TV dance shows these days, there’s never been a better time to put on your dancing shoes. Why should celebrities have all the fun... 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
Hi! For the past 2 months I've been doing strength training 2 times per week and cardio 3-4 times per week. Right now my strength training consists of crunches, wide leg squat, push ups, bicep curls, triceps press machine, lat pull down machine, seat... Read more
I am trying to strength train but unfortunately, kettle bell training, is hurting my knees. mostly just the side lunges and double arm swing. and squats. arghh. so frustrating.
should I quit it all together or just omit the knee intensive ones?... Read more
I posted this on the 13.1 Sparkteam page, but I don't know that it gets a whole lot of traffic, so I am posting here as well, because I'd love your feedback!
Two Springs ago, I did my first half marathon. Last Spring, I did my second. I've decid... Read more
I am looking for suggestions for exercises that I can do when I have MS & have severe balance problems. I also need to loose weight i have gained weight since I was diagnosed 6 months ago. So I need exercises that will work for both. Any help would... Read more
I recently posted this on the Barefoot/Functional Fitness team and I thought to also post my query here. Thanks.
Does anyone use suspension trainers?
Besides an almost daily hot power yoga practice, I jump rope, practice interval training,... 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
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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