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
I try to balance my carbs, protein and fat the best I can but when I eat boiled eggs to help balance it the cholesterol goes through the roof. But I've never had cholesterol problems so what should I do. And don't tell me just eat the whites..yuck... Read more
Fresh off of the Maternity Leave train. Trying to get back into the habit to track my food intake. Haven't been on here in 2yrs. (Had 3 more kids. Total of 4) I'm already 15 lbs lighter than 2yrs ago & 37lbs from b4 csection. #getfit #backinthehabit... Read more
The strength training video I just did has a calorie burn range of 169-325 for 27min. I'm 194# and 5'4. Would I punch in a number in the middle of the two? I doubt it would be 325 for me..sweated good and had my HR up there :)... 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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