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
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
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
As a veterinarian and pet owner, I know that providing proper health care for our pets isn’t cheap. Keeping up with your dog's or cat's routine veterinary visits and all of the recommended testing and preventative care can add up. One u... Read more
As I sat across the cafe table from my dearest friend, Margie, I was struck by how tired and drawn she looked. This was the first time we had seen in each other in months. Before, we had made a point to meet for lunch or coffee once a week. Now that... Read more
My name is Ed. I am a very active person in my late 30's. I have always been active. Well not that was a lie. I became active in my late 20's. I have not looked back since. The only issue I have is that no matter how hard I work out, I cannot l... Read more
Okay, I know i could probably plug the question into a search engine, but I'm in palace I would prefer someone explain it to me please…
Now My weight loss has come to a crawl… (for two weeks the scale didn't move at all.. then increased now bac... Read more
I am in the over 50 age group, have lost enough weight to be at the top of "normal" for my height, and have knee pain. My left knee hurts when I am straightening up from a crouched position, or climbing a steep hill. My right knee tends to slip, fee... Read more
Since I'm struggling with motivation (I have little today, but plan to go to the gym anyway), I took the sparkpeople exercise personality test...
According to it? I have no personality. I am a rock 246 I've looked at some of the motivation/rew... Read more
I'm back again for one last newbie question. Do you guys have any great core exercises or exercises I should try for my core strength? I had a c-section 2 1/2 years ago and I can't do crunches anymore but I want to work on my core. I've been overc... 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
Any young person who's headed to college hears about the dreaded "Freshman 15"- those extra pounds many students gain when they get into a routine of high-calorie dorm food and less physical activity. Changes have been made in recent years to help s... 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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