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 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
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
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I've been here for years and several times have run across a list of exercises that can be added to my tracker but have always ignored it. Now I want to a... Read more
I think I got it ... can I get a Friend now? I am hoping to hook up with an exercise accountability buddy. I will be moving more into food accountability later. One major life-change at a time ...... Read more
Rest days from exercise? Do we need them if we are not hurting? I love summer during the scool year my job has me very sedentary all day and sometimes into the night. As soon as summer starts I move as much as I can. Is this hurting my weight?... Read more
I am very frustrated with my progress I exercise 2hour most every day keep calories between 1200_1500 per day and still haven't lost my last 15 pounds I have lost inches but not the pounds grr any suggestions?... Read more
ugh. Most days I like exercise once I get my workout started. But today it is like pulling teeth. I had to force myself to do the 20 minutes strength and 20 minutes on treadmill. disappointed with myself for not doing more. One of those days... 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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