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Senior Exercise Routine Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Senior Exercise Routine.

Nutrition and the Elderly

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

Dancing Like the Stars!

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

A New Definition For ''Old''

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

Should You Get Pet Health Insurance?

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

Taking Care of Yourself When You Become the Caregiver

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

Core exercises not using shoulders?
Updated 4/12/2014 9:10:18 PM

I need a left shoulder replacement due to bone damage by arthritis. I have been doing water aerobics for over 5 years but I'd like to target my abdominals and core. Many of the land exercises involve the shoulders. Wall pushups are the worst...  Read more

Tellme your exercise that is past the comfort zone
Updated 4/12/2014 4:54:50 PM

I have done plenty of exercises that goes past a normal comfort zone, so I'm opening up this motivation thread for anyone that wants to post an upcoming exercise that is now past their normal comfort zone and then probably will post some thoughts and...  Read more

Knee sensitive exercises
Updated 4/12/2014 3:28:05 PM

So about 3 years ago I found out I have a tumor on my right knee, sort of to the inner side of my knee cap. It isn't cancerous and shortly after I found out about it, I lost my insurance and I was also just plain scared to have surgery cause I tend...  Read more

Exercise After Umbilical Hernia Surgery
Updated 4/13/2014 1:49:00 PM

I had umbilical hernia surgery last Thursday. I had it done at the Shouldice Hospital in Toronto, Canada. www.shouldice.com/the_shouldice_repair.htm I went there because they fix hernias without using mesh which I didn't want used in my body. ...  Read more

Starting with an exercise plan?
Updated 4/10/2014 6:35:31 AM

Hey everyone, I started my weight loss journey back in August last year and have been quite successful. But I haven't really ever had an exercise plan. Luckily I play volleyball and walk or bike a lot to the places where I have to be, I also go...  Read more

Free Gym or Fitness Center Memberships for Seniors

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

iF IT'S NOT DISCOUNTED IT'S NOT NEEDED

tAKE ADVANTAGE OF COUPONS ON LINE, AND STORE DISCOUNTS, SENIOR DISCOUNTS AND CLEARANCE RACKS WHICH REQUIRES PLANNING AHEAD FOR MY NEEDS....  Read more

Curves Divas

Calling all women who go to Curves! As we learn healthy eating and exercise habits we can support one another!...  Read more

Senior 15 May Be More Accurate than Freshman 15

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

Is Diet the Most Important Factor for Senior Health? Maybe Not.

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