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Senior Exercise Routine Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Senior Exercise Routine.

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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

The Most Fun You'll Ever Have Burning Fat

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

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

Transition into a Healthy Retirement

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

This sucks! I'm trying to walk for exercise and I
Updated 2/25/2015 8:54:19 PM

This sucks! I'm trying to walk for exercise and I get this intense pressure in my lower back /tailbone like something is pushing it into sitting position and I have to sit to stop it! So upset about this! I need to walk...  Read more

Hard to get up and exercise. If it wasn't for my f
Updated 2/24/2015 8:22:11 AM

Hard to get up and exercise. If it wasn't for my friend asking me to go on a walk around the neighborhood tonight I wouldn't have done anything today. How do you get your butt off the couch when no one is there....  Read more

Several small exercise sessions vs one big one
Updated 2/24/2015 10:52:10 PM

Hi, Okay, I know it's fine to exercise several times a day to reach your daily goal, say an hour per day, assuming you are getting your heart rate in the zone and keeping it there each time. BUT ... do 3 20 minute sessions burn the same amount...  Read more

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Updated 2/23/2015 5:24:29 PM

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Arthritis and exercise
Updated 2/26/2015 12:48:14 PM

I have aggravated my arthritis during my treadmill workout, have been unable to workout for several days, anyone else have this concern, how can it be avoided...  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

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

Moms And Dads At Home Getting Healthy Together

Hello moms and dads! Huddle the children, your furry friends and let's get out for some exercise and away from the temptations of that beast called the fridge! See you soon!...  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