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
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
You've probably heard of the fitness craze Zumba, a workout known as a dance fitness party. I originally tried Zumba with a friend by following a fitness DVD.
While the DVD was fun and the hip-swiveling moves were a blast (and effective at w... 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
First week of exercise and food tracking went pretty well...had a "mini binge" last night, but back on track today... Going to the mall, so will be walking alot. Tomorrow is first weigh in, hoping for positive results.... Read more
This is week one of exercising. I hiked five miles last Sunday and did the tread mill Monday and Tuesday. I'm going back today and am hoping my knees hurt because I haven't worked out in so long! Any suggestions? Should I use an incline or not?... Read more
Visible abs come from diet more than exercise. Those who have them also have extremely low body fat. In most cases, their body fat is below the "healthy ideal" range (18-22% for women). You can damage your health if your body fat % is too low.... Read more
Hi ! I would like for SparkPeople to add a video button to the page so that we can store the videos in a file and be able to pull them up at will, taking the time we need to do them and ger use to them. This will be so cool because we can keep them... 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
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
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
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