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Senior Exercise Video Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Senior Exercise Video.

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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

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

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

All About Zumba Class!

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

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

My exercise streak keeps me motivated-it's long enough now I can't bear to break it! That and workin
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My exercise streak keeps me motivated-it's long enough now I can't bear to break it! That and working towards mini-goals-I'm 2 lbs away from my goal for the month of April, so I'm pushing towards it with all I have! :-)...  Read more

Just started exercising and do not have the coordi
Updated 4/21/2015 5:26:56 PM

Just started exercising and do not have the coordination. I hate it but really want to keep at it. I've been doing the Walk off the pounds. Could use somebody with similar problems....  Read more

Fitting in exercise to a busy schedule
Updated 4/21/2015 12:52:11 PM

I'm a working mom of a baby that's on the verge of walking and a dog that thinks he's still the baby. I'm lucky enough to work flex time and have some days at home with the baby, but this means that I'm trying to fit in a few extra hours of work whe...  Read more

why does exercise get harder rather than easier?
Updated 4/22/2015 1:56:17 PM

I've often been told that challenging exercise becomes easier over time. In my lifetime, however, I've started many exercise programs and attempted to meet physical challenges -- only to find that, after several weeks, the challenges seemed to INCRE...  Read more

Ab exercises for people with problems
Updated 4/21/2015 10:43:42 AM

Does anyone know good exercises for someone with back problems? I tried planking and ended up irritating my sciatica. I'm afraid to do ab exercises because not long ago I had a bad sciatic nerve flare up. Please help! Thanks!...  Read more

Add the link please (videos)

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

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

Sparkling Belly Dancers

Welcome to the shimmy zone! Dancing newbies, seasoned performers, cabaret, Tribal, video, live instruction - belly dancing for our lives and getting healthy with a brilliant sparkle!...  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

Senior Playgrounds Offer New Exercise Options

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