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Her Secret to Living to 100? Keep Moving

What’s Toni Stahl’s secret to living to 100? Keep moving! Wisdom often comes with longevity, as Toni Stahl proves. As she prepares to celebrate her 100th birthday, Mrs. Stahl credits a positive attitude, See’s dark chocolate, an occasional sip of alcohol – and her favorite activity, working out three times a week at a local …

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Want to prevent Alzheimer’s, depression and more? Here’s why exercise is so important

Can exercise or physical fitness prevent Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia? Wendy Suzuki was a successful scientist and academic. But in her 50s, she was so immersed in work that she had no social life, and she was overweight due to lack of activity. So she went back to the gym. After a …

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Where Do You Fit on the Fitness Spectrum?

On the fitness spectrum of physical ability, where do you rank? More importantly, where do you want to rank? Let’s look at a five-point scale. Most people over 50 fall into one of these categories. Elite athlete Fit Independent Frail Dependent We’ll look at each in more detail below. But take a guess now which …

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19 Reasons to Stick with Your Fitness Commitment in 2019

We’re still in January, far too early to even think about giving up on healthy habits for the year. Whether you made a resolution to get fit or just renewed your commitment to exercise and eat right, we’re here to keep you going throughout the year with these 19 reasons to stick with it in …

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9 Simple Steps to Living the Healthy Life You Want in the New Year

New Year, New You 2019 Another New Year. About new year resolutions, there’s bad news, and then there’s good news. First the bad news: Most of them fail. Now the good news: People over 50 have more life experience and tools to succeed at them. You’re more realistic, focused and balanced – in life and …

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Top 10 Tips for Why You Should Get and Stay Fit, Even Amid Holiday Temptation

Consistency is key to getting and staying fit. Proper exercise and nutrition aren’t one-and-done ideas. They’re commitments that rightly bring long-term benefits, not just short-term fixes. Active adults who work to stay fit know this. And they know not to worry about big interruptions to their exercise and eating routines. They know those interruptions are …

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5 Unusual Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight

In an earlier post, we looked at some of the most common reasons why people struggle to lose weight – mainly related to exercise and nutrition. But what if you’ve tried all of those things and are still struggling? Then it’s time to consider more unusual reasons why you’re not losing weight. Stress Cortisol is …

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Most Common Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

The most common reasons you’re not losing weight are most likely related to nutrition and exercise. In. That. Order. But it’s not as simple as calories in vs calories out. It’s about biochemistry. Let’s take a closer look at the basics: Nutrition Notice I said “nutrition” rather than “diet.” Diet implies a temporary white knuckle …

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What is the Best Exercise for Older Adults?

As a professional Personal Trainer who trains older and elder adults in the Minneapolis area, I often get asked “What is the best exercise for older adults?” My answer to any “what is the best exercise” question, no matter what your age or ability, is… “It depends.” What goals are you trying to accomplish? Best …

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Home Based Exercise Improves Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

A newly published study from the peer reviewed Journal of Sports Science and Medicine indicates that home based exercise programs that include balance and agility and/or resistance training can significantly reduce osteoarthritis pain in the knee: The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of a home-based kinesthesia, balance and agility (KBA) exercise …

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