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How Exercise Is Key to Overall Wellness

Exercise is Key to Overall Wellness & Quality of Life You know that exercise is the key to physical fitness, especially later in life. But did you also know that fitness is, in turn, the key to wellness, or our overall wellbeing, as we age? That’s right. Having strength, stamina and agility well after 50 …

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Follow a Full Fitness Plan to Overcome the Fear and Danger of Falling

Fear of Falling Are you afraid of falling? You might know already that falls are a leading health hazard for people over 65. But you might not realize that you need a well-rounded fitness approach to improve balance. It requires a focus on all the components of functional fitness, including mobility, muscular-skeletal, and cardio-respiratory. “Falling …

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Strength Training Tops Cardio for Heart Health? New Study Says It Does

So, what’s the best type of exercise for heart health? Conventional wisdom has long held that running is better for heart health than weightlifting. But a new study says that’s not so. Scientists looked at health records of 4,000 people. They concluded that, while both forms of exercise lower the risk of heart disease, weightlifting …

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The First Excuse Is the Worst Excuse: Yes, You Really Do Have Time

As a Personal Trainer and Health Coach, the worst excuse people come up with for not keeping up with a healthy lifestyle is “I don’t have time for exercise.” This is basically the grown-up version of “The dog ate my homework.” Worst Excuse “I don’t have time to exercise.” How many times have you said …

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No Bones about It: Exercise Is Great for Bone Health

Exercise for Bone Health Here’s another myth about exercising past 50 that we are happy to bust. You used to hear mature people say they shouldn’t lift weights because it could hurt their bones. But today’s active adult should know the truth: Strength training is great for bone health, and even helps prevent falls. People …

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Keep Your Tennis Game Strong with Time Working Out

Want to keep your tennis game strong? Playing sports is a lifetime love for countless people. And if you’re a maturing athlete, you don’t have to give up your favorite games. In fact, regular exercise at the gym or studio can keep you strong, fit and agile for just about anything. Take Brooke Kline, for …

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How Exercise Battles the Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Mark Jefferson had always been an athlete, and he was still a competitive tennis player in his 60s when the trouble started. He noticed he couldn’t step as far when chasing balls. Men he used to beat easily were suddenly topping him. At Mark’s next medical checkup, his doctor noticed something about his gait and …

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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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Push-Ups Test Should Get Us Talking about Heart Health

Push-Ups Test How many push-ups can you do? The question makes some people uncomfortable, bringing up memories of awkward PE classes back in school. But the answer could be helpful to getting or keeping you on track for a better future. Fitness pros have been discussing a new study that suggests push-ups can predict heart …

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Improve Your Golf Game – in the Gym

Can strength training improve your golf game? PGA Hall of Famer Greg Norman says it can. Norman, 63 and super-buff, recently posed nude for ESPN’s annual Body Issue, along with about a dozen much younger athletes from basketball, football and other sports. “I’ve really looked after my body for a long time,” says Norman, famous …

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