Yoga is a centuries-old mind and body practice that has many practical applications in today’s world. Flexibility, strength, body awareness, and a calmer mind are just a few of the many benefits. These benefits are realized through “poses,” which are specific positions done while standing, sitting, or lying down. Breathing … Read More
Mobility & Fitness
About 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and 44 million people have low bone mass density, which places them at risk for progressing to osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). It is important to try to prevent osteoporosis because it makes your bones brittle, and this renders them vulnerable … Read More
By the time we reach our mid-30s, we start to lose muscle mass. Some estimates suggest that we lose as much as one-half to 1 pound of muscle mass every year. This results in lost muscle function and strength, as well.
The good news is, you can limit this loss … Read More
Physical activity is essential for everyone. It improves mood, reduces stress, and can even help decrease the pain of osteoarthritis. In fact, there are few diseases or conditions for which exercise hasn’t shown some positive impact. Multiple studies over the years have provided further evidence to these benefits. For example, … Read More
Your “core” includes your abdominal and pelvic muscles, as well as your lower back muscles. All the muscles in your core hold you up and stabilize your body. Keeping your core strong is critical to every move you make, as well as proper breathing, good digestive function, and good posture.
“Your … Read More
Fundraisers, Competitions, and Active Travel
Staying active for life requires motivation and dedication. But it doesn’t all have to be self-generated. Having a workout partner can make a big difference: He or she can hold you accountable for showing up (or skipping out!) and can motivate you to work harder during … Read More
Tennis, Racquetball, Pickleball, and Beyond
Bored with your ho-hum gym routine? Crave something that stimulates both mind and body? Then pick up a racket. Racket sports like tennis, racquetball, pickleball, and ping-pong are especially ideal for older adults, who often need exercise motivation.
“Maintaining interest is often the greatest obstacle in fitness; … Read More
From Spinning Classes to Scenic Group Rides
Like swimming, riding a bike is a relatively joint-friendly activity. It can trigger the adrenaline rush of self-propelled speed akin to a runner’s high, but without all the pavement pounding that can hurt knees and other joints. Outdoor rides fill your lungs with fresh … Read More
Aqua-Exercise: Refreshing, Low-Impact, and Effective
Pool classes have undergone an extreme make-over in the past few years. While exercising in the water will always have a joint-friendly benefit, a variety of higher-intensity classes are making a splash with people of all ages and fitness levels. Almost anything you can do on … Read More