All About Cardio

This week we wanted to share some information on cardio 🏃‍♂️ Cardio helps your heart❤️and lungs function better both during exercise and at rest. It is a form of activity or exercise that raises your heart rate and makes you breathe heavier. By challenging and strengthening your cardiovascular system, you increase its capacity to take... Continue Reading →

6 Easy and Safe Exercises for Seniors

Have you been thinking that you need to exercise more but you don’t know where to start? Participating in regular physical activity will help you: – maintain your muscle mass – increase your bone density – improve your balance, posture and flexibility – have better control of chronic disease symptoms – decrease pain and depression – prevent falls... Continue Reading →

7 Best Exercises for Seniors (and a Few to Avoid!)

Exercise and nutrition are essential parts of a healthy lifestyle throughout one’s life, and  as we age, our requirements are ever changing. A growing body of research illustrates how regular exercise is especially important for seniors, and how more seniors are opting for an active lifestyle instead of a sedentary one. This article will show... Continue Reading →

Battling Alzheimer’s at the Gym and the Dinner Table: Why Prevention Requires Both

As Alzheimer’s continues to wreak havoc with the senior population, researchers are scrambling to find the perfect recipe for treating the disease. Right now scientific evidence is not pointing toward a magic pill as a cure for Alzheimer’s, but a combination of methodologies to tackle the disease from different angles. But what are these multi-faceted... Continue Reading →

Physical Activity for Older Adults

Significant health benefits are seen in adults aged 65 years and older who participate in regular physical activity. The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines recommend older adults to incorporate aerobic activity, muscle-strengthening activity, and balance training for older adults at risk for falls. Try to avoid inactivity because some health benefits can occur with any amount of physical activity... Continue Reading →

Exercise Programs That Promote Senior Fitness

Active Choices Active Living Every Day EnhanceFitness Fit and Strong! Geri-Fit Healthy Moves for Aging Well Walk with Ease Regular exercise can help older adults stay independent and prevent many health problems that come with age. NCOA helps community organizations offer fun and proven programs that keep seniors moving. The CDC 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for... Continue Reading →

Exercise and nutrition for middle-age and older individuals | Dr. Stella Volpe | TEDxSJU

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University, Dr. Volpe confronts our popular denial of growing older and older every day. Dr. Volpe points out that it is never too late to start becoming an active... Continue Reading →

The brain-changing benefits of exercise | Wendy Suzuki

What's the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get inspired to go to the gym as Suzuki discusses the science of how working out boosts your mood and memory -- and protects your brain against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. The above post was retrieved... Continue Reading →

Healthy Aging with Nutrition

A well-balanced diet full of essential nutrients can help support a healthy life. However, people with deficiencies, certain diseases and conditions, or with evolving nutritional needs at different stages of life may consider dietary supplements to add missing nutrients to their diets. Supplements are not regulated as strictly as drugs by the FDA, and headlines on nutritional... Continue Reading →

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