Chair Yoga for Seniors

Chair Yoga for Seniors

Melissa Veres Activities for Seniors, Fitness and Exercise Leave a Comment

  Chair yoga! It may sound contradictory, but fitness gurus are bringing this breath and stretch intensive exercise to people with disabilities, inflexibility, weight challenges, or difficulties getting on the floor. Even those suffering from arthritis or multiple sclerosis are able to participate and reap the benefits of chair yoga. What is Yoga? Perhaps the word sends a chill down …

Safe and Fun Low Impact Exercise for Seniors

Safe and Fun Low-Impact Exercises for Seniors

Shannon Collier Activities for Seniors, Fitness and Exercise, Healthy Living 2 Comments

We all know the importance of eating a well-balanced diet and staying physically active; we are bombarded on the internet, on television and in virtually every magazine about the benefits of exercise and the costs of avoiding it and just in case we missed any of those, our doctors remind us on every visit. It is impossible to deny the …

Debra Atkinson

Q & A with Debra Atkinson, MS, CSCS Fitness Expert

Jeanette Gomez Fitness and Exercise, Healthy Living, Interviews Leave a Comment

  Debra Atkinson is a subject matter expert for the American Council on Exercise and an international fitness presenter for associations including the International Council On Active Aging and IDEA Health and Fitness Association.  She is also the author of Navigating Fitness After 50:  Your GPS For Choosing Programs and Professionals You Can Trust. We sat down with Debra and …

Fitness and Beauty for Women 55

Fitness and Beauty Tips for Women 55+

Jennifer Thomas Beauty, Fitness and Exercise, Healthy Living 1 Comment

  In recent months, the internet has been abuzz with story after story on the beauty of women over the age of 55. Supermodel, world renown as “the original Cover Girl”, Christie Brinkley, is now age 61. Other well-known models/actresses over the age of 55 include: Michelle Pfeiffer, Sharon Stone, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore, Jaclyn Smith, Raquel Welsh, and Olivia …

Zumba for Seniors

Zumba for Seniors

Jennifer Thomas Activities for Seniors, Fitness and Exercise, Healthy Living Leave a Comment

  Chances are, you’ve heard about Zumba from friends, neighbors, trips to the gym or local community center, or TV “Infomercials”. Yet, you may not really know what Zumba is all about or if it’s the right exercise program for you. Today, we will learn more about this fun, infectious exercise program that has not only swept across the US, …

vitamin b12

Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Chuckie Snider Fitness and Exercise, Health Care, Healthy Living, Safety Tips Leave a Comment

If you work out regularly, you should experience an increase in energy and aerobic capacity as time goes on, but what if the opposite starts to happen? Perhaps you become light-headed and fatigued 15 minutes into your usual hour-long run, or maybe just climbing a flight of stairs leaves you breathless. These symptoms can be disconcerting to someone who was …