1. THE ENERGIZER BODY- YOUR METABOLISM PLAN

    Written by Virginia Sole-Smith YOUR METABOLISM TUNE-UP PLAN “Unfortunately, there’s no spigot you can turn on to flush excess calories out of your fat stores” and speed up your metabolism, says Ronnett. But you can keep your metabolism stable—and maybe even give it a bit of a boost—by maki…Read More

  2. Even a Little Bit of Physical Activity Can Help the Heart

    Most exercise recommendations include several sessions of moderate to vigorous activity each week, but not all adults are physically up to the task. There’s a lot of back and forth among experts on just how much activity people need to enjoy health benefits, and whether it’s the intensity of e…Read More

  3. Challenges of Getting Exercise for Seniors

    For elderly people, getting exercise is easier said than done. Have you ever been frustrated by the well-meaning but clueless comments and suggestions by younger people who want to encourage you to exercise? Why don’t you just stay active? Don’t you think it would help if you worked out more? Co…Read More

  4. Why Exercise Isn’t Optional if You’re 55 or Older

    I have yet to meet someone who would decide to get old if given a choice. It’s a process that just happens over time, and it isn’t fair. However, we don’t make it any easier on ourselves. Our culture’s collective unwillingness to value and enrich aging creates a brutally unfair mindset for a…Read More

  5. Is Exercise for Seniors Only For People in Good Health?

    It doesn’t seem fair the way life sorts out the cards. With every year that goes by, it seems like I see this more distinctly. Here’s a woman over here who is in great health at 80 years of age. She still goes hiking, lives independently, and doesn’t seem to have any trouble staying fit. Here…Read More

  6. Why Exercise Should Be a Part of Your Fall Prevention Plan

    In our last two blogs, we have focused on a total of 10 different tips for how to improve your balance and prevent falls. Today is the 10th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day by the National Council on Aging, and in honor of that, we’d like to conclude this 3-part series with a look at how the …Read More