Category: Fitness

This Simple Exercise Routine Can Prevent Mobility Problems

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You can even do it at home. Calling all couch potatoes: It’s time to dust off your sneakers. New research, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, found that embracing regular activity is key to maintaining your independence well into your senior years. And that appears to be true even for people who… Read more »

SilverSneakers classes, from easiest to hardest

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You want to try SilverSneakers classes but aren’t sure which one is right for you. Let us tell you a little bit about each of the SilverSneakers signature and SilverSneakers BOOMTM classes and list them from lowest to highest intensity. SilverSneakers BOOM is shorter (only 30 minutes) and designed for the more-active older adult, but all SilverSneakers… Read more »

4 signs you picked the wrong fitness class

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There are a lot of obvious signs that you’re in the wrong fitness class. It doesn’t meet at a convenient time or it’s not available at a location that’s nearby, for instance. But some signs are not quite so obvious. If you’ve tried a class and didn’t like it, don’t give up. There are just… Read more »

5 Fitness Benefits of Tap Dancing

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Have you ever seen Bill “Bojangles” Robinson tap dancing with the adorable Shirley Temple in The Little Colonel? Or any of Fred Astaire’s dances with Eleanor Powell or Ginger Rogers? How ’bout Gene  Kelly in Singing in the Rain or Gregory Hines on stage? Tap dancing is a beautiful art form, but it is also… Read more »

Fitness and recovering from injury

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Exercise is good for your health, both mentally and physically. We all know that. It helps prevent injury, lowers your risk for heart disease, Alzheimer’s, depression and some cancers. But sometimes you can’t avoid injury or other severe illness. You can be the fittest person in the world, and you may still injure yourself or… Read more »