Category: Fitness

8 Best Low-Impact Workouts for Older Adults

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Stay fit, strong, and injury-free with these exercise options. By Jim Shadbolt High-impact, gut-busting workouts may have been effective in your twenties, but exercising for long-term health and wellness means being kinder to your body. That’s not only true for the roughly 50 million Americans afflicted with some form of arthritis; it applies to everyone…. Read more »

17 Convincing Reasons to Exercise Today

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The benefits of being active go way beyond weight loss. Here’s exactly how your body and brain will change for the better. By Barbara Brody While there are plenty of people who really (truly!) love to exercise, you might not be one of them—and that’s okay. Many of us need a little extra push to… Read more »

Everything you need to know about strength training

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Your guide to getting — and staying — strong through the years. By K. Aleisha Fetters If your workout doesn’t include strength training, you’re missing out. Strength training can ward off age-related muscle loss, keep your bones strong, promote mobility and function, prevent falls, and even help combat depression and cognitive decline. But if you… Read more »

4 Ways to Fight Muscle Loss and Win

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Stay strong and preserve your independence with these simple remedies. By K. Aleisha Fetters Age might just be a number, but here’s one that absolutely matters: 33 percent. One out of every three adults age 60 and older suffers from severe muscle loss, according to a review paper published in Age and Aging. Starting at… Read more »

Overheard in the gym

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Made any gym memories lately? If you’re like most of us, when you go to the gym or a fitness class, you hear the conversations happening all around you and take notice of memorable moments. Beyond the clinking of the weights, the humming of the treadmills and the beat of the music, maybe you’ve overhead some… Read more »