What can you do today within the 24 hours of this day to improve your quality of life? Keep it simple. What can you do today to improve your quality of life? There are many moving parts to improving or maintaining one’s quality of life. These moving parts don’t just involve how you … Continue reading What can you do TODAY?
Whether it is a 50-year-old woman looking forward to retirement, 65-year-old man that wants to reduce the medication he is taking or a 72-year-old woman that wants to go hiking at the Rocky Mountains with her grandkids - they all want independence. Some may have higher levels of independence than others but they intersect at … Continue reading Independence: A Vital Goal For Older Adults
We rarely enjoy it when individuals make assumptions about us based on our beliefs, how we look or our age. When it comes to moving better and exercise don’t let assumptions about your potential hinder you. Regardless of your age, you should be training for a physical experience – life. I strongly believe that age … Continue reading Exercise Without Assumptions – Train For Agility
This question may come to mind when fitness and healthcare professionals strongly encourage various forms of exercise. How much “in shape” or “fit” do I need to be? Many articles and studies highlight the numerous physical, neurological and cellular benefits to exercise. The best answer is to turn the question back on you...how fit do … Continue reading How Fit Can You Be Over 50?
As we welcome the new year being mindful of moving better and other aspects of healthy aging have to be a part of our goals. Even if this is not directly a goal of yours...often we all reflect upon what we are thankful for. The health of our loved ones and yourself is often at … Continue reading 10 Articles of 2017 That Promote Healthy Aging
Think about your average commercials or the way in which individuals over 60 are depicted. Often in society “old people” are depicted as hunched over, frail and as if their best days are behind them. This stereotype of a lack of mobility or range of motion, fragile nature, inability to do want to do in … Continue reading How You Can Re-Define What Aging Means
Forget the term exercise. Forget doing a certain number of reps. Forget cardio classes or lifting weights. Forget counting calories or walking on a treadmill. Forget exercise classes, Pilates, glute bridges, personal trainers or strength training. Forget dumbbells, resistance bands or balance training. Forget toning, sculpting or planks. I want you to instead think about … Continue reading The Joy of Movement
There are things that we can count on one hand that we fear as we age. These fears include disease, disability, and dementia. Exercise can reduce the chances of these, ease the symptoms or improve the overall quality of life and health while living with them. Thus, even if you are living with something like … Continue reading Don’t Ignore The Elephant In The Room – Move Better Now To Keep Your Independence
If you are over 40, you may get some reminders from your doctor or friends and family that have had health problems about being more attentive to your health. Perhaps you believe that you won’t have health problems, or that you will deal with it if the time comes... Or you may believe that things … Continue reading Hack Your Mindset About Exercise: Six tips for the 40 and up crowd.
Despite our cultural depictions of aging, we all have the ability to age well with the strength, agility and balance to maintain our quality of life and the activities we enjoy. Traditional exercise programs, and even many fitness professionals, often disregard the ability of mature adults and seniors to maintain and gain qualities like strength … Continue reading Squashing the Myths About Exercise for Older Adults – Part 2