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Category: exercise

Best Prescription For Improving Health

Nov 24, 2011

Canadian researchers recently found that when doctors prescribed exercise to older adults who lived inactive lives, positive changes in their health occurred including dramatic decreases in weight, blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol levels, as well as improved blood flow to the heart and brain.


Resistance Training to the Rescue

Dec 29, 2011

Once you reach your 40’s, you will begin to naturally lose lean muscle from the body. This slows the rate at which you burn up your food and drink for energy. Instead, you store it as body fat. To stop this muscle loss and maximize calorie burning to stay lean and strong, you must engage in a quality, resistance-training program that involves weights.


Six Simple Exercises to Prepare You For Any Activity

Apr 12, 2012

Getting into a daily exercise routine can be hard but these six simple exercises can prepare you for any activity throughout the day.


Top Six Cool-Down Stretches After Your Workout

Apr 19, 2012

Don't forget cool-down stretches after exercise. They are a crucial part of any post-activity for a safe recovery. Here are six of the best.


Giving to your community is good for your brain

May 01, 2012

VIDEO: Volunteering your time not only gives you a social life, it develops new pathways in your brain, improving memory and helping you live longer.


Need motivation to exercise? Try prediction events!

May 10, 2012

With warmer spring weather comes our desire to be outdoors and active but it can be hard to stay motivated. Prediction activities can help!


Seniors Fight Depression Naturally With Exercise and Sleep

May 18, 2012

Seniors can help themselves to alleviate depression with regular exercise. It improves mood, strength and balance and sleep.


10 Easy Ways for Seniors to Lose Weight

Jun 12, 2012

Sometimes losing a few pounds is a necessary step to improving your health. Here are ten easy ways to lose weight and improve wellbeing.


Six ways to improve your life this summer

Jun 13, 2012

If your life needs a lift, summer's a great time to make it happen. You can influence your own happiness much more than you think.


Caregiver Support: Health and Wellness Tips

Aug 10, 2012

Finding yourself stressed out and overwhelmed? Consider some of these tips to avoid caregiver burnout. Read more...


Ten retirement home activities to keep you active & healthy

Aug 15, 2012

Here are ten common retirement home activities. 'Read more': Read more...


VIDEO: The Importance of Active Living

Sep 05, 2012

Studies show that sedentary lives lead to obesity, diabetes and numerous other health problems as we age. On their own, these are all great reasons to keep active.


5 Ways to Avoid Alzheimer's Disease

Sep 18, 2012

There are ways to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease before any signs of it begin to manifest. Here are some of them... Read more...


Living Life to the Fullest: How an Avid Cyclist Spends His Time

Nov 20, 2012

Cyclist Jack Hyatt's inspiring daily routines prove that it's never too late to accomplish your own fitness goals and live life to the fullest! Read more...






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