Category: Education

Top Ways Seniors Can Reduce Body Fat and Improve Their Overall Wellness

April 27th, 2020

We’re never too old to learn a new skill. Today, I am pleased to bring you a guest article from a longtime Fitness for Health guest blog contributor, Karen Weeks. Karen learned how to design websites and created Elderwellness.net after she retired. Enjoy! When it comes to total wellness, keeping your body fat under control is

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What is Telehealth?

April 13th, 2020

As you may have seen in the news, a range of fitness instructors in Spain are hosting exercises classes from rooftops so that quarantined residents can join in from their balcony. Although this may seem a little bit outside the box, being able to exercise without leaving the house is a great idea – especially now

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Different is beautiful

Step in the Right Direction

April 6th, 2020

Today, I am happy to bring you a guest article from a Fitness for Health student, Brian.  His wise words not only celebrate National Autism Awareness Month, but are very pertinent as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. “Be kinder to one another.” ______________________________________________________________ Like many of my peers, I’ve been looked with averted eyes and subject

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The Optimal Nighttime Routine for Seniors to Improve Sleep Quality

April 2nd, 2020

Today, I am happy to bring you a guest article from McKenzie Dillon. McKenzie is a blogger and sleep enthusiast for The Slumber Yard, a mattress reviews site that focuses on bedding products. In her free time, she likes attending music festivals, reading fiction novels and practicing yoga. _____________________________________________________ According to the University of Michigan

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Family

March 30th, 2020

With many states ordering families to stay inside except for essential needs, families will be spending a lot of time together.  So, today, the focus of my blog today is the importance of family. Family is the most important aspect of society.  Family is not only the basic societal building block, it also provides invaluable

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Taking Care Of Your Health As a Senior Is Easier Than Ever

March 18th, 2020

As senior health is in the forefront of news coverage concerning the coronavirus outbreak, I am happy to bring you a guest article today from June Duncan.  June is the co-creator of Rise Up for Caregivers, which offers support for family members and friends who have taken on the responsibility of caring for their loved ones.

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Family washing their hands together.

How to Talk to Your Children About the Coronavirus

March 17th, 2020

Your kids are hearing about coronavirus (COVID-19).   Concern over this new virus can make children and families anxious. While we don’t know where and to what extent the disease may spread here in the United States, we do know that it is contagious, that the severity of illness can vary from individual to individual, and

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8 Signs You Are Burned Out and How to Find Relief

March 11th, 2020

Today, I am happy to bring you a guest article from Taylor Sicard. Taylor serves as the Co-Founder and CMO of Homesick, a hand-poured candle company that offers specialized scents to invoke feelings of nostalgia. Taylor is responsible for overseeing the planning, development and execution of all Homesick marketing and content initiatives. When he is

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Is Your Tongue Fat?

March 2nd, 2020

Do you snore loudly and often feel tired even after a full night’s sleep? You may suffer from Sleep Apnea – a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. If you have Sleep Apnea, you may want to lose tongue fat. Losing weight is an effective treatment for Obstructive

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special needs and caregiver exercise

The Benefits of Exercise and Physical Activity for Caregivers and the Individuals Receiving Care

February 27th, 2020

Today, I am happy to bring you a guest article from Deborah Jaffe. While working with special needs children for many years, in both public and private schools, she became inspired by their strength and determination in facing their challenges. Out of that inspiration, she created a Facebook support group dedicated to special needs children

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