Category Archives: Senior Health

Fitness for Health’s unique approach to senior wellness and fitness for seniors focuses on helping older adults strengthen and maintain the skills that other workouts often overlook – including bone and joint health, mental processing and motor sequencing.

Are the Midterm Elections Stressing You Out? Exercise

Are the statewide and national elections stressing you out? Try exercising. The endless hours of news coverage about the “fate of national politics” and potential xenophobia have taken a toll …

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Don’t Be Scared Of These Halloween Fitness Games

Witches and goblins and ghouls! Oh my!  Traditionally, Halloween isn’t known as a fitness holiday, to say the least.  But, with a little imagination, Halloween can be an exciting holiday …

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Exercise Helps Cognition

A new British Journal of Psychology study has looked at the details behind how cognitive performance may improve during aerobic exercise. The investigators found that both aerobic exercise and upright posture improved …

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“Chemo Brain”

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I’d like to highlight “Chemo Brain” today. If you or a loved one has suffered through breast cancer, you may have heard …

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Soy and Bone Strength for Women

Do you have a woman in your life who has decreased bone strength? Osteoporosis, decreased physical activity and weight gain are serious health concerns for postmenopausal women.  Researchers from the …

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Depression and Obesity

Depression has long been linked to obesity and weight gain. In a review paper published in Translational Psychiatry, Professor Julio Licinio of the Department of Psychiatry at Flinders University in Australia …

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Can Exercise Slow Brain Aging?

From early adulthood, memory and other aspects of cognition slowly decline.  The rate of decline in certain aspects of memory may be explained by a combination of overall physical fitness …

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Weight Loss in the Elderly May Reduce Bone Strength

As recently reported in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, researchers from Hebrew SeniorLife’s Institute for Aging Research, Boston University, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and University of Calgary …

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Exergaming May Help Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

It is inevitable. As your brain ages, memory loss is more common and sometimes can become a precursor to dementia. Although there is no strong scientific evidence that Alzheimer’s can …

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Sitting is Bad for Your Brain

Did you know that people who meet the The American Heart Association’s recommended guidelines of 150 minutes of moderate – intense exercise each week – are still at risk of …

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