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.

“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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The Spring Cleaning Workout

Spring is here!  Because many parents are celebrating the change of seasons by spring cleaning, I wanted to bring back one of my favorite blogs. The original was blog was posted …

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5 Reasons to Exercise This Spring

Although it is true that sustained exercise helps you achieve a great body and improves bone and joint health, it also improves your overall wellness and keeps your mind sharp. …

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Has Your Gut Blossomed Along with the Spring Flowers?

It’s officially springtime!  Today is the vernal equinox – the first day of spring.  As the days get longer and warmer, the birds are beginning to sing and the flowers …

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