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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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Helping Families Stay Fit While In Home Confinement

April 21st, 2020

Coronavirus concerns, social distancing, gym closures, playground restrictions, and home confinement may tempt you and your family to just curl up on the couch and binge-watch Netflix. But, regular exercise is critical for weight management (especially if you did spend the whole weekend watching Stranger Things), improving your mood during social distancing from friends and

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Get Your Hip and Knee Joints Moving Again with These 5 At-Home Exercises

April 20th, 2020

Are your hips and knees feeling stiff, achy, or even painful? Noticing more discomfort in your joints when standing up and moving around? If so, you’re not alone. This quarantine has taken a toll on many people’s bodies, as it has become much more difficult to maintain the same levels of physical activity at home.

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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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Get Back to Comfort with These Back Exercises – All of Which You Can Do at Home!

April 13th, 2020

Are you feeling back pain after being quarantined to your home? You may be wondering, “Why is this? I’ve barely left the couch!” Well, therein lies the issue. The sedentary lifestyle that I’m sure many people have experienced since being quarantined to their homes can actually lead to more aches, pains, and discomfort than one

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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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3 Reasons Why it’s Important to Play Outside with Your Child 

March 26th, 2020

Playing outside with your child offers developmental opportunities that many kids are lacking today. It’s not simply a cliché to think that children benefit from playing outdoors. There’s a growing body of scientific research that has found some incredible advantages for a child’s development if you engage them in outdoor activities. As your child’s physical

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Giving Thanks During the Coronavirus

March 24th, 2020

During this time of unprecedented uncertainty throughout the world, it is important to remember that good things can come out of bad situations.  Although it is scary that schools and public areas are closed and those with health conditions have to take extra precautions, the world can take this time to remember that we achieve

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