Category: health

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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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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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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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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Fight Childhood Obesity by Encouraging Your Child to Strength Train

March 10th, 2020

Encouraging young people to do strength-based exercises — such as squats, push-ups and lunges — could play a key role in tackling child obesity, research suggests. Taking part in exercises that cause muscles to contract, and strengthen muscles and bones, was found to reduce children’s body fat percentage.  The findings also suggests an increase in

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