Category: wellness

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

February 20th, 2020

I am proud 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. She is author of the upcoming book, The Complete Guide to Caregiving: A Daily Companion

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Suffering in Silence with Anxiety

February 6th, 2020

Today, I am proud to showcase a guest article from a community partner of Fitness for Health. Dr. Carey Heller, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist and founding partner at The Heller Psychology Group, LLC in Bethesda, Maryland. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of ADHD/executive function issues and co-occurring disorders including anxiety. Thank you,

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Thirteen New Year’s Resolutions Every Special Needs Parent Should Make

December 31st, 2019

Today, I am happy to bring you a guest article that was originally published in 2016. Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet? Don’t fret. You have 363 days left to accomplish your goals. If you are the parent of a child with special needs, try these great family-oriented resolutions to make your life

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Surprising Ways Diet Can Affect Our Lives

December 5th, 2019

We’re happy today to bring you an article from Jack Burke, an avid writer and researcher on topics in men’s health. * Fitness for Health does not endorse any products or services that may be offered. ______________________________________________________________ Diet and nutrition, along with good fitness and sleep, are all essential aspects of healthy living. The food we

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