Do you know what a shoulder shrug is? If you just responded by making the classic “I don’t know” gesture (palms up and shoulders lifted up toward your ears), then believe it or not you’ve already got part of the movement down!
Today’s seniors are different from the seniors of yesteryear. You are not likely to find them sitting in rocking chairs with afghans draped across their laps waiting for banana bread to bake. Today’s seniors are active and they do everything they can to maintain their health, vitality and independence. This means finding the best ways to stay fit, despite the changing nature of their bodies. Yoga is an ideal way for seniors to exercise while working around common health concerns that accompany the aging process.
Exercise is often recommended by medical professionals as a way to reduce the pain associated with arthritis and other joint problems. Easier said than done, right? When your joints are on fire, getting off the couch to sweat to the oldies is not at the top of your want-to-do list. After all, it’s no secret that jumping around like a maniac to some dance fitness craze will only exacerbate your pain. The trick to reaping the rewards of exercise is to opt for exercises that engage the entire body while minimizing the impact on your joints.
One of the most common excuses for gaining weight is “I don’t have enough time to work out.” Well I’m going to smash that excuse and give you an easy way to get fit fast. With dynamic duo workouts, or supersets, you’ll pair two non-competing exercises back-to-back. As a result, you’ll burn more calories and get out of the gym faster.
“I’m going to get fit. Now what?” Many of us run smack into that question when we’re on the front end of putting an exercise routine into our lives. Having an idea of what we want to accomplish and why we want to accomplish it (setting realistic goals) are two of the best things we can do for ourselves. Getting clear on where we are and where we want to go requires us to take the next steps to get fit. We need to make sure adding a fitness routine in the safest and most efficient way is actually something that is in our best interests to do for ourselves.
You probably know many of the dangers of obesity. If you don’t, you should know they include a higher risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, cancer, sleep apnea, and reproductive problems, according to this report by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
You haven’t swum in years. There’s a swimming pool at the gym you go to, but you’re afraid of being embarrassed. It’s not that your physique is subpar. In fact, you’re in great shape. The problem is that you aren’t a good swimmer and you don’t know if the exercise is for you.
Bigger backsides are in fashion. From Jennifer Lopez to Kim Kardashian to Meghan Trainor, pop culture is celebrating bountiful booties. And the obsession doesn’t end with celebs; the number of buttock augmentations in the United States rose by 58 percent last year. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 11,527 procedures were performed in 2013.