Research shows that as much as 50 percent of the declines in health due to aging are related to inactivity.5 Successful aging has been linked to genetics and a healthy lifestyle that consists of proper nutrition and exercise, but what about the aging athlete who isn’t a stranger to activity? What are some key considerations for seniors as their activity levels remain high, but their body’s physiologic response changes with age?
On January 1st, many of us resolve to live a healthier lifestyle in the upcoming year. Although there are good intentions behind this resolution, changing and maintaining daily habits can be overwhelming.
It is important to keep in mind, however, that living a healthier lifestyle doesn’t mean changing your entire routine in one fell swoop. By modifying small things in your daily life, you will be taking big steps toward fulfilling your New Year’s health goals.
A New Year can be unpredictable, but setting authentic goals combined with genuine pursuit can usher in the kinds of change and inspiration you are seeking. If becoming stronger and more confident are goals you have in mind, this post has tips to make it happen!
Many people decide that the start of the New Year is a good time to get in shape. They know that exercise helps them feel better mentally and physically, while also improving their strength, flexibility and endurance. What many don’t think about, however, is that exercise can hurt too.
Fads are common in the fitness world, just think of Richard Simmons videos, Boflex infomercials and Shake Weights as examples. Some fitness fads, however, can stand the test of time.
Recently there has been increased popularity in strength training. This type of exercise, which is also referred to as resistance training, is designed to improve muscular fitness as the muscles generate force against external stimuli.1 Unlike other fitness fads, strength training is timeless because it helps to preserve and maintain healthy muscle.
Many musicians make playing an instrument look effortless. What looks like second nature to them is actually the culmination of thousands of hours of meticulous practice.
What many people overlook, however, is that all of the time spent practicing and performing can actually result in injuries, similar to any other person honing a particular skill. Although musician injuries may not be viewed as severe as other orthopedic injuries, they can still result in restrictions for high-level activities.
The holiday season is a joyful time of year when many of us look forward to spending some quality time with our friends and family.
Despite the fun that comes with the festivities, December can also be a very stressful time of year. Not only are many of us left scrambling to purchase last minute holiday gifts, but we are also trying to find time to wrap gifts, decorate the house, plan holiday get-togethers, bake holiday treats and cook major family meals. All of this can cause added stress which can make it easy to overlook some of the healthy habits that were built throughout the year.