Senior Fitness - I Can't Exercise, Because...

But...

In the not too distant past, having a serious respiratory or cardiac condition would result in medical recommendations of mostly rest and a modest ‘be careful’ lifestyle. Of course, caution regarding such issues is always appropriate. However, we know much more now about how exercise changes our body systems than we did in the past. 

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Steven Siemons ACSM CPT's picture

As a lifelong fitness enthusiast and armchair philosopher (BA in Social Science, UC Irvine), Steven communicates his passion for health and wellness with an offbeat slant. It's a lifestyle, he will insist; and fitness is really a journey to find what fits--for you. His personal fitness journey has primarily centered on resistance training for more than fifty years. An intense three-year exposure to Shotokan Karate under Sensei Ray Dalke and Sensei Edmond Otis in Southern California during his thirties (he is now 65, since you're wondering) had a significant impact on his appreciation for the martial arts as fitness disciplines. It is his sincere hope that you will find insight, inspiration, and knowledge from the ideas he sends your way. Find more of his work at The Senior Health and Fitness Blog.
 

Even Modest Changes in Middle Age May Significantly Extend Your Life

In How to Reduce the Risk of Sudden Death, I discuss how public health workers tend to work in their own separate domains.

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

Exercise Form - Why Attention to Detail Matters

Whether the January Effect at the gym — “Gympocalypse” as someone has described it — or the spring frenzy to get summer-body-ready, any time is the perfect time to remind beginners and old timers, as well, that form matters.

Good Form Matters Greatly

To categorize it simply, your form of movement is either helping you or hurting you.

Let’s understand why…

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Steven Siemons ACSM CPT's picture

As a lifelong fitness enthusiast and armchair philosopher (BA in Social Science, UC Irvine), Steven communicates his passion for health and wellness with an offbeat slant. It's a lifestyle, he will insist; and fitness is really a journey to find what fits--for you. His personal fitness journey has primarily centered on resistance training for more than fifty years. An intense three-year exposure to Shotokan Karate under Sensei Ray Dalke and Sensei Edmond Otis in Southern California during his thirties (he is now 65, since you're wondering) had a significant impact on his appreciation for the martial arts as fitness disciplines. It is his sincere hope that you will find insight, inspiration, and knowledge from the ideas he sends your way. Find more of his work at The Senior Health and Fitness Blog.
 

The Worst Enemy of Your Retirement (and How to Combat It)

There are lots of risks in retirement.  Some you can’t control, like rate of returns and inflation.  However, these risks aren’t the worst enemies of your retirement.

You know what is?

You!

That’s right. You are your own potential worst enemy of your own retirement. Before you hit that back button and get back to reading the news thinking there’s no way you would sabotage your own retirement, let us explain in a quick minute.

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Esteemed personal finance pro Ray LeVitre, CFP is author of “20 Retirement Decisions You Need to Make Right Now” and Founder/Managing Partner at Net Worth Advisory Group. This 19+ year industry veteran helps individuals make key financial decisions during that critical yet oft underestimated period transitioning from the workforce into retirement—many of which are irrevocable and profoundly affect one’s financial security and lifestyle for decades beyond. He may be reached online at www.NetWorthAdvice.com.

Tips to Keep Your Brain Young and Firing On All Cylinders

Slowing brain function, forgetfulness, and dementia are some of the most feared parts of aging and things we’re all keen to avoid. Do we have to accept mental slowdown as an inevitable part of aging or are there practical steps we can take to avoid/slow down this process? The good news is that brain games and physical activity can play a huge role in maintaining a youthful mind. Here’s what you need to do in order to keep your brain in tip-top condition:

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How to Avoid the 4 Most Painful Retirement Mistakes

The rules and expectations of your retirement have changed. You are now contending with increased living costs, living a longer life, and likely relying on your own savings and assets to cover your bottom line. There are fewer “safety nets” for you as a retiree as there were a generation ago and you need a longer financial runway to protect yourself should you make it to the big 100!

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Ray LeVitre's picture

Esteemed personal finance pro Ray LeVitre, CFP is author of “20 Retirement Decisions You Need to Make Right Now” and Founder/Managing Partner at Net Worth Advisory Group. This 19+ year industry veteran helps individuals make key financial decisions during that critical yet oft underestimated period transitioning from the workforce into retirement—many of which are irrevocable and profoundly affect one’s financial security and lifestyle for decades beyond. He may be reached online at www.NetWorthAdvice.com.

Building Muscle as a Senior Man - It's Not as Hard as You Think

Living Alone? Know These Simple Things

New Transitions

by John Hawthorne | Bay Alarm Medical

While many people enjoy the solitude of living alone, others, who unexpectedly find themselves in an empty home, can face a difficult transition period. Aside from simply missing the company of another human being, living alone means you don’t have another person to help with certain chores.

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John Hawthorne is a health nut from Canada with a passion for travel and taking part in humanitarian efforts. His writing not only solves a creative need it has also lead to many new opportunities when traveling abroad.

Is the Death of an Elder Worse Than the Death of a Young Person?

Time Marches...

Not long before he died, I sat in hospital with my grandfather, keeping him company as he waited, gowned and gaunt, for whatever the doctors might do. Before I left, he pointed me to the wardrobe and asked me to take his wallet home. He worried, in mild tones, that ‘Some ornery fella might come in while I sleep and get into my britches, and I’d lose my pocketbook.’

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Aeon is a digital magazine of ideas and culture. Since September 2012 they have been publishing some of the most profound and provocative thinking on the web. They ask the big questions and find the freshest, most original answers, provided by leading thinkers on science, philosophy, society, and the arts. Aeon was founded in London by Paul and Brigid Hains. It now has offices in London, Melbourne, and New York. Aeon is a not-for-profit and operated by Aeon Media Group Ltd., committed to big ideas, serious enquiry, and a humane worldview. That’s it.

Stretching - Ignored, Boring, and Misunderstood

How It Started

Thirty years ago, in my mid thirties, when I experienced my first episode of debilitating back pain, it scared me to the point of fear.

I will never forget simply getting up from the couch and feeling like I had been stabbed in the back, crumbling to the floor in pain. With the passage of time bringing relief, I concluded that it was simply my first exposure to the idiosyncrasies of nerves channeled between the movable bony structures called vertebrae.

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About The Author

Steven Siemons ACSM CPT's picture

As a lifelong fitness enthusiast and armchair philosopher (BA in Social Science, UC Irvine), Steven communicates his passion for health and wellness with an offbeat slant. It's a lifestyle, he will insist; and fitness is really a journey to find what fits--for you. His personal fitness journey has primarily centered on resistance training for more than fifty years. An intense three-year exposure to Shotokan Karate under Sensei Ray Dalke and Sensei Edmond Otis in Southern California during his thirties (he is now 65, since you're wondering) had a significant impact on his appreciation for the martial arts as fitness disciplines. It is his sincere hope that you will find insight, inspiration, and knowledge from the ideas he sends your way. Find more of his work at The Senior Health and Fitness Blog.
 

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06/12/2018
But... In the not too distant past, having a serious respiratory or cardiac condition would result in medical recommendations of mostly rest and a modest ‘be careful’ lifestyle. Of course, caution... read more
Healthy Meal served with chicken salad and fruit
05/25/2018
In How to Reduce the Risk of Sudden Death, I discuss how public health workers tend to work in their own separate domains. The tobacco folks rarely talk to the alcohol, nutrition, or sexual... read more
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04/04/2018
Whether the January Effect at the gym — “Gympocalypse” as someone has described it — or the spring frenzy to get summer-body-ready, any time is the perfect time to remind beginners and... read more
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03/12/2018
There are lots of risks in retirement.  Some you can’t control, like rate of returns and inflation.  However, these risks aren’t the worst enemies of your retirement. You know what is... read more
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03/11/2018
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Slowing brain function, forgetfulness, and dementia are some of the most feared parts of aging and things we’re all keen to avoid. Do we have to accept mental slowdown as an inevitable part of aging... read more
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The rules and expectations of your retirement have changed. You are now contending with increased living costs, living a longer life, and likely relying on your own savings and assets to cover your... read more
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New Transitions by John Hawthorne | Bay Alarm Medical While many people enjoy the solitude of living alone, others, who unexpectedly find themselves in an empty home, can face a difficult... read more
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Time Marches... Not long before he died, I sat in hospital with my grandfather, keeping him company as he waited, gowned and gaunt, for whatever the doctors might do. Before I left, he pointed me... read more

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Person lying sick on a couch, wrapped in blankets
06/12/2018
But... In the not too distant past, having a serious respiratory or cardiac condition would result in medical recommendations of mostly rest and a modest ‘be careful’ lifestyle. Of course, caution... read more
Healthy Meal served with chicken salad and fruit
05/25/2018
In How to Reduce the Risk of Sudden Death, I discuss how public health workers tend to work in their own separate domains. The tobacco folks rarely talk to the alcohol, nutrition, or sexual... read more
Man taking a break from working out in gym, sitting on floor drinking water.
04/04/2018
Whether the January Effect at the gym — “Gympocalypse” as someone has described it — or the spring frenzy to get summer-body-ready, any time is the perfect time to remind beginners and... read more
An upset businessman overwhelmed by financial concerns.
03/12/2018
There are lots of risks in retirement.  Some you can’t control, like rate of returns and inflation.  However, these risks aren’t the worst enemies of your retirement. You know what is... read more
Older couple kicks off shoes and dances on the couch
03/11/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
Slowing brain function, forgetfulness, and dementia are some of the most feared parts of aging and things we’re all keen to avoid. Do we have to accept mental slowdown as an inevitable part of aging... read more
Man holding woman in his arms as she laughs and tosses leaves in the air
02/23/2018
The rules and expectations of your retirement have changed. You are now contending with increased living costs, living a longer life, and likely relying on your own savings and assets to cover your... read more
Stacks of colorful dumbbells in a gym weight rack
01/05/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
Building Blocks Age-related muscle loss, or sarcopenia, is a completely natural part of aging and can take effect from the age of 30 when you start losing as much as 5% muscle mass per decade.... read more
Older woman outside hugging her basset hound dog
01/04/2018
New Transitions by John Hawthorne | Bay Alarm Medical While many people enjoy the solitude of living alone, others, who unexpectedly find themselves in an empty home, can face a difficult... read more
Close of of elder person's hands holding a child's hands on white table.
01/03/2018
Time Marches... Not long before he died, I sat in hospital with my grandfather, keeping him company as he waited, gowned and gaunt, for whatever the doctors might do. Before I left, he pointed me... read more

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