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

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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.
 

Mental Benefits of Swimming

If you're looking for a new way to work out, or you're trying to find an exercise routine that you're more likely to stick to, it may be time to give swimming a try. Not only will you find that your body becomes more toned after spending time in the water, but you'll actually experience benefits like improved circulation and heart health.

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Born and raised in California. I graduated with a B.S. in Nutrition Science and have been in the field for 25 years. I enjoy putting together meal plans and following the current health trends in the industry. I also enjoy following fashion trends and love finding vintage clothes. I'm a proud mom with two children and three grandchildren.
 

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.
 

9 Tips to Boost Your Fitness Routine

How to boost your fitness routine?

How to increase your endurance and stamina?

Well, you can easily improve your fitness routine in a wide variety of ways. For instance, whether you want to increase your flexibility, strength, and power or you simply wish to increase your cardiovascular endurance, there are some specific exercises that will help you accomplish your goals.

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Want to Seriously Boost Your Motivation? Check Your Dopamine Levels

Tired of feeling burned out and unmotivated? You may have a dopamine deficiency. Here’s what you need to do to change it.

You wake up feeling like you want to sleep for another decade. You go to work and stare at your computer, willing your brain to work. You feel zero motivation to do anything. Maybe you need a sixth cup of coffee. Maybe you need a few minutes of celebrity gossip. Maybe you need a different job. Maybe you just need a nap. 

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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.

Squat, Seniors, Squat!

Hip Check

Interested in continued mobility? Would you like to improve your odds of surviving an increasingly likely fall?

Let me make my case for you regarding the overwhelming importance of strengthening your hips.

And as you can see from the title, the best exercise to make sure your Senior years are safer is the squat.

All the following statements in bold print are quotes from the CDC website:

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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.
 

Redefining Exercise: A Necessary Step

You have a very good idea in your mind of what exercise is. It’s not rocket science, as they say, but it can be analyzed on such a level, if that floats your boat. But let’s keep it simple.

For many, exercise ranks in the same category as taking out the trash–something that you need to do on a regular basis, even though you don’t really want to, right?

Asking my friend Google about the definition of exercise results in the following response:

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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.
 

How to Maximize Your Exercise With Snacks

Ready, Set, GO!

Here are a half dozen easy-to-prepare and healthful snacks for pre-workout energy and nutritional support. Easy recipes, delicious results, supportive nutrition.

1. Hemp Protein Truffles

Finding pre-workout snacks that are chocolatey, rich, and delicious isn’t always the easiest task around. There are plenty of nutritious snacks available, but nutritious snacks that are also tasty and can satisfy a sweet tooth are quite a bit rarer.

Thankfully, these hemp protein truffles fill this void quite well!

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A former cubicle dweller with a passion for healthy living, I'll make any excuse to get outside. When I'm not on the basketball court you'll find me whipping up a new concoction in the kitchen. Find more great health content, discover www.HealthListed.com

4 Natural Tips for a Better Workout

It’s easy to fall into a routine with your fitness and slack off or quit if you stop seeing progress. If you want to stay on track to keep moving forward and be as healthy and fit as possible, you likely need a little help now and again. Use these tips to help you go the extra mile and get the most out of your workout.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

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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
Overhead view of man diving into swimming pool.
05/18/2018
If you're looking for a new way to work out, or you're trying to find an exercise routine that you're more likely to stick to, it may be time to give swimming a try. Not only will you find that your... 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
Man stretches on bridge before running
03/22/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
How to boost your fitness routine? How to increase your endurance and stamina? Well, you can easily improve your fitness routine in a wide variety of ways. For instance, whether you want to... read more
Chrome model of human brain on vivid red background
02/23/2018
Tired of feeling burned out and unmotivated? You may have a dopamine deficiency. Here’s what you need to do to change it. You wake up feeling like you want to sleep for another decade. You go to... read more
Mother with baby in carrier washing dishes doing chores
02/16/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
by Jennifer Dawson For 2018, many have thoughts of sticking to a New Year’s resolution to improve their well-being. Based on a poll, people are determined to eat healthier and exercise ... read more
Woman in workout clothes demonstrating proper technique for a squat
11/17/2017
Hip Check Interested in continued mobility? Would you like to improve your odds of surviving an increasingly likely fall? Let me make my case for you regarding the overwhelming importance... read more
Runner on snowy winter road with arms outstretched
10/05/2017
You have a very good idea in your mind of what exercise is. It’s not rocket science, as they say, but it can be analyzed on such a level, if that floats your boat. But let’s keep it simple. For... read more
Hemp protein truffle balls on polka dot tablecloth.
09/26/2017
Ready, Set, GO! Here are a half dozen easy-to-prepare and healthful snacks for pre-workout energy and nutritional support. Easy recipes, delicious results, supportive nutrition. 1. Hemp Protein... 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
Overhead view of man diving into swimming pool.
05/18/2018
If you're looking for a new way to work out, or you're trying to find an exercise routine that you're more likely to stick to, it may be time to give swimming a try. Not only will you find that your... 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
Man stretches on bridge before running
03/22/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
How to boost your fitness routine? How to increase your endurance and stamina? Well, you can easily improve your fitness routine in a wide variety of ways. For instance, whether you want to... read more
Chrome model of human brain on vivid red background
02/23/2018
Tired of feeling burned out and unmotivated? You may have a dopamine deficiency. Here’s what you need to do to change it. You wake up feeling like you want to sleep for another decade. You go to... read more
Mother with baby in carrier washing dishes doing chores
02/16/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
by Jennifer Dawson For 2018, many have thoughts of sticking to a New Year’s resolution to improve their well-being. Based on a poll, people are determined to eat healthier and exercise ... read more
Woman in workout clothes demonstrating proper technique for a squat
11/17/2017
Hip Check Interested in continued mobility? Would you like to improve your odds of surviving an increasingly likely fall? Let me make my case for you regarding the overwhelming importance... read more
Runner on snowy winter road with arms outstretched
10/05/2017
You have a very good idea in your mind of what exercise is. It’s not rocket science, as they say, but it can be analyzed on such a level, if that floats your boat. But let’s keep it simple. For... read more
Hemp protein truffle balls on polka dot tablecloth.
09/26/2017
Ready, Set, GO! Here are a half dozen easy-to-prepare and healthful snacks for pre-workout energy and nutritional support. Easy recipes, delicious results, supportive nutrition. 1. Hemp Protein... read more

Pages