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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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.
 

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+.

Air Conditioning Makes You Fat (Video)

Summer Bummer or Good News?

You may be beating the heat by spending all your time in climate controlled environments, but are you also beating your diet and fitness goals?

Move and live with the seasons, and let the ambient temperatures outdoors inform your body.

Kiki Says:

Exercise Outdoors - Sweat is Your Friend

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Kiki Flynn's picture

Kiki Flynn is a Natural Lifestyle YouTuber, blogger, and podcaster. She has 33 years experience in natural and organic health and beauty as well as yoga. She works as a Wellness Coach/Consulant and Yoga Educator creating programs for thought leaders, rockstars, disability communities, and yoga teachers. Learn more about her on her website (www.kikiflynn.com), follow her blog, her YouTube Channel, and sign up for the Kiki Weekly here.

7 Things to Know About the Sleep Exercise Connection

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Van Winkle's's picture

Van Winkle’s is a new website dedicated to exploring how sleep affects and informs our lives, both at night and during the day. Sleep may account for one-third of our time, but it influences us around the clock. Whether it’s sleep as related to science, health, family, pets, sex, or travel, we’re eager to learn more.

Five Ways to Get Fit After 55

As a certified personal trainer, 51-year-old Rob Flores is fit and active. But he also knows the challenges that come with age: in recent years, he’s had major knee and shoulder surgery.

“I understand the challenges of not being able to get around and do the things that we took for granted when we were younger.”

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After a 2008 divorce left Bonnie Moore living alone in a newly remodeled five-bedroom home, she searched for and found four great roommates to fill the empty bedrooms. The experience was so transformational that Moore embarked on a new career dedicated to helping 50+ adults ease their way into shared living. As founder of Golden Girls Network, she has written a book titled How to Start a Golden Girls Home and teaches classes on the same topic.  For more information about Bonnie, please visit http://goldengirlsnetwork.com. You can also join her on Facebook and Twitter @GoldenGirlsNet.

Rev Your Engine!

18 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism 

Do you feel like it’s getting harder to lose weight? Your metabolism may be to blame. As we age, metabolism slows down, mostly because we start to lose about 0.5 percent of muscle mass every year, and that mass is responsible for burning calories. But don’t worry: There are ways to boost your metabolism without hitting the gym for hours on end.

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Health Perch is a digital health magazine focusing on physical and mental wellness, as well as ways to fight signs of aging. We aim to make health and wellness easy to understand and fun to read.

We keep you up to date with the latest health articles, tips, & advice. Catch us on Twitter (@HealthPerch) for even more health news, and keep coming back here to learn how to become the healthiest version of you.

Research Says Sitting All Day May Not Be the Death Sentence We Thought

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Van Winkle's's picture

Van Winkle’s is a new website dedicated to exploring how sleep affects and informs our lives, both at night and during the day. Sleep may account for one-third of our time, but it influences us around the clock. Whether it’s sleep as related to science, health, family, pets, sex, or travel, we’re eager to learn more.

Fit Tip: Which Side Should You Exercise First?

Have you had that moment in a group fitness class where you are supposed to exercise one side of your body during one round, and then the other side on the next round? Did you forget which side you exercised last round, and did you accidentally work the same side twice? Here’s my personal rule-of-thumb for keeping track of which side you’re on.

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Johnny Nasello is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and nationally recognized expert group fitness instructor living in Portland, Oregon. Keep up with his current trainings, classes, insights, and ridiculously awesome Online Bootcamp and Yoga program at his blog www.johnnyfit.com.

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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
Woman and man in white t shirts outside exercising.
07/07/2017
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,... read more
Woman stretching outdoors in park.
06/29/2017
Summer Bummer or Good News? You may be beating the heat by spending all your time in climate controlled environments, but are you also beating your diet and fitness goals? Move and live with... read more
Man in white t shirt sleeping in white sheets.
06/03/2017
by Theresa Fisher | Van Winkle's Exercise and sleep are two vital parts of a healthy lifestyle. In general, we know that working up a sweat and getting rest go hand-in-hand:... read more
woman doing tai chi exercises outside
06/10/2016
As a certified personal trainer, 51-year-old Rob Flores is fit and active. But he also knows the challenges that come with age: in recent years, he’s had major knee and shoulder surgery. “I... read more
close up man's boots walking up orange stairs
06/03/2016
18 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism  Do you feel like it’s getting harder to lose weight? Your metabolism may be to blame. As we age, metabolism slows down, mostly because we start to lose about... read more
man working at desk with computer and papers
04/22/2016
by Theresa Fisher | Van Winkle's Yes, we know: Sitting — the new smoking — is public (health) enemy number-one. Hanging out horizontal is so toxic, the warning goes, because the negative... read more

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