Seven Super Ways to Overcome Isolation and Loneliness

If you are feeling lonely and “down-in-the-dumps” don’t just sit around doing nothing. Boost your mood and overcome isolation and loneliness by trying out some of these tips.   1) Call an old friend or family member Think of someone you’ve lost touch with over the years and get back in touch with them. Maintain these healthy relationships by […]

Newsflash May 2014 – Arthritis Awareness Month

May is Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis is a complex family of musculoskeletal disorders that affect people of all ages, races and genders. The three most common are Osteoarthritis (OA), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Juvenile Arthritis (JA). Arthritis affects more than 50 million Americans and limits activity more than heart disease, cancer or diabetes. Exercise is […]

Hidden Dangers in Food

Dangerous and Hidden Food Ingredients Found in Seemingly Healthy Food by Registered Dietician Janell Buchkoski, MS, RD Would you eat your favorite breakfast cereal if you knew that it contained Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT), a product also used in jet fuel and embalming fluid? Can you imagine grilling your low fat veggie burger if you found […]

Healthy Aging Ingredients

Choose to Age Well By Mary Ann Wilson, RN Healthy aging is a personal responsibility that requires conscious action on our part. While aging is inevitable, “healthy aging” is optional and based on our choices. In this era of available research and information, we have access to a plethora of healthy aging resources, giving us […]

Osteopenia

By Piper Peterson, PT Osteopenia is one of two words used to describe the density of your bones, the other being Osteoporosis. Bones reach their normal “peak” density by age 30. Beginning in middle age, bone cells are reabsorbed by the body faster than new bone is made so that bones have less mass (density) […]

Gait Drill

Gait Drill By Gretchen Wilson The military uses drills because they’re an effective way to train precision of movement and cultivate a habitual response. Try using this gait drill practice in your senior fitness class on a regular basis to help students build awareness of correct gait mechanics. For variety, once students become familiar with the cuing […]