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Rebecca Blackwell

Rebecca Blackwell

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Getting Caught in the Cycle of Frailty

What causes older adults to become frail? When does frailty begin and is there anything we can do to prevent or reverse it?

Preventing the Breakdown in Age-Related Executive Functioning

Just as aging includes a loss of muscle mass and strength, research shows a decline in the processes of the brain and central nervous system.

Seated Flexibility Exercises for Seniors

Maintaining good flexibility through stretching can reduce the symptoms of arthritis, relieve back pain, reduce fall risk, and improve circulation.

Can HIIT Training Benefit Older Adults?

Many fitness experts believe that High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) should be included in fitness plans for every age, especially older adults.

How Fear Affects Wellness as We Age

For many seniors, fear of losing independence prevents participation in activities that support their ability to remain active. Here's why and how to help.

5 Features of Effective Fall Prevention Programs

Falls cannot be entirely prevented. But, they can be managed when integrated into a wellness plan that's focused on whole person health. Here's how.

Resistance Training is an Effective way to Manage Arthritis

Arthritis pain can cause suffers to limit physical activity, which can actually cause symptoms to worsen. The best thing you can do? Head to the gym.

The Important Connection Between Happiness and Health

Research shows that happiness impacts physical health, resulting in a long healthy life. What does this mean for senior living professionals focused on active aging?

The Effect Weight Training Has on Belly Fat

As we age, most of us tend to naturally accumulate extra belly weight. This is hazardous to our health, but weight training may stop it in its tracks.

4 Proven Strategies to Increase Participation

For senior living professionals, participation in physical fitness programs is a huge priority. Here are 4 tips from communities generating high participation.