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How Fear Affects Wellness as We Age

Dec 12, 2018 by Rebecca Blackwell

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.

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5 Features of Effective Fall Prevention Programs

Nov 30, 2018 by Rebecca Blackwell

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.

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Resistance Training is an Effective way to Manage Arthritis

Nov 26, 2018 by Rebecca Blackwell

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.

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The Important Connection Between Happiness and Health

Nov 16, 2018 by Rebecca Blackwell

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?

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The Effect Weight Training Has on Belly Fat

Oct 31, 2018 by Rebecca Blackwell

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.

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4 Proven Strategies to Increase Participation

Oct 26, 2018 by Rebecca Blackwell

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

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Social Connection Impacts Participation in Senior Fitness Programs

Oct 17, 2018 by Rebecca Blackwell

Social wellbeing is a crucial part of active aging and whole person health. Here's how to increase participation in physical fitness programs by tapping into seniors' desire for social connection.

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Developing Exercise Programs that Benefit Senior Living Communities

Oct 9, 2018 by Rebecca Blackwell

How exercise has been proven to improve cognition, maximize resident engagement and aid the marketing of senior living communities.

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Exercise is Good for Our Body and Good for Our Brain

Oct 3, 2018 by Rebecca Blackwell

Research indicates that physical activity has an impact on cognitive function beginning in infancy and continuing through every stage of our life. But, recent studies demonstrate that exercise done today might support cognitive functioning for years to come, regardless of your age.

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How Exercise Impacts Sleep for Seniors

Sep 26, 2018 by Rebecca Blackwell

Poor sleep is not a normal part of aging. And yet, many seniors believe it is and are therefore not talking with their doctors and other health care providers about it. This is concerning, because poor sleep is a serious health issue. The good news is that research shows evidence that consistent weekly exercise can contribute to healthier, more restful sleep, regardless of age.

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