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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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5 Ways Older-Adult Communities Can Attract Younger Customers

Sep 18, 2018 by Rebecca Blackwell

Many retiring seniors are looking for a change. Even if many of them have not yet considered retiring in a senior living community, that doesn’t mean it isn’t a possibility they are willing to explore. Here are five ideas for how senior living communities can appeal to this new generation of seniors.

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How to Encourage Seniors to Stay Fit at Any Age

Sep 10, 2018 by Rebecca Blackwell

Like all of us, older adults probably already know that exercise is good for their health. What might be lacking is the motivation, resources, and encouragement to make it a regular part of their life. Here are a few tips for how to encourage seniors to get in shape and stay fit at any age.

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4 Strategies for Senior Living Communities to Increase Fitness Participation

Aug 29, 2018 by Rebecca Blackwell

Simply having a wellness program does not ensure that residents will participate. We talked to Trainers & Fitness Directors about how to encourage participation in initiatives that support physical fitness and compiled some of their most effective and creative tips.

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What Are the Dimensions of Wellness for Senior Living?

Aug 21, 2018 by Rebecca Blackwell

The Dimensions of Wellness offers a path towards healthy aging by recognizing that building and maintaining physical health is not an end unto itself. A fitness program focused on whole-person wellness must meet physical, emotional, social, intellectual, environmental, and spiritual needs.

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