110919 Combining strength training with endurance training

Never forget the cowardly attack on our nation on this date! 110919 Combining strength training with endurance training It has been well documented that exercising in moderate to intense spurts of as little as ten minutes at a time during the day will increase your physical fitness. Each of the following exercise series are approximately... Continue Reading →

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260819 A Fat-Loss Program for Beginners 5 of 5

260819 A Fat-Loss Program for Beginners 5 of 5 By Nick Nilsson Author of Metabolic Surge - Rapid Fat Loss STEP 5 - SUPPLEMENTS for Fat Loss When I refer to supplements here, I'm NOT talking about fat-loss pills. These pills are not the answer for losing fat. Your own natural metabolism IS and it's... Continue Reading →

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040919 Osteoporosis: The risk factors

040919 Osteoporosis: The risk factors Some risk factors are under your control whereas others are not. Here is a brief list for your consideration. 1. Gender-of the ten million people with osteoporosis in the United States 80% of these are women. Particularly affected, and at increased risk for the disease, are Caucasian and Asian women. ... Continue Reading →

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040919 Cardiovascular and respiratory endurance training

040919 Cardiovascular and respiratory endurance training The principle methods used to develop the cardiovascular and respiratory systems revolve around working below the anaerobic (without oxygen) threshold pace for both time and distance. This means performing a cardiovascular exercise at a pace fast enough to tax the physical response of the two but without going into... Continue Reading →

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180819 Balance

180819 Balance If are just beginning to exercise you will soon learn that balance plays a big part in correctly performing the movements. One of the easiest ways to test your standing balance is to follow the Tai Chi test. Pick up an accurate stop watch and then do the test at least three times... Continue Reading →

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090819 A Fat-Loss Program for Beginners 2 of 5

090819 A Fat-Loss Program for Beginners 2 of 5 By Nick Nilsson Author of Metabolic Surge - Rapid Fat Loss STEP 2 - FOOD QUANTITY for Fat Loss Now that you've looked at WHAT you're eating, it's time to turn your attention to HOW MUCH you're eating. Even the highest quality, nutritious food can make... Continue Reading →

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040819 The benefits of physical activity

040819 The benefits of physical activity Being active and INVOLVED with life keeps you alive and fit enough to enjoy being alive. Getting older does not make us deteriorate; it is doing nothing that is responsible most of the time. The body constantly adapts to the conditions imposed on it. If nothing challenges it then... Continue Reading →

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310719 Chair Dips

310719 Chair Dips Here, in this short video, we see Darla doing several variations of a chair dips. These are quite effective, if done properly, as she is doing them in the video. Notice the chair is on a non-slip floor in the ballet room. If you are doing them at home, it is best... Continue Reading →

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250719 Balance

250719 Balance Balance is critical to our daily living activities. Without balance, we would be constantly reaching and grasping for stable objects to prevent falling, stumbling or injuring ourselves. Here are several variations of a basic exercise to help develop and maintain your sense of balance. Once you are able to do one exercise example... Continue Reading →

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240719 SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS[1]

240719 SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS[1] Physical activity interventions Physical activity should be recommended to adults with normal cognition to reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Quality of evidence: moderate Strength of the recommendation: strong Physical activity may be recommended to adults with mild cognitive impairment to reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Quality of evidence: low... Continue Reading →

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210719 The positive effects of walking

The positive effects of walking According to the National Heart Lung and Blood institute 1 in 3 adults in the US has high blood pressure. Many don’t even know they have the disease because there are no symptoms until the heart, blood vessels, and other parts of your body including your kidneys are damaged. When... Continue Reading →

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160719 Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia

160719 Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia[1] INTRODUCTION Dementia is a rapidly growing global public health problem. Worldwide, around 50 million people have dementia, with approximately 60% living in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Every year, there are nearly 10 million new cases. The total number of people with dementia is projected to reach... Continue Reading →

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Video submission information

If you are active, send over some videos of what you do to stay healthy. Here is the email address: Activelyfitseniors@gmail.com just cut and paste this into your current email and send it over. If they are approved then I will add them to the appropriate topic page. For instance, if they are videos of... Continue Reading →

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150919 Training room environmental climate conditions

150919 Training room environmental climate conditions Temperature and humidity play an important role in personal comfort and in getting the most from your training sessions. Temperatures that are too high generate excessive heat build up in the strength trainee leading. This may lead to copious amounts of perspiration fluid loss. Individual tolerances to heat vary.... Continue Reading →

080919 Lifting weights is associated with positive cognition and memory area changes in the brain

080919 Lifting weights is associated with positive cognition and memory area changes in the brain A new study, conducted by research scientists and led by Teresa Liu-Ambrose, PhD from the University of British Columbia stated, “exercise is a promising strategy for combating cognitive decline.” She pointed out that other studies have found aerobic and resistance... Continue Reading →

010919 Combining mental and physical activities to keep your cognitive abilities sharp

010919 Combining mental and physical activities to keep your cognitive abilities sharp. Scientific research never ceases and constant investigations into what makes us healthy are no exception. Some of the recent research and subsequent reports result from observational studies. These observational studies were not designed to prove a cause and effect. Nonetheless, they still may... Continue Reading →

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