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Vibrant Health—Yours at Any Age!

The statistics are stunning. Current research on the impact of exercise on health, tracking 660,000 people from the United States and Sweden, and using 150 minutes of moderate walking per week as a guideline, says that participants, who were compared to people who didn’t exercise at all, had a 20% lower risk of dying during the follow-up period of up to 14 years.

A recent article in The American Journal of Medicine, reporting on the work of Dr. Harvey B. Simon, who analyzed several studies, says that even moderate physical activity of one hour a week pointed to lower rates of heart attack, stroke and death from all causes. read more

Motivating Seniors to Exercise

What does it take to motivate seniors to exercise?

seniorsWhat driving force, deeply embedded in our senior brains causes some of us to put on our gym shoes and go for a brisk walk at 6 am? Or to get in the car and drive for 15 or 20 minutes to a gym just to spin around on a bike and lift a few weights? Or to put our bodies through a series of contortions at a yoga class?

Through the years, I have been a devotee of most of these exercise options—and added a few extras for good measure: qi gong, dancercise, zumba, walking clubs, and group gym workouts. read more

Boomers Over 65, But Not Over the Hill

seniors biking lrgAs a Boomer or Pre-Boomer, who is 65 and over, you are more conscious of your health and well-being than ever before. Gone are the days when you over-indulged in food and alcohol, when you took reckless chances with your safety, and when you ignored your body’s need for exercise. As one of the Lucky Few, you have planned for the future and have your financial house in order. Retired now, as most of you are, you have the luxury of thinking about the meaning and level of happiness of your life. read more