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A Cute Film About an Old Man Who Loves Bowling

A Cute Film About an Old Man Who Loves Bowling | older adults fitness | Scoop.it
The simple life of an 83-year-old enthusiast

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83 years young!

 

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Healthiest Desks, Worst to Best

Healthiest Desks, Worst to Best | older adults fitness | Scoop.it
Because standing is the new sitting, and sitting is the new dying

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A 20-minute walk each day adds seven years to your life

A 20-minute walk each day adds seven years to your life | older adults fitness | Scoop.it
Going for a brisk 20-minute walk every day could add seven years to your life, scientists say. - New Zealand Herald

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Pacific Cove's curator insight, August 30, 2015 8:50 PM

"The more active you are, and it doesn't matter when you start, the more benefit you are going to have."  


Previous research has found that regular exercise is linked to a lower risk of death and disability, compared with people leading sedentary lives, and boosting physical activity levels can do as much good for health as giving up smoking.  #Seniors #SeniorCare #Exercise #Caregiving #Caregivers

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Age Is Irrelevant When It Comes to Fitness

Age Is Irrelevant When It Comes to Fitness | older adults fitness | Scoop.it
Want to continue to crush well into your 80s? Here’s how.

 

Last February, 59-year-old Ned Overend, aka “The Lung,” aka “Deadly Nedly,” won the first National Fatbike Championships, held in Ogden, Utah. Fat Bike Nats isn’t exactly the Tour de France, but it’s no charity ride, either. Overend had to compete against a field of much younger pros, including former national mountain bike champion Travis Brown, 46, on a tough 19-mile course.

 

It’s tempting to dismiss Overend as a genetic freak, an outlier who defies comparison with the rest of us. He has dominated nearly every sport he’s entered since the early ’90s, from cross-country mountain bike racing to off-road triathlon. But even among the genetically gifted—and many elite athletes are—Overend is unique in his competitive longevity. Which is the reason he’s also one of the dozen or so athletes spotlighted in Joe Friel’s latest book, Fast After 50 (Velo Press), part of a growing library devoted to salt-and-pepper chargers past (and occasionally well past) the half-century mark.


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Ricardo Tubino's curator insight, August 31, 2015 12:37 PM

As a Physical Therapist dealing with multiple patients over 60, it is obvious to me that lifestyle has  much to do with how active you will remain into your later years. Active lifestyle leads to fit seniors. And it also my experience that  it is never really too late.

Julianna Bonola's curator insight, September 2, 2015 1:52 AM

Ah ha! So being older can actually be to our advantage - all we have to do is 'do' whatever it is we do, diligently to get great long term results.  Of course that we have more time to 'do' once we retire is the key.  So don't just sit there, get up and 'do' something for your health.

UCanRow2's curator insight, September 13, 2015 9:16 PM

Our UCanRow2 workouts are designed to achieve exactly what they're talking about here, using the rowing machine and SkiErg to get the heart rate high.  "Friel believes the key lies in intensity—that is, consistently jacking your heart rate into the upper echelons of its potential peak ... all those intervals you did in college? You never should have stopped. If anything, they become more vital as you get older."

 

Go ahead, steal one of our workouts: http://ucanrow2.com/indoor-rowing-workouts/

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Health Check: four reasons to have another cup of coffee

Health Check: four reasons to have another cup of coffee | older adults fitness | Scoop.it
Until recently, coffee was on the list of habits to break if you really wanted to be healthy. Not anymore.

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Some of this was new to me!

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Water: What you need to know about keeping hydrated

Water: What you need to know about keeping hydrated | older adults fitness | Scoop.it
For two decades, we've been encouraged — some might say hounded — into making drinking water a habit. We carry it in plastic bottles, reusable canisters, on our backs to suck through elaborate tubing. We might even hire a doctor to have it injected into our veins.

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The Far-Reaching Effects of a Fall

The Far-Reaching Effects of a Fall | older adults fitness | Scoop.it
Older people are the most frequent victims of serious falls. Here are some ways to prevent them.

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Even a Little Bit of Physical Activity Can Help the Heart

Even a Little Bit of Physical Activity Can Help the Heart | older adults fitness | Scoop.it
A little activity goes a long way, even for the elderly who may have mobility problems

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You gotta move it, move it!

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Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, February 19, 2015 8:01 AM

If it's activity and you would not normally do it, it's probably okay to consider it exercise. Learn more about exercise at http://nodiet4me.com/exercise/ .

Donald Thomsen's curator insight, July 31, 2015 1:15 PM

IF EXERCISE IS SO IMPORTANT TO OUR OLDER GENERATION, WHY WON’T EVERYONE DO IT?


“A lot of people may feel that it’s too late, or maybe too difficult to exercise, but even activities that are barely above being sedentary can help,” medical studies say.


“It’s never too late to incorporate these things, and we shouldn’t underestimate the potential health benefit that incorporating more light activity into the day might have.”


The famous, oft quoted axiom cited by Clint Eastwood in his role as “Dirty Harry” . . . “A man (or woman) has to know their limitations.”


They’re pitfalls as to your ATTITUDE regarding your decision to begin exercising.


If you are OVER-OPTIMISTIC or UNREALISTIC in your approach:

  • You may “bite off more than you can chew.”
  • If you over-reach in selecting a workout routine, you are doomed to fail.
  • You will be overwhelmed and dropout in a very short time.
  • You will be reluctant to ever start again because, “Hey I tried that and it didn’t work . . . I’m just too old.”

Conversely, if you UNDERESTIMATE your abilities and you choose an UNCHALLENGING workout routine:

  • You won’t take it seriously or devote the required attention to achieve a worthy goal.
  • You probably won’t see any meaningful benefits in a reasonable timeframe.
  • You will be underwhelmed and dropout in a very short time.
  • You will be reluctant to ever start again because, “Hey I tried that and it didn’t work . . . I’m just too old.”

WE KNOW IT’S IMPORTANT TO EXERCISE . . . “SO WHAT’S THE ANSWER?”


It took me over a year to answer that question.


After much:

  • Trial and Error applications
  • Research in the Fitness/Wellness fields for Seniors
  • First-hand experience of living in a, 55 and older, community in San Diego, CA.

I have compiled and comprised a comprehensive 90 day path to a Positive Lifestyle Change that will last you a LIFETIME. 


If you adhere to my 12 weeks Program you will excel beyond your expectations.


You will accomplish your aspirations; Painlessly, Easily, Impressively and with Limitations only dictated by you.


(Click Here)

to view my Simple Concept, and remember:

If You Have a Good ATTITUDE, LOOK AND FEEL GOOD  . . . ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

Donald Thomsen's curator insight, August 8, 2015 3:50 PM

IF EXERCISE IS SO IMPORTANT TO OUR OLDER GENERATION, WHY WON’T EVERYONE DO IT?


“A lot of people may feel that it’s too late, or maybe too difficult to exercise, but even activities that are barely above being sedentary can help,” medical studies say.


“It’s never too late to incorporate these things, and we shouldn’t underestimate the potential health benefit that incorporating more light activity into the day might have.”


The famous, oft quoted axiom cited by Clint Eastwood in his role as “Dirty Harry” . . . “A man (or woman) has to know their limitations.”


They’re pitfalls as to your ATTITUDE regarding your decision to begin exercising.


If you are OVER-OPTIMISTIC or UNREALISTIC in your approach:

  • You may “bite off more than you can chew.”
  • If you over-reach in selecting a workout routine, you are doomed to fail.
  • You will be overwhelmed and dropout in a very short time.
  • You will be reluctant to ever start again because, “Hey I tried that and it didn’t work . . . I’m just too old.”

Conversely, if you UNDERESTIMATE your abilities and you choose an UNCHALLENGING workout routine:

  • You won’t take it seriously or devote the required attention to achieve a worthy goal.
  • You probably won’t see any meaningful benefits in a reasonable timeframe.
  • You will be underwhelmed and dropout in a very short time.
  • You will be reluctant to ever start again because, “Hey I tried that and it didn’t work . . . I’m just too old.”

WE KNOW IT’S IMPORTANT TO EXERCISE . . . “SO WHAT’S THE ANSWER?”


It took me over a year to answer that question.


After much:

  • Trial and Error applications
  • Research in the Fitness/Wellness fields for Seniors
  • First-hand experience of living in a, 55 and older, community in San Diego, CA.

I have compiled and comprised a comprehensive 90 day path to a Positive Lifestyle Change that will last you a LIFETIME. 


If you adhere to my 12 weeks Program you will excel beyond your expectations.


You will accomplish your aspirations; Painlessly, Easily, Impressively and with Limitations only dictated by you.


(Click Here)

to view my Simple Concept, and remember:

If You Have a Good ATTITUDE, LOOK AND FEEL GOOD  . . . ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

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Why weight training is better for your waistline than running

Why weight training is better for your waistline than running | older adults fitness | Scoop.it

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A new Harvard study has found that weight training is a better way of keeping the middle-aged spread at bay than aerobic activity.

 

Combining weight training with aerobic exerise led to even better results, the study found.


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Actually, building muscle fibers enhances your ability to perform aerobically

 

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Older brains benefit from all types of exercise - Medical News Today

Older brains benefit from all types of exercise - Medical News Today | older adults fitness | Scoop.it
All physical activity benefits the brain. This is the main message of a new study that compared the effects of different kinds of exercise on cognition in older adults.
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How Exercise Changes Your Brain To Be Better At Basically Everything - Fast Company

How Exercise Changes Your Brain To Be Better At Basically Everything - Fast Company | older adults fitness | Scoop.it
Recent studies have revealed more complex and nuanced ways in which exercise activates and affects the brain.
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Age of Happiness: The people who refuse to grow old

Age of Happiness: The people who refuse to grow old | older adults fitness | Scoop.it
A Russian photographer documents inspirational seniors around the world. BBC Culture picks eleven of his subjects, including a 63-year-old pole-dancer.

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It turns out, there might be a better exercise than running for your waistline

It turns out, there might be a better exercise than running for your waistline | older adults fitness | Scoop.it
A new study has found weight training is a better at keeping the middle-aged spread at bay than aerobic activity.

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I always thought so

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Infographic | Ageing workforce and the future workplace.

Infographic | Ageing workforce and the future workplace. | older adults fitness | Scoop.it
Mercer has surveyed over 80 companies to find out how the issue of ageing workforces affects them

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What's your take?

 

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A 20-minute walk each day adds seven years to your life

A 20-minute walk each day adds seven years to your life | older adults fitness | Scoop.it
Going for a brisk 20-minute walk every day could add seven years to your life, scientists say. - New Zealand Herald

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Pacific Cove's curator insight, August 30, 2015 8:50 PM

"The more active you are, and it doesn't matter when you start, the more benefit you are going to have."  


Previous research has found that regular exercise is linked to a lower risk of death and disability, compared with people leading sedentary lives, and boosting physical activity levels can do as much good for health as giving up smoking.  #Seniors #SeniorCare #Exercise #Caregiving #Caregivers

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Vigorous exercise may reduce Alzheimer's risk

Vigorous exercise may reduce Alzheimer's risk | older adults fitness | Scoop.it
Exercise may be a powerful tool to protect us from dementia. But not all physical activity is created equal in the fight for cognitive vitality. Wendy Zukerman reports.

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Models of wellness!

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▶ The benefits of good posture - Murat Dalkilinç - YouTube

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-benefits-of-good-posture-murat-dalkinic Has anyone ever told you, “Stand up straight!” or scolded you for slo...

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Good posture for ALL

 

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Lifting at any age has rewards, but after 50 it can change your life

Lifting at any age has rewards, but after 50 it can change your life | older adults fitness | Scoop.it
Strength/resistance training for those aged 50 and older has many health benefitsBob O'Connor for the Wall Street Journal The antidote for issues that attack those aged 50 and older -- joint stiffness, sore backs, sleep troubles -- may very well...

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I have clients starting age 80, 82, 84, just this week!

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Mark Dhamma's curator insight, April 23, 2015 8:37 PM

You're never too old for a Warrior Transformation!

 

Julianna Bonola's curator insight, May 6, 2015 9:32 PM

I have to agree with this one folks.  I'm in that age bracket myself, and if I don;t walk between 3 - 4 times a week, I struggle to work the long hours I  currently work.  Besides, that early morning in the cool of the day (read freezing in Winter), invigorates and refreshes.  I haven't done any weights recently due to a shoulder issue, and I can tell I'm not as flexible as I was doing the weight training.  So.....  from one old gal to all you younger people, love yourselves enough to keep the exercise going.  As you age YOU will feel the benefits.

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Exercise May Prevent Depression—Not Just Alleviate It

Exercise May Prevent Depression—Not Just Alleviate It | older adults fitness | Scoop.it
Women who keep exercising into midlife can prevent depression, a new study suggests

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Brain Health: How You Can Make A Difference - Bloomer Advance (subscription)

Brain Health: How You Can Make A Difference - Bloomer Advance (subscription) | older adults fitness | Scoop.it
(NAPSI)—If you’re like most people, you’ve noticed differences in the way your mind works over time. The good news is that understanding the potential threats to brain health can help you make smart choices to strengthen mental alertness.
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This is about you!

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Why Doctors Should Start Prescribing Downward Dog

Why Doctors Should Start Prescribing Downward Dog | older adults fitness | Scoop.it
Complementary medicine is gaining traction with adults and kids alike

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Mind-Body Therapies to Ease Insomnia - Huffington Post

Mind-Body Therapies to Ease Insomnia - Huffington Post | older adults fitness | Scoop.it
Recent research shows that mind-body practices can be one effective way to treat insomnia and some of its symptoms....
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Simple training exercise of catching a medicine ball may help prevent falls in ... - News-Medical.net

Simple training exercise of catching a medicine ball may help prevent falls in ... - News-Medical.net | older adults fitness | Scoop.it
The simple training exercise of catching a weighted medicine ball can improve balance and may help prevent falls in the elderly, according to research at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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Is wellness the new status symbol?

Is wellness the new status symbol? | older adults fitness | Scoop.it
It used to be that we’d show off a new car or perhaps a new designer handbag. But since the GFC hit, ‘health bragging’ has become the only acceptable way to make a statement of how privileged you are.

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Alison McGrath's curator insight, January 23, 2015 7:40 PM

Designer clothes & classes??!! We all can create wellness in our lives-be it, live it . #gettingtherightbalance

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iPad linked to bad sleep - scientists say

iPad linked to bad sleep - scientists say | older adults fitness | Scoop.it
Reading an iPad or a Kindle before bed instead of a printed book can cause sleep deprivation and increase the risk of cancer, scientists say. - New Zealand Herald

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I know someone who ]traded using her Kindle instead of her iPad before bed, and her sleep improved, literally, overnight

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