Exercise

Three Yoga Positions for Seniors

Three Yoga Positions for Seniors
When creating an exercise regimen for seniors, safety remains the first concern.  Yoga is a low impact activity that yields great physical benefits. Practiced worldwide from Rishikesh, India (the birthplace of yoga) to Tacoma,... read more
Published on March 2, 2016.

Video: Exercise and Nutrition for Middle-age and Older Individuals

Video: Exercise and Nutrition for Middle-age and Older Individuals
Video: Exercise and Nutrition for Middle-age and Older Individuals Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University, Dr. Stella Volpe discusses her findings in exercise and nutrition studies targeting an older adult... read more
Published on February 29, 2016.

Standing Calf Stretch

Standing Calf Stretch
The standing calf stretch is an easy stretch for your lower legs. As long as there is a wall near by, you can do this stretch anywhere! Follow these simple steps and incorporate this into your... read more
Published on January 29, 2016.

Seated Hip Lifts

Seated Hip Lifts
Stretch of the Month Seated Hip Lifts The seated hip lift is a great beginner excerise that strengthens the legs and groin as well as the lower back. The convience of this excercise allows you to... read more
Published on January 4, 2016.

Getting Better with Age

Getting Better with Age
You Are What You Eat Eating nutrient rich foods is good for you no matter what age you are.  Maintaining a balanced diet will undeniably improve your health, but there are certain foods that you... read more
Published on October 2, 2015.

Health: The New Savings Plan

Health: The New Savings Plan
As America becomes an aging society and chronic illness and healthcare costs are on the rise, we have turned our attention to our own health and the role that our lifestyle plays in shaping... read more
Published on October 2, 2015.

Walk This Way

Walk This Way
Imagine a fresh rain, fallen leaves crunching under your feet, and the sweet smell of Northwest dew.  After a hot summer, there is no better feeling than going for a walk in the beautiful... read more
Published on September 2, 2015.

Move It or Lose It: Exercise as We Age

Move It or Lose It: Exercise as We Age
If you asked us why we exercise in our youth we probably would have said it had something to do with managing our physique and helping us reduce stress and do the activities that... read more
Published on August 7, 2015.

Developing a Play-Ethic: Senior Exercise and the Element of Play

Developing a Play-Ethic: Senior Exercise and the Element of Play
We know the adage, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, but all work and no play may also be making Jack inactive and unhealthy.  When it comes to going to... read more
Published on May 27, 2015.

Stand Tall: Fall Prevention Event

Stand Tall: Fall Prevention Event
There is no question that falls and fall-related injuries have some of the biggest impact on the quality of life for aging adults. Preventable falls lead to life-changing injuries for 1/3 of all people... read more
Published on January 23, 2015.

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