Older Adult Fitness Blog

A Healthy Mind In A Healthy Body

Physical fitness plays a critical factor in maintaining a nimble brain as people age, as was confirmed in this New York Times article: Does Exercise Help Keep Our Brains Young? Researchers in Japan did a…


98 Years Young!?!

As reported here, Hildegard Gigl leads a twice-weekly exercise class at an independent retirement center in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. What makes this fitness instructor especially inspiring is the fact that she is 98 years young! This…


Super-Agers!

The secrets to staying young and becoming a “super-ager” are now being studied in a large multinational study.   There are a couple key areas that can really help to keep people young, both “at heart”…


Telomeres and Exercise

Can exercise actually slow the aging process?  As demonstrated in this article from the New York Times, it appears that yes, it actually can!   If a person engages in a sufficient amount and variety of activities,…


Functional Exercising = Better Living!

“Functional fitness exercises” are defined as exercises that (i) improve your ability to perform everyday tasks or sports skills, (ii) build overall strength and balance, and (iii) build your resistance to injury. As they typically…


Seated Leg Extension Exercise

Here is the latest in my series of exercise videos designed for older adults, it is the seated leg extension – check it out on YouTube at the link below!   This is a great…



Band Pull Apart Exercise

This exercise, the band pull apart, is another that you can do just about anywhere, provided that you have a chair and a theraband / resistance band available.



Seated Row Chair Exercise

One of the things I plan on doing with my blog is sharing videos of exercises that older adults can do to enhance their fitness, wherever they are. With that, here’s my first video for…


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