Active Healthy Aging

For those aged 55+ who value their independence and want to live long, strong and healthy lives. Here you'll find information about exercise, nutrition and lifestyle principles that can help you improve functional movement, while also preventing and managing chronic conditions to live your highest quality of life.


Creatine: Your Muscle-Building Ally

Creatine as your trusted muscle-building partner. Remember: Choose monohydrate. Take 5g daily. Be consistent. Forget the myths. With creatine fueling your workouts, you'll unlock your full muscle-building potential and reach your fitness goals faster. So, start your creatine journey and experience the p ...

Found in:   Active Healthy Aging  •  Fitness  •  Health Conditions  •  Nutrition  •  Supplements

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Gym in a Bag Travel Workout with Bands

For each exercise, 8-12 repetitions improves strength and power, 10-15 repetitions improve strength in middle-age and older persons starting exercise, and 15-20 repetitions improve muscular endurance. I suggest trying this at home first before your trip so that you are familiar with how to do the exercises. Then you ...

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Tags:   #exercise    #healthyhabits    #travelexercise    #weightloss   

Client Spotlight: Meet Gene

Written by: Intern Callie Parry and Gene Purdum Maria has a vast group of past and current clients. They range in age, location and life experiences. To give you a better sense of the people Maria is helping through her business and expertise, we will be doing regular client spotlights. To start, we wou ...

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Deep Neck Flexor Muscle Strengthening for Forward Head Posture

Wrap a small towel behind your head at the base of your hairline. Hold the towel endings in each hand. Hold the towel tightly to create resistance for the neck. Assume the same position as in Exercise #1 Chin Tucks and press against the towel. Caution: Keep in mind that most trainers are not trained to deal with these ...

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The Best Acne Treatment Routine

Benzoyl peroxide is an effective topical medication commonly used to treat acne. Here's how benzoyl peroxide works and how it is used in acne treatment: Antibacterial action: Benzoyl peroxide has potent antibacterial properties. It works by releasing oxygen when applied to the skin, creating an oxygen-rich environmen ...

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The Mediterranean Diet: The Best Diet Pattern for a Long-Term Healthy Lifestyle

Here are a few studies that highlight the benefits of the Mediterranean diet: Estruch, R., et al. (2013). Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease with a Mediterranean diet. The New England Journal of Medicine, 368(14), 1279-1290. This landmark study showed that following a Mediterranean diet supplemented with ext ...

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Healthy Protein Foods for Comparison

Protein Foods Protein builds, repairs and maintains muscle and body tissues. To optimally do so, it's important to eat the right amount and the right kind of protein to get the health benefits. This chart highlights some of the healthiest sources of proteins.Compare portion sizes with calories, carbs, fat, protein& ...

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Healthy Eating Can Be Delicious AND Easy

This is my lunch of leftovers from last night's dinner.  It was so easy to make! I made simple fajitas with an envelope of fajita seasoning, boiled water and added rice, steamed asparagus, and opened a can of black beans and tossed some frozen corn in the microwaved. Fajitas (no tortilla) made with 3 ...

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Exercise your Way to Better Sleep

Still can't sleep? Experts recommend trying Blue Light Blocking Glasses. Blue light blocking glasses are designed to filter out or reduce the amount of blue light emitted from electronic devices, such as smartphones, tablets, computers, and LED lights. Blue light is known to suppress the production of melatonin ...

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Vitamin B12 Recommendations

A Dietitian's Recommendation for Vitamin B12 Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is an important water-soluble vitamin important for red blood cell production, brain health and DNA synthesis. A deficiency in this key vitamin can cause serious symptoms, including fatigue, nerve damage, digestive issues and neurol ...

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Understanding Free Radicals, Antioxidants and the Aging Process

Aging is at least partly due to a process called oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can simply be described as free radical attack on bodily tissues and organs. Free radicals attack DNA, proteins and fats. This prematurely ages organs and tissues. Prolonged attack can injure body tissues and cause heart disease, macula ...

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Cardio Xiser Portable Stepper Machine

It folds to a flat 4-inch piece of metal for easy storage or portability. I like the Pro model since the commercial stepper is designed to handle more work and more heat. It can handle as much work as any athlete can produce! The way the hydraulic system is made in Xiser products is totally different from other ...

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