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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Have you ever experienced the feeling of being tired? I am not talking about the tired that all new parents feel when they are home with a newborn infant, although that is a unique kind of tired.

I wonder if you have ever done something so physically demanding and exhausting that you just collapse and fall sound asleep. I have experienced this several times in my life, the first time being when I was young and after a day-long effort of bailing hay (we used racks and did it by hand... Read full post

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
What are the benefits of exercise for older adults?

There are many reasons why we tend to slow down and become more sedentary with age. It may be due to health problems, weight or pain issues, or worries about falling. Or perhaps you think that exercising simply isn’t for you. But as you grow older, an active lifestyle becomes more important than ever to your health.

A recent Swedish study found that physical activity was the number one contributor to longevity, adding extra years to... Read full post

Saturday, August 01, 2020

Welcome to the swimming pool, the great equalizer, a place where people of all ages and abilities can get a fun workout — and we're not just talking swimming laps. Swimmers and nonswimmers alike are heading to the pool for exercise that ranges from gentle aerobics to heart-pounding boot camp workouts.

The health and wellness experts from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program recommend using the pool to explore both aerobics and resistance training. You'll quickly discover these two... Read full post