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Category: Successful Aging

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How We Train For Successful Aging (Video)

Last January I was approached by Jill Ramsdell, the Engage Life Director at Atria Merrimack Place in Newburyport, to help make the fitness classes at this senior living community better. Jill had come to realize that the classes need to include more exercises that targetted core strength, mobility and balance for her senior residents. And…
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Add Some Power To Your Workout (Video)

One of the most neglected components of fitness training for the general public is power development. We tend to think of power– strength training at high speeds– as being for athletes only. As I wrote in the Los Angeles Times in 2008, every time we get out of a chair, climb stairs or react to…
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If You Don’t Take Care of Your Body, Where Are You Going to Live? (Video)

More than a catchy headline, this question is one we all need to think about when it comes to exercise and how we make our way in the world. And it is true at every stage of your life. The choices we make in our work and in our play affect our bodies and cause…
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Good News About Strength Training and Aging

As a personal trainer and strength coach I am privileged to be able to see the incredible gains my clients make physically, mentally and emotionally. Nowhere is this more evident than with aging Baby Boomers. A 2007 research study¬†found that strength training twice a week not only decreased functional decline in the elderly, but that…
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