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Low-Impact Cardio Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Low-Impact Cardio Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Don’t let muscle and joint pain keep you from your active lifestyle! Here are 9 low-impact cardio exercises that will keep you fit without aggravating sensitive joints or straining muscles.
Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

The demands of everyday life often create anxiety and stress, which can get in the way of our overall wellness and even make it difficult to focus. We rounded up five ways to manage stress and stay calm, focused, and healthy.
Fall Flavors: Cooking With the Season’s Bounty

Fall Flavors: Cooking With the Season’s Bounty

With fall on the way, you may wonder what kinds of fresh produce are available and what to do with them. Some fall produce requires a little creativity, and some take some time and elbow grease, but they’re all worth it for the savory, cozy results. Find out what produce is in season this September and get some ideas about how to make the most of it.
Get Creative and Enjoy The Outdoors With These Summer Crafts

Get Creative and Enjoy The Outdoors With These Summer Crafts

Doing outdoor crafts is a fun way for older adults to be active and stretch their imagination. After spending a long winter indoors, stepping outside to soak up the summer sun and complete some new projects helps you get natural vitamin D and feel a sense of accomplishment. It can also boost your spirits and engage your mind. If you need some ideas, here’s a list of easy outdoor crafts.
These Vitamins Can Help Older Adults Maintain Good Health

These Vitamins Can Help Older Adults Maintain Good Health

Getting enough essential vitamins and minerals is a vital part of maintaining good health – especially as you age. Changing nutritional needs and dietary restrictions can affect your vitamin intake over time. This makes it challenging to get the nutrients you need to keep your bones and muscles strong and ensure that other body systems are working properly.
Water Aerobics 101: Everything You Need To Know To Get Started

Water Aerobics 101: Everything You Need To Know To Get Started

Doing water aerobics is a fun way for older adults to stay active and fit. It’s also easier on your joints than doing a traditional gym workout and can even relieve nagging arthritis pain. If you’ve thought about taking a class but have held off on taking the plunge, then dive into this guide to find out more about water aerobics and the benefits of exercising in the pool.
4 Outdoor Activities Perfect for Summer Evenings

4 Outdoor Activities Perfect for Summer Evenings

Getting outside in the summer months can be hard when it’s hot, so plan your outdoor time for evening hours instead! Here are four great ways to enjoy the outdoors as the sun goes down.
4 Ways To Improve Focus Through Meditation

4 Ways To Improve Focus Through Meditation

As we age, it can be hard to maintain focus. Fortunately, there are many meditation and mindfulness practices that can improve focus and strengthen your mental acuity. Here are four simple activities to get started on this path.
Easy Recipes To Make With Home Garden Ingredients

Easy Recipes To Make With Home Garden Ingredients

Enjoying your bountiful backyard harvest will boost your vitamin and mineral intake and help you maintain a well-balanced, nutritious diet – which is especially important for gut health as you age. If you’re looking for new ways to serve your fresh produce, try these yummy recipes that feature common vegetables, herbs, and fruits you can find in your backyard garden.
5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed by short periods of rest might provide an easy solution for active aging adults. That said, 30-minute workout sessions have been the rule for a long time. So, which is better? Here’s a look at some pros and cons of each.