A neglected aspect of fitness that becomes more important with aging is balance. This is another area where decline occurs with age, and makes older people more likely to fall. Young people can stand on one foot with their eyes closed easily for a minute. I can do it for about 10 seconds. I knew … Continue reading Balance Training
Motivation- Why Healthy Aging?
Dr. Chistine Rosenbloom interviewed me for her great website yesterday, and her last question was did I have any final words of wisdom. What popped into my head was "don't give up". That planted the seed for this post. I get a bit discouraged by some people I see around me who seem to have … Continue reading Motivation- Why Healthy Aging?
I think a lot of us have kind of a love-hate relationship with running. On the one hand we may remember joyously doing it as kids, just running around playing. But we also may have learned along the way to think of it as a chore or punishment, like when you mess up in practice … Continue reading Running
Suggested Reading- Fitness
Challenge Yourself, Clarence Bass. Clarence has written many good books on fitness. This is my favorite because he motivates us to set challenges to inspire us to work harder. Clarence also has a lot of inspiration and information on nutrition and fitness on his website. The One-Minute Workout: Science Shows a Way to Get Fit … Continue reading Suggested Reading- Fitness
Paddling and Rowing
Rowing, and paddling (which includes canoeing, stand-up, and kayak paddling) are fun activities that are a great upper body workout. This is important because many aerobic activities like walking, hiking, running, and cycling are lower-body dominant, so you either should supplement them with resistance training or complement them with upper body activities (or both!). I’d … Continue reading Paddling and Rowing