Functional Fitness: The Importance of Exercising for Healthy Aging

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jun 27, 2018 8:40:00 AM

Physical fitness is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, especially as we age. Regular exercise can tone muscles, increase circulation, and even slow the effects...

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Topics: Functional Fitness

Active Aging: Exercising with Core Stix for Fall Prevention

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jan 3, 2018 9:21:59 AM

Exercising is an important part of active aging, but some equipment, although all built for safety, is not easy for seniors to use. Many aging adults need more...

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Topics: Functional Fitness, Healthy Aging Tips

Anti-Gravity Treadmills: Zero Impact Therapy for Seniors

Posted by The Goodman Group on Oct 27, 2017 5:07:35 PM

Anti-gravity treadmills are changing the way clinics, rehabilitation and wellness centers are providing therapy to people with mobility issues, especially seniors.

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Topics: Functional Fitness

Rock Steady: Creating Friendships and Fighting Parkinson's

Posted by The Goodman Group on Sep 12, 2017 10:57:58 AM

It may seem odd or even counter-intuitive to hear that someone with Parkinson’s disease is spending a lot of time at a boxing gym. Yet that’s exactly what members of...

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Topics: Functional Fitness, Healthy Aging Tips

Meditation in Motion: Tai Chi and Senior Exercise

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 18, 2017 11:36:41 AM

The ancient martial art of Tai Chi has become very popular in the west in recent years. Often described as meditation in motion, it is especially popular and...

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Topics: Functional Fitness, Healthy Aging Tips

Healthy Aging: How Seniors Stay Fit Through Pedaling

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 10, 2017 3:18:28 PM

Visit any health club and you'll see plenty of pedaling. Whether it's spinning classes, stationary bikes, or people getting ready for a group ride, pedaling is a very...

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Topics: Functional Fitness

How Stretching Promotes Healthy Aging

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jul 25, 2017 10:52:19 AM

A lot of us like to start our morning with a cup of coffee. As you grab that cup o’ joe (or tea or OJ), think about starting your morning with a short stretching...

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Topics: Functional Fitness, Healthy Aging Tips

Movement Matters: The Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jul 21, 2017 12:12:56 PM

Flowing, graceful movements. Relaxed breathing. Lowered blood pressure. Elevated mood. Relief from depression. A sense of peace. These have all been used to describe...

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Topics: Functional Fitness, Healthy Aging Tips

Fighting Back: How Boxing is Helping People Battle Parkinson’s

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jul 7, 2017 10:35:45 AM

Boxing? As in Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and Floyd Mayweather? That kind of boxing? Yes, the very same — with adaptations, of course. An innovative program that...

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Topics: Functional Fitness

Why You Should Consider Taking a Daily Walk

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jun 16, 2017 11:07:33 AM

We know that exercise is good for us and it’s important to stay active. But it’s also easy for some activities to fall by the wayside as we age. Running, basketball...

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Topics: Functional Fitness, Healthy Aging Tips