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A New Year, A New Prescription for Wellness

Posted on January 25, 2016 | Comments Off on A New Year, A New Prescription for Wellness

Let’s resolve to launch our initiative today. No more excuses. If you see your loved one sitting for too long, encourage him/her to walk with you for just 5 minutes. If you happen to come across a wall, do 5 push-ups against it together. If you are watching tv together, do 5 sit to stand ups during a commercial.

Improving balance to prevent falls

Posted on June 7, 2013 | Comments Off on Improving balance to prevent falls

Muscle mass naturally deteriorates with the aging process. This includes the muscles that are crucial to balance, such as the abs, lower back, glutes, hip flexors and pelvic floor. Strengthening the muscles in these areas is important for mobility as well as preventing falls.

Yoga for Alzheimer’s

Posted on April 10, 2013 | Comments Off on Yoga for Alzheimer’s

The meaning of the Sanskrit word ‘yoga’ is ‘to join’ or ‘to unite’. The practice of yoga is known to form a union between the body, mind, and spirit. Having […]

Six Stretches to De-stress Your Body and Refocus Your Mind

Posted on March 27, 2013 | Comments Off on Six Stretches to De-stress Your Body and Refocus Your Mind

De-stressing your body not only makes you feel better, but it can enhance your interactions with others. Caring for a loved one can be a major cause of stress, and learning to diffuse this tension can allow you to continue giving them the love and care they deserve. Try these stretches the next time stress gets the best of you.

By Kim Vareika, Guest Blogger, ACE Certified Personal Trainer & Yoga Instructor and Boston Home Fitness Examiner. According to the American College of Sports medicine, by the year 2030 there will […]

Exercise for Seniors: Fact vs. Myth

Posted on May 25, 2012 | Comments Off on Exercise for Seniors: Fact vs. Myth

By Kim Vareika, Guest Blogger, ACE Certified Personal Trainer & Yoga Instructor and Boston Home Fitness Examiner. According to the American College of Sports medicine, by the year 2030 there will […]

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