Did you know that you can lose half of all muscle mass on your body by the time you’re in your 80s? The good news is that there’s a way to prevent this. The solution? Easy strength training workouts. As we get older, our lives become busier, and our bodies also...
Most people have tight hips and need to improve their hip mobility. Aging and our sedentary lifestyle are the two contributing factors. Why is hip mobility important? Hip joint being right next to the pelvic girdle has many muscles all around it. Due to our...
Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of joint pain and disability over the age of 50. The deterioration of the body that started at the age of 25 finally starts showing itself and hindering our functions. However, there are multiple ways to relieve the...
The core is the foundation of our entire body. It’s responsible for keeping us stable, strong, and supported. Here is why improving core strength is critical as we age.
To help counterbalance the adverse effects of sitting in a chair, we’ll go through six easy yoga postures you can do in your chair to keep your spine mobile, hip and hamstrings open, and your back healthy. You can do these simple postures anywhere, anytime -- be it sitting on your couch, at your desk, on a bus, etc.
Slouching has become a cultural norm, be it sitting at a desk, looking at a cell phone, etc. The following simple chair yoga stretches can counterbalance these negative effects leaving your spine in better alignment, your mood brighter, and less tension in your upper body.
Upper back pain can make living our everyday lives more difficult. And if upper back pain is chronic, then it can greatly reduce our quality of life. Let’s take a closer look at what causes upper back pain in wiser adults.
Strengthening our muscles reduces the chance of falling by 21%, and working out 3 or more times a week can result in a 39% reduction in falls. Doing strength exercises is the only way to stop our muscles from deteriorating, so it is a must for everybody, especially seniors! Here are the most important muscles to strengthen so we can maintain stability and prevent falls.
Our middle back is often neglected when we exercise or stretch, and we simply do not pay much attention to it. However, it can cause serious pain that needs to be addressed. Let’s learn more about what causes middle back pain in wiser adults.
Now and then, it’s beneficial to reconnect to Mother Earth to help restore vitality, reset body rhythms, and balance hormones to feel our best. Fortunately, there is an easy and effective way to do this. It’s called earthing.
A good gym provides not only equipment but also motivation and community. And if you have access to a personal trainer at your gym, even better! But some of us can’t go to a gym or prefer exercising in the comfort of our home. I used to love taking fitness classes...
So why are strength-training exercises important? It all comes down to how strength training affects mitochondrial density, metabolism, and our muscles, helping us live a better quality of life for longer. Keep reading as we dive into strength training, mitochondrial density, and its benefits for longevity.
When it comes to herbal superstars, one that shines brighter than others is thyme. With Mediterranean origins, thyme has been used for thousands of years to treat both common and complex health conditions. Its use goes as far back as ancient Egypt and ancient Greece.
We know that movement is important for its physical benefits to the body, but we can't ignore the crucial benefits of aerobic exercise to brain health, mood, and cognitive function.
There are some areas, even within the US, where people live longer and happier lives above 90 years, with the highest concentration of centenarians. These are sometimes called the Blue Zones.
Resistance Bands are versatile, safe, and effective. No wonder physical therapists love them so much, top weightlifters use them, and even a famed athlete Tom Brady uses resistance bands in his TB12 training program. It’s a no-brainer! I will now share a few of my favorite exercises you can add to your fitness routine.
Fasting: fad to forget, or health habit staple? With all the information coming out about fasting’s benefits recently, you have to wonder. Is fasting actually beneficial, and should you try it? Those are some of the questions we’ve answered in this article.
From gotu kola to turmeric to gingko biloba, scientists continue to discover benefits to traditionally used herbal medicines in the Far East. Moringa is the latest superfood to catch their attention. Native to India and parts of Africa, this plant's leaves have been used for thousands of year to treat a variety of health issues.
Are vegetable oils good for you? Most people believe they are the best because they are extracted from vegetables. If you think so then you are wrong. According to nutritionists, vegetable oils like canola, palm, soy, cottonseed, sunflower, safflower, corn, rice bran, and grape seed oils are by far more harmful than sugar.
You’ve probably heard about “biological” versus “chronological” age. The factor that determines biological cellular age is telomere length. So, what is this important biomarker for aging, and how can we control it?
Not only contrast showers are refreshing and invigorating; they are known to have a lasting immunity-boosting and anti-aging effect through stimulating our circulatory system. In fact, it's one of the top "biohacks" that work exceptionally well for maximum benefit that you can do very easily at no cost.