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Exercising with Chronic Conditions
Do you have a chronic condition, such as arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, or chronic pain? Did you know that most people with chronic conditions can still exercise? Explore ways to stay physically active with chronic conditions. Being physically active may even help with chronic condition symptoms. ToContinue reading “Exercising with Chronic Conditions”
Tips for Exercising Outdoors
Are you ready to get active and want some fresh air while you do it? To stay safe while exercising outdoors, it is important to be prepared. During these times of physical distancing, don’t forget your mask and keep 6 feet of distance from anyone you encounter. For other, non-COVID safety tips, NIA has putContinue reading “Tips for Exercising Outdoors”
Staying Safe in Hot Weather
With summer here and temperatures rising, it is important to understand the health risks of excessive heat and recognize the signs of heat-related illness. Being hot for too long can be a problem. It can cause several illnesses, all grouped under the name hyperthermia. These factors can increase your risk of hyperthermia: Not drinking enoughContinue reading “Staying Safe in Hot Weather”
How to Set Your Fitness Goals
Setting fitness goals can help you stay motivated to be physically active. Goals are most useful when they are specific, realistic, and important to you. Your specific fitness goal should be simple and manageable. For example, you may want to take a walk every day. Be realistic about time commitments and ability. Your short-term fitnessContinue reading “How to Set Your Fitness Goals”
Try this Balance Exercise Today!
Did you know that having good balance is important for many everyday activities, such as going up and down the stairs? Maintaining good balance also helps you walk safely and avoid tripping and falling over objects in your way. The stand on one foot exercise is a simple balance exercise that you can do almost anytime, anywhere,Continue reading “Try this Balance Exercise Today!”
Do this Quick Workout Today!
Take 15 minutes out of your day to exercise with this quick workout video from Go4Life. Follow along as the instructor guides you through a warm up; strength, balance, and flexibility exercises; and a cool down. All you’ll need is a stable chair, a towel, some light hand weights, and a tennis ball. Tip: IfContinue reading “Do this Quick Workout Today!”
Go4Life Coach Tip: Got 20 minutes? Spend them on this quick workout!
Take 20 minutes out of your day today to exercise with this quick workout video from Go4Life. Follow along as the instructor guides you through a warm up; strength, flexibility and balance exercises; and a cool down. All you’ll need is a stable chair, a towel, and some light hand weights. If you don’t have handContinue reading “Go4Life Coach Tip: Got 20 minutes? Spend them on this quick workout!”
Watch this Video for Tips on How to Exercise Safely!
Almost anyone, at any age, can exercise safely and get meaningful benefits. Staying safe while you exercise is always important, whether you’re just starting a new activity or haven’t been active for a long time. To learn more about staying safe while doing different types of exercise, watch this exercise safety video, brought to youContinue reading “Watch this Video for Tips on How to Exercise Safely!”
Exercise Safely in Cold Weather
You can benefit from exercising at any time of the year, even during winter. Before you brave the cold, take a few extra steps to stay safe: Check the weather forecast. If it’s very windy or too cold, exercise indoors. Warm up your muscles before you exercise outside. Try walking or light arm pumping. WearContinue reading “Exercise Safely in Cold Weather”