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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: Try this Lower Body Strength Exercise!

Try Go4Life’s side leg raise! It helps strengthen your hips, thighs, and buttocks. Find a sturdy chair to help with your balance. As you progress, you also can add ankle weights. Go4Life is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Go4Life Coach Tip: Ready to go? Find your exercise starting point

Ready to go? Find your exercise starting point Do you want to be more active? Before you begin, make sure you know your current fitness level. If you know where to start, you’ll be more successful, and exercising will be more enjoyable. Check out Go4Life’s three easy steps to find your starting point. Once you’ve determined where to start,Continue reading “Go4Life Coach Tip: Ready to go? Find your exercise starting point”

Celebrate Go4Life Month

It’s July, and that means it’s time to start thinking about your plan for Go4Life Month, coming up in September. This year’s theme is Get Motivated! Get Moving! Go4Life! There are many different events and activities that you can arrange, such as:   starting a walking club working with your local library to arrange for an exercise class posting messagesContinue reading “Celebrate Go4Life Month”

Exercising with Alzheimer’s

Regular exercise can have many benefits for people with Alzheimer’s disease, though some people may have trouble getting around during the later stages. If the person with Alzheimer’s has trouble with tasks like walking, choose gentle forms of exercise like: Simple household chores like sweeping and dusting Riding a stationary bike Using soft rubber exerciseContinue reading “Exercising with Alzheimer’s”