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Go4Life Coach Tip: Grab some weights and try this arm curl exercise!

Do you have trouble lifting that gallon of milk? This arm curl exercise, from Go4Life, may help. All you’ll need are two hand-held weights or two evenly weighted objects, such as soup cans or filled bottles of water. Tip: As you progress, use a heavier weight and alternate arms until you can lift the weight comfortablyContinue reading “Go4Life Coach Tip: Grab some weights and try this arm curl exercise!”

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!”

Go4Life Coach Tip: Traveling for the Holidays? You CAN Stick with Your Exercise Routine!

Traveling for the holidays? You CAN stick with your exercise routine! If you’re traveling for the holidays this year, you CAN stick with your exercise routine with a little planning: If you’re driving to your destination, take frequent breaks at rest stops. You can take a brisk walk or get out and stretch. You’ll feelContinue reading “Go4Life Coach Tip: Traveling for the Holidays? You CAN Stick with Your Exercise Routine!”

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: Keep it up! Stay motivated to be active!

Regular physical activity is a great way to gain health benefits and maintain your independence as you get older. Choose activities that are fun, motivate you, and keep your interest so that it’s easier to make exercise and physical activity part of your routine. If you like music, you can take dancing lessons or listenContinue reading “Go4Life Coach Tip: Keep it up! Stay motivated to be active!”

The 10 Benefits of Exercise

You are never too old to start exercising. Research shows that even people who start exercising in their 80’s and 90’s experience health benefits. A study published by the International Journal of Stroke found that people between the ages of 40 to 59 – who started a fitness routine – cut their risk of aContinue reading “The 10 Benefits of Exercise”