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Is "strenuous" exercise necessary for seniors? –– The Tradition-Prestonwood

IS “STRENUOUS” EXERCISE NECESSARY FOR SENIORS?

Not so, says national award-winning fitness trainer Stephanie Dyess

Courtesy The Tradition-Prestonwood, Collin County LIVING WELL Magazine

The news is out—one key to successful aging is exercise, and seniors across the nation are living proof. A recent U.S. News and World Report article cites that “At neighborhood gyms and retirement communities throughout the country, a pronounced fitness and wellness trend is making itself felt.” The piece pointed out that seniors are looking for “more than just a gym” in their communities and are “demanding much higher levels of physical fitness facilities and programs.” […]

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How to Break Exercise Plateau

How to Break Exercise Plateau
By Dan Rockvoan, BMI, CPT-CI, CPT-NASM, CES-NASM, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
Are you stuck in a plateau? When progress towards building cardio, muscle, or weight loss stops, it is called a plateau. A plateau occurs when there is too much repetitive exercise. Because our bodies adapt quickly to the same exercise routines, variables must be changed periodically to keep the body in a state of motion and muscle confusion, thus resulting in continued progress. […]