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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. […]

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Dan Rockvoan, personal trainer, on the benefits of exercise and tempo as a variable – LIVING WELL Magazine

THE BENEFITS OF EXERCISE AND TEMPO AS A VARIABLE

By Dan Rockvoan, BMT, CPT-CI, CPT-NASM, CES-NASM, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
What is exercise tempo? It is the speed which muscle moves against and with gravity producing and reducing force. The first movement for tempo application is referred to as concentric motion (against gravity). […]

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Akron Area YMCA on swimming for health – LIVING WELL Magazine

IT’S WORTH A SPLASH…
Courtesy Akron Area YMCA, Akron LIVING WELL Magazine
What compares to a cold splash of water on your face in the morning or a vigorous swim in the afternoon? Water is an essential part of life! Every living and breathing thing needs water in order to survive. As a species dependent upon it, we know how to play and enjoy the water. It is not just a resource for life, but also a source for exercise and enjoyment. […]