Exercise and the Elderly – Benefits and Recommendations

Everyone benefits from physical activity: young, old, fat, skinny, healthy and sick. While younger individuals tend to ignore health benefits in favor of the aesthetic nature of exercise, physical activity has the potential to greatly improve the quality of life for the elderly population. From increased mobility and independence to

Top 5 Reasons to be Healthy

1. Feel Better. When you eat the right foods and avoid junk, you’ll feel better. If you’ve ever been on the road, away from your healthy diet for an extended period of time, you know what eating bad food over and over feels like. You get stomach aches from all

You Can’t Handle the [BMI] Truth

As of 2010, approximately 70% of Americans were either overweight or obese as defined by their Body Mass Index or BMI. Obesity related health issues are significant because they increase health care costs, decrease productivity and result in premature death. Discussing BMI invokes a great deal of passion because it

Top 5 Reasons to Exercise

1. Health Benefits. Exercising makes you healthier and stronger. It lowers blood pressure, resting heart rate and cholesterol. This gives you the ability to do daily chores such as mowing the lawn and taking out the garbage without getting tired and out of breath. 2. Makes You Happy. Research has