Why older adults should exercise regularly

Older adult exercise class

Pay attention to how much activity you’re getting—even climbing the stairs Exercise is the energy booster that is so counterintuitive, most people don’t even think of it. But it’s a proven way to increase your energy levels. The physical activity guidelines recommend 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity per week (for example, half an hour five days a week) or … Read More

How a food diary can help older adults eat better

Food diary for weight loss

A food diary can help you identify problem-eating habits. Do you mindlessly dine on junk food when you watch your favourite TV show? You may not be aware how many unhealthful, high-calorie, processed foods you are eating at odd moments if you don’t record your-eating habits with a food diary. Seeing all that you eat in black and white can … Read More

Why older adults should use S.M.A.R.T. goals to get motivated

Older adult exercise class

Health and fitness experts say efforts to change are more likely to be successful if they are SMART goals. SMART simply stands for: Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Time-based So, if you’re planning on a making a change to your diet, fitness routine or health, make sure it passes the SMART test: S – Set a very specific goal. I will … Read More

Debunking the myths surrounding exercise for older adults

Debunking the myths surrounding exercise for the older adult

For some people, growing older signifies retirement and a general slower pace of life, and sadly becoming less active. As personal trainers, we believe the contrary, that as you grow older you should become more active daily. There are many benefits for older adults; regular exercise can increase your energy levels, maintain independent living as well as better management illness, … Read More