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Kind Words From an Older Adult for the Stretch & Strength Program September 24, 2020 08:46

Very beneficial....I’ve been using this video through my independent living center. In the last several months I have gained so much strength that surprises me. Before starting this I could not get myself up off the floor, but now I can pop right up because I am stronger than I have been for years.

 

Chair Exercise DVD Video


Four Healthy Habits for Seniors to Reduce Cognitive Decline and Prevent Dementia March 3, 2020 09:19

With little advancement in the ability for drugs to treat dementia, many people are left asking:

  • What can I do to help prevent or delay the onset of cognitive decline and dementia?
  • What can I do to maintain healthy living as I grow older?

 

Chair Exercise DVD Programs


WOW!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! THIS IS MY LIFE SAVER -SO GLAD I FOUND THIS March 2, 2020 11:49

Anne Pringle Burnell is awesome in leading the exercise. I have been using this for two weeks. What a difference in the way I feel and move. You get a total body workout sitting in a chair. I was so weak and now I'm getting stronger by the day.

                                                           ~Ray

 

Stretch & Strength Chair Exercise Program


Staying fit forever: ‘Even people using walkers or wheelchairs are exercising’ February 27, 2020 10:58

Staying fit forever: ‘Even people using walkers or wheelchairs are exercising’

“You have to be active,” Becker says, imitating a hunched-over person thumbing a cell phone. “Everyone is sitting in front of a computer all day. You have to move your entire body.”

 

Exercise for Seniors DVD


Chronic Illness Number 7: Heart Failure February 3, 2020 14:13

  14% of older adults were treated for heart failure — a condition that occurs when the heart cannot adequately supply blood and oxygen to all of the organs in the body.

The heart might become enlarged, develop more muscle mass, or pump faster in order to meet the body’s needs, causing you to feel tired, light headed, nauseous, confused, or lack an appetite. The best prevention is to follow a doctor’s recommendations to decrease your risk for coronary heart disease and high blood pressure.

Begin an exercise program. Try to limit saturated fats, foods high in sodium, and added sugars. Eat plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables, and whole grains.


Thanks to St. Francis Health and Wellness in Little Falls, MN January 28, 2020 20:26

St. Francis Health & Recreation Thanks to St. Francis Health and Wellness in Little Falls, MN for utilizing the Stronger Seniors Chair Exercise Programs. Patti H. says "We use four different programs- everyone loves it." 

 

St. Francis has classes every weekday morning.

Core Fitness DVD January 7, 2020 09:21

Core Fitness DVD
I would recommend to everyone who is either a senior, hates exercise, or just wants a stretching exercise. I purchased for my 92 year old landlord. I actually purchased all of the DVD's. Great fitness videos." ~ Renee R.

Thank you to Arbor Court Retirement Community in Topeka, Kansas December 5, 2019 11:08

We are so grateful to Julie Schmanke at Arbor Court Retirement Community in Topeka, Kansas.

A group there uses the Stronger Seniors Chair Exercise DVDs to stay healthy!


Chronic Illness #3 - Arthritis November 24, 2019 15:07

31% of older adults were treated for arthritis – an inflammation of your joints, which causes pain and stiffness and is more common in women.

There are steps you can take to delay the onset of arthritis or manage the symptoms....

 

Chair Exercise for Arthritis


Chronic Illness - High Cholesterol November 12, 2019 10:51

47% of older adults are treated for high cholesterol – a condition that occurs when your body has an excess of bad fats (or lipids), resulting in your arteries getting clogged, which can lead to heart disease.

 

Exercise for Seniors DVD


Chair Yoga Testimonial November 7, 2019 14:45

"I did this Chair Yoga routine with my 82 year-old mother. I have server arthritis in my knees. It was simple and effective. All body types for instructors. They rotate teaching. There is an introductory class then you can go on to the next. Perfect for my mother and me. Relaxing also. With three instructors, each instructor shows you a different way to do the movement. Excellent instruction on modification. Very happy with my purchase."

                      ~Kimberly S. 

10 Common Chronic Conditions for Adults 65+ November 7, 2019 09:58

Age, family genetics, and gender make it nearly impossible for older adults to avoid becoming a chronic disease statistic.

 Eighty percent of adults 65 and older have at least one condition, while 68% have two or more. You probably have a parent or grandparent who is managing a condition right now, or perhaps you are managing one yourself. 

 

Exercise for Older Adults


High-intensity exercise can boost memory of elders by 30%, says study November 6, 2019 11:02

Seniors who took up short bursts of activity, experienced and displayed an improvement up to 30% in memory tasks.   

 

High Intensity Interval Training


Why We Gain Weight as We Get Older...It's Not Diet September 19, 2019 15:03

A major reason for middle aged weight gain is the natural muscle loss we all experience (sarcopenia)," says Dr. Caroline Apovian.

 

Strength Training for Seniors Video


A Weighty Response to Diabetes September 18, 2019 15:29

Even a 5 to 7 percent weight loss lessens the risk of developing diabetes if you have pre-diabetes. Exercise, though, is critical. If you try to lose weight simply through dieting, then you’re losing not just fat but also muscle, which is unhealthy.

 

Chair Exercise For Diabetes


Exercise May Protect Brain Regions that are Sensitive to Neurodegeneration September 9, 2019 11:17

Physical activity and fitness reflect on brain structure in cognitive decline. Especially brain regions which are affected by neurodegeneration seem to be responsive to exercise and fitness.

 

Exercise to Prevent Disease


Thank You Presbyterian Homes in Wichita Falls, TX September 4, 2019 12:44

Thanks to Presbyterian Homes and Teresa R. in Wichita Falls, TX for adopting the Stronger Seniors Balance & Posture program!

 

Balance Exercise DVD Video


Building a Better Life - Focus on the Process, Not Results September 4, 2019 11:43

 The most content people aren’t focused on being the best; they’re focused on constant self-improvement.

When you stop stressing about external outcomes — like whether you win or lose, attain a certain promotion, or achieve some other form of validation — a huge burden is lifted off your shoulders and you can focus your energy on the things you can control.

As a result, you almost always end up felling better. Research shows that concentrating on the process is best for both performance and mental health.


Hats Off to Brookdale Senior Living in Twin Falls, ID August 15, 2019 09:20

Grateful to announce that the Stronger Seniors Chair Yoga program has been adopted by Brookdale in Twin Falls, Idaho. Thank you!

Chair Yoga DVD


Thank you Aster Assisted Living of Clintonville, WI for choosing Stronger Seniors July 30, 2019 08:56

Conveniently located on Main Street within walking distance of shops, Aster of Clintonville, WI offers a welcoming community, with warm, friendly residents and a team of caregivers whose support and commitment are second to none.

 

Activities for Seniors


National Senior Games Pole Vaulter Breaks the Mold July 18, 2019 16:55

National Senior Games Pole Vaulter Breaks the Mold

“The reason you can’t do stuff? Do you know why? Because you don’t do it,” Johnston said. “The secret is to keep doing it. Keep on doing it.”

 

Senior Fitness DVD


Wonderful News from a Stronger Senior in NC July 17, 2019 10:20

A Wonderful News from a Stronger Senior in NC

Anne, I am SO proud of my gang. In the last 2 weeks, two of them were taken off one blood pressure med- one has lost 16 pounds, one has lost 9...

Senior Exercise DVD


How Seniors Can Improve Mental Health June 18, 2019 11:26

Socially isolated seniors have a 59% greater risk of mental and physical decline than those who do not experience social isolation, according to Forbes.

 

Improving Seniors Mental Health


The Benefits of Yoga for Seniors June 11, 2019 10:14

“What I discovered as I practiced was that the holistic approach of yoga benefited my body, but most importantly, my mind and spirit,” says Drisdell. ”Yoga practice somehow truly affects the rest of your life.”

Chair Yoga DVD for Seniors