Fitness

Chair Yoga – Catching on with Seniors But Great for Everyone!

by Pat Richter, MPA If you’ve given up on yoga, take heart! A gentle new yoga that just about anyone can do, regardless of age, injuries or disabilities, is becoming increasingly popular. It is called chair yoga. With chair yoga students experience all the benefits of yoga without worrying about getting up and down from a floor mat. Imagine building strength, flexibility, and balance from the safe... »

Yoga Not Just For Youngsters

Most of us know that yoga is attracting more and more people each year. Designed to promote physical and mental health, yoga helps millions of people control their stress and improve their flexibility. A study by Harris Interactive Service Bureau reveals roughly 20 million Americans practiced yoga in 2012, a 29 percent increase from 2008. “While some people over 50 may feel their time to take up y... »

Running with My Dad

by Ashley Fisgus It’s 6:30 am on a cold and snowy Saturday morning. I turn the alarm off, slip back into bed, and call my dad who, in a cheery morning voice, tells me he’s on his way over. It’s marathon training and no matter what the weather, we have miles to run. Fortunately he’s a great running partner. My dad and I began running together when I was 12. I enjoyed his company, but felt guilty fo... »

Want to Stay Healthy at Work? Small ideas that can make a big difference.

Does it seem like you’re spending more time at work, and less and time exercising? Do you tell yourself, “There’s simply not enough hours in the day to exercise” or “Every day there’s so much junk food around, it’s hard to resist?” If this sounds all too familiar, perhaps it’s time to consider how some small changes can make a big difference in... »

Armchair Athletics Anyone Can Do

Everybody needs more exercise. Here are easy ways to work activity into your TV time. by Amy Goldwater (BHL) – For many people, finding time to work out after a long day at the office can be challenging. Running errands, preparing dinner, coordinating after-school activities for the kids, and more – all take up precious free time. But being even moderately active is a great way to live an ov... »

Tai Chi

Many receive tremendous benefits from the practice of this ancient martial art by Kathleen Moore, Ph.D.  Tai Chi, also known as T’ai Chi Ch’uan, is an ancient Chinese martial art practiced by people worldwide as a form of meditation and strengthening technique. A series of slow, synchronized movements with colorful names like Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail, White Crane Spreads Its Wings, and Needle... »

Get Your Groove Back!

Join Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital to learn how you can put the groove back into your life. Ladies of all ages if you are facing menopausal changes or symptoms, you will not want to miss this event. Bring your friends for a fun evening where experts will show and demonstrate ways to help you get your groove back. Did you know that 75% of postmenopausal women may experience conditions that imp... »

Fitness for a King or Queen

If you’re anything like me, you probably don’t look forward to going to the gym. Of course I want to be fit, but it takes effort, it hurts the next day, and driving somewhere to get on a machine that I’ve forgotten how to adjust to my five-foot stature can be intimidating. At the end of the day, a good meal is much more appealing than working out! So visiting the new Jewish Community Center’s (JCC... »

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