Stretching Your Age

Flexibility is what helps you perform daily tasks with ease. It’s also one of the greatest determinants of quality of life as you age, yet stretching is one of the most neglected components of fitness. Regular stretching in combination with staying active can help you prevent deterioration of strength and mobility that comes with age. Continue reading →

Are You Sure You’re Getting Enough Omega-3s?

There’s a good chance you don’t know how much omega-3 fatty acids you’re getting in your diet and don’t feel like you’re getting enough for your health. Based on survey data collected by the Global Health and Nutrition Alliance (GHNA) and published in the journal Nutrition Today, 78 percent of respondents agree that omega-3 fatty acids are important for overall health. Continue reading →

Aging Adults Should Keep Muscle When Losing Weight

Muscle and strength are known predictors of physical function, metabolism, and overall health for aging adults. But a critical problem for many older individuals is the significant loss of muscle mass that frequently accompanies attempted weight loss that can offset the benefits of reducing body fat (2, 3). Finding a way to keep muscle while losing body fat is a primary goal during the aging process. Continue reading →