Tag: health

Gearing up for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

  Our government is realizing the need for funding to improve Alzheimer’s research of the disease and programs to assist families affected with Alzheimer’s. In Washington D.C., Congress has been convinced to quadruple appropriations for Alzheimer’s research at the National Institutes of Health in just five years. Congress has also passed laws to improve care…

Summer 2019 yoga programs

  Classes taught by Janet Rock, Certified Yoga Instructor, 200 HRS Yoga Alliance & Lois Moncel, Certified YogaFit Instructor. Back care basics: For those suffering from back pain. A gentle and careful approach to stretching carefully designed to alleviate pain and promote health in the low back, sacrum and hips. This class does utilize the…

Take your workout outdoors for a fresh boost

  As temperatures rise and the sun shines brighter, you might start taking your workouts outside more often. To ensure your body’s comfort and safety, you may need to refresh your fitness regimen. These tips can help you safely enjoy your summer workouts: Wear sweat-proof sunscreen. Protecting your skin is a year-round endeavor, but when…

Get CPR and AED certified!

  In the past year over 100 residents of our community have been trained at the Sports Club and can now assist with Cardiac emergencies in and away from the community. ASHI CPR and AED is designed specifically for laypeople. This extremely flexible program will help prepare you to respond to a cardiac arrest and…

June is brain month

Lifestyle is an important part of staying healthy in mind and body. Alzheimer’s and dementia are not an inevitable part of normal aging and exercise might help keep them at bay! Researchers found that every hour of exercise over the recommended weekly levels of more intense activity reduce brain aging by about a year. The…

Indoor cycling is here

What are the benefits of indoor cycling? 1. It’s a huge calorie burner. Indoor cycling can burn anywhere from 400 to 800 calories per class, which is up there with an hour of running or jogging, only you get to sit down for parts of class! It’s pretty rare to not see people coming out…

Exciting news regarding Alzheimer’s research

The quest to restore cognitive function for those with Alzheimer’s disease is moving forward in Arizona, thanks to funding from the Alzheimer’s Association. Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD., a leading neuroscientist in the field of Alzheimer’s disease, the aging female brain and regenerative therapeutics at the University of Arizona Health Sciences in Tucson, is one of…

Maintain, don’t gain part 2: How to survive a holiday party

  Dalia Blunt, M.S., Certified Nutritionist and Personal Trainer During the holidays it is common to attend gatherings and parties with family, friends and coworkers. Unfortunately, this means you will be surrounded by decadent desserts, carb-packed dishes and high calorie drinks which can do a number on your waistline. Instead of letting all the holiday…

Try these five tips for a healthy Thanksgiving

  Dalia Blunt, MS, certified nutrition consultant and personal trainer When we think of the holidays, we think about spending time with friends and family and all the delicious food that comes with the gatherings. With so many tasty temptations around us, it becomes very easy to overeat, making weight gain inevitable. However, it is…

Balance and strength classes available beginning October 15

  Balance and strength. For most of us, balance happens automatically; we barely give it a second thought. But achieving and maintaining balance, especially as we age, is not that simple. Balance difficulties can come from multiple causes, like arthritis, issues with your feet, poor eyesight or even the inability to focus or concentrate. But…