Categories for Senior Fitness

Building Mental Muscle

March 15, 2018 Written by: Kelly Nygard

Recently, one of our Iowa trainers, Pam Connolly, shared an article from The Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) July/August 2015: The word “plasticity,” also known as “brain training,” stems from William James’ Principles of Psychology in 1890, and Continue reading →

Are Your Competitors Afraid of You?

February 9, 2018 Written by: Kelly Nygard

During my early morning blog scan over a cup of coffee, I came across another thought-provoking post on the Senior Housing Forum.  The post was discussing a recent Facebook survey they had posted asking senior living leaders “what scares your Continue reading →

Early Morning Thoughts

December 27, 2017 Written by: Kelly Nygard

While I was having my morning coffee break this morning, I remembered a recent situation that a family found themselves in that I wanted to share with our readers.  This memory stems from the  articles I have been sharing regarding Continue reading →

Reducing the Need for Pain Meds

December 26, 2017 Written by: Kelly Nygard

As a new generation begins to consider senior housing, either for themselves or for aging parents, the senior housing industry is seeing a trend developing.  Many, who saw their grandparents or great-grandparents enter a “nursing home” and begin a rapid Continue reading →

Not My Grandma

December 22, 2017 Written by: Kelly Nygard

Most of us have heard that there is an Opioid Epidemic on the rise in the United States.  And, as I wrote in a recent newsletter, seniors are very likely candidates for addiction for many reasons.  Most of us are Continue reading →

Exercise & Depression

December 1, 2017 Written by: Kelly Nygard

It’s the Holidays and everyone is busy, excited and full of anticipation.  But, wait…is that true?  The Holiday season can be difficult for many who have recently experienced a significant loss in their lives or for those whose families live Continue reading →

Bill Gates Tackles Alzheimer’s

November 20, 2017 Written by: Kelly Nygard

Bill Gates’ Personal Defense Against Alzheimer’s?  “Lot’s of exercise” In a recent interview CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanja Gupta spoke with Bill Gates about his recent announcement that he is investing $50 million of his own money into the Continue reading →

Dance for Health

November 20, 2017 Written by: Kelly Nygard

I recently came across this article in Curious Minds detailing the findings of a study that reveals that dancing is the number one form of exercise to slow the aging process.  I posted the article on the SilverSneakers Instructors Facebook Continue reading →