Aging Gracefully Blog

Archive for March, 2011

This week:

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

The Kim Pagano Show
AM 1400KKZZ
11:10 am ET on Tuesday 3/29
Interview with Kim on Aging Well

Dresser After Dark
BlogTalkRadio
7:45 pm ET on Wednesday 3/30
Interview with Michael Ray Dresser on Aging Well

Hot in Cleveland

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

I'm just back from Cleveland where I gave two interactive presentations for Judson Services, a forward-thinking continuing care community that promotes health and fitness for its residents and for the community at large.  The audiences gave me a warm reception and were thoroughly engaged in learning about new developments regarding exercise and aging.

Experts in the field of aging and gerontology have determined that while genes can play an important role in health in the early years, your behaviors and lifestyle account for a full 70% of how well you age in the adult years. They've also found that exercise, and specifically strength training, is the key lifestyle factor in active aging.  In other words, in terms of preserving vitality,
exercise is more significant than nutrition, stress management, sleep, etc. (although of course these are all important, too).

My presentation, "Exercise Trumps Aging," focused on how strength training keeps you young by making you stronger, more stable, more active and energetic.  It allows you to be more self-sufficient and independent as you age.  And most encouraging of all, muscle mass and strength can be regained no matter what your age and fitness level. In fact, you can literally rejuvenate your cells and "get younger" with strength training even into advanced age.

We took lots of pictures, which will be posted as soon as they're available.  So please come back and visit to see them and to hear more details about the exciting news in the field of aging.

More Timely Topics

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Jackie O’s Strength Training Workout

FREE RECORDING: JACKIE O'S STRENGTH TRAINING WORKOUT

Listen/Download to the story of how I came to train Jackie O
and learn why this icon embraced exercise.

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Baby Boomers and Beyond!

Many of us are already planning our strategies for aging well in a supportive environment.
Next week I’m looking forward to giving two presentations for Judson Services in Cleveland, a forward-thinking continuing care community which promotes health and fitness for their residents. I’ll be speaking at Judson Park on Tuesday, March 22 and at South Franklin Circle on Wednesday, March 23. For details, click here:  Judson Smart Living Blog

In case you missed my interactive interview with reporter Magee Hickey that aired on WCBS TV last week, click here to see the 2-minute segment, "Seniors Training Seniors". Scroll down to see a few fun behind-the-scenes pix.

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Behind the Scenes

Join me behind the scenes as we prepare for CBS reporter Magee Hickey and her crew to arrive at my apartment last Wednesday.  We’re shooting a segment on “Seniors Training Seniors” in which Magee is interviewing Liliane Kates and me as we demonstrate exercises that you can do at home with minimal equipment.  As you can see, it was too much for Magee to resist, And she had to get in on the act.  If it looks like we’re having too much fun, it’s because we were!

 

Jackie O’s Strength Training Workout

Friday, March 4th, 2011

FREE RECORDING: JACKIE O'S STRENGTH TRAINING WORKOUT

Listen/Download to the story of how I came to train Jackie O
and learn why this icon embraced exercise.