On the face of it, the term whole-person wellness might seem like a fad from the 60’s era of pop psychology. True, the concept of wellness was introduced in the 60’s. But it was no fad. The concept evolved in the 70’s with the development of a wellness model. It subsequently gained prominence in the
In recent years, “wellness” has become something of a marketing term de jure for a wide range of products that promise to contribute to one’s overall sense of wellness. Upon closer look, you’ll discover that many of these products are actually fitness products. This creates the impression that fitness and wellness mean the same thing.
There’s no side-stepping this cold, hard fact for older adults. As we age, the risk of falling increases significantly. As does the incidence of serious or life-threatening injuries sustained from these falls. That’s why fall prevention is so important. Certainly, people of all ages experience falls, but they are much more common among older adults.
This winter, even more so than years past, boosting your immune system to protect your health will be important – especially for older adults. As we head into the winter months, the combination of seasonal flu and the COVID-19 virus pose increased health risks for many older adults. What makes them particularly vulnerable? An aging
Are you looking for a new way to challenge yourself and achieve new goals with your NuStep workouts? How about trekking up the face of Mount Everest? Running in the Boston Marathon? Driving in the Daytona 500? With a bit of imagination, your NuStep workouts could become an adventure of sorts and keep you motivated
The short answer is yes; you CAN do HIIIT workouts on a recumbent cross trainer. In fact, you can use any piece of cardio equipment for this type of workout. What Is HIIT? HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. It generally consists of a warmup period followed by repeated periods of high-intensity exercises separated
If you are living with limited mobility due to an injury, disability, chronic health condition, obesity or age-related frailty, the thought of achieving a total-body workout seems like an impossible feat. You may ask, “How could this be possible if I can’t move my legs, have severe knee pain, diabetic neuropathy, balance problems, etc.?” Here’s
Before diving into the merits of using a recumbent cross trainer for weight loss, let’s talk a little bit about weight. Managing body weight is vital to maintaining your health as you age. Being overweight increases the risk for numerous health conditions and diseases including high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, stroke, and Type 2
It’s been months since you’ve been able to get a NuStep workout at the gym. You started the new year with a resolution to lose weight, get in shape or continue rehab after physical therapy ended. You signed up for a gym membership, got some new workout gear and started hitting the gym a few
If you’re looking for the “silver bullet” to reach your weight loss or fitness goals, you will not find it! Because the truth is, there is no trick to losing weight or getting into shape. Every body is different and will require varying levels of activity and nutrition. The one thing we know to be