Category: Senior Fitness

Do Your Aging Brain a Favor: Be Active!

Do Your Aging Brain a Favor: Be Active! Aging Brain

One of the greatest concerns about the aging process is the decline in memory and cognitive processing. Numerous studies have explored the role of physical activity in decreasing the potential for various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease. Promotion of healthy outcomes for the aging brain (Merzenich, 2012) requires a comprehensive approach that blends physical […]

SMARTfit Cognitive Training & Exercise Games – A Fitness Solution for the Other 77%

SMARTfit Cognitive Training & Exercise Games – A Fitness Solution for the Other 77% The figures are staggering. But not surprising.  Only 23% of Americans utilized a health club in 2014, meaning 77% of the population has little access to the proper tools for exercise. Just 29% of high school students exercise 60 minutes per […]

SMARTfit™ High Intensity Interval Training

Over the last couple years, a number of studies have analyzed the benefits that “High Intensity Interval Training” (HIIT) can have on cardiovascular health, and have suggested that HIIT can actually be more impactful than traditional cardio exercise, such as steady jogging. Before we go any further, let’s talk about what HIIT is.  HIIT is a series […]

Getting Serious About Senior Fitness

SMARTfit Fitness Programs for Seniors Earlier this week, we shared some information relating to the impact that exercise can have on the brain, specifically in seniors.  We hope you have been thinking (pun intended) about that a lot over the last few days.  And if you are a senior that’s been putting it to practice, […]

One Hour of Exercise a Week ‘Can Half Dementia Risk’

One Hour of Exercise a Week ‘Can Half Dementia Risk’

A new study from Cambridge University identifies the most significant protection against the disease is exercise. In the study those that did not achieve three 20-minute bursts of vigorous exercise per week, or five 30-minute sessions of moderate activity, such as walking were 82 per cent more likely to go on to develop dementia. Obesity […]

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