Fitness, CoQ10 and Statins

Sorgue Marathon

Fitness, Ageing, CoQ10 and Statins Attention elderly marathon runners (and those of you with more modest fitness goals).  Do you seem to be running out of gas?  If so, you may be experiencing the effects of a decrease in levels of a vital substance called CoEnzyme Q10, the cause of which may be either age-related, [...]

Pilates-based Chair Exercises

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Try Pilates for free.  These simple chair-based exercises will improve strength, balance and posture. Start with rhythmic moving and stretching for upper body and arms. Relax, breathe deeply; almost feels like flying. Now work on your lower back with these simple stretches. Finally for legs and core strength try: Designed for seniors, but not a [...]

Personal Trainer Online

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Fantastic free resource for Longevityboomers who want to get start to get fit without the expense of a personal trainer.  Say a big thankyou to Steve. Older guys may or may not know that it’s the shoulders (and achilles tendons) that are often the weakest link for the ageing male, limiting ability to enjoy swimming [...]

Tried Tai Chi?

Tai Chi Master

Many claim that this gentle martial art can help reduce stress, improve sleep, increase energy and improve balance and flexibility.  It involves a range of slow movements that that have been practiced for centuries. Tai Chi is not a religious practice although its roots date back to the ancient Chinese philosophy of balance and harmony. [...]

Tai Chi Helps Chemobrain

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Tai chi is a gentle approach to exercise and relaxation that is ideal for anyone experiencing a lower level of fitness or general slow-down after surgery. It can be adapted for various disabilities (including wheelchairs). Tai chi has been practised for many years as a stress-management technique to improve cancer survival.  The side effects of [...]