Want to get fit without working out? Step to the tune of these audacious women!

Every week these women strap on their tap shoes and dance, dance, dance! They're all over 60.

By | January 25th, 2016|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

Put a little fun in your life. Go dancing!

Joan Overton has been dancing nearly all her life. She just turned 82. It's just a number she says as she twirls around the dance floor.

By | December 30th, 2015|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

Contemplating while you exercise is good for your body and your mind

November and December can be difficult months for outdoor exercise, and many people lose their motivation. We're here to help!

By | November 30th, 2015|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

Who says 90 is too old to exercise? Not these men!

Being active is key to feeling young and healthy. We know that. And so do these three gentlemen, all in their nineties.

By | November 18th, 2015|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

Decade by decade. How to keep your body strong and agile

Whether you're 20 or 90, it's important to be physically active. Physical therapist Mike Moras has some tips to get you started.

By | November 5th, 2015|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

You can’t run like you used to, but you may still be able to run!

You ran like a gazelle when you were younger, but it's been years and now, you often feel clunky and stiff. How about some good advice and motivation?

By | September 9th, 2015|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

How to be a champion like Julia Clukey (No need to ride a luge)

Imagine that you have trudged to the top of your favorite sliding hill. A deep breath and down you fly — sitting or stretched out on your belly. Your choice.

By | May 8th, 2015|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

What Makes a Healthy Maine Street?

Everywhere you look, people are trying to eat better, lose weight, get rid of stress ... they're tired of feeling tired and overwhelmed and just plain unhealthy.

By | October 8th, 2014|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

Preventing Falls: What Fran learned about lowering her risk of falling

Hightailing it isn't a good thing to do if you're at risk of falling. Neither is forgetting to take your blood pressure pill or leaving your cane in the car.

By | September 26th, 2014|Blog, Fitness|1 Comment

Preventing falls: It’s a Matter of Balance

Many elderly people limit activities because they're afraid of falling. A Matter of Balance offers practical advice to reduce fear and get people moving again.

By | July 18th, 2014|Blog, Fitness|3 Comments

Movement therapy helps you become more aware of your body and more in control of your life

USM School of Music and Kate Beever, music therapist at Maine Music and Health showcase music/movement/dance and other creative arts therapies used in healthcare.

By | June 16th, 2014|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

Buckle your helmets ladies. Olive Spankins is going to teach you how to skate like a roller derby pro!

Buckle your helmets ladies. Olive Spankins is going to teach you how to skate like a roller derby pro!

By | June 2nd, 2014|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

Feeling too grumpy or stressed out to exercise? Think again!

A little exercise can go a long way in reducing stress and making you feel good, along with its many other health benefits.

By | March 19th, 2014|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

How yoga helps people with Parkinson’s Disease

When you have Parkinson's Disease, it affects how your body moves. Yoga instructor Elizabeth Burd developed and teaches a program that can help.

By | February 23rd, 2014|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

Running in the rain at the Vermont City Marathon

The 2013 KeyBank Vermont City Marathon and Relay in Burlington in the rain. Vermont and Boston Strong.

By | May 28th, 2013|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

Derby Lite: Buckle your helmets ladies

Three times in the past three weeks I have fallen hard on my rear end. And yet, I keep going back for more. Am I a masochist? Am I losing my mind?

By | December 17th, 2012|Blog, Fitness|4 Comments

The benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson’s Disease

A leading Parkinson's disease specialist at Mayo Clinic says there's increasing evidence that ongoing vigorous exercise may slow the progression of Parkinson's.

By | November 13th, 2012|Blog, Fitness|15 Comments

Cirque du Soleil: Could you be a performer?

What does it take to be a circus former? It goes without saying that you have to be in great shape!

By | October 10th, 2012|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

Get Up From That Chair!

I am trying something new.  Instead of working at my computer for hours on end I am scheduling regular breaks. My goal is to set the timer on my phone to go off after one hour. I’ll work for an hour, take a break, then sit down at the computer for another hour. I say goal because even though I did great all day yesterday, this morning I screwed up first thing. Yup, even though it’s today’s blog topic, I forgot to set the timer!  It’s on now though — 55:22 minutes left until my next break! […]

By | May 4th, 2011|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

Boost Your Memory: Take a Walk

Think you could manage a brisk walk 40 minutes a day, three days a week?  If you can, it might improve your memory. A new study backs up earlier research that demonstrated a strong connection between fitness levels and the size of the hippocampus. Huh? […]

By | February 2nd, 2011|Blog, Fitness|2 Comments