My friend and fellow Adaptive Fitness trainer, Jim Jensen, has created a fun and informative Baby Boomer Survival Guide in the form of a website and podcast called The Essential Boomer. Jim is a personal trainer dedicated to helping adults at all fitness levels age successfully. He is one of the most enthusiastic, energetic, and positive people I know. Check out his website and you'll see what I mean!
Fitness and Wellness on the Web
There are thousands of websites offering fitness and wellness information, but buyer beware! Don't believe everything you read, especially if you read it on a website. Following are a few websites that I like to peruse when looking for reliable, interesting, and fun fitness information:
www.nihseniorhealth.gov -- An easy-to-use website featuring health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health. You can make the text bigger, change text color, or hear the text read aloud, making this a very user-friendly site for aging eyes and ears!
www.mayoclinic.com-- You can look up a specific disease or condition, or browse more general topics such as fitness, nutrition, senior health, sleep, etc. The nutrition section offers good tips for eating right and recipes to help you cook healthier meals at home.
www.health.harvard.edu -- Offers the latest health information from the experts at Harvard Medical School and links to the school's many health-related newsletters and publications.
www.wellnessletter.com- -- Includes past and present articles and topics featured in the informative UC Berkeley Wellness Letter.
www.smcfallprevention.org -- The San Mateo County Fall Prevention Task Force has gathered a wealth of fall prevention information for county residents, caregivers, and healthcare providers all at one site.
http://weboflife.nasa.gov/exerciseandaging -- Online version of a joint publication produced by NASA and the National Institute on Aging. Includes printable PDF format charts and animated descriptions of specific exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and balance.
www.prevention.com -- This is a fun website to browse for information on everything from aerobics to yoga, meditation to brain games, and more. The site includes lots of quick tips and exercise routines, but also lots of advertisements.
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