How to Stay Fit as You Age Series

How to Stay Fit as You Age Series
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18 episodes in this series

Episode 1 Aging with Optimism—A Holistic Approach
When is your age considered "old"? What three health-promoting characteristics make up the foundation of healthy old age? What is your "locus of control"--and why is it so important to…
Episode 2 Getting and Staying Motivated
Dr. Bonura discusses the secrets of motivation and illustrates the six stages of behavioral change-- precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance, and termination. She also offers tips on conquering several common…
Episode 3 Self-Care Fundamentals
Explore the fundamentals of self-care, which involves choosing behaviors that help balance the stress of modern life. As you look at sleep, nutrition, mental exercise, and stress management, you'll learn…
Episode 4 Fitness Fundamentals—Choose Your Activity
How can you use physical activity to take better care of yourself? Find out with this helpful episode on the components of physical fitness, including three that specifically support healthy…
Episode 5 Fitness beyond the Gym—Active Daily Living
You don't need the gym to build movement into your daily life. Here, discover how to stay active throughout your day. By making small, simple choices--such as walking with a…
Episode 6 It’s Not Just Physical—Mindful Fitness
Mindful fitness is an important part of aging healthfully and involves exercises that cultivate unity between your mind and your body. Among the many exercises you learn about here are…
Episode 7 Motivation—Goals and Willpower
Take another look at why solid goals and environmental support are key to staying healthy as you age. You'll explore each of the five characteristics of a good goal and…
Episode 8 Friends, Fitness, and Social Support
Whether you want them to or not, your friends and family have an effect on your overall fitness. Dr. Bonura shows you how to leverage your social circle at work…
Episode 9 Accepting a New Reality
Eating disorders such as bulimia and binge eating. Exercise addiction and overtraining. Explore these and other obsessive behaviors that occur when fitness doesn't support but consumes your life. Learn what…
Episode 10 Challenges—Illness and Chronic Pain
How you respond to the illnesses and pain that come with advancing age can lead to drastically different outcomes in your ability to maintain or rebuild your physical health. This…
Episode 11 Small Steps—A Path to Big Benefits
The one activity that consistently promotes health: exercise. First, examine some of the many benefits of physical activity on your body (including its ability to reduce your risk for diseases).…
Episode 12 Making It Work—The Right Plan for You
Successful health goals have to be framed in a context that gives them greater purpose. Learn how to do this with a rewarding discussion of our three innate psychological needs…
Episode 13 Relaxation Strategies
Who doesn't want to relax more? Find out how, in the first of several exercise sessions you can follow along with. Here, you'll practice simple breathing exercises, a full-body progressive…
Episode 14 Foundational Fitness
Using only simple exercise tools and a yoga mat, discover how to get a well-balanced, 30-minute workout that incorporates both strength training and flexibility. Complete this workout session two to…
Episode 15 Core Strength and Balance
Maintaining core strength and balance is essential for maintaining our physical independence as we age. In this session, focus on a series of yoga and Pilates exercises--performed both in a…
Episode 16 Workplace Fitness
Think you have to wait until after the workday ends to exercise? Here, Dr. Bonura reveals some simple (and surprising) ways that you can stay active and energized at the…
Episode 17 Chair Yoga
For those of us with limited mobility, yoga on a floor mat can seem like an activity that we're better off skipping. But in this fun exercise session, you'll discover…
Episode 18 Qigong—Practicing Fluid Movement
Explore the world of qigong, an Eastern practice that focuses on slow, deliberate movement integrated with key breathing exercises to increase your mindfulness. With this session, you'll learn how to…

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