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Taking Senior Fitness to the Next Level with Live 2 B Healthy

Taking Senior Fitness to the Next Level with Live 2 B Healthy

We LOVE the fact that we get to share some very exciting news with you! Our Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill community (shown below) participated in the “Most Fit Live 2 B Healthy Community” national contest in January and ranked in the top 3 most fit communities nationwide. And with almost a 70% increase in participation, we ranked #1 in the challenge with 44 new participants joining our communities’ program. We congratulate all four of our Carlton Senior Living communities who participated in the challenge; our Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Carlton Senior Living Concord and Carlton Senior Living Sacramento communities who …

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Senior Health & Wellness | May 29, 2019

Put a Spring in Your Step with Live 2 B Healthy

Dr. William Buchan, the 18th-century Scottish physician wrote, “Of all the causes which conspire to render the life of a man short and miserable, none have greater influence than the want of proper exercise.” Dr. Buchan was well ahead of his time in this statement. Today, we know that regular physical activity has been proven in study after study to improve quality of life as we age and help to reduce many of the aches and pains that were once assumed to be part of the aging process. Participants of Carlton Senior Living’s Live 2 B Healthy classes can tell you that regular physical fitness makes a big difference in improving their balance, fl …

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Live 2 B Trainers Make the Difference
Senior Health & Wellness | January 2, 2019

Live 2 B Trainers Make the Difference

“Combine your natural ability with a mission to help people and you will have a rich, fulfilling life.” -Bryan Krahn, Physique Coach What sets Live 2 B Healthy apart? It’s their Trainers! All of their Trainers are Certified Personal Trainers who are enthusiastic about their mission to create an outstanding fitness environment for the communities they serve. The Trainer’s role is to design exercise classes appropriate to participants’ physical abilities; lead enjoyable, interactive, motivating and safe fitness classes and assess class participants’ progress three times per year. Live 2 B Healthy Trainers encourage class participants to safely …

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Senior Health | September 22, 2018

Let's Take a Walk

“When the world is so complicated the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.” Maria Shriver In this life, we learn early on, that acquiring knowledge is the best way to keep ourselves informed. It would come as no surprise that when we or someone we love receives a diagnosis of a health related ailment we instinctively begin to enlighten ourselves on what potentially could happen, what might have caused this diagnosis and ultimately how best to proceed forward with the treatment of it. At this time there are 327,178,060 Americans living in the United States and 5.7 million of them have been diagnosed and are living with Alzheim …

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Live 2B Healthy Exercise Group – Concord
Carlton Senior Living Concord | November 8, 2016

Live 2B Healthy Exercise Group - Concord

Live 2B Healthy is an exercise class offered at Carlton communities which residents can’t seem to get enough of. Carlton Senior Living Concord residents enjoy the class very much and say that it makes them feel “back in shape” after each session. Class is held twice a week and attendance has been growing steadily.

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Study Proves Effectiveness of Balance Training for Preventing Falls in Seniors
Senior Living Lifestyle | November 18, 2013

Study Proves Effectiveness of Balance Training for Preventing Falls in Seniors

According to aa online report published in the web journal, BMJ, exercise programs for fall prevention in seniors could play a significant role in preventing serious injuries and fractures. Falls are a common cause of injury in older adults and a major reason for disability and long-term pain. The report suggested that exercises for improving the protective responses of an individual can be highly useful in avoiding fall-related injuries. Emphasis on balance training for fall prevention For this review, researchers looked at 17 different studies related to fall-prevention exercises and their effects on a senior’s risk of injury. In total, the …

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8 Brain Exercise Tips for Seniors
Senior Health & Wellness | July 23, 2013

8 Brain Exercise Tips for Seniors

There have been several studies conducted to prove whether or not brain exercises can help seniors in reducing their risk of developing dementia. Medical papers like the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology have published studies showing that rigorous cognitive exercise has a positive impact on the mental health of seniors. There are a number of ways you can keep your mind active and healthy, so that you can improve your chances of escaping mental conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Brain exercising tips for seniors The key to building a strong and healthy mind is to u …

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Fitness Tips and Vision Exercises for Seniors
Senior Health & Wellness | December 22, 2012

Fitness Tips and Vision Exercises for Seniors

Exercise is an integral aspect of a healthy lifestyle; even into your 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, you can enjoy good physical and mental well-being with a proper exercise program. Seniors can benefit from workouts in a number of ways. Here is a look at a few: Decreased risk of heart disease: In accompaniment with a healthy diet, exercise can lower the amount of LDL cholesterol that is responsible for clogging arteries and triggering heart disease. Workouts also strengthen the heart and enable its smooth functioning. This is given the fact that the heart muscles – like any other muscle – are strengthened when they are put under positive stress like e …

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How Aging Affects the Bones and Joints
Exercise & Physical Activity | November 8, 2012

How Aging Affects the Bones and Joints

Hip health is seriously important as the senior years approach, since hip problems are a leading cause of disability in people over the age of 50. Aging can bring changes in bone strength and density, making fractures a hazard and increasing osteoporosis risk. Additionally, joints can become more prone to deterioration, injury and arthritis. While the effects of aging on bones and joints cannot be eliminated completely, taking care to provide them with what they need to stay healthy and strong can help prevent serious problems. Protecting Joint Health Our joints go through changes as we age. Cartilage loses some of its moisture, making it thi …

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