You’ve heard it once or twice before….Drink. More. Water. Drinking water is one of the most important aspects of staying healthy, especially for seniors. Personal Trainers provide regular reminders during senior fitness sessions, water fountains are available everywhere, Group Exercise Instructors include water breaks in EVERY class, fancy water bottles are sold in practically every store you step foot into, and health care providers often ask if we are drinking enough water during the day. But why does this seem like an insurmountable task at times and how do we really know if we are getting enough? I reached out to our Cornerstone Wellness Coaches for the answers.
Topics: senior fitness
At Cornerstone Clubs, we set a foundation for your overall health and fitness by providing services geared to enhance the mind, body, and spirit. The goal of this whole-person wellness approach is to assist you in creating a balanced lifestyle, combining fitness, nutrition, continuing education, and socialization. But what happens to those concepts when our mind, body, and spirit centers are off kilter?
Our oldest Cornerstone members (seniors) and youngest (summer campers) participate in our Young & Young at Heart classes – a series of generational events that brings them together for active fun and benefits all. Photos by Adrianna Parsons Photography.
Let me guess, it probably isn’t what motivated you in your 20s and 30s! And quite possibly you didn’t even actively exercise during those years where we were all busy with jobs, life and kids! I know I always found it hard to make the time back then. Plus, I always felt strong and healthy and was constantly on the move. But as we get older, life changes, priorities shift and our needs are different. So, what now? What keeps us motivated to exercise rather than taking the easy path straight to the recliner?
Topics: Senior fitness classes
Cornerstone member Susan Welch (pictured, right) tells the story about how her mentor, nutrition and wellness coach Kristin Tomlinson (left), has reached a milestone age so gracefully.
As a Cornerstone member for over a decade, I recently decided it was time for a fitness reboot. The first step in that quest was a consult with Cornerstone’s Nutrition and Wellness Coach Kristin Tomlinson, who recently celebrated her 50th birthday and exemplifies all that’s fit and fabulous about this semi-centennial age.
Topics: wellness coaching
It’s that time of year again — time to consider things we may do to ensure that the young swimmers in our lives stay as safe as possible when enjoying the water outside this summer, whether it’s your backyard pool, the neighborhood water park or the beach!
Topics: swim lessons
Summer provides a wonderful opportunity to include the bounty of beautiful and nutritious plant-based foods into our diet. I don’t know about you, but I love those first fresh veggies of the season like spinach, lettuce, kale, beets and asparagus, followed by the summer staples of juicy tomatoes, corn on the cob, string beans and sweet melons. We have the added fortune of living in an area where there are many farmers markets and opportunities for CSA shares (community supported agriculture) that provide local, fresh and organic produce to choose from (while supporting local farmers). Sometimes, you can have this amazing produce delivered right to your door!
Topics: Health and Wellness