Stay Active at Dovercourt Gold Club!

>>Click here for Upcoming Schedules<< Seniors who feel a sense of purpose or engage in hobbies of genuine interest are less likely to succumb to the negative effects of social isolation. Engaging in the community through recreational activities allows seniors to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and also to maintain a healthy social life which can be highly beneficial for mental health and well-being. Dovercourt Recreation Centre has some ideal fitness options for seniors aged 55 and over. Strength and Fitness Classes: Women on Weights - Strength training with weights, along with a variety of activities and experience, is proven to [...]

Why Strength Training?

Research has shown that strengthening exercises are both safe and effective for women and men of all ages, including those who are not in perfect health.  In fact, people with health concerns including heart disease or arthritis often benefit the most from an exercise program that includes lifting weights a few times a week. There are numerous benefits to strength training regularly, particularly as you grow older.  It can be very powerful in reducing the signs and symptoms of several chronic conditions, including: arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, back pain and depression. As people age, poor balance and flexibility contribute to [...]

2017-03-15T10:42:48+00:00May 26th, 2014|Physical Health, Weight & Appearance|

Dealing with Physical Changes

As we age, we face many changes and many sources of stress – we are not as strong as we used to be, illness is more of a problem, children move away from home, people we love die, we may become lonely, and eventually we must give up our jobs and retire.  Coping with all of these changes is difficult, but it can be done.  The keys to coping include your long-term lifestyle, your ability to expect and plan for change, the strength of your relationships with surviving family and friends, and your willingness to stay interested in and involved [...]

As we Age, Weight Tends to Creep up… Weight Control Tips

Fight temptation with these stay slim tactics As we age, it can be harder to lose weight. We all know to fill up on greens and go easy on comfort foods like cake and cookes, but if you tend to pack on the pounds over winter, naturopathic doctor Sherry Torkos, author of Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine has fresh tips for avoiding winter weight gain. Choose Well Have a full glass of water before your meal. It fills the stomach briefly and makes you feel fuller, so you stop eating sooner. Eat slowly. Give your stomach a chance to send a [...]

2017-03-15T10:42:50+00:00December 10th, 2012|Health & Medical, Weight & Appearance|