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Exercise: The Magic Pill

Exercise is known to be the key to a healthy lifestyle. Studies have shown that regular exercise can help reverse some forms of heart disease, prevent cancers, relieve the pain of arthritis, fight depression, and maintain a healthy body weight. Plus, it makes you feel great.   According to the American College of Sports...

Exercising with Parkinson’s

Exercise is very important for us to stay healthy, but for someone with Parkinson’s disease, the right exercises are crucial to their daily living. Maintaining balance and mobility play a vital role for one living with Parkinson’s. At Acacia Creek, a Masterpiece Living Certified Center for Successful Aging, and retirement community, we believe that exercise...

Calorie-Watching and Weight Management

Calorie-watching and weight management are difficult for many people. At Acacia Creek, a Masterpiece Living Certified Center for Successful Aging, and retirement community, we believe that a proper diet is an important part of all wellness categories – intellectual, social, physical, and purposeful. Trying to eat fewer calories while including necessary nutrients and making...

An Active Cure for Arthritis Pain

Arthritis is a very common condition. There are 100 different types of arthritis and more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children are affected. Arthritis is very painful and because of this, it’s sometimes difficult to move around when you’re experiencing symptoms. This leads to the common misunderstanding that exercise aggravates arthritis, causing more...

Strength Training is for Everyone!

Many older adults do cardio and aerobic activities but hate to include strength training in their workout routine. They often don’t believe that they are able to do strength training exercises or build muscle. Luckily, science contradicts these myths. Here we look at the realities behind them. Myth: I’m way too old for strength...

Swimming for Fall Prevention

Most of us know someone who has fallen at home. Some people end up with a few bruises, while others have injuries requiring a trip to the hospital – a dislocated shoulder, broken hip, or worse. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one-third of Americans age 65 and older fall each year....

Exercise and Aging

Let’s dig a little deeper into how exercise can “hack” the aging process. Our DNA controls cellular age. As cells divide, the aging process moves forward – until they no longer divide. During cell division, copies of DNA and sections of chromosomes known as “telomeres” become shorter. Telomeres are protective capsules at the end...

Muscle Soreness

Have you ever experienced post-workout muscle soreness? It can be quite uncomfortable, and might leave you leery of exercising again. This uncomfortable feeling is known as known as delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). For years, scientists believed that DOMS occurred when muscles became irritated by the lactic acid naturally produced by the body during...

Exercise For Wellness

When most of us think and talk about exercise, we usually focus on how it supports the physical component of successful aging. Exercise has us focus on the act of engaging in purposeful movement throughout the day, but the benefits go beyond physical wellness. At Acacia Creek, a Masterpiece Living Certified Center for Successful...

Living It Fully: Acacia Creek Retirement Community Wins Two “Living It” Awards!

The Acacia Creek Retirement Community, a vibrant independent living community with a strong culture of Successful Aging, has just won two “Living It” Awards from Masterpiece Living (MPL), an organization known for its successful aging initiatives. Acacia Creek’s integrative approach to aging well earned it MPL’s “Center for Successful Aging” certification in 2016, and...