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As we grow older, we all start to notice some changes in our ability to remember things. Thanks to decades of research, there are various strategies we can use to protect and sharpen our minds. Here are seven you might try.
7 Ways to Keep Your Memory Sharp at Any Age

Make Mindfulness Your Permanent State of Mind

By: Sheila Griffin, Program Manager and Instructor, Calcagnini Center for Mindfulness
Date: August 1, 2017
When fears, worries, and concerns about aging overtake you, try this three-minute breathing space practice, which is used in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to maintain openness and curiosity.
Make Mindfulness Your Permanent State of Mind

Strength Training at Home

Date: January 6, 2017
Strength training improves muscle strength, power, endurance, and size. It also reduces your body fat, increases your body metabolism so you burn more calories each day, enhances your balance and stability, and keeps your bones strong. It also can reduce the symptoms associated with chronic conditions like arthritis, diabetes, or osteoporosis.
Strength Training at Home

Mix it Up: Working with TRX Suspension Straps

By: Tiffany Jones, Health & Wellness Navigator
Date: December 28, 2016
TRX stands for Total Body Resistance Exercise. Born in the Navy SEALs, Suspension Training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously.
Mix it Up: Working with TRX Suspension Straps

What's in Your Gym Bag? Exercise Gloves

By: Tiffany Jones, Health & Wellness Navigator
Date: December 28, 2016
Wearing exercises gloves is a great way to protect your hands from calluses and improve your grip when weight lifting.
What's in Your Gym Bag? Exercise Gloves

Perfect Form: Lunges

By: Tiffany Jones, Health & Wellness Navigator
Date: December 28, 2016
Improper form can hinder your results and increase your risk for injury. We consulted fitness expert and JMC at the JCC trainer, Vincent Leonard, for the skinny on perfecting your lunge form.
Perfect Form: Lunges

Fitness Center Etiquette

By: Tiffany Jones, Health & Wellness Navigator
Date: December 28, 2016
Most fitness centers provide an introductory session to go over facility rules and procedures. But after you find your routine, it can be easy to forget the proper fitness center etiquette. Here are some reminders of what NOT to do at your center.
Fitness Center Etiquette

Switching Up Your Workout: Group Fitness Classes

By: Tiffany Jones, Health & Wellness Navigator
Date: December 28, 2016
Need to switch up your workout? It's easy to get stuck in the same routine or class. Here are some fun and challenging classes/programs that will shake up your routine and your body!
Switching Up Your Workout: Group Fitness Classes

Athletic Shoes: Lace Them to Fit

Date: December 28, 2016
Experts say proper shoe lacing makes a difference for your feet. It's just one of many simple things you can do to safeguard your feet while you put them through the demands of an athletic workout or even a long day of walking over all sorts of...
Athletic Shoes: Lace Them to Fit

Recipe: Blue-Green Canapés

Date: December 28, 2016
Healthy appetizer for you and your guests.
Recipe: Blue-Green Canapés