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Our exercise news section will keep you updated with any Alive & Active developments and you can follow our exercise of the month and healthy living advice page. You can even write to us with your own recipes for active older living or tell us about how your Alive & Active classes have helped you. What's more, our letter of the month will be published on our website and the winner will receive one of our Alive & Active T. Shirts! For all our previous articles visit the exercise news archive.
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2ND DVD OUT SOON

2ND DVD OUT SOON

Simon's back & he's not taking age for an excuse! 2 Workouts on 1 DVD!

* Poor balance & worried about falling? * Lack confidence in your mobility? * Weekly exercise or balance class not enough? Simon's new DVD includes 2...

27/08/2015 07:06:39Find out more about the story - 2ND DVD OUT SOON

27/08/2015 07:06:39

Dial Stone Court Girls Get A 
Surprise!

Dial Stone Court Girls Get A Surprise!

Simon visits Mccarthy & Stone Dial Stone Court to deliver his class in person.

Every Thursday at 10.30am the ladies (and one gentleman) of Mccarthy & Stone's Dial Stone Court get together in lounge and exercise to the Alive & Active's DVD....

19/10/2014 21:38:48Find out more about the story - Dial Stone Court Girls Get A 
Surprise!

19/10/2014 21:38:48

Dr J Cooney from Bangor 
University 5 star rating on the  
DVD

Dr J Cooney from Bangor University 5 star rating on the DVD

Dr Jennifer Cooney an clinical exercise physiologist reviews my DVD

Regular exercise is essential for good health. Being physically active can help improve physical fitness and increase muscle strength. For older adults, this means improved physical...

19/10/2014 21:12:42Find out more about the story - Dr J Cooney from Bangor 
University 5 star rating on the  
DVD

19/10/2014 21:12:42

Care Home Uses DVD to Motivate Dementia Patients

Care Home Uses DVD to Motivate Dementia Patients

Great Review from a care home on amazon.co.uk

We are very proud to say that our DVD is helping out dementia patients in a care home. Here is what they said on a review on amazon.co.uk. "Purchased this DVD for the care home...

03/02/2014 19:36:20Find out more about the story - Care Home Uses DVD to Motivate Dementia Patients

03/02/2014 19:36:20

SIMON OFF TO NEW HALLMARK CARE HOME IN BRIGHTON

SIMON OFF TO NEW HALLMARK CARE HOME IN BRIGHTON

After using the DVD each week, the ladies are going to meet Simon in the flesh!

For weeks now the ladies of Maycroft Manor in Brighton, one of Hallmark's amazing care homes, have been enjoying the Alive & Active DVD. We hear they've been having lots of fun...

02/02/2014 21:32:19Find out more about the story - SIMON OFF TO NEW HALLMARK CARE HOME IN BRIGHTON

02/02/2014 21:32:19

Fantastic Five Star Feedback!

Our wonderful customers have been leaving some rave reviews.

When you visit Amazon, customer reviews are easy to see. Customer feedback however is a little harder to find but we are proud to say that it is well worth a visit! We are...

28/02/2013 22:37:43Find out more about the story - Fantastic Five Star Feedback!

28/02/2013 22:37:43

The Normanhurst: Sold 
Out!

The Normanhurst: Sold Out!

After over 5 years Alive & Active is still going strong at the Normanhurst residential home in Bexhill-on-sea.

Every Tuesday morning at the Normanhurst Residential home in Bexhill, Simon takes an Alive & Active seated exercise class for the residents. After over 5 years the class is still...

27/02/2013 22:00:46Find out more about the story - The Normanhurst: Sold 
Out!

27/02/2013 22:00:46

We Put Ourselves to the Ultimate Test!

We Put Ourselves to the Ultimate Test!

Simon commences 12 week exercise trial using the Alive & Active DVD.

Putting the Alive & Active DVD to the Test! The department of health recommend that the over 65s should exercise 150 minutes a week. I realise...

24/02/2013 20:25:33Find out more about the story - We Put Ourselves to the Ultimate Test!

24/02/2013 20:25:33

Alive & Active feature in Retirement Living Magazine

Alive & Active feature in Retirement Living Magazine

Our glamorous duo take center page!

Last April we wrote to Retirement Living, the magazine published by Churchill Retirement Living to tell them about two of their residents who had become the stars of our seated exercise...

15/11/2012 21:07:35Find out more about the story - Alive & Active feature in Retirement Living Magazine

15/11/2012 21:07:35

Great Website for Retired People

Read our article and lots more on this engaging website.

Upon perusing the Twitter pages, (as one does in this technological age) we stumbled across a great little organisation by the name of the Retired Peoples Club. They publish...

15/11/2012 20:38:20Find out more about the story - Great Website for Retired People

15/11/2012 20:38:20

Independent Review Triumph

Independent Review Triumph

New DVD gets the thumbs up from Retired People Club

Last week was an exciting week for us as our seated exercise DVD for seniors received its first independent review from the Retired Peoples Club. We are as delighted with their response...

11/11/2012 21:20:16Find out more about the story - Independent Review Triumph

11/11/2012 21:20:16

Regular Physical Activity Reduces Risk of Dementia in Older People

Regular Physical Activity Reduces Risk of Dementia in Older People

A new study found that regular physical activity may help older people reduce their chances of getting dementia.

A new study reports, elderly or non-disabled people who regularly exercise reduced their risk of vascular-related dementia by 40% and cognitive impairment of any etiology...

08/11/2012 06:53:54Find out more about the story - Regular Physical Activity Reduces Risk of Dementia in Older People

08/11/2012 06:53:54

Keep the Brain Healthy By Exercise the Body!

Keep the Brain Healthy By Exercise the Body!

A new study at the University of Edinburgh suggests, that elderly exercise may better protect their brain from age-related changes.

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh found that people over 70 who took regular exercise showed less brain shrinkage over a three-year period than those who did little exercise....

26/10/2012 05:46:30Find out more about the story - Keep the Brain Healthy By Exercise the Body!

26/10/2012 05:46:30

Be Happy For Longer!

Be Happy For Longer!

BBC News article report; you live longer if you enjoy life.

The BBC News has finally confirmed what all the chirpy people & Alive & Active have been saying for years! Happy people live longer. Check out the article Enjoyment...

15/10/2012 20:25:06Find out more about the story - Be Happy For Longer!

15/10/2012 20:25:06

5 Star Ratings on Amazon

5 Star Ratings on Amazon

Seated Exercise DVD takes delighted viewers by suprise

We've not been launched long but we're proud to say that the Alive & Active Seated Exercise DVD for Seniors is getting 5 star ratings on Amazon! People are enjoying having...

09/09/2012 19:35:21Find out more about the story - 5 Star Ratings on Amazon

09/09/2012 19:35:21

How Fish Oil & Exercise Can Keep Seniors Strong

How Fish Oil & Exercise Can Keep Seniors Strong

New study finds 20% increase in muscle strength for women in their late 60's when combining fish oil and exercise.

At Alive & Active we know that we sound a bit like a broken record when it comes to preaching all things exercise to seniors. Once again however, it seems a new study carried...

08/09/2012 08:06:54Find out more about the story - How Fish Oil & Exercise Can Keep Seniors Strong

08/09/2012 08:06:54

Fantastic Feedback of New Seated Exercise DVD

Fantastic Feedback of New Seated Exercise DVD

First three weeks of sales proving popular

The last two weeks have been a bit of a blur for both Simon and I. Sales of our DVD for seniors have really taken off and what's more, feedback has been overwhelming. Shirley...

18/06/2012 22:20:36Find out more about the story - Fantastic Feedback of New Seated Exercise DVD

18/06/2012 22:20:36

How Exercise Changed My Fathers Life

How Exercise Changed My Fathers Life

By Rebecca From Alive & Active

My father has always been an active man. A keen boxer in his youth and gardner throughout his life. In March he'll be 70 and I can honestly say that I don't remember him being...

19/12/2011 20:28:03Find out more about the story - How Exercise Changed My Fathers Life

19/12/2011 20:28:03

Elderly Exercise; How important is it?

Elderly Exercise; How important is it?

An outline as to why later life exercise is more important than ever

Ok, so if you're of a certain age and reading this, the first thing that you may be thinking is "I've never exercised in my life so why start now?" Well, the simple answer is...

19/12/2011 19:59:39Find out more about the story - Elderly Exercise; How important is it?

19/12/2011 19:59:39

Seated Exercise DVDs Suitable for the Elderly

Seated Exercise DVDs Suitable for the Elderly

Unique Way for the Elderly to Exercise!

The launch of the website has been well received this week with record numbers of viewers and we've already had lots of interest in our exercise DVDs suitable for the elderly. We're...

28/11/2011 09:49:44Find out more about the story - Seated Exercise DVDs Suitable for the Elderly

28/11/2011 09:49:44

Big Changes for Alive & Active

Big Changes for Alive & Active

Simon hits the small screen!

As you can see, there is a huge change in the way Alive & Active are now running. We hope you like the new website and would be greatful of any feedback you may have about it....

25/11/2011 22:05:23Find out more about the story - Big Changes for Alive & Active

25/11/2011 22:05:23

New Exercise Guidelines Launched by the Department of Health (DoH)

New Exercise Guidelines Launched by the Department of Health (DoH)

The four UK Chief Medical Officers (CMO) from the Department of Health (DoH) have published new physical activity guidelines covering early years; children and young...

23/08/2011 21:31:52Find out more about the story - New Exercise Guidelines Launched by the Department of Health (DoH)

23/08/2011 21:31:52

Exercise of the Month for August

Exercise of the Month for August

Upright Row

There have been some lovely hot days this August and with any luck our vegetable gardens will be overflowing shortly with the fruits of our labours. Picking up those marrows is going...

22/08/2011 20:45:43Find out more about the story - Exercise of the Month for August

22/08/2011 20:45:43

Exercise of the Month for July

Exercise of the Month for July

Bridging

Summer is in full swing and we're all being treated to some warmer weather but hopefully it's not too warm for a little gentle exercise! July brings a great little workout that...

04/07/2011 22:37:42Find out more about the story - Exercise of the Month for July

04/07/2011 22:37:42

Exercise of the Month for May

Exercise of the Month for May

Knee Bends in Bed

What could be easier than a seated exercise? How about one where you don't even have to leave your bed! Whilst lying in bed a good little exercise to do is knee bends....

11/05/2011 21:26:33Find out more about the story - Exercise of the Month for May

11/05/2011 21:26:33

Exercise of the Month for April

Exercise of the Month for April

Rocking Feet

At last Spring is upon us and with any luck we can leave the winter chills behind us for a good few months to come. Why not make your seated exercise more enjoyable and take your...

14/04/2011 21:03:22Find out more about the story - Exercise of the Month for April

14/04/2011 21:03:22

Exercise of the Month For March

Exercise of the Month For March

Biceps Curl

This exercise is used to help strengthen the biceps muscle. This is the one we associate with the likes of 'Popye' (but don't worry, we won't be making you look like him!)...

07/03/2011 21:38:57Find out more about the story - Exercise of the Month For March

07/03/2011 21:38:57

This Month at Alive & Active

Business Taking on New Homes

This month has been an exciting month for us at Alive & Active. Since the launch of the new website in November 2010 there has been alot of interest in our classes. We are welcoming...

16/02/2011 22:18:05Find out more about the story - This Month at Alive & Active

16/02/2011 22:18:05

One man.  One Mobility Scooter.

One man. One Mobility Scooter.

Local Hero Faces Challenge of His Life

Alive & Active are proud to show support for a Tunbridge Wells man undertaking an immense challenge. Simon Angel, MBE is an ex-serviceman who is proposing to travel from...

28/01/2011 21:51:23Find out more about the story - One man.  One Mobility Scooter.

28/01/2011 21:51:23

Febuary's Exercise of the Month

Febuary's Exercise of the Month

Standing Hamstring curl

This is a great exercise for strengthening the group of three muscles at the back the thigh, commonly known as the 'hamstrings'. We use these muscles on a day to day basis for everything...

24/01/2011 20:44:32Find out more about the story - Febuary's Exercise of the Month

24/01/2011 20:44:32

Happy Active New Year!

Happy Active New Year!

We would like to wish you all a very happy new year and hope that 2011 keeps you heathy and active. From all of us at Alive & Active Photo: Margaret from Lennonx Lodge,...

03/01/2011 20:56:55Find out more about the story - Happy Active New Year!

03/01/2011 20:56:55

Decembers Exercise of the Month

Decembers Exercise of the Month

Finger Press Ups

Get those hands ready for some festive finger fun! One part of the body that people tend to forget to exercise are the hands and fingers. Like everything else, if you don't...

30/11/2010 22:26:23Find out more about the story - Decembers Exercise of the Month

30/11/2010 22:26:23

Exercise Of The Month For November

Exercise Of The Month For November

Static Leg Cross for Stronger Quadriceps

This is a great seated exercise for strengthening your quadriceps muscle. The top leg acts as a resistance weight for your bottom leg which which helps to work your thigh muscles....

31/10/2010 20:34:48Find out more about the story - Exercise Of The Month For November

31/10/2010 20:34:48

Peterhouse Comes Up Trumps!

Peterhouse Comes Up Trumps!

Bexhill residential home and day centre win award

A huge congratulations to Peterhouse in Bexhill who have won a worthy award. Mandi Stovell and the team at Peterhouse scooped the Bexhill Achievers 'We Can Do It' award for the Best...

26/10/2010 21:43:01Find out more about the story - Peterhouse Comes Up Trumps!

26/10/2010 21:43:01

Alive & Active's Letter of the Month!

Alive & Active's Letter of the Month!

Send us your letter and win a free T Shirt!

Send in your letter about how you stay active. We'd love to hear all your ideas and tip bits for keeping young at heart and independent. Or tell us about your class with Alive &...

11/10/2010 20:58:47Find out more about the story - Alive & Active's Letter of the Month!

11/10/2010 20:58:47

October's exercise of the Month

October's exercise of the Month

Sit to stands using hands

This is a functional exercise that we need to do everyday if we want to stay independent and active. It is a strengthening exercise but it is more about technique. If you stick to...

02/10/2010 11:00:15Find out more about the story - October's exercise of the Month

02/10/2010 11:00:15

Help Rheumatoid Arthritis By Weight Lifting - An Article review

Help Rheumatoid Arthritis By Weight Lifting - An Article review

An article in the summer 2010 'Arthritis Today' titled 'Resistance training is far from futile' discusses the results of a study carried out in the UK looking into the effects of intensive resistance training for sufferers of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

As with Osteoarthritis (OA) many are shocked to discover that exercise is actually the 'right' thing to do when it comes to managing painful and stiff joints. This study showed...

01/10/2010 10:40:27Find out more about the story - Help Rheumatoid Arthritis By Weight Lifting - An Article review

01/10/2010 10:40:27

New Website launch!

New Website launch!

Alive And Active gets a re-fit

We are very proud to unveil our brand new website where you'll find lots of information regarding exercise for the elderly. Feel free to write to us with any comments or feedback....

23/09/2010 10:07:44Find out more about the story - New Website launch!

23/09/2010 10:07:44

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