Exercise is the key to longevity

Exercise is a cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle, but its significance extends far beyond immediate physical gains. One of the most critical aspects of exercise is its profound impact on longevity: not only in terms of years lived, but in terms of vitality and independence also. At Nielsen Fitness, we think longevity should be part of your ‘why’ for engaging in […]


how to protect your knees from pain

As pivotal joints in our body, the knees bear the brunt of our movements and activities. This makes them susceptible to wear and tear over time.Whether you’re dealing with knee pain or aiming to prevent it, adopting a holistic approach to knee health is paramount. In this guide, we’ll delve into the many causes of knee pain and discuss the […]


Book Review: The Longevity Diet

Hello! Poul Nielsen here.  I am always on the lookout for resources that can help our clients live healthier, longer lives and today I want to talk to you about  The Longevity Diet. This book, written by Valter Longo, first caught my attention for its promise to not only help readers shed some pounds but also improve overall health and increase […]


Nielsen Fitness’ Guide to Strength Training for Seniors

Strength training is an important part of any fitness program, especially for seniors. As we age, our muscles naturally weaken, making it more difficult to stay active. Strength training helps build strong bones and muscles, which can lead to improved balance, better posture, improved coordination, and increased stamina. For older adults, strength training can also reduce the risk of injury […]


Want to age well? Work on your grip strength.

Today, we’re going to shed light on an often neglected yet crucial aspect of physical fitness: grip strength. Often overlooked in discussions about physical health, grip strength plays a crucial role in our overall well-being. In simplest terms, it refers to how much force our hand muscles can generate when gripping an object.While it may seem like a minor aspect […]


The connection between exercise, body weight and arthritis

There are many benefits to staying in shape including building and maintaining muscular strength, increasing bone density, reducing stress and improving cardiovascular health. On the flipside, there are many risks and adverse effects of not exercising – particularly if you’re carrying extra weight as a result. One of those relates to joint health, as strong joints are crucial for mobility and excess […]


Why good health is a marathon, not a sprint

Have you ever done an exercise or diet challenge in order to “kick-start” your journey towards a healthier lifestyle? If so, we’re willing to bet that one of two things happened: You couldn’t keep up with the time, intensity or degree of change it required – and gave up, orYou succeeded… but have since settled back into your old, comfy ways. You […]


Can I Still Workout After a Fall?

Falls happen – especially in winter – and can leave you with an achy shoulder, bruised hip, or even more severe injuries (like broken bones). Generally speaking, you’ll want to err on the side of caution when it comes to picking your workout routine back up after a fall, but it may be possible to get back to it sooner […]


How to Increase Bone Density

Did you know after 50 your bones break down faster than they rebuild? This goes for women and men. When bones become less dense, they also become weaker and more brittle. That’s why for most people, a hard fall in their 30s can be much different than in their 80s. The good news is it’s never too late in life […]