POWER! The missing link in the senior exercise program.

  Traditionally when we think about power and exercise, we think of elite athletes, sprinters, football players, and weight lifters. But the ability to produce power is a key component of improving function and maintaining independence as we age. In this post I will be referring to power as is pertains to seniors and theContinue reading “POWER! The missing link in the senior exercise program.”

My Parent Had a Fall Now What Do I Do? Steps to take after a fall.

Each year 3 million older adults are treated in emergency rooms for falls, and not all people who fall go to the emergency room. In fact falling once doubles your chance to fall again. So if you or your loved one has had a fall what do you do now? Of course if the personContinue reading “My Parent Had a Fall Now What Do I Do? Steps to take after a fall.”

Building Good Habits

Habits…..good or bad, they can make or break you. I have to be honest with you guys, I’ve been falling off the wagon. I could blame it on the time change, school being back in session, maybe a traumatic childhood experience, but really it doesn’t matter. What matters is what I’m going to do aboutContinue reading “Building Good Habits”

How personal training can help in Stroke recovery.

A Stroke or CVA  is when the blood flow to the brain is cut off. You can have an ischemic stroke caused by a blood clot or a hemorrhagic stroke caused by bleeding in the brain.  There are nearly 7 million stroke survivors in the US and stroke is the 5th leading cause of deathContinue reading “How personal training can help in Stroke recovery.”

Simple Exercises to Improve Your Balance

According to the CDC ,in people 65 and older, 1 in 4 people will fall this year and 1 in 5 of those falls will cause significant injury. There are many ways to prevent falls, in this blog post we will focus on exercises to improve your balance. There are many systems of balance that helpContinue reading “Simple Exercises to Improve Your Balance”

What Can Personal Training Offer?

Am I or my loved one too old or frail for personal training? Most likely the answer is NO! You should always check with your doctor before starting and exercise program. If you have some significant disability, physical therapy may be the place to start and then personal training when your course of PT isContinue reading “What Can Personal Training Offer?”

Finding Your Motivation: How a 15 year old girl and a race car driver changed my life.

  People make healthy life style changes for all kinds of reasons. Some people have a health scare, with high cholesterol, blood sugar or blood pressure. Some people don’t like how they look or feel any more. Some people just get an “Ah Ha” moment when they realize if they don’t do something their qualityContinue reading “Finding Your Motivation: How a 15 year old girl and a race car driver changed my life.”

My review of the Fitbit Charge 2

I have wanted an activity tracker for years now, actually I really wanted an Apple Watch, there’s only one problem….I’m cheap. Well actually 2 problems, my other problem is that I am an excessive researcher. You know, the kind of person that researches an item to death. I read all the online reviews and AmazonContinue reading “My review of the Fitbit Charge 2”

Keeping Your Workouts on Track

The hardest part about beginning an exercise program is getting started, the second hardest is staying on track. When I say workout, I don’t mean just going to the gym. I mean what ever you do to stay active, a trip to the gym, a walk with your dog, or a date with your treadmill. Continue reading “Keeping Your Workouts on Track”

Parkinson’s and exercise: What do I do?

Parkinson’s Disease has always been a professional interest of mine but the interest became more personal when my Dad was diagnosed several years ago. When it comes to our bodies there isn’t much that isn’t helped by some level of regular exercise. Got an ailment, diagnosis, ache or pain? There’s an exercise for that. HoweverContinue reading “Parkinson’s and exercise: What do I do?”

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