With the prevalence of the Covid 19 virus, how we exercise has dramatically changed. Gyms and Senior Centers have closed and group exercise classes have gone online. With Spring arriving with warmer temperatures and with people’s fatiguing of being indoors, more and more people will be going outside for activity. Recently the CDC recommended wearingContinue reading “Should I Wear A Mask When Exercising Outdoors?”
How to love your heart It’s February which makes us think of Valentine’s Day and many of us turn to the thoughts of hearts, chocolate, red wine and love. Did you also know that February is Heart Month? As a result, this is a good time to make a commitment to getting heart healthy. AccordingContinue reading “February is Heart Month!”
Today’s blog post is a guest post from the MPH online program at Baylor University. November 06, 2019 More than 49 million adults in the United States are now 65 and older, and this number is increasing rapidly, (PDF, 691 KB) External link according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That growth is fueled by lower fertility andContinue reading “Mobility Loss Puts Older Adults at Risk: Research Shows Exercise Can Help”
Our team recently set up at the Frederick County Elder Expo to promote fitness for seniors and active aging. The Frederick Elder Expo gets hundreds of visitors each year and there are booths for all types of resources. It’s a great event and resource to the Frederick County senior community. There were several things thatContinue reading “Its Never Too Early and Its Never Too Late”
Is your exercise program enough? As the the baby boomers age the number of adults over 55 is growing rapidly. They call it “The Silver Tsunami” I’ve worked with aging adults over the last 22 years and there is definitely a shift in mind set in the baby boomer generation. For one, they are moreContinue reading “Resistance and Strength Training for Adults over 55.”
My YouTube video about balance foam exercises for seniors.
My latest Youtube video about seated core exercises for seniors or people who have trouble getting on and off the floor.
Here is my latest YouTube video on using lunges to work on balance with seniors…enjoy
Historically we have treated seniors carefully, using only light weights and resistance and doing the same simple exercises over and over again. But a growing body of research supports that progressive strength training programs tailored to the individuals capability is our best path to improve function as we age.
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.”