February is Heart Month!

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!”

Mobility Loss Puts Older Adults at Risk: Research Shows Exercise Can Help

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”

Resistance and Strength Training for Adults over 55.

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.”

Seated Core Exercises for Seniors

My latest Youtube video about seated core exercises for seniors or people who have trouble getting on and off the floor.        

Are We Under Dosing Our Senior’s Strength Training Programs? (aka GET OUT OF THE CHAIR!)

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. 

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.”

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”

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