Exercise modifications for Older Adults Part II

Exercise modifications for Older Adults Part II

An effective trainer wears many hats — friend, teacher, motivator and disciplinarian. Does your trainer meet these criteria? Last month you read about modifications and equipment to consider before venturing into a exercise class you have never tried before....
Posture Exercise

Posture Exercise

Shoulder Blade Pinch/Retraction – Exercise for your upper body to help improve posture. It should be noted that this information by no means addresses all of the potential arthritic imbalances. Seeking the “one size fits all” approach is not always...
Why Good Balance is Important

Why Good Balance is Important

Having good balance means being able to control and maintain your body’s position, whether you are moving or remaining still. An intact sense of balance helps you stay vertical and… • walk without staggering • get up from a chair...

I HATE Parkinson’s Disease

My first encounter with Parkinson’s disease (PD) was when my dear Uncle Leon was diagnosed in 1996; he was 75-years-old. He was a prominent physician with Kaiser Permanente and our family physician, when I was growing up in New York....

Exercise and Atrial Fibrillation

With each passing year, I encounter more and more seniors with a condition called Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib). In fact, just this month I have two new clients: an 87-year-old male and a 76-year-old female, who suffer from A-Fib. I monitor...

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