Month: July 2017

How to Improve Your Balance With Ladder Drills

In today’s post, I’d like to show you how to improve your speed, agility, and balance using ladder drills. As with any balance exercise, they should focus on improving your ability to speed up, change directions, and react more quickly. These are controlled by three body systems. Your eyes, your vestibular system in your ears, and the sensation in your joints and the ability to sense where your feet, torso and arms are in space. As you try these ladder exercises, think about starting slowly until you have the general feel of the steps involved with the exercise. Then...

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How to Improve Your Balance With Hurdles

The risk of falling increases with age and is greater for women than men. Annually, falls are reported by one-third of all people over the age of 65. Two-thirds of those who fall will do so again within six months. Falls are the leading cause of death from injury among people 65 and older. Are you worried about falling? Do you feel afraid you may fall when walking in public? At the store, or your church? One reason seniors fall is due to not lifting the feet when stepping. When seniors fail to lift their feet when stepping, often...

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Super Senior Heart Smoothie

Today I wanted to share with you my morning routine which most days consists of a healthy smoothie. I like to call it my super senior heart smoothie. Now this is not a meal replacement. You should always have a balanced meal plan including plenty of fruits and vegetables. I have a hard time keeping weight on and use this smoothie not only to add some protein and good fat to my diet but also some heart friendly supplementation. It is very important for seniors to take care of your heart. Certainly exercise is the best thing, but also...

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