Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease With Patrick LoSasso

Patrick LoSasso, CSCS*D, is a trainer and an internationally recognized authority on Parkinson’s exercise. He consults with medical professionals and trainers, sharing his unique and evidence based methods to improve health and function for people living with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions. A trainer and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction, Patrick integrates […]

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Improve Your Balance with Senior Balance Beam Exercises

Some of the reasons seniors fall is due to walking on what we call uneven terrain. This may be in your back yard stepping over a hose, or in your garage walking over the threshold at the door. It is important to be able to lift your feet and step over objects without losing your […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Strength training helps older adults live longer

Have you noticed that your strength is not what it used to be? Getting out of that chair, going up those stairs, lifting up the dog for a kiss. As we age, muscles just become less efficient. I was quoted last month in an article by Erin Arvedlund in the Philadelphia Enquirer about strength training […]

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Tim Caso: Weight Training for Older Guys

Tim Caso has more than four decades of weight training and competitive weight lifting experience. He has represented the United States in International Olympic Lifting Competition, and was the weight lifting coach for a New Jersey High School. He is proud to say that his training partner and two of his fellow lifting teammates were […]

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chemotherapy and leg weakness

Chemotherapy and Leg Weakness

Hiya, could do with a bit of help! My mum is currently going through chemotherapy and has dvt, she’s having daily injections for blood thinning (one they’ve said she’ll have to have for life!) Her legs have swollen and are back to normal but her thighs are still heavy. This is the only thing keeping […]

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Dick Curtis and Mary Tyler Moore

In memory of Mary Tyler Moore passing away January 25th, I had to post my great encounter with Dick Curtis last year. He is well-known for his appearance on The Dick Van Dyke show where Laura blurts out an embarrassing secret on a national television quiz show. Dick is the owner of one of my favorite places […]

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Vital exercises for those with limited mobility

In today’s world of health conscious celebrities and fitness personalities, we may overlook a very large part of our world that lives with limited mobility. Individuals with limited mobility may include seniors, disabled adults, and those with chronic medical conditions. These people can be very close to us, including our siblings, our parents, grandparents, and […]

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