My Golden Rule for Senior Athletes

My Golden Rule for Senior Athletes

72 yo male in very good aerobic shape (swimmer)… I started weight lifting to maintain strength. I started with enough weight in each exercise to just make a set of 10 reps. Ended up with generalized soreness and achy feeling all over. What is the proper way to back off enough to avoid the negative […]

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best exercise to stay fit into you 80s

Best Exercise to Stay Fit into your 80’s

Hi! Thank you for your site and information. My father is 85 years old and is having difficulty with circulation (resulting in swollen legs), bone on bone knee issues/arthritis, weakness/shakiness when walking and occasional dizziness. His arm muscles are getting smaller – he was always a healthy strapping man he had bypass surgery several years […]

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exercise for seniors after heart surgery

Exercise for Seniors After Heart Surgery

This week Sheldon asks, “hi, what kind of exercises can the elderly perform to improve their heart conditions after heart surgery or with PAD?” Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America and there are over 500,000 coronary bypass procedures every year.  I see many seniors after open heart surgery, including bypass surgery […]

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Leg Strengthening Exercise for Seniors – Forward Lunge

One of my favorite leg strengthening exercises for seniors has to be the lunge. In this exercise, simply stand with feet at hip width at the side of your kitchen chair, lightly resting one hand on the backrest. Take a comfortable step forward with your right leg, bend your right knee a little, then return […]

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Muscle Stiffness After Exercise

Today we have a great question from Sue Mitchel on muscle stiffness and what to do about it. Thanks for the great question. It reminds me of my somewhat comical and dry response when I see children playing, rolling on the ground, and doing cartwheels. I usually say, “Wow, look what you can do when […]

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Back and Leg Stretch for Seniors

Are you tight in your low and mid back, and at the same time in your hamstrings? We are often very stiff in this area, especially in the morning. The stretch you are about to learn targets both of these areas at once and is actually quite easy to do. First, stand facing your kitchen […]

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Leg Strengthening for Seniors – Knee Extension

One of the easiest and helpful leg strengthening exercises for seniors is the knee extension. This exercise can be performed in any chair. Simply sit comfortably back in the seat so that your thighs are supported. Extend your right leg 10 times, then your left leg 10 times. To get the most out of your […]

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Dr. Bauman – Diet Recommendations

Dr. Bauman – Diet Recommendations from Douglas Schrift on Vimeo. Dr. Ed Bauman has been a pioneer in the field of holistic nutrition for over 35 years. His vision and leadership have inspired thousands of people to transform their lives in the form of wellness, community, and peace. He received his M.Ed. from the University […]

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Dr. Bauman – Supplements

Dr. Ed Bauman has been a pioneer in the field of holistic nutrition for over 35 years. His vision and leadership have inspired thousands of people to transform their lives in the form of wellness, community, and peace. He received his M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D. in Health Promotion from the […]

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Dr. Bauman – Diet Exercise and Seniors

Dr. Ed Bauman has been a pioneer in the field of holistic nutrition for over 35 years. His vision and leadership have inspired thousands of people to transform their lives in the form of wellness, community, and peace. He received his M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D. in Health Promotion from the […]

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