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3 Best Chair Exercises for Seniors

Last month I shared my favorite exercise for seniors, the sit to stand. You can see it here. This exercise is my favorite because it strengthens the legs and helps with balance. These two things are very important as we age. I received many emails for more exercises, in addition to the sit to stand. In today’s post I have added two more exercises which I also consider important for a functional life. These address upper body strength, in particular, pushing and pulling...

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Bo Yoga For Balance With Nate Guadagni

Today I am very happy to have Nate Guadagni on the show. Nate has been teaching yoga, Qigong and meditation full time for over thirteen years and is the founder of Bo Yoga®, a rapidly growing health and wellness system. His mission through Bo Yoga is to make mindful movement accessible to all people by providing innovative props and training techniques and adapting to students diverse needs. He is the author of Bo Yoga: 7 Essential Values to Energize Your Life and has produced three DVDs: Bo Yoga for Beginners, Bo Yoga Basics and 5 Elements Qigong. He has also created online courses and leads national workshops and teacher trainings around the country. He is a member of the Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Yoga Therapists. His most recent training is Sarahjoy Marsh’s 500 Hour Yoga Therapy Program. Website: Info about the packages: BO YOGA MASTER PACKAGE The value of the Bo Yoga Master Package is $220 On Sale for show special: $99.00 Includes: Bo Yoga Book : Seven Essential Values to Energize Your Life 5 foot Balance Bar – the perfect size for balance and stability Bo Yoga for Beginners : Gentle Hatha DVD + Online Course Bo Yoga Basics DVD + Online Course 5 Elements Qi Gong DVD + Online Course 3 Weeks to Better Balance Online Course Beginners Exercise Guide : 45 Pages...

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What is aging?

When we refer to the process of aging we usually think of the simple passage of time, how many birthdays we have had or what the current year happens to be. In other words, how long it has been since we were born. Many experts however, feel aging is more complex than simply looking at the calendar. There are other factors that must be explored in order to have a good working definition of the process of aging. Chronological age Chronological age, then, is expressed as our age in years. How old we are in terms of time since...

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Inspiration from Down Under: Conversation with Richard Bowie

Today I have a great guest, Richard Bowie. Richard emailed me about his challenges living with a cerebral hemorrhage in 2001, which resulted in a near death experience, brain damage, and frequent falls due to balance loss. I wanted to speak to Rick about how he has handled this very difficult event in his life. Here is our conversation. Richard Bowie (aka “Rick”) I live on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. I am interested in Health and Fitness (especially recovery and rehabilitation); and assisting others as they move through life’s transitions (health/sickness, bereavement, moving house and home, redundancy and retirement); I am a qualified Personal Life Coach, and help others to develop Personal Life Skills useful for travelling through life; and Spiritual Coaching – developing the “art of making connections” with themselves and those around, with the environment, with life, and with “the Other”. I have had a varied working career, from labouring, through advertising, to teaching and lecturing in pastoral care and offering personal life coaching. I was awaqrded a Black Belt in Shotokan Karate in 1995. I retired from active ministry as an Episcopal Parish Priest in 2001 as a result of a devastating cerebral haemorrhage. Throughout my career, I have relied on refined listening skills to hear and understand the goals and aspirations of many who sought my advice, assisting them with creating a powerful strategies for achieving...

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How to Exercise More With Less Time: Interval Training For Seniors

Today we’re going to  look at endurance. As you know endurance is part of the four pillars of senior fitness.  And that includes strength, flexibility, balance and endurance. Endurance is one of the areas that’s frequently overlooked by seniors. This is because as a senior we mostly need strength and balance if we want to be independent. We generally don’t think of our heart and lungs unless we have a chronic condition like COPD or asthma. Endurance training is important because this is how we strengthen our heart and lungs. Endurance training improves the ability of our heart to...

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“Dear Doug,
Just wanted to say thank you for your ebook of exercises for seniors. Lots of free things offered on the web are worthless. Your ebook has inspired me and helped me to begin an exercise program that I’ve been able to stick with. Thank you for making this resource available.”

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