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Top 5 Things to know – Physical Activity Guidelines For Older Adults

Here are the top 5 things to know about the Department of Health and Human Services recently released 2nd Edition of Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The first guidelines were published in 2008.

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3 Standing exercises for building better balance

When we walk outside the house, there is one thing you can be sure of…the ground will change. Yes, once we move through our front door we will encounter, cement, grass, gravel, and even sand. So

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Improve your balance with the single leg stance test

To improve our balance we need to think of ourselves as athletes. What do athletes do to improve their abilities in a specific sport? They train. Standing on one leg is a great way to test our balance

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How to Recover From A Fall

I was asked by a reader to show a way to get up from the ground after a fall. It is a good idea to practice getting up from the ground just in case you someday need to do that. Watch the video and give

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Benefits of Exercise : Why You Need to Exercise Consistently

In today’s post I use some props to demonstrate the benefits of exercise. As I have said many times on eldergym.com, and in many email questions, we must be consistent with exercise or the benefits

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