Category Archives for Fitness

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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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