Category Archives for Fitness

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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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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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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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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The Side Hip Raise

The side hip raise is a wonderful hip exercise for strengthening and balance. In this exercise, we perform alternating or pendulum hip movements which add to the challenge. Make sure you have a chair in front of you for safety and stability. Let’s get started!

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