Category Archives for Fitness

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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Senior Balance Exercise Heel Walking

Another great senior balance exercise is heel walking. For this exercise you will definitely need to hold on to a kitchen counter or wall.  This exercise can be a bit challenging even for fit seniors. Simply lift your toes off the floor and balance on your heels. See, I told you it was a little […]

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Heel To Toe Balance Exercise For Seniors

Have you ever wondered how those female gymnasts learn to walk on a 4 inch beam? Well they usually start very young with simple balance exercise for seniors like today’s exercise. The classic “Heel to toe”. Give it a try. If your balance is poor, hold on to a wall or counter at first until […]

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Balance and Dizziness Exercises for Seniors

Ok, you are at Walmart pushing your cart down the pharmacy isle. You are looking at one side and it is full of pain relievers, aspirin, pain rubs etc. On the other side are the humidifiers, blood pressure cuffs and diabetic supplies. You look left at the ibuprofen, then right at the Ben Gay. Suddenly […]

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Shoulder Exercises for Seniors

Do you hear and feel the snap, crackle, and pop of your shoulders and back when reaching up to get a glass out of the cupboard in your kitchen. Many seniors do all the time. Our joints need movement to increase the diffusion of nutrients in our major joints, including our shoulder joints. This exercise […]

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