Category Archives for Fitness

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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Essential Balance and Coordination Exercises For Seniors

Essential Balance and Coordination Exercises For Seniors. Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to turn around? Sounds silly, of course you do, like, everyday! Maybe you are in the supermarket looking for organic lettuce. You just can’t find the organic area at all. What do you do? Well, you most likely […]

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Best Leg Stretching Exercises For Seniors

This month I turned 59 years old. Yes, happy birthday to me, and I guess I am still a youngster in this world of living longer. As they say, 60 is the new 40, or something like that. Every morning I usually start with a simple stretching routine, mostly for my legs and back. I have […]

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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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Easy Exercise to Improve Balance In Seniors

For those that mastered the figure 8 balance exercise last month, I have a more advanced version of that exercise for you this month. It is called the figure 8 in one direction. How many times during the day do you get up from the couch and have to maneuver around your coffee table, scoot […]

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One of the Best All-Around Balance Exercise For Seniors

I get asked all the time about balance exercises. Balance has always been the most popular subject on my site, and also the most searched area of interest. Seniors tend to not worry about balance at all until they run into a situation that requires balance. For example, let’s say you just got up in […]

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How To Strengthen Your Arms And Shoulders For Seniors

This month I have a another wonderful upper body exercise for you to try. I explain How To Strengthen Your Arms And Shoulders For Seniors.  These are called “diagonals” and work on your upper shoulder muscles that lift your arm up and out to the side. If you have not been exercising, try no weight in […]

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Chair Walking Balance Exercises

In past articles I talk about the three systems involved with our balance; eyes, ears, and feet. In todays balance exercises, I talk about how we use our eyes to balance which is pretty self-explanatory. By ears I am referring to our vestibular system in our ears which keeps our head level which in turn […]

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