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Calf Raises For Seniors

Today I had a conversation with a patient of mine about swelling in her legs. She asked what exercise was good for ankle and leg swelling. Well, I just so happen to have a great exercise for that very situation. They are called calf raises or more precisely heel raises. When we think about the […]

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Arm Strengthening Exercises: Bicep Exercise

There are few exercises as important as arm exercises. I can always tell when my arms are weak from periods of inactivity. Usually it is when I lift up a gallon of milk. Yes that is 8.56 pounds.  For the average senior, anything over 2 or 3 pounds is heavy to lift. Here is a […]

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Shoulder and Back Stretch for Seniors

Remember the old water well hand pump? Fortunately, my viewing audience for eldergym.com is of the age that maybe even they had one at home! Hand pumps are a wonderful illustration of using a lever. When we push down on one end, we suck up water from the well on the other end. In other […]

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Backward Walking For Increased Balance

Hi, this is Doug with another exercise for you. This one is called backward walking. Yes, that is it. Just walk backwards. Here is one of my students showing you how to do it. The best idea is to find a wall where you can at least take ten steps in a row. Start by […]

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Get Started with Ankle Circles Video

Join me and some of my students as we show you how to do ankle circles. This is a wonderful and simple exercise for warming up your ankles. Ankle movement is our first line of defense when we lose our balance. So find a chair let’s get started with ankle circles!

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