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Category Archives: Senior Living

11 Sep, 2020

Bone Health and Fitness by Walking

Walking is a great step to improve bone health and fitness. It is one of the easiest ways to get a workout and it offers many physical and mental health benefits. So, lace up your shoes and go for a walk. Bones and Muscles Strength Walking is a low impact exercise, which means that it

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4 Aug, 2020

Easy Ways to Stay Active As We Get Older

As we get older exercise remains a very important thing to keep up with not just for our physical health, but also for our well being.  I often hear or get asked about what exercises are appropriate to do because they are worried about pain or doing exercises that may worsen current comorbidities.  Here is

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25 Feb, 2020

Osteoarthritis VS Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is arthritis and who can get it? Arthritis is actually not a single disease, but rather an informal way of referring to joint pain or inflammation. Two of the most prevalent types of arthritis are, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. While arthritis is often associated with increased age, people of all ages, sexes, and lifestyles

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13 Feb, 2020

Does Getting Older Mean We Can’t Exercise…

Statistics show that roughly about one third of people 65-years-old are physically active. That’s in contrast to the roughly 80 percent of the general population. As you age you may begin to think that your body won’t be able to handle exercising, and you may just stop exercising all together. The reality is, folks over

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22 Oct, 2019

Balance Issues Occur in Both Older and Younger Populations

Balance issues occur in anyone, regardless of age. However, the cause of balance issues and how to treat them differ in older and younger populations. We all have three systems that all work together to ensure we have good balance. We have our balance organ, which is our vestibular system in the inner ear. We

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12 Jul, 2019

Does Getting Older Mean We Can’t Exercise…

Statistics show that roughly about one third of people 65-years-old are physically active. That’s in contrast to the roughly 80 percent of the general population. As you age you may begin to think that your body won’t be able to handle exercising, and you may just stop exercising all together. The reality is, folks over

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6 Jul, 2019

Motion is Lotion

You have probably heard a thousand times, “If you crack your knuckles, you’ll get arthritis.” Well guess what, this isn’t true! Cracking your knuckles isn’t really the main culprit (or culprit at all) for arthritis, I can tell you that NOT moving your joints will get you there much faster. So what is Arthritis really?

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3 Apr, 2018

The Benefits of Post-Op Physical Therapy

By Xavier Thompson, ATC Is post-op physical therapy necessary? Are you scheduled to have surgery? While surgery may repair damaged tissues, some of the most important work to ensure that you stay healthy occurs after you leave the operating room. Whether you are young or old, an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, it is

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24 Jan, 2017

The Silent Disease: Osteoporosis

By Abbey Fecher, DPT Did you know that osteoporosis is known as the ‘Silent Disease’? Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, keeps too little bone or when both these things occur. It causes bones to weaken which increases the risk for fractures. Medical experts estimate that 54 million

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23 May, 2016

Safe and Effective Exercises for Senior Citizens

Getting older certainly has its perks! There’s retirement, more time for family events and activities, opportunities to travel, and the ability to finally sit back, kick your feet up for a while and let your hard work pay off. Along with those many benefits though comes the challenge of remaining physically active. Inactivity increases with

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