Fall Prevention – Just in Time for Fall!

It can happen to anyone—tripping and falling is just a part of walking upright. But as we get older, the odds of taking a tumble increase, and the repercussions are potentially more serious. So, how can we stack the deck in our favor? Here are some fall prevention tactics and exercises. Continue reading Fall Prevention – Just in Time for Fall!

Seniors: Keep the Pace Going with Diet & Exercise

Being aware of what you eat and its overall importance to a healthy life is necessary at any age.
Often seniors will mention to me that, they “don’t really need much,” and that maybe they eat only once during the day. Today, research supports that food is necessary throughout the day for almost all of us to supply and nourish our bodies on a regular basis—whether we are young or old. The delicate balance between eating enough and not eating too much is important at all ages, especially for seniors. The same is true for your fitness and having a consistent pattern of going to the gym. Continue reading Seniors: Keep the Pace Going with Diet & Exercise

Building a Strong Foundation of Health

In order for your health to stand the test of time, it’s important to have a solid foundation.

To help demonstrate this point, we are going to turn to everyone’s favorite nursery rhyme pals, the Three Little Pigs. Continue reading Building a Strong Foundation of Health

How to Age Backwards

Who wouldn’t want to age backwards?  I’m not talking about “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” backwards, I’m simply talking about turning back those clock hands a few years, keeping your body younger. Is there a way to do that? Can our lifestyle be adjusted such that we can slow down the aging process? If so, how? Continue reading How to Age Backwards

The High Cost of NOT Exercising

I recently read a blog by a woman who was complaining about “How the cost of being Fit Adds Up.” She listed the cost of various events she had signed up for throughout the year as well as clothing, gym membership, weight loss products, etc. She then stated that she would not spend any more money for fitness this year. The blog was posted in October.

I discussed this with one of my 70ish year old clients. He told me that at a holiday party this year a friend he hadn’t seen in a long time commented about how fit he looked. My client told his friend that he works out at his gym with a trainer a couple of times a week. His friend asked him why a guy his age would spend that kind of money. My client asked him how many pills he took a day. Seven was the reply. My client told his friend that he pays less a month in training and his gym membership than the friend does on pills—my client doesn’t take any. Continue reading The High Cost of NOT Exercising