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Category: Exercise and Age

Jul 14, 2022

How to Slow the Aging Process

Part 1 of 2 I have a vested interest in this column…I just had a big birthday! It is a BIG birthday because it is the one before I get health care insurance from Uncle Sam! Consequently, the “aging process” is very much on my mind! In the book, “Being Mortal,” Atul Gawande discusses the […]

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Feb 16, 2022

You Are Never Too Old To Exercise!

Part II of II You are never too old to exercise! This is the second of two columns dedicated to appropriate exercise for the elderly. Last week I discussed basic strengthening exercises. This column will address three additional components necessary for independence in the elderly: flexibility, balance and endurance. While it may not be as […]

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Jul 27, 2020

Exercise Tips for Those with Osteoarthritis

OA is not an excuse to avoid exercise but it is important to be smart about it. Regular exercise is essential to maintain a normal lifestyle for those with OA. However, if you do the wrong exercise, use poor technique, or are too aggressive, you could flare-up your joints and do more harm than good.

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Apr 6, 2020

Get out of your chair safely to prevent falls

By special request, a guide to help prevent falls and help you get out of a chair safely.

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Oct 7, 2019

Only smokers die earlier and at higher rates than couch potatoes!

A recent study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found that only smokers died early at higher rates than couch potatoes! The study was the longest of its kind as researchers followed approximately 800 men for 50 years and concluded with this powerful message: poor physical fitness may be almost as bad for you […]

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Jun 24, 2019

Control Menopause through Exercise!

According to the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), 1.5 million American women reach menopause each year. The median age is 52, but some women will reach menopause as early as 40 or as late as 58. Recent research revealed that menopausal women who engaged in three hours of exercise per week for one full year […]

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Feb 25, 2019

Research Shows Exercise Keeps Your Heart Young!

New Research It is a well established fact in the medical literature that the benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are numerous, from reducing blood pressure to lowering the risk of falls. However, a study recently conducted in the Human Performance Lab at Ball State University and published in The Journal of Applied Physiology […]

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Mar 26, 2018

Certain types of exercise may have anti-aging properties

NEW RESEARCH DEMONSTRATES CERTAIN TYPES OF EXERCISE MAY HAVE ANTI-AGING PROPERTIES This column is dedicated to my friend and mentor, Dr. Gino Mori, who sent me this research study as a contribution to my column to raise the level of awareness and improve the health and wellness of the people of NEPA. Dr. Gino, who […]

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Apr 3, 2017

Never too old to exercise: Part 2 of 2

You Are Never Too Old To Exercise: Part 2 of 2 You are never too old to exercise! This is the second of two columns dedicated to appropriate exercise for the elderly. Last week I discussed basic strengthening exercises. This column will address three additional components necessary for independence in the elderly: flexibility, balance and […]

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Mar 27, 2017

Never too old to exercise - Part 1 of 2

You Are Never Too Old To Exercise! PART 1 OF 2 You are never too old to exercise! A reader who described herself as “elderly” asked me if she was too old to exercise. Without knowing her age, I replied that she was not. I did qualify my response with the fact that exercise must […]

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