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Category: Exercise and Age

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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May 30, 2016

Exercises You Should Avoid if You’re Over 50! Part 2 of 2

PART 2 of 2: SAVE YOUR JOINTS! Exercises You Should Avoid if You’re Over 50! Why Change is Necessary with Age For many years, I have repeatedly preached about the value of engaging in an active lifestyle throughout life. It is especially important to be active as one gets older in order to maintain mobility […]

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May 23, 2016

Exercises You Should Avoid if You’re Over 50! Part 1 of 2

Part 1 of 2: SAVE YOUR JOINTS! Exercises You Should Avoid if You’re Over 50! Why Change is Necessary with Age… For many years, I have repeatedly preached about the value of engaging in an active lifestyle throughout life. It is especially important to be active as one gets older in order to maintain mobility […]

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Mar 14, 2016

Exercise to Improve Brain Health

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. (SEE "LIST A" BELOW) However, a study recently published in the Journal of Physiology reports that aerobic exercise may improve brain health and […]

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