I recently read a fantastic book: “BALANCE In Search of the Lost Sense” by Scott McCredie which reinforces my believe that our body is an amazing machine, a super computer that is capable for making adaptations to the challenges we place upon it even at advanced age(90+ years)!
I was excited to read another article this month by Wayne Westcott, Ph.D., in the 2nd. Quarter issue of ACSM Certified News about the benefits of resistance exercise for older adults and elderly individuals. An enormous amount of research has been done since the 1980's on the benefits of muscle strengthening exercise and the aging body.
For those that love carbs, you’ve been taking a beating lately. Don’t eat carbs, they make you gain weight say the “experts”. Lately, there has been a complete war on carbs and as someone who loves their carbs…it’s time to start a war on the “war on carbs”
A great alternative to dumbbells for general fitness is the oft forgotten rubber tubing or elastic bands. They can be used in many similar exercises as free weights and with the proper program, can help improve your balance, increase muscular endurance and joint stability.
Whether we like to acknowledge it or not, all medical procedures come with some type of risk. While the chances of these things actually happening may be slim to none, the possibility still exists. This means that you need to be aware of all potential complications, no matter how minor or severe they may be.