From boot camps to SoulCycle to early morning dance parties, there’s no shortage of fitness trends with a devoted, young, fit following. But when it comes to exercises that even the oldest and most out of shape can (and should) add to their workout repertoires keep it simple.
The Stay Well At Home program is a 4-month long multifactorial fall risk reduction program aimed to help older aduls to stay safely and independently at home. The program includes in-home visits with a qualified health and fitness professional who will be perforeming initial assessments and screening as well as providing targeted exercies to enhance balance and mobility, muscle strength, flexibility circulation, and joint range of motion.
This title is the tag line for Functional Fitness of DuPage. A company that made sense to start in 2007 when I recognized there was a need for more trainers who emphasize improving the aspects of your life through better health, better movement, and more passion.
As we get older we may come to realize that we don’t bounce back or recover as quickly from an injury, or that the ‘spring in our step’ is not there any longer. Regular exercise definitely has a lot to do with how fast we recover, how vital we feel, and how we perform all those daily tasks and recreational activities. Just like financial planning for retirement, planning for a strong healthy body that can pull us through old age, living independent with a high quality of life also takes planning. And we need to be SMART about it.
Dr. Wayne Westcott Ph.D. states that it is important to realize that muscles are the engines of our bodie . He explains that our muscles are where combustion occurs, where energy is released, where power is produced, and where movement originates.Muscles have long been recognized as key factors in physical performance and athletic achievement, however strength training has a much greater application by having a major influence on both our physical and mental health.
There is definitely no reminder needed that summer is here in full force! Heat and humidity here in South Florida. It reminds me of the USMC saying that "No one ever drowned in sweat!". I am extremely happy that tech gear was developed for workouts. It beat the heck out of the all cotton tee's that I trained in as a kid. You've heard it before, but just a reminder to hydrate properly before heading out.
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)!
It’s a tough world out there: sitting through long commute and work hours, standing and walking on hard surfaces. Faced with these daily work/life balance challenges, it’s not surprising that at least 80% of Americans will experience back pain at least once in their lives.