Blogs about Older Adults

Thursday, December 14, 2017 • Albuquerque, NM 87114
Crystal dynamismstarfitness  Blog
Woundering how do you decide on taking on a relationship with self and guidance on the fitness journey? What do you look for when making up your mind getting a personal trainer? If not yet making the jump do you know what your looking for? Question to self.
Monday, December 11, 2017
Jacqueline's Blog
Implementing STEADI in Academic Primary Care (OHSU) to Address Older Adult Fall Risk was published in INNOVATIONS IN AGING. Fitness & Function has been using the STEADI Fall Risk Screening as a major defense plan for older adults who want to remain independent while aging with their clients for at least 4 years or more.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 • Panama City, FL 32404
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Jacqueline's Blog
When you are experiencing changes in balance or having difficulty with balance and mobility the best place to practice skills and balance exercises is in the home. Since most falls happen in and around the home part of a targeted exercise program is learning to navigate safely through and around the home, build more confidence and prevent a falls or injuries. 
Sunday, August 20, 2017 • Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
NatalieSmith, NAPS 2 B Fit, Blog
Email: naps2bfit@frontiernet.net    Phone: 610-294-8296.  Hello, I am Natalie, of NAPS 2 B Fit...Customized Health + Fitness Programs. Please contact me directly by phone or email, which are provided above, to speak about your needs and wants.This is a free service that gives you the chance to become acquainted with me and what I can do for you.I look forward to speaking with you.Thank you and good-bye.
Sunday, November 06, 2016
Jacqueline's Blog
Active aging, being physically active, exercising regularly and staying engaged in life are important in the maintaining our function, health, fitness and perfomance. But, face it, when we get older, the body is changing and the exercise program we have been doing may not be appropriate when to maxizing function and fitness is the goal.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Jacqueline's Blog
Staying healthy and free of injury is essential for older adults who desire to stay independent for as long as possible. It takes good strength, balance and mobility to protect our independence from falls and related injuries. One-third of people 65 and older falls annually, and 1 out of 5 falls causes a serious injury such as head trauma, hip or other bone fracture. More than two-thirds of deaths from falls were at home and 40% of older adults receiving chronic or long-term care are due to fall injuries.
Saturday, November 07, 2015
Jacqueline's Blog
Early 2015 it was suggested to me by a Geriatric Care Manager(GCM) to prepare a proposal to speak at the Western Regional Geriatric Care Manager's Conference November 5-7, 2015 for the first time offered in Portland Oregon. The GCM mentioned that the targeted exercise training that I had provided for her father in law provided him with the opportunity to stay at home with the strength and mobility to live out his life at home longer rather than having to move to a care facility.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Jacqueline's Blog
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.