Blogs about Seniors

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.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Jacqueline's Blog
 I have incorporated the Senior Fitness Test as a functional fitness assessment with many of my personal training clients and class participants. Most people do not like to get tested, however most like to stay independent.
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. 
Friday, September 01, 2017
Jacqueline's Blog
When you are beginning to experience balance issues, had a near fall, a fall with or without injuries it is time to find out why you are having these problems. Just beginning an exercises program that includes balance exercises may or may not improve your balance or prevent falls from happening.  Medications Increasing Fall Risk
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Ariadne Greenberg/ Transformations in yoga
This post is a non-philosophical one.  I have simply given you my take on how to do the six movements of the spine, with reminders on integrating the breath, internal and external focus, and ways to adapt it when you, or your student, might have an injury or condition that makes one of the styles of practice difficult or uncomfortable.  Please feel free to share, quote, or get back to me with questions.   
Friday, January 20, 2017
Jacqueline's Blog
Redirecting Aging is choosing an aging path that is different than that often portrait by advertisements you see on tv and social media where aging adults are needy, having multiple chronic medical conditions and taking medications and drugs, incontinence pads, assistive devices, scooters, etc. that just flood the tv channels distrupting your viewing pleasure and other media. All these things maybe needed at one point in our life, however many  may also be avoided until very late in life.Aging by itself does not cause a decline in function
Monday, December 12, 2016 • Mt Annan, AU
Gordon Bogunovic's Blog
As life creeps in during your 30s and 40s, fitness tends to fall by the wayside. Whether you were a lifter, a runner, or simply a gym enthusiast, this can take a toll on weight, health, and independence. However, you can regain what you’ve lost as your body will adapt to any challenge you put on it. You probably won’t be able to perform the same as when you were 20 years old, but you can still get your body back into shape in your 50s. It’s the time when your career is more secure and when your children are more independent, so you can spend it by working on yourself.
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.