fitness for seniors

Big Headlines! Yoga Reduces Back Pain Better Than Drugs!

Well, how about that!  Western science has shown that Yoga helps reduce back pain better than medication!  In fact, the new guidelines from the American College of Physicians, states that people with back pain should avoid pain medicines if possible, and instead opt for alternatives such as tai ch...

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Good News For A Change!

Fewer Teens Smoking and New Cancer Research! I check the health news each week and I have to say that sometimes it's quite depressing. More young people dying from opioid overdoses, another mosquito borne illness detected, cancer spreading and spreading... BUT, this week, there were two good news st...

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Help For Your Pain In The Butt!

Have you been diagnosed with Piriformis Syndrome? Do you have Sciatica and are not sure of the cause? Let me tell you a story about a really thick muscle that can cause a lot of misery if you don’t take good care of it. The Piriformis stretches from the bottom of your hip, across the […]

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Fun Exercise To Relax Your Lower Back

Let's spend a few minutes looking for Dory on the bottom of the sea! Yes, you heard that right. This exercise is called "Sea Weed Legs" and it's a fun way to remove the tension in your lower back. You can even do it with the grandkids for a fun activity to share; they'll love […]

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Fitness For Your Brain

One of the most interesting bits of information that I have come across when researching for my program on Neuroplasticity is the finding that the combination of aerobic exercise (not Yoga, Tai Chi, or even strength training) and a strong social network gives us a MUCH better chance of retaining goo...

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Is Being “Pain Free” Really Possible?

Is Being "Pain Free" Really Possible? That depends on what those words mean to you. Do I wake up with aches and a bit stiff sometimes? You betcha! I didn't get to be an adventurous 65 year old without sprains and breaks at some point. BUT, am I pain free? YES! Because I know exactly […]

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To Gluten or Not To Gluten…

Have you thought about going gluten free? Have you wondered what all the buzz is about? Well, I have just reached my one year anniversary of being gluten free. I originally went gluten free to see if it would help my psoriasis. Sadly, it has not. There have been other benefits that I hadn't counted ...

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