Aquatic Exercises for Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

Hip and knee osteoarthritis is one of the leading causes of disability throughout the world. Being the most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis is characterized by inflammation, localized loss of cartilage, and remodeling of surrounding bone. Three major problems of osteoarthritis are decreased quality of life and increased pain and disability. Although there are no…
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Hit the Weights to Improve Your Weight and Health

Recent studies have shown that American’s are in for some big trouble when it comes to chronic disease and health issues. It is reported that American children have the highest percentage of overweight children in the entire world at approximately 1/3 of kids being overweight. Adults are not in any better situation as 2/3 are…
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Exercise for Osteoporosis

With osteoporosis being the cause of 1.6 million hip fractures and 1.4 million spine fractures in the world in 2000, one should consider carefully how to prevent one of these. Up to 50% of women will sustain a fracture related to osteoporosis at some time in their lifespan if history continues to repeat. The problem…
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Best Types of Exercise to Improve Walking Speed

Walking speed is a good indicator of overall health. Check out my blog on walking speed if you’d like to know more. Normally, walking speed should be about 1.2 to 1.4 meters per second. If an elderly person is below 1.0 meters per second, it is recommended that they seek intervention. Why? Well, gait velocity…
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5 Exercises Using Instability to Improve Lumbar & Core Stability

Tired of the same old core exercises? Feel like your core exercises are too easy? If you are serious about your health and fitness, you probably like a good challenge. The body requires extra stress to make any positive adaptations. Adaptations to improve strength and endurance do not come without a little hard work. One…
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Improving Balance with Exercise

  Every day, we partake in activities throughout our daily routines that require good balance. Things like walking up and down stairs, standing on our tiptoes while reaching up to a shelf, or even just crossing the street –– all require good balance. Most of us probably don’t think much about improving balance and take…
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4 “Need to Know” Facts About Hip Osteoarthritis and 3 Hip Strengthening Exercises

  Do you know anyone with hip pain? Chances are you, or someone you know, experiences hip pain. Studies show that up to 28% of people over the age of 45 have hip pain with evidence of osteoarthritis1. Hip pain can cause difficulty walking, climbing stairs, getting out of a chair, squatting, and a myriad…
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