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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Shoulder Resistance Training: 3 Crucial Mistakes You’re Making

Resistance training, or weight lifting, is recommended for almost all ages. Resistance training is great for improving lean muscle mass, strength, power, endurance, and overall health. You might think, “Well, I don’t have any problems right now, so why do I need to lift weights?” Besides all of its great general health benefits, arguably one…
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Stand Up and Stretch: 3 Exercises to Fight Against Sitting

Sitting is dangerous. If you are unaware of how dangerous sitting is, check out my blog post on why you should consider standing up for yourself. Prolonged sitting is correlated with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic disease, and certain cancers. Trying to add some standing time each day can be a big asset to your health….
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Great Facts And Tips For Warming Up In Cold Weather

  With the changing of the seasons, there comes a change in temperatures. As temperatures drop, it is no less important to stay active and healthy. Although some may choose to take exercise routines indoors, others may choose to brave the cold. As temperatures drop outdoors, the temperature of our muscles can also drop.  …
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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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