5 Effective Exercises For A Better Brain Function

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Can you really stop your memory from deteriorating? What exercise can you do to have better brain function even at over 50? “Who was I just telling this to… oh it will come to me later.” I love to hear stories my patients share with me throughout the day.  At some point during our conversation,…

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How The 3 Common Myths About Exercise And The Elderly Affect Quality Life

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There are several commonly held myths and misconceptions about exercise and the elderly that can hinder progress and discourage individuals from pursuing a healthier lifestyle. I ran across this post on social media last week and it triggered me. I have 4 boys aged 18, 16, 14, and 12. One day they will have kids…

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2 Easy Physical Fitness Tests for Older Adults

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Stay Active and Independent: 2 Easy At-Home Physical Fitness Tests for Over 55   The other day I was talking to a patient who was getting frustrated with how slow she was walking. “I used to walk so much faster and now I’m having a hard time keeping up with my walking group,” she told…

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The Positive Side of Aging: How to deal with getting older


Have you ever felt that “getting older is the worst”? Wished you thought it was a gift? Is there really a positive side to aging? Something I used to hear my patients say in my former clinic with so many dealing with age-related joint pain is some form of  “aging is the worst”! “It sucks…

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Why is exercise worth it?

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  One obstacle a lot of older adults face as they consider starting exercise programs is wondering whether or not is exercise worth it. Wondering if putting in all the work at the possibility of getting stronger will even make a difference or said differently, “Is the juice worth the squeeze?” Because it’s a lot…

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How much exercise do I need?

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How Much Exercise Do You Really Need? I recently spoke to a 62-year-old woman who came in to see me because she had pain in both shoulders that was getting increasingly worse over the past 2 years. She tried some stretches but still got her low-grade ache at night. It was one of those pains…

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Top 5 benefits of exercise for people over 55

benefits of exercise

What are the benefits of exercise? “I just hate exercise, and I hate that I hate exercise.” A patient recently told me when I was asking about how she was doing with her home exercises. We both shared a laugh.  But then she said, “No but seriously, if I had just been better about exercising…

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Am I Getting Knee Pain From Walking Too Much?

If you’re worried about whether walking is bad for your knees, and unsure whether too much walking is causing your knee pain, this blog answers all of your questions! Walking is a really enjoyable way to stay fit and healthy for many – whether that’s walking the dogs, taking long hikes at the weekend, or…

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Maintaining Mobility in Later Years: The Importance of Proper Gait Mechanics


  Why Proper Gait Mechanics Matter As we age, it’s natural for our bodies to experience changes that can affect the way we move. For older adults, these changes can include a loss of leg strength and coordination, as well as a loss of flexibility in the hips and spine. These gait deviations can lead…

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Ouch! – What to do when you Pull a Muscle

Muscle Pull

  What Happens When You Pull A Muscle? A pulled muscle is just another way to describe a muscle strain. Muscle strains are painful.  Muscle strains occur when a muscle or tendon is overstretched or torn. A torn muscle is graded by 3 degrees. Mild, moderate, and complete tear. Muscle strains can occur without warning…

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