180819 Balance

180819 Balance If are just beginning to exercise you will soon learn that balance plays a big part in correctly performing the movements. One of the easiest ways to test your standing balance is to follow the Tai Chi test. Pick up an accurate stop watch and then do the test at least three times... Continue Reading →

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090819 A Fat-Loss Program for Beginners 2 of 5

090819 A Fat-Loss Program for Beginners 2 of 5 By Nick Nilsson Author of Metabolic Surge - Rapid Fat Loss STEP 2 - FOOD QUANTITY for Fat Loss Now that you've looked at WHAT you're eating, it's time to turn your attention to HOW MUCH you're eating. Even the highest quality, nutritious food can make... Continue Reading →

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040819 The benefits of physical activity

040819 The benefits of physical activity Being active and INVOLVED with life keeps you alive and fit enough to enjoy being alive. Getting older does not make us deteriorate; it is doing nothing that is responsible most of the time. The body constantly adapts to the conditions imposed on it. If nothing challenges it then... Continue Reading →

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310719 Chair Dips

310719 Chair Dips Here, in this short video, we see Darla doing several variations of a chair dips. These are quite effective, if done properly, as she is doing them in the video. Notice the chair is on a non-slip floor in the ballet room. If you are doing them at home, it is best... Continue Reading →

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250719 Balance

250719 Balance Balance is critical to our daily living activities. Without balance, we would be constantly reaching and grasping for stable objects to prevent falling, stumbling or injuring ourselves. Here are several variations of a basic exercise to help develop and maintain your sense of balance. Once you are able to do one exercise example... Continue Reading →

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240719 SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS[1]

240719 SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS[1] Physical activity interventions Physical activity should be recommended to adults with normal cognition to reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Quality of evidence: moderate Strength of the recommendation: strong Physical activity may be recommended to adults with mild cognitive impairment to reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Quality of evidence: low... Continue Reading →

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210719 The positive effects of walking

The positive effects of walking According to the National Heart Lung and Blood institute 1 in 3 adults in the US has high blood pressure. Many don’t even know they have the disease because there are no symptoms until the heart, blood vessels, and other parts of your body including your kidneys are damaged. When... Continue Reading →

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160719 Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia

160719 Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia[1] INTRODUCTION Dementia is a rapidly growing global public health problem. Worldwide, around 50 million people have dementia, with approximately 60% living in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Every year, there are nearly 10 million new cases. The total number of people with dementia is projected to reach... Continue Reading →

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Video submission information

If you are active, send over some videos of what you do to stay healthy. Here is the email address: Activelyfitseniors@gmail.com just cut and paste this into your current email and send it over. If they are approved then I will add them to the appropriate topic page. For instance, if they are videos of... Continue Reading →

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140819 What causes Spondylolysis? By Rickey Dale Crain

140819 What causes Spondylolysis? By Rickey Dale Crain The commonest cause of spondylolisthesis is spondylolysis, and it is the cause of spondylolysis that is the subject of intense debate. Some people feel that it is an inherited defect of the pars interarticularis. In surveys of asymptomatic schoolchildren, spondylolysis is present in 4 to 6%. In... Continue Reading →

110819 Cardiovascular and respiratory endurance training

110819 Cardiovascular and respiratory endurance training The principle methods used to develop the cardiovascular and respiratory systems revolve around working below the anaerobic (without oxygen) threshold pace for both time and distance. This means performing a cardiovascular exercise at a pace fast enough to tax the physical response of the two but without going into... Continue Reading →

070819 Lower back pain: Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis By Rickey Dale Crain

070819 Lower back pain: Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis By Rickey Dale Crain Introduction The spine or vertebral column consists of a series of vertebrae held together to give support for the spinal cord and nerves arising from it. Each vertebra consists of an anterior vertebral body, and a posterior bony ring with two superior facets and... Continue Reading →

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