151021 An introduction to Tai Chi part 2 of 2

Beginning a new activity starts with learning how to do it correctly. In the case of Tai-Chi this will mean seeking out a competent instructor who will guide you in the technical aspects of posture and movement. Pay

081021 An introduction to Tai-Chi part 1 of 2

An introduction to Tai-Chi part 1 of 2 Some of you may remember a similar post on this topic a while back, however due to my busy schedule at that time the entire first part was not a part of that article. So I am giving it another go this time. Tai-Chi is an ancient … Continue reading 081021 An introduction to Tai-Chi part 1 of 2

250121 Prevent Falls and Fractures

A simple thing can change your life—like tripping on a rug or slipping on a wet floor. If you fall, you could break a bone, like thousands of older men and women do each year. For older people, a break can be the start of more serious problems, such as a trip to the hospital, injury, or even disability.

291219 Balance by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

291219 Balance by Danny M. O'Dell MA., CSCS 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. Since the basic examples were identified and discussed in an earlier post. This one will address a few more from … Continue reading 291219 Balance by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

181219 Exercising with a Stability Ball by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

181219 Exercising with a Stability Ball by Danny M. O'Dell MA., CSCS By Danny M. O’Dell, M.A. CSCS The big exercise stability balls, as they are known, are displayed in the catalogs and stores all over now, it is as if they were a brand new tool to get fit. Well let me tell you … Continue reading 181219 Exercising with a Stability Ball by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

111219 Balance and strength by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

111219 Balance and strength by Danny M. O'Dell MA., CSCS Entering into the later stages of life brings the certainties of decreased balance abilities and increasing strength deficits. These are inevitable in the aging process but they don’t have to be debilitating. There are steps that can be taken to help mitigate these age related … Continue reading 111219 Balance and strength by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

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131119 Introduction to balance training

131119 Introduction to balance training Beginning around the fourth decade, we start to lose a small percentage of the ability to keep our equilibrium[1]. Losing your balance leads to falls and possible fractures, or other injuries if not prevented. Prevention begins with daily practice. Standing on one foot or with heel to toe for multiple … Continue reading 131119 Introduction to balance training

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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 180819 Balance