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The Age of Running

People who run in marathons have certain common traits. Marathons are for the physically fit, the mentally determined, and the young. Fauja Singh must have missed that last part, because at the not-so-young age of 100 he entered into and completed the Toronto Waterfront Marathon, breaking most if not all of the previous record for... Read more

Ways to Reduce Your Lower Back Pain

Back Pain
Well, it seems that if we live long enough, we develop some kind of back pain! Sciatica which is a common diagnosis causes at least 5% of back pain. This pain can be superficial or deep, constant or intermittent. There may be pain that is described as sharp and stabbing and may interfere with sleep.... Read more

Playful Home Exercises for Bed-Bound Seniors

Slip-and-falls, a leading cause of injury-related death, are a legitimate worry among the elderly. So common are these injuries that many seniors know first hand the effects of a fall — no doubt having seen friends their age, healthy and independent, immobilized and homebound due to a sudden and unforeseen fall. Surveying the scene surrounding... Read more

Fall: The Perfect Season for New Senior Activities

It’s the first day of fall, and with it brings all things pumpkin: pumpkin drinks, pumpkin pastries, pumpkin scented candles, pumpkin decorations and, of course, the documentation of the pumpkin craze on your social media accounts. So, in case you missed it, happy unofficial pumpkin day or happy fall! Besides all things pumpkin, fall is... Read more

The Benefits of Physical Activity for the Elderly

It is no secret that physical activity is a key ingredient to your overall health and well-being. For the elderly, it becomes more difficult to remain active, but it is no less important. Your physical activity will change as you age, however, any type of physical activity can have huge health benefits. The Center for... Read more

Promoting a Healthy Heart and Soul

February is American Heart Month.  According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women and is credited with 1 out of every 4 deaths. But, the good news is, heart disease is preventable and manageable, but it is important to make healthy choices today. Your journey towards a... Read more

Readmission Risk for Seniors: Falls

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death among seniors and the leading cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admission for trauma, according to the Center for Disease Control and prevention.  A stay at an acute-care facility puts seniors particularly at risk for falls. When seniors are discharged home, they may be confused or weakened... Read more

Cycling a Growing Hobby for Seniors

Jordan Emerson hoisted the electric green Suncruiser onto his work stand and grasped for a wrench—just another bike build among dozens this week. A chef by day, Jordan was once again burning the midnight oil away from home and preparing to open his new rental shop, Main Street Bike Rentals, in a most unusual location,... Read more

Self-Care for In-Home Caregivers: 16 Ideas to Improve Your Health

Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As an in-home family caregiver, your physical health and well-being should be your top priority as you care for your loved one. Last week, I kicked off this series on self-care... Read more

“Insanity,” Exercise and the Man Who Beat Dr. J

Julius Erving was caught off guard. He hung in the air, but this time Dr. J wasn’t flying in for another patented slam dunk—he was wondering how the crafty young Clippers forward had gotten past him. One second, the NBA Hall of Famer was rising to swat a shot, the next he was watching the... Read more

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