Best Balance Exercises for Seniors

Dr. Michael White reviews safe balance exercises for seniors. (Once you've gained confidence in these exercises, try these balance pad exercises: https://youtu.be/aVkrfIbJjzs) These exercises are performed with support; at the counter, between two chairs or using a cane/walker. Make sure the support is sturdy, stable and safe. Practicing these exercises will help you to gain... Continue Reading →

Dance for arthritis, chronic pain and seniors

In this video Dr. Andrea Furlan will demonstrate how to dance bolero, which is a slow-tempo music style originated from Spain. The dance has 4 groups of 8 steps each. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LukJ-HKVDU For a printout of the steps check out: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-eKX49Vn60bj4ucL2wl-BM1LEYJcn9lvSDE-vtex2wc/edit The above was retrieved from Dr. Andrea Furlan's youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXnFys9ZXBE0uyDhKHUi-dA

15 – Minute Sample Workout for Older Adults

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev6yE55kYGw In this 15-minute video that features exercises for seniors, Go4Life fitness instructor Sandy Magrath leads older adults through a workout featuring a warm up; strength, flexibility, and balance exercises; and a cool down. Designed specifically for adults over age 50, this workout can be done at home, at work, at the gym—almost anywhere! You'll... Continue Reading →

Workout Wednesday

The Benefits of Yoga for Older Adults https://youtu.be/dKji0oK1bmg Yoga cultivates a mind-body connection, combining stretching and strengthening postures with deep breathing and relaxation. Despite its roots in Eastern philosophy, yoga as practiced in the West is generally focused on physical fitness. It still has a spiritual aspect, but it is not overtly religious. People of all faiths... Continue Reading →

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