Heel Pain? Don’t ignore it!

If you’re suffering from heel pain, don’t ignore it! The most common cause of heel pain is Plantar Fasciitis, which can take you out of commission for weeks or even months. Aggressive preventive measures will help prevent future suffering. There are four things you can do for your foot: rest, stretch, ice, and take anti-inflammatory medication likeContinue reading “Heel Pain? Don’t ignore it!”

Kettlebell Dead lifts Helped Her Ditch Her Walker – imagine what strength training can do for you

If there’s any chance you’re hesitating to begin strength training because of your age, your arthritis, or other maladies, think twice. Here, from today’s New York Times, article, “A Chiseled Bodybuilder, Frail Clients and a Fitness Story for the Ages”, meet trainer Martin Luther King Addo who opened a gym near senior housing and changed lives.Continue reading “Kettlebell Dead lifts Helped Her Ditch Her Walker – imagine what strength training can do for you”

Spinning, cycling is great for the knees! How’s your pedal technique?

    As we age, spinning/cycling at the gym or outside is a great way to get that aerobic high we used to get from running when we no longer want to pound those joints. Another good reason to get on the bike is to help alleviate knee pain. Bad knees need strong glutes, quads, hamstrings,  andContinue reading “Spinning, cycling is great for the knees! How’s your pedal technique?”

Still Time to Run a Marathon

  Harriette Thompson ran her first marathon at age 76 and now at age 91 she set a new record for female runners over 90, beating the previously held record by nearly two hours! How’s that for inspiration? Read more about her in this Runner’s World article.

Calculate Your Aerobic Fitness Age…

How aerobically fit are you?   Fitness levels are highly variable even with people of similar age, fitness, and health. To find out your Fitness Age use the online calculator designed by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. Without getting on a treadmill, you can get your fitness assessment by feeding theContinue reading “Calculate Your Aerobic Fitness Age…”

Girl Goes from Scrawny to Muscular in 100 Days

The power of daily practice. Here’s another inspirational video from the Give It 100 (giveit100.com) website. This young woman started with a poor body image feeling week and ashamed of her scrawny body. Watch this time lapse video is see where she is a 100 days later. Ok. The woman is YOUNG, but I’m not andContinue reading “Girl Goes from Scrawny to Muscular in 100 Days”

Strength Training, How to Get Started

Ok, you’re convinced you want to strength train, but need a nudge or ideas to update your gym routine? Begin by identifying WHY you want to get stronger. Do you want to enhance your performance in running, golf, tennis or turn back the clock, and get as fit as you were when you were anContinue reading “Strength Training, How to Get Started”

Top 10 reasons to do Weight Training

Top ten reasons to do weight training? Here they are. 10. Add spice to your gym life. Get off those big machines and try mixing it up with exercises that work your whole body synergistically. Weight training has a new face. It’s just not pumping iron. Using your body away from the machines can beContinue reading “Top 10 reasons to do Weight Training”

Best Stretch for Hunched Over Computer Users (and everyone else)

So much body dysfunction originates from poor posture. Hunching over a computer constantly as well as general aging exasperates what is already a common phenomenon. Many of us don’t stand up straight. Stand against a wall with your feet nearly touching. Keep your chin level. Engage your core. Your body should touch at the backContinue reading “Best Stretch for Hunched Over Computer Users (and everyone else)”