Category Archives: Aging

National Fall Prevention Awareness – September 2021

FALL-RELATED INJURIES SEND A SENIOR TO THE HOSPITAL EVERY 11 SECONDS

After losing his balance, an elderly man falls down a staircase.

National Fall Prevention week is held on the first day of fall every year since 2008.  The yearly celebration is sponsored by the National Council on Aging – NCOA. 

While falls are not a normal part of aging, they are on the rise, sending someone over 65 to the emergency room, every 11 seconds

Falling is the number one cause of injuries, and deaths from injury, in older Americans, according to the Centers For Disease Control.

Strengthening the core is a number one exercise priority for older adults.  Core strength improves balance, quality of life, and the ability to remain independent.

Visit the National Council On Aging website.for more information about National Fall Prevention Awareness.

Click the links to read my blog posts about core strength and aging.

Why Older Adults Need Core Strength

Falling Down An Escalator Isn’t Funny


Strength Training As Self-Defense For Seniors

This is a true story that occurred in November 2019. An 82-year-old woman successfully defended herself during a home break-in in Rochester, N.Y., afterwhich the 28 year-old intruder was taken away by ambulance. Willie Murphy started lifting weights when she was 56 years old. Every senior should follow her training example.


Irene Pastore is a native New Yorker, health and fitness blogger, and personal trainer. She owns this website, and authors each blog post. To read her complete bio, visit the About Page.


Old Age Is Not For Sissies

Strength Training Is The Key To Living Better Longer

Quit Making Excuses Because You’re Over 50


Visit Tour De Core Personal Training Fitness Over 50 Page for more information about personal training for older adults. The sooner you start training, the better off you’ll be.


Irene Pastore is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 23 years experience teaching exercise in New York City. For her complete bio, visit the About Page.

Aging Advice


How To Avoid A Nursing Home

Get Off Your Seat And Pick Up Those Weights



Visit Tour De Core Personal Training Fitness Over 50 Page for more information about personal training for older adults. The sooner you start training, the better off you’ll be.


Irene Pastore is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 23 years experience teaching exercise in New York City. For her complete bio, visit the About Page.

Getting Older


Age Is Just A Number

As Long As You Stay Fit



Visit Tour De Core Personal Training Fitness Over 50 Page for more information about personal training for older adults. The sooner you start training, the better off you’ll be.

Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 23 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.  To read her complete bio, visit the About Page.