Category Archives: Exercise
EQUIPMENT OF THE MONTH: Smart Stick
CATEGORY: Flexibility, balance, core and strength training.
PORTABILITY: Unweighted or 5 lbs. 60 inches long. Price range is around $20.00 and up, if you buy more than one. Add this fun piece of equipment to your home gym if you don’t have much space. Stores easily in a closet.
TYPE OF WORKOUT: Multi-directional to develop shoulders, core, thighs, legs. To add challenge, use it in combination with a fitball, or on balance cushions, or a slider.
BENEFITS: Improve balance and range of motion. Develops flexibility in golfers, kayakers, racquet sports, paddlers and more. Lightweight and portable.
HOW TO USE IT: Click the link to Prism Fitness for Smart Stick video demonstrations. Available for purchase here as well.
FALL-RELATED INJURIES SEND A SENIOR TO THE HOSPITAL EVERY 11 SECONDS
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.
Sequencing Warrior One Pose From Single Leg Downward Dog
Benefits: Opens hips, strengthens backside, stretches calves, strengthens back, strengthens and stretches posterior thigh, stretches abdominals.
EXERCISE DO’S AND DON’TS