Category Archives: National Holiday
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.
7 Tips to Celebrate National Posture Month 2019
May is National Posture Month, a health holiday that draws attention to the way you look when you sit or stand.
Good posture implies that your postural muscles support your spine, and that shoulders don’t round forward, or that your head juts out and down.
People who have healthy posture appear confident, experience less back pain, and do better in recreational activities and sports.
7 Easy Tips
- Buy an office chair that supports your back.
- Buy a low back pillow.
- Get your posture evaluated. Release trigger points* with a foam roller.
- Get a massage to release trigger points.
- Purchase a trigger point release kit. Amazon sells these.
- Hold your cell phone closer to eye level instead of looking down and forward.
*Trigger points are painful areas in muscle tissue that inhibit range of motion, and create poor posture.
Read more information about posture in these posts:
Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 25 years experience teaching exercise in New York City. For her complete bio, visit the About Page.
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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.