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Preempting The Fall: Empowering Mature Adults Through Strength Training

“I knew it was just a matter of time before I had a fall.” I hear these words far too often as a gym owner, whispered by clients who belong to an age group that’s often misunderstood—the over-sixties. This isn’t just a fear—it’s an ominous premonition. Falling isn’t a trifling matter, especially for seniors. It can lead to devastating consequences, including impaired mobility, independence loss,…

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HACK YOUR WORKOUT: BETTER RESULTS THROUGH THE NEGATIVE

As a personal trainer of 21+ years, I’m often asked for advice and best practices about navigating the gym and what exercises work best to flatten one’s tummy or the best ways to get in shape. Based upon this experience, it’s clear to me that people want efficiency in the gym; that is to get the best results for their efforts. We all want to…

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Pain in your neck? Shoulder? How’s your lower back? Knees?

Living with even mild pain in one of these areas can be a sure sign of bad posture. Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. Many may see surgery as a solution to correcting these problems, but surgery isn’t the best first solution when posture hasn’t been addressed, as the problems continue to perpetuate with the misalignment and muscular imbalances that…

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Reversing Aging

Science Says You Can Reverse the Aging Process by Three Years in Just Eight Weeks. Recent research published finds that exercise and a good, clean diet doesn’t just make you feel good – they can actually reverse your biological age. So, what exactly does it take to reverse your biological age?  Getting older is inevitable and while you can’t control your age, you can slow the decline…

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HEALTH CARE VS SICK CARE

Our health care system focuses on treating disease, also known as “sick care”, which is one of the reasons why health insurance costs keep rising. Sick care only concentrates on treating illness, while true health care, also called “self-care”, focuses more on prevention. With the cost of treatment to cure illness not only being more costly but also adding suffering to the equation, wouldn’t a…

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Fitness over 50: Elasticity is the key to youth

Embrace Jumping. Think about it. As a kid you happily jumped, bounced and bobbed along like you were made of rubber. When you fell you bounced right back. As we get older, we become less physically active and as a result are more likely to injure ourselves when performing activities of daily living or during the occasional active weekend. When that happens, well-meaning friends and…

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