Category Archives: Agility

5 Tips for Building Balance to Prevent Falls and Fractures

5 Tips for Building Balance to Prevent Falls and Fractures

Osteoporosis and fractures are things we all want to avoid. Balance is one of the keys to remaining fracture free, no matter what a person’s bone density, because most fractures occur from a fall. But, unless we train for it, balance tends to diminish as the years go by, just like muscle strength. Here areContinue Reading

Keep Strength Training for a FUN 2nd Half of Your Life!

Keep Strength Training for a FUN 2nd Half of Your Life!

As a kid, I didn’t really expect at age 62 to be strength training to prevent osteoporosis OR doing a few of the FUN activities that came my way this summer. Learning to surf behind my brother’s boat tops the list! I had thought that those kind of days were behind me. But, when IContinue Reading

Women’s Strength Training for Osteoporosis Prevention: It’s more than just about bone density.

Women’s Strength Training for Osteoporosis Prevention: It’s more than just about bone density.

Most fractures occur from a fall.Scientists are mentioning more often now that, yes, strength training can help slow bone loss, but an equally important bonus is the improvement in agility, balance, and strength that all aid in preventing falls and subsequent fractures. One of my class participants, Diane Porter, loves that fact that she hasContinue Reading

DDM: Daily Dose of Movement

DDM: Daily Dose of Movement

No time for exercise? Get your DDM: Daily Dose of Movement in throughout the day with tiny bouts of exercise. One of my favorite ways to get my DDM is the mini-stepper that I keep under my desk and pull out anytime that I’m on the phone, reading, or even working at my computer. You’llContinue Reading