Tag Archives: walking exercise

Prevent Falls in Older Adults

A simple thing like tripping on a rug or slipping on a wet floor can end up changing your life. For older adults, falls can lead to broken bones, injury, disability or death. If you or a person you know has fallen, you’re not alone. According to the CDC, more than 1 in 4 adults […]

Walking for Good Health and Powerful Health Benefits

Walking: Easy Exercise for Good Health Most people know that physical therapists often recommend exercise as part of their treatment. What most people don’t realize is how simple that exercise can be. Instead of complicated workouts, heavy weightlifting, or running for miles, physical therapists often surprise people when they recommend walking for good health. While […]

Physical Activity for Older Adults: How Much Is Needed?

How Much Physical Activity Do Older Adults Need? Most people know that physical activity is important. In fact, not getting enough exercise has been linked to illnesses like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure and lung disease. So, the important question is not if you need to be doing some form of physical […]

Physical Activity for Kids: How Much Is Needed?

How Much Physical Activity Do Kids Need? Recently we have seen a rise of diseases in children that, in the past, had only been seen in adults. Things like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure are being diagnosed more at younger ages. One of the best ways to combat the rise of these […]

Chair Exercises for Seniors: Staying Active This Winter

Chair Exercises for Seniors: Staying Active During “Social Distancing” This Winter The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted our lives and forced us to change our habits, including hindering most group fitness activities. Whether you like to do your own thing outside, take a class, or work one-on-one with a personal trainer, you might be feeling a […]

Exercise and Your Mood: Benefits for Your Mental Health

Why Exercise Lifts Your Mood Exercise has great benefits for your physical health – it can strengthen your muscles, improve your cardiovascular system, and reduce your risk of diseases like stroke and diabetes. But, did you know that exercise can have benefits for your mental health too? Exercise causes your brain to release chemicals including […]