ASSESS YOUR DAILY MOVEMENT

 

What are Activities of Daily Living?

 

They include:

 

  • Bathing
  • Hygiene
  • Eating
  • Dressing
  • Transfer & Mobility

 

Think of everythig you do in a day – get out of bed, take a shower, go grocery shopping, make and eat meals, do laundry, clean dishes, empty the dishwasher, drive your car. . .

 

How have these activities changed for you over the past few years? Have you noticed increased difficulty especially with going up and down stairs, getting in and out of the car, etc.?

 

The truth is you will continue to lose strength and power as you age UNLESS YOU ACTIVELY CHOOSE TO OFFSET IT.

 

Start with 20 minutes of strength training 2-3 times a week.

 

Some of the most effective exercises you can incorporate include:

 

HINGE: Example – Sit to Stands

 

ROWS: Example – Resistance Band Pulls

 

SPLIT STANCE: Example – step ups

 

LOADED CARRIES – Example – dumbbell walks

 

OVERHEAD ACTION – Example- throwing a ball

 

 

HOW DO YOU WANT TO AGE?

 

 

 

 

 

Heidi Weinberg

Personal Trainer