According to the World Health Organization’s 2015 World Report on Ageing and Health, healthy aging is “the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables well-being at an older age.” If you search online for “older adult exercise”, “balance for older adults” or some combination of those, chances are your results will be […]

AGING & MAINTAINING FUNCTIONAL ABILITY: WHICH EXERCISE IS RIGHT FOR ME?

What do you think of this theory? Is it true for you? For your loved ones? Is it true mentally? Physically? Both? Some things to think about: Does your workout program include well-designed activities that target coordination, spatial awareness, and reaction time? The body will become better at whatever you do, or don’t do. You […]

Once You Stop Challenging Yourself, You Start Aging A Whole Lot Faster

My new client was diagnosed over 2 years ago. At the time, he went to the neurologist mainly due to strange dreams/sleep issues. And, he left with a Parkinson’s diagnosis and a referral to physical therapy. Not only was he completely caught off guard at the diagnosis, but physically he was not experiencing any symptoms. […]

TAKING BACK CONTROL AFTER YOUR PARKINSON’S DIAGNOSIS

PARKINSON’S SYMPTOMS: STRATEGIES TO DELAY Working with Parkinson’s clients for 8 years, I can tell you it’s true: If you meet one person with PD, you’ve met one person with PD! Meaning, each person presents differently. I’ve seen it all and I program my sessions to address specific concerns. So, let’s talk about some of […]

PARKINSON’S SYMPTOMS: STRATEGIES TO DELAY

Sir Isaac Newton got it right with his First Law of Motion. I’m finding – as I get older and work with older adults – that there are two distinct schools of thought. One – as I age, I will need to find a living situation to accommodate my aging body. Most often, I hear […]

A BODY IN MOTION STAYS IN MOTION

Aging well is possible! Let’s talk about 4 areas to focus on.

4 Things That Do Not Have to Happen As You Age

Have you heard of “prehab?” This is training for life. Training for independence. It can also be beneficial for someone needing a joint replacement or other surgery. What does this mean? “An aggressive prehab program builds up strength and conditioning.” “The result is a faster and more extensive recovery.” “In some cases, aggressive prehab routines […]

THE MOST EFFECTIVE (& LEAST EXPENSIVE) HEALTHCARE PLAN

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 […]

ASSESS YOUR DAILY LIVING: STAYING INDEPENDENT

My client, who has both Parkinson’s and MCI, hired me for my expertise in both. Having recently completed my Brain Health Certification and learning the latest research, we put the new knowledge to use! Using the effects of exercise and physical activity as a guide, I created a challenge for my client by manipulating variables. […]

MCI: FIGHT BACK WITH BRAIN HEALTH TRAINING