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Cognitive-Motor Training Video

https://heidiweinberg.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/20240421_120210.mp4 Here is an example of a class I lead for a Parkinson’s fundraiser. Cognitive-Motor Training is the “gold standard” for slowing down mental decline as we age. Just doing one or the other doesn’t have the same effect!

BALANCE: HOW TO FIX IT & HOW LONG IT TAKES

My client Sarah – 72 years old – was worried about her balance. During our consultation, I noticed her step length was smaller than it should be, and she wasn’t rolling through her foot when she walked. As we age, if we are not proactive, we will lose both bone and muscle strength, putting us […]

Which Exercise Gives a Big Return on Fall Prevention?

We’ve all seen it – Someone falls. They get scared and stay home more. Which means they get weaker. They need (or want) to go out somewhere. They fall. Is this a self-fulfilling prophecy? Can this cycle be stopped? Yes – it can! According to the webinar I attended this weekend, one exercise you should […]

What Sets You Apart: Navigating Strength as You Age

WHAT SETS YOU APART: HOW TO NAVIGATE STRENGTH AS YOU AGE You want to be independent. You want to be self-sufficient. You want to feel strong. This is part of what sets you apart from others. You put in the time and energy to feel and look better. To have more energy, more vitality. Less […]

DID I HIRE THE RIGHT TRAINER FOR ME?

HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT PERSONAL TRAINER? Unfortunately, the personal training business is not widely regulated. People can get a PT certification in a relatively short period of time and with not a lot of financial commitment. So – how do you know if someone is actually qualified to train you? How do you […]

Exercise & Stages of Parkinson’s disease

EXERCISE THROUGH PARKINSON’S STAGES Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. While there is no cure, various treatments and interventions can help manage its symptoms and improve quality of life. Exercise is your first line of defense – and the only proven intervention to delay symptoms. Exercise not only […]

HIGH SCHOOL REUNION – WHO LOOKS GOOD?

Picture yourself at your high school reunion. Everybody there is the same age.Yet, some look way older, some look younger. Why? Some (ok – most) would like the easy way out. A magic pill to restore their youth! There is only ONE fountain of youth that’s PROVEN to work – EXERCISE! View it as a […]

ARE YOU NERVOUS ABOUT FALLING? LET’S TALK ABOUT STRIDE LENGTH

Stride length. Why is it important as we age? Taking smaller steps can lead to falls for these reasons:

HOW MANY RISK FACTORS ARE THERE FOR FALLS?

Over 200, according to Christian J.Thompson, Ph.D. Extrinsic Factors Intrinsic Factors Exercise is the most important component in a fall prevention intervention showing a 11% reduction in falls occurrence ***There are other interventions, but they are not as effective on theirown (without the addition of exercise) HOW TO PRACTICE BALANCE? Did you know:You must be […]

HOW TO EXERCISE WITH PD

When I first started as a Delay the Disease trainer, I visited David Zid (the founder)at his facility in Columbus, Ohio.While there, I observed his Parkinson’s bootcamp class.The participants started out by walking or running laps around the gym to warmup. They then dispersed to various stations – core, balance, strength, cardio.Always included: I like […]

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