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How Cardiac Rehabilitation Helps You Recover

August 4, 2021 — If you have a heart attack, heart failure, or other heart problem, cardiac rehabilitation is an important part of your recovery. Cardiac rehabilitation can help prevent another, perhaps more serious, heart attack and can help you build heart-healthy habits.   About 800,000 people in the United States have a heart attack every year, according to the Centers... Read More

Tai Chi Can Improve Your Health and Strength

July 16, 2021 — During the COVID-related shutdowns, many people looked for new ways to exercise at home. Some discovered tai chi, an ancient Chinese practice of postures and movements that is proven to build strength and balance. Tai chi is a safe and gentle exercise. The National Institutes of Health says, “Practicing tai chi may help to improve... Read More

Exercise Excuse Busters

June 9, 2021 — The COVID pandemic inspired many people to start healthy new habits, like eating better and exercising more. For many others (and we all know who we are!), the pandemic-related restrictions made it easier to avoid exercise. Now that things are getting back to normal and the warmer months are here, it’s a good time to... Read More

Seven Myths About Physical Therapy

May 17, 2021 — We all know that exercise is important at any age. In fact, there are four types of exercise – those that develop and maintain balance, endurance, flexibility, and strength. When “life happens” and you’re having problems in one of those areas, physical therapy can help restore your ability, along with your range of motion. Physical... Read More

Managing Parkinson’s Disease

April 2, 2021 — Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a brain disorder that leads to shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination. Symptoms usually begin gradually and get worse over time. As the disease progresses, people may have difficulty walking and talking. They may also have mental and behavioral changes, sleep problems, depression, memory difficulties, and fatigue. Both... Read More

How Nutritional Needs Change as You Age

March 2, 2021 — As we age, we start noticing all the ways our bodies are changing. We may start slowing down, get “mystery” aches and pains, or experience strange new effects after eating things we’ve always eaten. In fact, according to food science researchers at Colorado State University Extension, as we age, our body undergoes several changes that... Read More

Keeping Your Heart Healthy During COVID

February 8, 2021 — The month of February has been designated American Heart Month since 1964, when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a proclamation. Every year, the American Heart Association (AHA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other groups promote the importance of heart-healthy activities and diets. But this year, health officials are worried that the COVID-19... Read More

Falls Are Not a Normal Part of Aging

January 8, 2021 — Falls are common and costly, especially among Americans age 65 and older. But many falls are preventable, and they do not have to be an inevitable part of aging. Every second of every day, an older adult (age 65+) suffers a fall in the U.S.—making falls the leading cause of injury and injury death in... Read More

Play it Safe This Winter

December 9, 2020 — Ready for some ice skating? Hoping to hit the slopes? Is there a take-no-prisoners snowball fight in your future? The presence of COVID-19 may play havoc with what you can do this winter, but at the same time getting outside is good for all of us. Assuming you protect yourself from the virus, we want... Read More

Time to Join the Great American Smokeout

November 9, 2020 — Someday, when you look back on the year 2020, you will most likely remember it negatively as the year of COVID-19. But if you’re a smoker, you have a great opportunity to remember the year in a much better light – by finally quitting smoking. In fact, the risk of getting COVID-19 might be even... Read More