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Exercise for People Who Don’t Like Exercise

May 10, 2022 — Not a big fan of exercise? Rather spend time on the couch and avoid working up anything that even resembles a sweat? You’re not alone. But let’s be real – the old saying “use it or lose it” is absolutely true for our muscles. We all need movement that contributes to our flexibility, balance, strength,... Read More

Exercise Recommendations for People With Type 2 Diabetes

April 12, 2022 — At CPT, part of our expertise is creating exercise programs for people living with chronic diseases such as diabetes. We’d like to share this information from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), which recently updated its guidelines on exercise for people living with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects more... Read More

Stretching Is an Important Part of Exercise

February 7, 2022 — Stretching before and after exercise – most of us know we should be doing it, but we don’t necessarily follow through. Some people stretch by holding a series of poses – called static stretching. Others use specific movements that stretch the muscles – called dynamic stretching. Both help warm up our muscles and limber our... Read More

What’s Good for the Body is Good for the Mind

January 14, 2022 — Most of us know we need to move our bodies more. We need movement and exercise to maintain our physical strength, balance, and flexibility. But, as you may know, physical activity has more than physical benefits. An article on the American Physical Therapy Association’s consumer information website, ChoosePT (physical therapy), lists these “top 10 benefits... 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

Men’s Health: New Ways to Rev Up Your Fitness Routine

May 28, 2020 — As restrictions on social distancing begin to ease, many senior men may have a hard time pulling themselves away from watching sports highlights and re-runs on TV.  And, let’s face it, as we get older, it’s easy to wonder, “Why bother?” Well, guys, there are a lot of good reasons for shedding that couch potato... Read More

Exercise Is a Critical Component in Aging Well

May 8, 2019 —   May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Its purpose is to highlight the importance of physical activity in maintaining good health. People who study how to age well are beginning to look more closely at extending a person’s health span in addition to their life span. It’s no longer enough to extend one’s... Read More

Living With Limited Mobility? Here’s How You Can Stay Physically Fit.

September 14, 2018 —   Most everyone is aware that to age well, it’s important to exercise. But what can you do if you’re living with arthritis, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease or another mobility-limiting condition? Many people living with these conditions restrict their physical activity, either because it’s painful or under the mistaken belief that exercise will worsen their condition.... Read More

Tai Chi Can Aid in Rehabilitation

July 17, 2017 —   When one is recuperating from surgery or a medical event such as stroke, heart attack or COPD, exercise usually is an important part of recovery. If you’re in a rehabilitation facility, you’ll likely be following a course of treatment specific to your situation. But when you return home, keeping active will remain an important... Read More
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