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Be Flexible To Be In Shape

August 16, 2022 — “Blessed are the flexible for they will not allow themselves to become bent out of shape!” – Robert Ludlum (attributed) Part of the aging process is losing flexibility as joints become stiffer. In fact, a 2013 research study found that those aged 55 to 86 years lose flexibility in the shoulder and hip joints at... Read More

Coaching the Couch Potato

July 20, 2022 — We all know that staying physically active is key to a healthy lifestyle and aging. Keeping fit when we’re younger builds a solid base for health in our later years and study after study shows that it’s never too late to add more movement to our days. For people of any age and with practically... Read More

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
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