Blogs about Balance

Gluteal Amnesia

If you spend a great deal of time sitting, you get what is called "Gluteal Amnesia". In other words, your butt forgets how to work properly. Not only that, your hamstrings have to pick up the slack and they become dysfunctional possibly leading to hamstring strains.

BENEFIT OF IN-HOME BALANCE TRAINING

When you are experiencing changes in balance or having difficulty with balance and mobility the best place to practice skills and balance exercises is in the home. Since most falls happen in and around the home part of a targeted exercise program is learning to navigate safely through and around the home, build more confidence and prevent a falls or injuries. 

Medications Increasing Fall Risk Among Older Adults

When you are beginning to experience balance issues, had a near fall, a fall with or without injuries it is time to find out why you are having these problems. Just beginning an exercises program that includes balance exercises may or may not improve your balance or prevent falls from happening.  Medications Increasing Fall Risk

Notes from IDEA World 2017

A few days ago, I returned from the IDEA World Fitness Convention in Las Vegas where I spent three days sitting on floors of dubitable cleanliness in pursuit of fitness knowledge to help my clients. Because of my robust health, I withstood the germ attacks and walked away with nothing but new ideas. Let me summarize what I learned and observed: My focus was on two areas; one on fascia and the other on the Active Motion Bar ®. 

Make Time for BALANCE

BALANCE is your most important exercise!

Orange Theory

I had a blast at Orange Theory last Friday! Trainers must also prioritize their own health and sometimes even we need some external accountability! I have failed in this department and I believe I have identified an error in my priorities. OLD1-    Faith (spiritual- where does my value come from)2-    Family (physical- what are the needs of my family)3-    Work (financial- what are our financial requirements)

Balance and Aging A Holist Approach

Our ability to perceive where we are and how we should respond to changing sensory conditions during our daily lives is heavily dependent on (a) the amount and quality of information we receive from our peripheral sensory receptors and (b) how the brain organizes and integrates that information once it has reached the central nervous system (CNS).

Is Your Exercise Program Suffient to Keep You Independent to Age 90+?

Active aging, being physically active, exercising regularly and staying engaged in life are important in the maintaining our function, health, fitness and perfomance. But, face it, when we get older, the body is changing and the exercise program we have been doing may not be appropriate when to maxizing function and fitness is the goal.

Turning back the aging clock to your advantage

A lifetime of wear and tear, the effects of a sedentary lifestyle(too much sitting) and other poor lifestyle choices catches up when we reach midlife and accumulate in those later years with chronic health and medical problems, causing dis-function and pain, and eventually loss of independence or early death. Pretty bleak outlook, right?