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Tai Chi Can Help Seniors Improve Balance

Balance Training for Fall Prevention

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Balance, the distribution of weight that allows us to stay upright, is a surprisingly complex process. And yet, it’s something almost no one thinks about until a fall or near fall. When that happens, you’re then left to scramble, turning your house upside down looking for fall prevention products. So the question becomes, Can diminished balance [...]

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Bring Ergonomic Comfort to Your Home Office

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If you think ergonomics is just for the office, you may be mistaking. Ergonomics is defined as “the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment”. Meaning that the way in which people sit, stand, speak, hold their computer mouse, etc., affects their capability in the workplace. If a person sits with poor posture, it [...]

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Five Ways to Fall Proof Your House this Spring

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  Charles Dickens described spring as “summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” Yes, spring is a season of transition. It’s also a great time to fall proof your house. If you or someone you live with is prone to falls, then you’ve probably already installed fall safety products. But making a house safe goes [...]

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Why Haven’t You Tried Yoga Yet?

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Finding a weekly exercise routine can be tough if you’re experiencing arthritis pain and symptoms. Arthritis specialists recommend yoga as an exercise because it is gentle enough to help soothe pain and reduce tension while also increasing flexibility, which are all factors that will help cope with the disease. Doctors recommend doing yoga to not [...]

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The Benefits of Putting Some Spring In Your Step This Season

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Believe it or not, flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and warmer weather is indeed approaching. The warmer seasons bring an ideal time for outdoor aerobic activity, which, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is proven to not only help with your physical well being, but also your “function, mood, and quality [...]

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Spring Cleaning for Fall Prevention

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You know it’s springtime when you’re hit with an overwhelming urge to clean. OK, maybe not. Maybe it’s the longer days, budding flowers, and chirping birds. Either way, to get your house ready for the warmer weather, you’ll have to do some spring cleaning. But some older adults dread this yearly ritual. Why? Because they worry about [...]

4 Balance Exercises for Older Adults to Try Out

Tips for Decreasing Swelling & Stiffness from Arthritis

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Ever notice how fit, happy, and energetic the actors in arthritis drug commercials are? Of course that’s not by accident. Nor is it an accident that the commercials only hint at arthritis symptoms. They never show graphic up-close pictures of swollen joints. It would ruin the good feelings and mood. Which is probably why you never see [...]

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How Posture Impacts Chronic Back and Neck Pain

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Poor posture is a prime contributor to chronic head and neck pain. For most people, posture is a learned behavior. Young children instinctively demonstrate good posture, without using any products for back pain. They stand up straight, relax their shoulders, and point their feet forward. Which is why you never hear kids complain about their aching [...]