Aging: Decades of Possibility

Live Life Fully by Aging Without Limits By Mark Kirkpatrick Youth, it seems, has all the advantages—wrinkle-free skin, hair free of grey streaks, and a body that offers up fewer physical limitations. Time teaches a fear of age and a hesitation regarding impending monumental birthdays. Thirty is deemed an end to the carefree twenties, 40 […]

Corporate America Saves Money With Additional Desktop Breaks

By Mark Kirkpatrick, guest blogger The corporate world has a strong tradition of hard work, long hours and success that comes with those practices. Inside today’s fast-paced digital environment, businesses won’t succeed unless they’re willing to put in the time and effort to truly claim a part of this valuable marketplace. Unfortunately, the idea of […]

Balance Exercises for the Sensory System

Improve Your Sensory System Through Exercise By Mary Ann Wilson, RN The body depends on many different systems working together to maintain good balance. The sensory, motor and central nervous system all play important roles in keeping us steady on our feet. What’s exciting to me is that there are specific exercises we can do to sharpen each of […]

Seated Row With Band To Strengthen Upper Back

Here’s a great idea that’s easy to implement. Keep an exercise resistance band next to your favorite chair and use it during those down times when you’re sitting sedentary (like when you’re watching television or listening to the radio). This is a perfect opportunity to work on strengthening the muscles of your upper back . Use […]

Eye Exercises for Fall Prevention

By Mary Ann Wilson, RN Eye exercises are an important part of any fall prevention training program. We depend on our ocular system (vision) for balance and for keeping us safe in different environments. In addition to improving neck range of motion, the 3 exercises shared in this blog are designed to strengthen the eyes and improve the vestibular […]

Strengthen Abdominal Muscles Without Crunching

If I were to tell you there was a more efficient way to work the abdominal muscles than sit ups and crunches, would you be surprised? Researcher, Dr. Stuart McGill believes that crunches, the typically prescribed exercise for strengthening the abdominal muscles, is actually harmful to the spine. If you are comfortable getting down on […]

Polypharmacy A Problem

TIPS TO HELP AVOID PITFALLS OF POLYPHARMACY By Sit and Be Fit TV host Mary Ann Wilson, RN Polypharmacy is a relatively new term used to describe the effects of taking many different medications concurrently to manage different conditions. The use of multiple medications is a growing problem, especially for older adults. Over-the-counter drugs such […]