Rise Up: Tips To Make Standing Up From a Seated Position Easy

For many people, the simple act of getting up from a seated position can be a challenge. The ordinary activities of standing and sitting are so basic that we take them for granted…until the day when we have to push, and push, and push again before achieving “liftoff”.  Difficulty in standing up from a chair […]

Sit to Stand Training to Help Achieve Lift Off

The simple act of moving from a seated position to a standing position requires the cooperation of several muscle groups working together. Pelvic mobility, trunk control, sensation in the feet, core and leg strength, as well as lower body flexibility, all contribute to maintaining this functional sit to stand skill. The following exercises will help train your body to […]

Reach Forward For Better Balance

Functional Balance Testing Reduce Fall Risk with this Easy Assessment Tool By Mary Ann Wilson, RN Functional balance assessments  tell us if we’re at risk for a fall. They also give clues about what skills we can practice on our own to improve balance. This is relevant because falls are dangerous and costly.  On an average year, 300,000 […]

Exercises To Make You a Better Driver

Seven Exercises to Help You Keep Your Driving Skills Finely Tuned By Mary Ann Wilson, RN While we’re all attentive to keeping our vehicles in good working order to avoid break downs, few of us give much thought to tuning up the many areas of our body that contribute to safe driving. The good news […]

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 […]

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 […]