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 […]

Strengthen Abdominal Muscles Without Crunching

By Mary Ann Wilson, RN 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 […]

Triceps Strengthening with Resistance Band

Strengthening Tips By Mary Ann Wilson, RN Triceps strengthening exercises done regularly will help tone flabby arms. Begin by sitting toward the front edge of the chair with feet firmly planted on the ground. As with any exercise, take a moment to get into good postural alignment before beginning.   Resistance Band Triceps Strengthening Exercise Starting Position: Secure […]

Mary Ann’s Quick Energizer Workout

By Mary Ann Wilson, RN Looking for a fast way to generate some energy?  Here is a quick easy seated workout you can do almost anywhere!  Use this simple set of exercises to perk your body up when it’s dragging or use it every day as a good all-around maintenance program.  Workout Objectives: Lubricate joints […]

Exercises for Fibromyalgia

SEATED & STANDING EXERCISES FOR FIBROMYALGIA By Mary Ann Wilson, RN The following exercises are designed especially for those with fibromyalgia, who are just beginning an exercise program. Gentle range-of-motion exercises can provide the foundation for a more active exercise program down the road. Initially, only a few repetitions (not more than 5) of any […]