701 Chair Stand Test for Lower Body Strengthening
Following the demonstration of the chair stand test by C. Jessie Jones, PhD, FACSM, California State University, Mary Ann Wilson RN creates a workout that is both whimsical and functional. She incorporates exercises specifically designed to strengthen the legs throughout the workout.
Approximate Run Time: 27 Minutes, HD
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702 Arm Curl Testing for Upper Body Strength
Arm strength and endurance are needed for every day activities like carrying groceries, lifting grandchildren and doing household and yard chores. C. Jessie Jones, PhD, FACSM, California State University demonstrates the Arm Curl Test for upper body strength and lays out the goals. Mary Ann Wilson, RN and Lori McCormick include a routine using exercise bands to accomplish those goals.
703 Chair Sit and Reach Test for Lower Body Flexibility
Lower body flexibility is needed for dressing, bending and getting in and out of the bathtub. C. Jessie Jones, PhD, FACSM, California State University, shows viewers how to measure their lower body flexibility using a ruler. Mary Ann Wilson, RN uses a towel and a variety of exercises to improve the ability to reach.
704 Eight Foot Up And Go Test for Balance, Speed and Agility
Reduce the risk of falls by improving agility and balance. There are other activities of daily living that depend on physical mobility and speed. C. Jessie Jones, California State University, outlines the test and Mary Ann Wilson, RN designs routines to improve test scores.
705 Scratch Test for Upper Body Flexibility
Reaching over the shoulder to scratch your back or to bathe and dress is limited by poor upper body flexibility. C. Jessie Jones, PhD, FACSM, California State University, explains how to measure upper body flexibility and why it is important. Mary Ann Wilson, RN creates some unusual exercises, using a towel, to restore flexibility. Inspired by music that is reminiscent of James Bond, this episode is most refreshing and enjoyable.
706 Growing Young Not Old with Dr. Karl Knopf
Recognized expert in the field of senior fitness, Dr. Karl Knopf examines the relationship between growing older and the value of strength training. Mary Ann Wilson, RN introduces viewers to exercises using weights while Lori McCormick, PT modifies the exercises for those with limited flexibility.
707 Calcium and Strong Bones with Dr. Jill Gronholz
Dr. Jill Gronholz discusses the current guidelines for adequate calcium intake. Mary Ann Wilson, RN and Lori McCormick, PT works on exercises using a small ball.
708 Growing Young Not Old part #2 with Dr. Karl Knopf
Dr. Karl Knopf discusses a condition called sarcopenia, which is “age-related muscle loss.” He explains how a proper dose of strength training can restore muscles. Inspired by his advice, Mary Ann Wilson, RN and Lori McCormick, PT, include the use of weights in this episode.
709 Be Positive with Dr. Karl Knopf
Dr. Karl Knopf provides new insights on the link between a positive attitude and general health. He cites a recent study showing that positive people are less likely to become frail and that optimism can be learned. He jokingly suggests that perhaps everyone should get a dose of B+ blood. Mary Ann Wilson, RN and Lori McCormick, PT, approach this episode with a light-hearted workout that is guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face.
710 Vitamin D with Dr. Jill Gronholz
Dr. Jill Gronholz explains the importance of Vitamin D to our bone health and shares the latest information on how much we need. Mary Ann Wilson, RN and Lori McCormick, PT, include a routine using a small ball into this refreshing episode.
711 Exercise Every Day with Dr. Karl Knopf
Dr. Karl Knopf gives some healthy advice as to why exercise makes everyday living easier. To be able to do what you want, when you want takes energy. Mary Ann Wilson, RN and Lori McCormick, PT work side by side to provide an energizing and motivating workout.
712 Osteoporosis and Fractures with Dr. Lynn Kohlmeier
Osteoporosis Specialist, Dr. Lynn Kohlmeier, examines the relationship between osteoporosis and fractures and gives viewers some helpful advice on the best ways to avoid becoming an osteoporosis statistic. Mary Ann Wilson, RN and Lori McCormick, PT use a large ball and resistance bands to demonstrate exercises and explain why they have included them in this episode.
713 Creative Exercises
When it comes to creativity, Mary Ann Wilson, RN takes the prize. Best known for her ability to increase the enjoyment of exercise by her choice of music and uniquely choreographed routines, she puts that trait to work in this episode. With the help of several pieces of music, that is both whimsical and bright, Mary Ann is inspired to create a delightful combination of movements. She uses a large ball, towel and resistant band to keep the energy flowing. Lori McCormick, PT makes the appropriate modifications for those who may have some physical limitations.
714 Lifestyle Diseases
Dr. Karl Knopf helps us take a look at our personal lifestyle and its connection to disease. His motivating message discusses how a reasonable dose of consistent activity can improve well-being and quality of life. Mary Ann Wilson, RN and Lori McCormick, PT follow up with a set of routines that will entice even the most exercise resistant viewer to give exercise a try. The use of props, such as a towel and weights along with music that provides the background for some “James Bond” undercover work, makes this an especially delightful show.
715 Diabetes and S.U.G.A.R with Dr. Lynn Kohlmeier
Dr. Lynn Kohlmeier explains why exercising faithfully is essential in the control of diabetes and gives some important exercise guidelines. Mary Ann Wilson, RN and Lori McCormick, PT begin this exercise session with their shoes off and use a small ball to stimulate circulation. You won’t want to miss the relaxation segment at the end of the workout, which uses the element of color to inspire a calm and tranquil environment.
716 Upbeat Exercises
This episode combines energetic, upbeat music and the use of a towel to increase range of motion and exercise the fingers. The resistant band offers a chance to strengthen muscles. Mary Ann Wilson, RN works on providing creative exercises to compliment the refreshing music and Lori McCormick, PT makes all the necessary modifications.
717 Exercise and Parkinson’s with Dr. David Greeley
Dr. David Greeley details the primary symptoms and secondary signs of Parkinson’s disease. Regardless of how the condition manifests itself, the common ground is the need to exercise every day. Mary Ann Wilson, RN puts together her most creative choreography to demonstrate facial exercises that are critically important for Parkinson’s patients. Lori McCormick, PT coaches Mary Ann through the routine. They include a host of other exercises that specifically address Parkinson’s.
718 The Fountain of Youth with Dr. Karl Knopf
Dr. Karl Knopf explains why it is important to exercise every day. Mary Ann Wilson, RN and Lori McCormick, PT encourage viewers to join them in a fun workout.
719 Fibromyalgia and Exercise with Lynne Matallana
Lynne Matallana, MA shares her fibromyalgia experience with viewers and serves as a source of encouragement to them. She describes the role of exercise in the management of this condition. Once again, Mary Ann Wilson, RN puts together a most creative way to address the special needs of fibromyalgia viewers in a gentle way. Many of the exercises are done with the assistance of a large ball. Lori McCormick, PT remains seated.