Improve Your Somatosensory System for Better Balance

Learn a little bit about the role that the somatosensory system plays in balance by reading the article above.  Exercises such as the Stocking Feet Grips activate the sensory receptors in your feet.  Often times, especially when we are always wearing shoes, we lose touch with the sensation on the bottom of our feet. It’s easy […]

Dance to Ward Off Dementia and Falls

Sit and Be Fit workouts incorporate a lot of dance choreography and frequent changes in movement patterns. There’s a good reason for that. This style of exercise promotes physical, cognitive, and emotional health. Dance has long-term benefits that are now being recognized by science thanks to a growing number of “healthy aging” researchers. Results of […]

Shoulder Crepitus Exercises

Exercises to Lubricate your Shoulder Joint and help the     “Snap Crackle Pop” of Shoulder Crepitus By Sit and Be Fit TV host, Mary Ann Wilson, RN “Crepitus” is a term used to describe the cracking and popping that sometimes occurs in the shoulder joint when moving the arm. This condition can have a […]

Diabetes

DIABETES By Mary Ann Wilson, RN Diabetes is a serious disorder that affects approximately 17 million people in the US. It is the 5th deadliest disease in the country, contributing to over 200,000 deaths each year. It has no cure. Diabetes stems from either a failure to produce or to properly use the hormone insulin. […]

Chronic Illness Management

COPING WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS By Mary Ann Wilson, RN If you have a chronic illness, it’s very important to learn to be a good stress manager. Some stress is good because it motivates us. When it gets in the way of sleeping, decision-making, or causes you to feel you can’t get started, it’s time to […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Exercises

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Exercises Help By Mary Ann Wilson, RN Here are four Carpal Tunnel Syndrome exercises to help alleviate the symptoms of this condition. Keep the wrists as straight as possible while you perform these movements. 1) Grasp Exercise:  First, make a fist, being sure each finger joint is bending as much as possible. Then […]