Vision and Balance

By Mary Ann Wilson, RN Most of us depend heavily on our vision to tell us about our environment – knowing the height of the curb, obstacles to avoid, when we are approaching uneven surfaces, etc. This information gathered and processed through our ocular motor (visual) system keeps us safe and plays an important role in correcting balance challenges and avoiding […]

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 Says, “Indulge Every Now and Then”

By Mary Ann Wilson, RN I love going back to my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to visit my family and Italian roots. No trip is complete without swinging by my favorite Italian bakery, Moio’s Italian Pastry Shop which has been in operation since 1935. I remember how excited I was as a child going there.  I still […]

Breathing Testimonials

Dear Mary Ann I came across your site while searching for some chair exercises. I felt I needed to do something about my fitness . I felt this because I have difficulty walking as I am 88 years old and in a Care facility and lead a rather sedentary life as I have difficulty in […]

Spondylolisthesis Testimonials

Spondylolisthesis Testimonials Dear Mary Ann I don’t haveTV, but do follow a couple of your older programs found on you tube. I checked your site to see which sessions you recommend for spondylolisthesis. I’m going to try them all, but wanted to suggest you add the DVT program there. Because of Spondy condition I don’t […]

“Checkout Line” Exercises for the Abs, Glutes, and Pelvic Floor

“Checkout Line” Exercises By Mary Ann Wilson, RN How often do we find ourselves standing in a checkout line? Because we’re consumers, the answer is, “Probably, a lot”!  As a result, statistics show the average American spends anywhere from 5 to 60 minutes, a week, waiting in checkout lines. While this can feel like a […]