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10 Ways to Prevent Falls

10 Ways to Prevent Falls

Falls are the leading cause of fatality in older adults……and there are several things you can do to help prevent a fall. Read below to start implementing ways to decrease your fall risk. 1. Get Strong Strength training is not only important for staying lean and strong, but it also is important when preventing falls. ARead More…

The Jacked-O-Lantern Workout

The Jacked-O-Lantern Workout

7 Exercises You Can Do With a Pumpkin 1 Goblet SquatStarting in a standing position with the legs slightly wider than the hips while holding on to your pumpkin, drop your hips back into a seated position. Position your body back up by squeezing your butt tight and keeping your back straight throughout the entireRead More…

Let’s Make Waves!

Let’s Make Waves!

10 POOL EXERCISES FOR YOUR NEXT POOL DAY 1. Hip Abduction Standing while holding on to the side of the pool, with leg slightly behind other leg, lift leg straight out to the side. 2. Mini Squats Holding on to the side of the pool while standing with your feet directly under your hips, squeeze your buttRead More…

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness

It is hurricane season here in Southwest Florida and I don’t know about all of you but I like to be prepared for whatever may happen. Here are 12 things you should have prepared in the event of a hurricane. 1. Water My general rule of thumb concerning how much water to have on handRead More…

Pickleball: Warm Up Routine

Pickleball: Warm Up Routine

A proper warm up is a great way to help prevent injuries while on the court. When muscles are stiff and tight, they don’t work efficiently and this can set you up for a strain or tear. When we are considering a warm up prior to a game of pickleball, we want to slowly rampRead More…

Pickleball: Common Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Pickleball: Common Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Although Pickleball is great for people of all ages, injuries do occur. Common injuries include injuries from falls, ankle sprains, shoulder impingement or strains, hamstring, quad, and groin strains. Several steps can be taken in order to reduce your risk of injury and keep you healthy playing on the court. Warm Up Properly A proper warmRead More…

Pickleball: What is it?

Pickleball: What is it?

Pickleball seems to have invaded Southwest Florida and for multiple reasons it seems to be here to stay. This sport is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States and is being played by millions of people of all ages.What is pickleball? Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton,Read More…

5 Tips for Managing Aches and Pain During Travel

5 Tips for Managing Aches and Pain During Travel

1 Get Comfortable from The StartBefore you even take off, make sure you are comfortable. Are there too many bags near your feet disallowing you to be in a good position? Making sure you have enough room to allow for proper posture is key. Adjust your seat to allow you to have good foot contactRead More…

5 Easy Tricks to Relieve Neck Pain

5 Easy Tricks to Relieve Neck Pain

1 Adjusting Your Sleeping PositionAre you waking up in the morning and experiencing neck stiffness and pain? Depending on your sleeping position, you may want to keep some things in mind. First, let’s consider what position you tend to sleep in at night.  Side Sleepers  Side sleepers need a thicker pillow under their head to keepRead More…

Tips to Reduce Aches and Pains While Gardening

Tips to Reduce Aches and Pains While Gardening

1.Get the Blood Moving Before You Start A brisk walk or activating the muscles of the limbs and spine can help get blood moving and warm up your body for gardening activities. 2.Posture! Posture! Posture! Using good body mechanics while gardening is important in order to reduce tightness and prevent injury. When lifting, engage your core byRead More…

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