Simple Back Pain Tips —— using a Secret Muscle

I recently experienced back pain while on a multi-day trip. Was it from too much driving? Hefting luggage? Dehydration? Hotel treadmill? Extended conference sitting? A poor-quality mattress? Everything combined? Who knows? But it was unexpected, and my hours were tightly scheduled ones in which I took little time to improve my condition. I should know … Read more

Energy to Keep Going . . . . to the (VO2) Max

Occasionally, drawing on my deep memories of Captain Kangaroo, I find myself silently repeating “I think I can, I think I can.” Have you been there? Maybe at times when you were attempting something new, or encouraging yourself toward some improvement? You may remember that ‘mantra’ from the children’s story The Little Engine that Could, … Read more

Can All Seniors HIIT Improved Levels of Glucose Safely?

What do you think when you hear “blogger?”  I imagine that many people equate the term with someone who writes (perhaps even daily) about something of interest in their lives, or which they are personally investigating.  One example that springs to my mind is the blogger’s story that was developed into the movie Julie and … Read more

Summer Confessions of a 1st time Snowshoer… Subtitle: Should Older People Snowshoe?

Snow? In August?  Why are we going to discuss snow in August?  It is not just an attempt to remember cool times during the hottest period of the year.  That’s good too, but it is the perfect time to consider if the winter sport of snowshoeing is suitable for ‘your old bones’.  And if so, … Read more

Exercise your SQUATTERS RIGHTS

Multi-tasking may not be an actual skill (at least in terms of simultaneous enactment), but I like the idea of getting multiple benefit from the same activity.  Double-duty, if you will.  Switching some small way that I do something now to reduce a risk, or add a benefit, is something I will consider.  This consideration … Read more

Buying into ‘Health Bounce’ Fitness – But at $25 or $450?

“Buy quality.’  It is an interesting directive.  Most people I have heard weighing in on this, whether friends, family or Hollywood celebs, tout the sentiment.  I have one friend whose mother taught her that ‘buying quality means buying less’ (implying that quality items last longer, or do a better job).  I doubt that this particular … Read more

Are ‘Slips & Falls’ Inevitable as We Age? Maybe.

But what about Frequency and Severity? On a glorious autumn day with colors bright and 75 degree temperatures, I forsook the temptation to bask in the sun and attend a community lecture.  I wasn’t alone.  While held mid-day and with outside conditions as I descripted, the theater was packed, with only a handful of vacant … Read more

Do the Benefits of Rebounding go Up and Down?

 I am posting this around “Happy Heart Day” — okay, okay, it is generally known as Valentine’s Day; still this second section on Rebounding has ‘Happy Heart’ (cardiac) benefits to celebrate. In the first post The Ups and Downs of that Rebounder thing I made note of different resources to read about the concept behind … Read more

The Ups and Downs of that Rebounder-thing

The word ‘aerobics’ came about when the gym instructors got together and said: If we’re going to charge $10 an hour, we can’t call it Jumping up and down. — Rita Rudner, American comedian and actress   Of all the people who have visited a Garage Sale or a Second-Hand Shop in the last decade, … Read more