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Fitness Friday:

November 30, 2012 has great articles, exercises & dietary instruction/recipes. Take a look & see if you don’t agree!

I particularly like this article because working out the glutes is vital to staying strong.

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Did you know that one way to predict potential falls in the elderly is to watch them sit & stand? If they use their hands to sit down or push with the arms to stand up, they are at extreme risk of a fall.


Keeping the legs strong is an everyday activity & wellness will follow the effort. So suck in the gut, tighten your core & practice sitting & standing without using your hands. Tomorrow your glutes may be a bit sore, but that only proves that your muscles needed the workout!

Note: While you are visiting Mom & Dad, Grandma & Grandpa, Uncle George & Aunt Ginny this Christmas season, pay attention to little things like how they sit & stand, how they manage the used-to-be simple tasks of daily living. Have a mental checklist of things to watch for regarding their mental & physical health as it relates to aging.

  1. November 30, 2012 6:05 am

    Thank you for the love…

  2. Peg permalink
    November 30, 2012 8:05 am

    I have sadly lost muscle tone due to STATIN drugs I was on at one time…I’m a “pusher” to get up and I do have balance problems. If you take statins and do not have this side effect, count your blessings! I almost ended up with a walker. I can walk so much better now when shopping with a cart.

    • November 30, 2012 8:36 am

      Statin drugs have caused so much muscle damage and folks are not even aware. They just accept the symptoms and seek another pharmaceutical to counteract them.
      It’s never too late to rebuild muscle strength. Baby steps. When standing at the kitchen counter, stand on 1 foot and count to 10. Build from there. While sitting in a chair, hold your stomach tight and lift your foot off the floor and count to 10. These simple steps can start you back to wellness and strength.
      I highly recommend strength and weight training. Classes at a Y or at church or hiring your own personal trainer is an investment that pays huge dividends!

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