Why should you exercise? Because Holding Babies Rocks!

March 25, 2012

Mom holding baby Breslin

I wanted to write a post about Six Shoulder Exercises for Arthritis. I wanted to describe how our advanced shoulder program helps those with arthritis problems. I have had numerous men and women with arthritic shoulders that have responded very well to a simple home exercise program. I wanted to talk about how our program will help shoulders move easier, how you will have less pain, so you can do simple daily chores like getting dressed, or putting dishes up in the cupboard or adjusting your seatbelt. These are all difficult for people with arthritis in their shoulder.

Then I realized none of those things will get you excited about exercise, and, if you are not excited about exercise, you will not exercise. If you do not exercise, then I am not helping you.

So, instead of writing about a patient who you might relate to so you will exercise your shoulder, I am going to write about babies. More specifically, holding babies. Read the rest of this entry »

An Old Guy, Mall Walking and a Cup of Coffee

February 29, 2012

I recently had a grey haired patient, ‘Sam’, who was having a problem with walking. It seemed that the longer winter progressed, the more trouble Sam was having. I wanted to get this ‘Old Guy’ on a home walking program, but as it was still winter, walking outside was not an option. Instead, I told Sam that I wanted him to walk 3-4 days a week at the local mall. He replied, “Four days a week? That’s a lot.” In reality I wanted him ‘Mall Walking’ seven days a week, but I did not think that would happen, so I asked for 3-4 days. Read the rest of this entry »

Old Guys not Working Out

February 26, 2012

A Gathering of Industrious Men

One of the problems with old guys working out is that they don’t. Men, especially men from my father’s generation and my grandfather’s generation were an industrious sort. They did not typically have time for play or for exercise. Maybe the occasional round of golf, but fitness? Pfft! There was work that needed to be done. And the time for doing it was now.

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Walking Exercise and Fitness for the Elderly (or near Elderly)

August 15, 2011

I just finished watching our video on Walking Exercise and Fitness for the Elderly (or near Elderly). If you have not looked at that video yet, please do so. Go to: 

Walking Exercise and Fitness for the Elderly Video

Did you watch it? Great! Welcome back. I am going to add a few comments, but first let me tell you about, ‘Super Max’.

I once worked with a patient, let’s call him ‘Max. Max was in his mid sixties. Mid-sixty is not really old, but it is starting to approach ‘old’. Anyway, Max was frustrated. It seemed that he could not walk much longer than 60 seconds without becoming tired. In fact, it was all he could do to walk to his mailbox at the end of his driveway, rest a minute, and then walk back to his house. After that he was beat. Read the rest of this entry »