Category Archives: elderly exercise programs

No Magic Pill

Yesterday’s Life-Cise Daily Tip was “No, exercise is not magic. There is no magic pill. But exercise can help.” I wrote that because I had been thinking a lot about the role of exercise for cancer survivors. There had been … Continue reading

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Core Strength Even With Limited Mobility

Core strength – great, right? It’s important for everyone, but, as I said in the last post, it’s especially good preparation if you’re facing an upcoming surgery. But what about people with limited mobility? If you are confined to bed … Continue reading

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Exercise and Your Brain (it can help with dementia, can it help with chemo-brain?)

There is a growing body of evidence that exercise improves thinking and memory. Two recent studies published in Archives of Neurology add to that evidence. In one study, from the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Pushups

I often write and speak quite proudly about my mother and her pushups. She is a shining example of many of the principals I try to convey to my clients at and Stay Fit Stay Strong. When I first … Continue reading

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Home-Based Programs for Older Survivors

A new study from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Texas has found that home-based programs designed to get elderly cancer survivors eating better and exercising help to improve functional abilities and independence. The study found that survivors, aged 65 … Continue reading

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