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Weekly Fitness Challenge for Seniors – Hamstring Isometrics

Do you have tight hamstrings? Many people say yes. Do you have weak hamstrings? Many people have no idea. The hamstrings are actually 4 muscles in the back of your leg which do more than bend the leg.  They extend the hip, rotate the lower leg and also bend the knee.  Another very important function they have is controlling the[…]

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Weekly Fitness Challenge for Seniors – Step Up to Single Leg Balance

25th November 2020 This week we will focus on two aspects which are very important to the safety and independence of older people.  Climbing stairs are vital to independence, and balance is crucial for preventing falls. This challenge is a little more difficult than some of our other challenges.  The balance part of it will test you and it may[…]

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Weekly Fitness Challenge for Seniors – Stand Tall & Improve your Posture with Upper Back Postural Exercises

As everyone ages, they tend to shrink a little.  This is mostly caused by joint compression throughout our body.  To simplify this for you, remember your muscles both move your bones and help them maintain their position in conjunction to other bones.  Strong muscles provide space between your joints for easy movement.  As we age our muscles get weaker and[…]

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Weekly Fitness Challenge Hip Exercises For Runners

This week’s challenge is by no means high intensity.  It is more of an exercise that will help improve your overall hip function.  If you are a runner it will help you run more efficiently by strengthening your glutes which are very important for hip extension, and pelvic control during the single leg phase of running.  I won’t get too[…]

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Weekly Fitness Challenge for Seniors – Chair Get Ups

This week we are expanding on the “get up” from early September. Get Up Video  Getting up from the ground and getting up from a chair are both extremely important actions vital to independence and daily living. Our challenge this week is what I call “chair get ups.”  Some might call them squats.  What do you have to do after a[…]

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