November 17, 2019

A strong skeletal is necessary for supporting an active lifestyle and is a must have for resilient longevity and lifelong independence. Our bone mass peaks around 17 to 30 years of age and is maintained until around 50 (menopause for women). After age 50 bone density d...

Nordic Walking, spicing up your walk and taking it into 4-wheel drive

Nordic Walking contributes to more muscle involvement with both your upper and lower body propelling you forward. Because of its versatility and adaptability Nordic Walking provides a total body worko...

Your Walking Speed and

Your Life Expectancy

Walking speed is the 'sixth vital sign' and of significant importance to older adults because of its association with a heightened risk of mortality. Walking is especially useful for zeroing in on life expectancy for older adul...

Adding variation to your daily walk, 'spice it up' or take it into '4-wheel drive'

Find a safe place during your walk to include the following by adding a variety of steps to address different muscles of your lower body:

  • Sidewards walking, side shuffle or side cross...

Walking is one of the most accessible forms of physical activity, it starts by placing one foot in front of the other, one step at a time. As a health fitness professional I enjoy walking in my community and hiking and exploring the trails in the Columbia Gorge, Washin...

July 23, 2019

I am proud to announce I’m among the first graduates of Leadership in Wellness Management, a certificate course by a global organization recognized as a leader in the field, the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA).

A lot of work, but worth it to me and Fitness...

July 8, 2019

Water is one of the most vital elements second only to oxygen. Water is important to almost every basic function of your body including temperature regulation, blood circulation, metabolism, immune response, and elimination of toxins and wast from the body. Water is a...

May 22, 2019

Rising rate of obesity or physical inactivity and the habit of too much sitting with an aging population has lead to an increase in pre-diabetes and diabetes. In fact many people do not even know they have the disease.

The three primary risk factors for diabetes are:

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May 17, 2019

About 20% of people will annually experience a depressive disorder in their lifetime. Depression disorders are predicted to be the greatest contributor to health burden by 2030.

Symptoms of depression
Depressive disorders are characterized by a sad or irritable mood acc...

One out of every four older adults 65 years and older adult falls annually. 

Falls are the # 1 reason older adults lose their independence. 
To remain independent with a high quality of life the following are important: 

  1. Don't get sick

  2. Avoid frailty

  3. ...
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