Have you ever had a bad fall that affected the way you live your life? Fear of falling starts to haunt us as we hit middle age. We (and our parents) stop doing things we once enjoyed because we fear injury. When an activity feels risky after a fall, and we then avoid that activity, our worlds shrink just a little.
Many exercisers want to know how to “trim the waist.” One great way to do this is with the side-to-side oblique move with the stability ball, which we demonstrate in yet another fabutastic video showing the right and wrong way to work this move! BYOB (Bring Your Own Ball)!!!
Is there a “best” way to train for walking a half marathon after knee surgery? Elliptical or treadmill? Indoors or out? Strength train or cardio? All these either/ or choices. When you are a twin, the best choice is the one that will help you beat your sister.
After 3 decades each teaching fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages, Alexandra and I have had posed to us a lot of interesting fitness questions. As you might suspect, people all over the world have similar concerns and workout goals. And many of the questions repeat. Over time, generations, and borders. Over and over.
Can you guess which questions are the most common?
From paralytic polio as a child to yoga teacher as a boomer woman, Mary McManus runs marathons and is now a certified yoga teacher. And a poet! Did we mention that she was also diagnosed with a progressive neuromuscular disease in 2006? Read to discover how Mary has dealt with life’s challenges (hint: Smiling is obviously part of the deal)!
From about age 30 onward, we lose strength at a rate of approximately 10% each year. Recent studies suggest that in women, the loss of hip flexor and hip abductor strength is significantly more pronounced than that in any other muscle group. While often the focus of intense stretching, the hip flexors are rarely targeted in strength training programs. In this guest post from Tamara Grand, you’ll learn some hip flexor exercises.
What can yoga do for you, especially if you face challenges, stress, and negative forces? What if you had spent 3 1/2 years in a Japanese prison camp as a child? Could yoga help rid your mind and body from such experiences?
Have you ever heard of mud runs? Might one be on your bucket list? What about a mud walk? No matter your age, if you are in good health, we hope you’ll go for the gold, er mud! Fellow Boomers, you (and we) are not too old to tackle new activities. And we are not too shy to offer tips for Mud Run Fun and Survival. Our favorite tip is ….
Want to improve both your body and mind courtesy of thought leaders? Does the idea of getting physically and mentally stronger, and more vibrant as you age sound appealing? Take a moment to check out the Special Collections we put together for you at GaiamTV. Which of the three appeals to you most?
Got abs? Got low back pain? A reader asks us for core exercise options that are safe even with lumber spine issues. We have a few suggestions, but find out which one got top billing.