Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA I knew I was facing at least two knee surgeries. What I wasn’t sure of was when. My plan was to stave off the knife and downtime for sometime in the next decade. (Read part one of my knee saga via this link). Turns out my right knee– the formerly “good” one– […]
Any other baby boomers out there with knee, toe, or other joint-related issues? Track with me as I try more than 7 methods to reduce knee pain and avoid surgery. Can we say so long to chronic joint pain?
How is your new year starting out? More to the point, how do you want your year to progress? More sizzle, less fizzle? One way to maintain an upwards trajectory is to stay up with the latest and greatest. That includes seeing whether your 2015 goals are part of the top 10 fitness trends.
To live more comfortably in your body, what can you do (besides whine and curse)? Get fitness pro advice on ways to exercise cardiovascularly when your joints are aching!
Part of active aging is taking care of your feet and face, especially if you walk outdoors as often as I do. If your feet are in pain, you won’t want to walk, dance, stand, run, or anything else that is upright. And I’m fairly vain, so I want to have skin that is sunburn-resistant and elastic. Dry and wrinkly is a great way to advertise raisins, not faces.
As a boomer and group fitness instructor with one reconstructed knee and a fused big toe (both due to soccer), I am always mindful about the surfaces I exercise on. Some surfaces hurt; others feel cushiony and safe. Whether you have an injury or are trying to prevent one, it’s smart to work out on a forgiving, protective surface. I tested out Regupol flooring to see if it met the Three S’s.
Do you plan to continue working out while anticipating and minimizing stresses on your “not getting any younger” body? Adapt your exercise outlook to incorporate 6 tips specifically for active aging adults, aka baby boomers!
Want to run in place and not in Bad Company Running with the Pack? Or are you ready to Run Run Run Run Away to a Safe, Effective, Minimal Joint Stress Starship? Are butt kickers the best or the worst for in-place runners and boomers who want to protect their knees? You’ll know once you watch our video.
As you age, do you have aches and pains that come and don’t go? In fact, a huge percentage of fitness professionals and active women suffer from chronic pain. This pain epidemic seems to be a silent one in the workout world. Are you someone whose ongoing pains affect your ability to exercise, be comfortable in your body, or enjoy once-beloved activities? If so, then consider whether CranioSacral Therapy (CST) might work for you.
Is there a “best” surface for running? If so, is it grass, sand, concrete, asphalt, an indoor track, a waterbed? Okay, we snuck that last one in. Sort of. This might be a trick question. The answer is “it depends.” Sort of. As boomer women who have given birth, we can definitely say that if we ran on concrete, we’d need Depends.