Hitting the Slopes? Is Your Body Ready?

safety on the slopesIt’s the time of year to hit the slopes. Whether you are skiing (downhill or cross country) or snowboarding, they are exhilarating activities and great workouts which strengthen the bone and tone your muscles, and are great for your heart too. Now is the time to prepare your body for the rigors of these strenuous winter sports with some pre-skiing and pre-snowboarding exercises and safety tips.


Things You Should Know About Fall Prevention

icy walkwayWhat do an icy sidewalk, a rug and an electrical cord have in common? They could cause you to fall and become injured. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths, non-fatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma among older adults. Every year, one out of every three adults age 65 and older experience a fall. Research shows that by the year 2020, the annual direct and indirect cost of fall injuries is expected to reach $54.9 billion. The good news is that certain safety measures can prevent falls and injuries.

Don’t Ignore What Muscles?

tennis ball and footHave you heard about hand yoga? Do you know that a tennis ball can provide a great workout for your feet? Or how many ways do you know of that can relieve tension that has settled in your jaw? Sometimes we don’t think about exercising these muscles. But they shouldn’t be ignored.