Top Blogs of 2021
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Top Blogs of 2021

This past year has been a tough one, upending many of our lives and habits.  We have had to cope with lots of changes, lots of anxiety, and have had to come up with creative ways to keep our heads above water.  Along the way, perhaps we were buoyed up by thinking that “this too…

Are Running, Walking, or Climbing Stairs Bad for Your Knees?

Are Running, Walking, or Climbing Stairs Bad for Your Knees?

Bad knees are something that happens to many of us (50% at least, at some point in our lives).  I don’t need to tell you that it can be a game-changer, stopping many of us from getting around the way we would like to.  Thank goodness for the fact that we can now get the…

What If You Hate To Exercise (or know someone who does)?

What If You Hate To Exercise (or know someone who does)?

Before we get going, this blog also applies to those of you who exercise regularly, but may have those days when you just don’t have the mojo for it or are having a serious bout of wanting to sit around.  You may want to let time drift by as you contemplate what’s for dinner.  That…

Are There Non-Responders and High Responders to Exercise?

Are There Non-Responders and High Responders to Exercise?

Yes, it’s thing.  Some people respond very quickly to both strength training and cardio, and others literally remain the same.  There is actually a whole range of responses.  You could think of it as a bell curve, where the ones at one end will struggle to make headway, and the ones on the other end…

The Surprising Blood Pressure/Stretching Connection

The Surprising Blood Pressure/Stretching Connection

First, Let’s Talk About Blood Pressure Today the latest edition of the AARP Bulletin (affectionately known by us as “the rag”) arrived in our mailbox.  One of the articles mentioned that nearly half of all adult Americans and 3 out of 4 people over 60 have high blood pressure (hypertension). This of course puts people…