Tag: core strength

7. Getting Active

Taking the First Steps
If you’re ready to get more active, start by thinking about what sounds like fun. Remember when you were a kid and it was fun to play hopscotch, jump rope, or ride your bicycle with your neighborhood friends? Most likely you didn’t think about the fact that

2. Essential Exercise

What’s Your Exercise Story?
Individuals come to exercise programs with different histories of physical activity. Maybe you played a team sport in high school and intramural athletics in college, but gradually became less active with the demands of work and family. Perhaps you’ve always preferred solitary activities, such as hiking on

Strong Core Muscles = Better Balance

Almost every movement we make involves core muscles. When we stand, walk, bend, turn, twist, reach, or simply sit in a chair, our core muscles support and stabilize us. Or they should.

If not, almost every movement becomes more difficult and less efficient. The weakness is often reflected in our posture—slouching

Q&A: Balance; Stroke Prevention; Vitamin C

Q. Ever since I began to take Coumadin for atrial fibrillation I have a fear of falling and bleeding. What can I do to improve my balance?
A. Strengthening your core muscles—those in your abdomen, back and hips—would be the best thing for you to do. Core strength is related to

2016 Index

Bones and Joints

Fight Back Against Gout Attacks (Jan., 6)

Don’t Ignore Joint Pain (Feb., 4)

SI Joint Dysfunction (Mar., 6)

Repair Joints With Platelet-rich Plasma (Aug., 5)

Cancer

Melanoma Drug for Lung Cancer (Jan., 2)

New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines (Feb., 2)

Reducing Effects of Chemo Brain (May, 2)

Melanoma and Immunotherapy (June, 2)

Melanoma is More Dangerous (July,

Strengthen Your Core Muscles With Simple Pilates Moves

Your core muscles (the muscles around your trunk and pelvis) are a vital component of posture and balance—in fact, many physical activities depend on stable core muscles, and a core that is strong also provides vital support and stability to your lower back, making all the difference when it comes

Go Out and Play

Fresh air, sunshine, and a change of scenery are just a few of the reasons that being active outdoors does the mind, body, and spirit good. Some people, such as sports medicine physician Brad Thomas, MD, think of the outdoors as their personal gym and activity center.

“All I do is

Core Exercises for Seniors

Core Exercises for Seniors

Within our body’s muscular system, we define the core as those muscles of the hips, pelvis, abdomen, and trunk. Beyond simply allowing or supporting certain movements, the core is necessary for flexibility, strength, and injury prevention.

Flexibility is the ability to move joints through a range of motion. Weak or tight

Gain Better Balance With A Strong Core

When most people think of core strength, they tend to think of stomach muscles and endless sessions of grueling situps. The truth is core muscles are about more than just abdominal muscles. The core consists of the deep muscles of the trunk. Think shoulders, back, hips and yes, stomach muscles,

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