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Aging and Exercise by Sheila Yonemoto

No one wants to face the fact that our bodies change as we age. The gray hairs, wrinkles and sagging skin under the arm remind us of the aging process. We can expect certain physiological changes that may influence how … Continue reading

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Minimizing Injuries While Exercising

Strength training is used more today to round out exercise regimes, especially for the “Baby Boomer” population. This addition compliments the previous focus on cardiovascular fitness programs. Evidence shows that strength training is not only good for activities of daily … Continue reading

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Focus on Healthy Living

Recent health fair stressed topics about exercise, dance, movement, eating well and planning your future, with live entertainment, exhibition halls and demonstrations. Continue reading

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The Aches and Pains of Aging

Yonemoto Physical Therapy published a newsletter “The Aches and Pains of Aging” that can be found in the newsletter archives.  Aging can present itself in different ways and have many different symptoms.  There are ways to help prevent the effects of … Continue reading

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Exercise and Aging

Raymond Francis, author of “Never Be Sick Again,” states exercise prevents disease by promoting efficient nutrient delivery to the cells and stimulates the lymphatic system, which is vital for removing toxins from cells. One study shows inactive people are twice … Continue reading

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Getting Inspired in the Face of Adversity

I have reached an age where I now prefer to watch movies that make me laugh or inspire me. I no longer like to be frightened, scared, or angry and am getting less tolerant of violence and tension. I know … Continue reading

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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary stress incontinence, the loss of control of urine during simple activities, can be found in all ages and in both men and women. Generally, over 4% of the American population may be incontinent. Learn how a physical therapist can help you control urinary incontinence. Continue reading

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Flexibility, Stretching, and Range of Motion

The importance of range of movement is readily apparent when working with seniors at a nursing home. One 87-year-old woman who had been active all her life had problems putting on her socks and shoes. Her program consisted of increasing … Continue reading

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The Fountain of Youth: Staying Young

Is there a fountain of youth? Probably not, but there are things you can do to keep functioning optimally, stay young and stave off the deterioration of “aging.” Undoubtedly nutrition, sleep, balanced living and exercise are essential in keeping our … Continue reading

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