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Stability, strength, and posture:

The natural loss of stability and fear of falling as we age can begin a dangerous and self-fulfilling cycle that actually leads to instability. Fear of falling leads to reduced …

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Planks and Functional Movement:

Did you know that planks are one of the most versatile exercises with the highest potential for gain that we can perform?   A plank executed correctly will engage the majority of …

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Yoga and Arthritis

According to the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, Yoga is an excellent way to strengthen joints and tendons while also increasing flexibility and mobility. Their studies have shown that in just 8 …

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Safe Stretching

Chair Yoga is not just for the infirm, it is also for those of us needing movement while we perform our tasks indoors.  For example, while working on your computer your …

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Nueroplasticity: The Constantly Adapting Brain

Brains adapt in response to new information, sensory stimulation, development, damage, or dysfunction.  Adult brains continue to develop based on new experiences, input and occasionally injury. This process of adaption …

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Intuitive Eating for Healthy Aging: Part 4

This week, in the 4th and final installment of my Did You Know takeover, I give you a taste of the final principles of Intuitive Eating. Email me if you want to …

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Intuitive Eating for Healthy Aging: Part 3

Did you know… that the Intuitive Eating framework is based on 10 principles. My 1-on-1 clients often feel that some of the principles resonate more for them than others, which …

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Intuitive Eating for Healthy Aging: Part 2

Did you know… that the Intuitive Eating framework is based on 10 principles. My 1-on-1 clients often feel that some of the principles resonate more for them than others, which …

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Intuitive Eating for Healthy Aging: Part 1

Did you know… that more often than not, strict food rules or diets fail to sustain positive health changes in the body? A recent review in the medical journal, the BMJ concluded …

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Honoring our Olympic Athletes’ Courage: Listen to YOUR Mind and Body

Did You Know that according to the CDC, 20% of adults 55 and up experience depression, anxiety, and related disorders?  Here are some tips for dealing with mild depression:  -Social Support: Talk …

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Falling Into Health: Part 3

Our final installment for Falling into Health is with Primary Care Physician,Dr. Shep Dunlevie of Piedmont MDVIP, Atlanta, GA. This week I asked Dr. Dunlevie what 3 things he wished his …

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Falling Into Health: Part 2

This week I spoke with Dr. Elise Barnett of the Atlanta based, Dermatology Consultants to learn more about taking care of our largest and most visible organ, our skin.  The …

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Falling Into Health: Part 1

Fall is a time of apples, pumpkins, changing leaves, renewed energy, and cooler air.  It is also a perfect time to review what you did or did not complete this …

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Diet and Exercise Can Combat Age-Related Muscle Loss

As we all know, the human body is not immune to aging. Muscle and strength loss is a hallmark of the aging process, but bodies are quite resilient when we …

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For Staying Healthy Later in Life, This Is the Most Important Type of Exercise

Here’s a short fitness quiz. Which type of exercise is the miracle drug for people over 50, helping them to prevent falls, ward off dementia, maintain weight and blood pressure, …

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Welcome to Vivo

VIVO is the premiere small-group strength training fitness program designed specifically for adults 55 and older. Our focus is on building strength while integrating stretching, balance and resistance exercises in a …

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