2018 Feb 4

Muscle, Strength Training and Healthy Aging

By |2018-02-04T10:05:11+00:00February 4th, 2018|Categories: Exercise, Seniors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Muscle health and physical activity are very important factors to support healthy aging. It is well known that people of all ages benefit from regular physical activity. Exercise reduces the risk of coronary heart disease, hypertension, certain kinds of cancer, type 2 diabetes, and many other chronic diseases. However, muscular strength is an important component [...]

2017 Nov 18

Cindy Schneider, Occupational Therapist is a Participating Provider for Medicare

By |2017-11-18T14:00:29+00:00November 18th, 2017|Categories: Exercise, Occupational Therapy, Seniors|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Cindy Schneider, Occupational Therapist (OTR/L) is now a participating provider for Medicare in our office. To book an appointment with Cindy, please call our office at (937) 456-4555. Cindy Schneider, OTR/L – an Occupational Therapist who has worked in the area of Health and Wellness for most of her career. Her philosophy is based on [...]

2017 Jan 7

Massage in the Promotion of Health and Well-Being of Older People

By |2017-01-07T16:24:44+00:00January 7th, 2017|Categories: Massage Therapy, Seniors|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Globally, the proportion of people over 65 years is rapidly rising. Increased longevity means older people may experience a rise in physiological and psychological health problems. These issues potentially place an increased demand for quality care for the older person. Complementary approaches such as massage appear to be needed in quality residential care. Pain is a [...]

2016 Jan 15

Does Your Gut Contribute to Joint Pain?

By |2016-01-15T13:03:09+00:00January 15th, 2016|Categories: Nutrition, Seniors|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Recently, we have begun to realize that the billions of microorganisms living in harmony with us have an influence on disease. Evidence is mounting that the gut microbiome, in particular, influences our metabolism and our immune system. Inflammatory states characterize many bone and joint diseases of ageing. Evidence is accumulating that the gut can contribute to inflammatory [...]

2015 Jan 6

Too Much Sitting: It’s a Killer

By |2015-01-06T22:21:41+00:00January 6th, 2015|Categories: Children, Exercise, Seniors|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Sitting.  We all do it.  Too much and it's a killer.  There is new evidence that too much sitting (also known as sedentary behavior - which involves very low energy expenditure, such as television viewing and desk-bound work) is adversely associated with health outcomes, including cardio-metabolic risk biomarkers, type 2 diabetes and premature death.  In [...]

2014 Dec 7

Top 11 Health Issues for Middle-Aged and Elderly Women

By |2014-12-07T11:57:39+00:00December 7th, 2014|Categories: Exercise, Nutrition, Seniors|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Multiple health issues affect women throughout life differently from men (or do not affect men at all).   Although attention to women's health is important in all stages in life, health among middle-aged and elderly women has not received enough attention by researchers and policy-makers.  To improve women's quality of life and promote a long-lasting and active role [...]

2014 Nov 13

Chiropractic Is Protective Against Functional Decline

By |2014-11-13T23:00:20+00:00November 13th, 2014|Categories: Chiropractic, Seniors|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

A recent study from the University of Iowa compared chiropractic care to medical care on 1-year changes in self-reported function, health, and satisfaction measures in a representative sample of Medicare recipients.  The authors found that chiropractic is significantly protective against 1-year decline in activities of daily living, lifting, stooping, walking, self-rated health, and worsening health after 1 year.  Chiropractic [...]

2014 Nov 5

Soda associated with accelerated aging

By |2014-11-05T19:41:33+00:00November 5th, 2014|Categories: Nutrition, Seniors|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Sugar-sweetened beverages, including soft drinks or sodas, fruit-flavored drinks, sports drinks, and energy drinks, are the largest source of added sugar in the US diet.  In a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers found sugar-sweetened soda consumption was associated with shorter telomeres.  This may be significant because shorter telomeres are associated with shorter lives.  Accumulated [...]

2014 Jun 1

Older Adults Reduce Functional Limitations with Strength Training

By |2014-06-01T21:25:47+00:00June 1st, 2014|Categories: Exercise, Seniors|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

For many older adults, the loss of independence is often considered a fate worse than death.  A 2007 survey of older US adults demonstrated that more seniors feared losing independence (26%) than feared dying (3%).  Unfortunately, functional limitations increase predictably with age due to loss of muscle mass and strength. A new study finds that only 16.1% of older adults [...]