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While many gyms and senior centers remain closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, socially-distanced walking can still take place in your home or neighborhood. The CDC’s Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity each week. AUM promotes independent living and exercise, and walking is a great way to get the CDC’s recommended physical activity without reliance on people or equipment.  

Besides being a convenient, affordable physical activity, walking … Read more

Do you sometimes feel worried or fearful of experiencing an unexpected fall? There are many people just like you who would agree that preventing falls and unwanted injuries as a result of a fall are very important for a better quality of life. Prevention has everything to do with educating yourself on the facts about falls – from major risk factors and long-term consequences to the best methods to improve your surroundings and overall health in the process. 

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Congratulations – you booked your first physical therapy appointment! You’re taking a big step to manage your daily aches and pains, get stronger, increase your mobility, and get your happy back. It is so important for you to have a better quality of life and continue to do all of the things that bring you joy.

Now that you’ve made the call to your physical therapist’s office to set your appointment, you’re probably wondering, “How do I prepare for the … Read more

Injuries caused by accidental falls are a major health issue for seniors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of elderly injury and reports from an American Public Health Association study showed that about 20% of falls cause serious injuries such as a hip fracture or head trauma. Each year, 3 million older people are treated in emergency rooms for fall injuries, which are the leading cause of injury-related deaths among persons aged … Read more

Did you know that having a physical therapist on speed dial can help you live longer and feel better as you age? As one of the best-kept secrets for boosting your daily life, physical therapists promote maximum movement, pain reduction, function restoration, and disability prevention. According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), physical therapists “are movement experts who optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education.” 

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Fresh air, sunshine, plants, and happy hormone releasing exercises are some of the main reasons why gardening is a favorite outdoor activity amongst seniors. It has the ability to reduce levels of the body’s stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol, by releasing hormones that control heart rate and breathing, restore muscle strength and dexterity, and even reducing the risk of stroke and heart attack by more than 30%!

As you gather your gardening tools with horticulture goals in … Read more