Category Archives: Exercise

What are the Best Exercises for Obese Patients?

Training obese and overweight clients require a balanced, incremental approach. Immobility and the inherent risk for injury, heart attack, and even stroke—it all makes starting with basic movements and stabilization exercises a must. But even the most basic stabilization exercises may be too difficult for overweight patients to attempt. The result can be a frustrated […]
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Exercise for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is progressive, debilitating, and often poses a major obstacle to regular exercise. In some cases, it precludes it entirely. COPD encompasses two general conditions, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis, that cause breathing difficulties, phlegm-producing cough, shortness of breath, and other unpleasant symptoms. The cause? Typically, it’s what you might guess: cigarette […]
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7 Exercise Ideas to Improve Memory for Cancer Survivors

Cancer treatment can be a long and stressful process, one that sometimes lasts a lifetime. The shock of diagnosis, the physical and emotional stress of treatment — which sometimes includes surgery, chemotherapy, and various medication regimens — can be a tremendous burden. Then, of course, there is the extraordinary financial impact on patients and their […]
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Get Ready for Global Running Day

Runners unite! June 7, 2017 is Global Running Day, the day enthusiasts all over the world celebrate their beloved sport by getting out and pounding the pavement. It all starts with a simple question: what do you run for? For fitness? For fun? Does running bring relief to your life? Across the globe, there are […]
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The Exercise and Sleep Connection

Having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or getting the recommended seven to eight hours a night? If you’ve bought a new mattress, use light blocking shades, don’t drink caffeine past 2 p.m. and still don’t’ sleep well, there’s a good chance you need more exercise in your day.
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Exercise Benefits Diabetics: A Measured Approach

We all know that exercise is good for us, but for most people living with diabetes, exercise is essential. For diabetics or those who are at risk of becoming diabetic, the right type and right amount of exercise are important to reap the benefits of physical activity. Diabetes is a disease where the body does […]
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Where The American Diet Went Wrong: What We Can Learn From The Healthiest People On Earth

In the 1930s, an American dentist named Weston A. Price made it his mission to discover what was responsible for optimal dental health. For over 10 years he traveled to various parts of the world to study different populations that had been relatively unaffected by western civilization. His travels included rural villages in Switzerland, indigenous […]
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Moonwalking to a Healthy Weight

You’ve heard the eye-brow-raising statistics: 66 percent of Americans are overweight and almost 38 percent of all of us are obese. That rate is alarmingly higher than it was a generation ago, according to the annual report The State of Obesity. If you’re overweight, you probably know it. But if you’re truly not sure why […]
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Movement Is Medicine for Patients Suffering From Osteoarthritis

Is it possible for those with osteoarthritis (OA) to avoid or delay hip and knee replacement surgery through physical therapy and exercise? Studies show that minimizing OA pain and getting people moving improve function and may delay the need for surgery. With the help of technology, physical therapists can encourage movement by decreasing or eliminating […]
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Exercise: the Key to Maintaining Senior Mobility and Independence

Greetings from AlterG HQ! We hope everyone stateside had a fun, safely-pyrotechnic 4th of July. In honor of Independence Day, this week’s blog is all about maintaining mobility to retain independence. So blast off the last of those fireworks and let’s talk senior health! A recent U.S. Census Bureau report found that “39 percent of […]
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