PTSue "How-To" Exercise Routines

Staying active is one of the main preventive measures
to keeping your body and mind young.

At PTSue we are committed to keeping seniors in motion. Let us help you get on the right path and guide you with exercise routines that fit your needs.

Richard Stumpf, a resident at Raincross Assisted Living in Riverside, California, is a dedicated member of ‘band class.’ He doesn’t bring a musical instrument to band class six days a week. He brings his elastic bands and joins others for a half hour of resistance exercise using an elastic band...

Falling, or even a near-fall, is a traumatic event and can result in a fear of falling that is crippling. If you do fall, get moving again and you control the fear of falling. These are simple words—the actuality is much harder but if you don’t get moving again, the fear of falling will negativel...

These two seniors are in their early 80s and about a year ago made the commitment to start a regular (daily) exercise program of core and general body exercises, and elastic band exercises. The exercises have made a big difference in their lives to help offset the aging process. The picture of th...

The basal metabolic rate is the body’s need to carry out basic functions while the body is at rest: breathing, circulating blood, adjusting hormone levels, and growing and replacing cells. The basal metabolic rate accounts for 60 to 75% of the calories that your body burns in a day. Food processi...

Now that the holidays are behind us, it is time to think about getting back into shape. Besides returning to sensible eating and smaller portions, it is time to get back into doing exercises.
The first, and perhaps most important, step is to figure out what will motivate you to exercise con...

Scar tissue is fibrous tissue that replaces normal skin after injury. Scar tissue is the result of the biological process of wound repair in the skin and other tissues of the body. Every wound, regardless of the cause, accident, disease, or surgery, results in some degree of scarring.

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Flu, or influenza, is a viral infection that affects the respiratory system. Influenza is actually not the same as the “stomach flu”, which is a viral infection of the stomach and intestinal tract causing vomiting and diarrhea. Significant complications from the respiratory flu include pneumonia,...

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ comprised of two halves, or wings, known as lobes, and joined by a thin band of tissue called the isthmus. The name “thyroid” comes from a Greek adjective meaning “shield-shaped”. On the posterior side of each lobe are two smaller glands called the pa...

As we age, there is a loss of muscle mass which equates to a loss of muscle strength. The name of this process is called sarcopenia. The process is actually the loss of muscle fibers (cells), which are replaced with fat cells which cause a decrease in the flexibility of the remaining muscle fiber...

When you examine people who are happy, you’ll usually find people who enjoy socializing and helping other people. Take a closer look at a happy person and you’ll find some traits that are in common with all happy people and traits that are worth considering to help your life be happier. Here are...

The name “kidney” comes from the Latin word “renes” which was translated in Shakespearean English to “reins” and was once thought to be the seat of conscience and reflection. We know that this is not the case but it is very true that each kidney does serve a very important regulatory role. Each h...

Often times the actual size of the kidney will help your doctor know if there is something going on inside your kidneys. Certain diseases, such as polycystic disease, cause fluid to collect in the kidney and actually enlarge the kidney. Other diseases, such as hypertensive nephronsclerosis, can c...

Medications are usually very necessary to correct or control specific problems in your body. There can be several problems in your body necessitating the use of multiple drugs. Some medications by themselves causes dizziness and/or balance loss but it is the combination of taking multiple drugs t...

The hand is a complex structure that allows us to grasp and pinch. There are a total of 27 bones in the hand, counting the bones that articulate with the radius and the ulnar. 14 of these bones are phalanges, which are our digits, and they are divided into proximal, intermediate, and distal bones...

One of the leading causes of injury and death among older Americans is falls. It is estimated that one out of three people over the age of 65 years will experience a fall. That number increases past the age of 70 to one out of every two people. Even if the fall does not result in injury or fractu...

Health Tip

Hiccup!

A hiccup is the result of an involuntary contraction of the diaphragm, which causes the vocal cords to suddenly close. This sudden closure produces the “hiccup” sound. Hiccups are usually caused by eating too much, drinking carbonate4d drinks and/or alcohol, and stress. read more...