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.

Seniors want to stay active and are increasingly deciding to have total joint replacements. Currently, approximately 600,000 people in the United States decide to have total hip or knee replacements. This number is expected to escalate with the aging, active population. This article concentrates...

Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of knee deterioration. An estimated 4 million people suffer from arthritis of the knee and this is expected to escalate as the life expectancy increases. By 2030 it is estimated that first time Total Knee Replacement (TKR) clients will skyrocket to 3.48 billion...

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...

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...

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...

Our feet do an exceptional job for us during our lifetime. On the average, a healthy active person takes 5000 to 7000 steps per day. A step is measured when a foot leaves the ground (push off) and then that same foot hits the ground (heel strike) again. The average distance covered by a step is a...

The use of heat and cold for treatment of injuries has been around for years. Heat and cold come in many different forms and they are relatively inexpensive, easily accessible, portable, and easily administered.

Regardless of the form of ice for treatment, the principle of cold is to: prom...

Just as all people are different, all responses to a workout vary according to a variety of factors, such as previous level of activity, health issues, and mobility issues. Your workout needs to be tailored to you specifically, especially as you age and accumulate more problems. Once you have a t...

The brain is the most complex and largest organ in the human body. The brain holds billions of nerve cells and trillions of synapses, the nerve cell connectors. Feeding all of the tissue of the brain are billions of arteries—in fact, 400 miles of blood vessels if they were stretched out end to en...

Little was known about Irene Sendler until 1999 when four Kansas high school students wrote and performed “Life in a Jar”, a play about Irene’s heroic acts to save 2500 children in Ghetto Warsaw during World War 11.

Irene Sendler was born in a small town near Warsaw in 1910 and was strongl...

There are a variety of reasons why your feet may be numb, tingling, burning, or a “pins and needles” sensation called peripheral neuropathy. Approximately 15 to 20 million Americans are affected with some form of peripheral neuropathy. 60% to 70% of all diabetes have some degree of peripheral neu...

Approximately 60% of your body weight is water. All of your cells, organs, and tissues use water in order to perform all the bodily functions and to regulate your body temperature. Water keeps all of your tissues, including your bones, blood, and brain, moist; lubricates your joints; and protects...

It is standard knowledge that healthy eating includes good foods, such as fruits and vegetables; eating more slowly; taking smaller bites; and chew thoroughly. Research continues and now has linked certain foods with certain conditions. Examples of this include:

1) Arthritis

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Here are some reasons to consider consuming less sugar:

1) Added sugar, such as sucrose and high fructose, are high in calories and zero in nutrition. They are called “empty” calories. Sugar is also very bad for your teeth.

2) Added sugar is high in fructose, which can...

Health Tip

Listen To Your Doctor

An older lady came to see her physician who diagnosed her with high blood pressure, ordered medications, and timely follow up visits with the physician to see if the medication was helping to control the blood pressure. The older lady chose not to listen, not to take the medications, and not to follow up with her physician. read more...