BDNF and Exercise for Brain Health

What Is BDNF? Alternatively termed BDNF, brain derived neurotrophic factor is an integral protein in human brains that promotes brain health and regulates neuronal development and function. It acts as a fertilizer of the brain’s neurons, making them grow quickly and develop

Life Without Limitations

Jimmy Jenson is my newest hero.  Talk about inspiration!  This young man, with the help of a buddy, started exercising and working out.   What makes it so amazing is not that he’s 48 and new to running, but that he’s the

Relieving Stress through Exercise

By Dorcas Greene, MEd & Stacy Hennis, PT, C/NDT We’ve all experienced it – heart racing, muscle tension, irritability.  Perhaps stomach pain or a clenched jaw.  Anxiety goes along with not sleeping at night and feeling tired all the time.  It can lead

A MUST Listen for any Family Caregiver

If you follow our blog, attend our support groups, etc.,  then you’ve heard us discuss the stress on family caregivers.   The following is a clip from a radio interview with Dorcas Greene, Family Caregiver Coach.  Take 8 minutes to listen to

How Exercise Helps Diabetes and Lowers Insulin

Exercising regularly is a good idea for everyone, but it is particularly effective and helpful for people with diabetes or those who are at risk for developing diabetes. Exercise is helpful for those with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, and it

The Importance of Exercise and Wellness for Seniors

Exercise and wellness are important to practice and maintain, no matter what age you are. Exercise plays a vital role in keeping older people vital, engaged, and healthy. It’s one of the most important things you can do, no matter what age

Golfers Elbow – the Key Things to Know

Golfer’s elbow is medically known as epicondylitis. It is a condition that affects different people, not just golfers, and any activity that involves the use of the forearm, from tennis to gardening, can result in the condition. The golf swing, however, is

Why Stretch Before Playing Golf

Stretching is recommended for people who plan to engage in any sport, be it golf or running. Stretching, however, has to be done the right way in order to prevent injuries and also to ensure maximum performance during the game. Most people

EVERYONE should do this one thing

It doesn’t matter if you’re healthy, have a medical issue or pain.  Every person can do one thing to help their health.  Our current society is too sedentary.  Our computers, tv’s, work and lifestyle have influenced our posture, mobility and overall health.