Terrific triceps

Terrific triceps

Pushing up with your arms One of the key functional exercises you want to make sure you can still do comfortably, is the ability to push up with your arms. This will allow you to do everyday things: pushing yourself out of a low chair or out of the car shuffling...
Is there a BEST exercise?

Is there a BEST exercise?

A Reader Asks Kris:  Is there a best exercise I can do? As an exercise professional specialising in appropriate exercise for older adults, I am frequently asked this question. Unfortunately people tend not to like my answer as it goes along the lines of: “Well, if you...
Do these 3 Things Every Day.

Do these 3 Things Every Day.

Kris Tynan’s 3 simple daily exercises that make a big difference Having good balance becomes increasingly important as we get older. A fall can result in anything from a few bruises and hurt pride to a fracture (commonly wrist, hip or arm) or even worse brain...
Arthritis: Mobilise your Joints. #2

Arthritis: Mobilise your Joints. #2

Mobilising your joints Most older adults have some degree of osteoarthritis or cartilage degeneration in their joints – notably wrists, fingers, knees, hips and spine. When you are feeling sore and stiff it is very tempting to keep painful joints in the one position...
Exercise and Arthritis. #1

Exercise and Arthritis. #1

Should I exercise if I have arthritis? 650,000 kiwis have arthritis. It’s a leading causes of disability. Arthritis has over 100 different forms but the most common by far is osteoarthritis (OA). OA manifests itself as having stiff and painful joints that restrict...
Bilateral Asymmetrical Movement Patterns

Bilateral Asymmetrical Movement Patterns

Wow, what does that mouthful mean? You will be aware that the right side of your brain controls the left side of your body and vice versa. When you make a movement that is not symmetrical i.e. one movement on one side and something completely different on the other,...