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  • By Dr. David Gobble You began life struggling to move on your own, learning to walk as you established your independence. Walking continues as the foundation for your independence, but as you age, maintaining your normal walking cannot be taken for granted. The old saying, “use it or lose it,” is very true for your […]

  • By: Sarah King  An exergame, or exertion gaming, combines physical activity with actions, challenges, and achievements that are scientifically proven to enhance older adult wellness goals in multiple domains. Exergames rely on movement tracking technology that responds to physical movements by monitoring the reactivity of participants. Popular examples of exergames include Wii Fit sports and Dance-Dance […]

  • By: Danielle Palli  If Nancy Criswell were being honest (and, she always is), she would tell you that the only reason she attended the Vertical 360° class when it was offered at Friendship Village of South Hills was because she was intrigued by the name. At age 98, she’s been an active resident at the […]

  • “If exercise could be packed into a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation.”  ~Dr. Robert Butler  In Dr. Roger Landry’s award-winning book, Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging, Dr. Roger shares a great tip for adding more purposeful movement into your day.  Here’s […]

  • By: Dr. Rob Winningham, PhD There are many well-documented reasons to get more physical activity, including reducing the chance of stroke, heart disease, or diabetes. Physical activity can also help mitigate depression, mood disorders and improve sleep. However, physical exercise has also been linked to improved cognitive abilities, including the ability to stay focused and […]