Dog Walking Injuries

Dog walking provides regular exercise for many older adults. But the health benefits come with added injury risk according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study finds that fractures among dog walkers over the age of 65 more than doubled from 2004 to Read more…

Timed Up and Go vs Gait Speed

Accidental falls and fall injuries represent a serious health risk for people over the age of 65, but not necessarily everyone.  There are plenty of retirees running half marathons and outrunning people half their age.  Nevertheless, 38% of people over the age of 65 experience an accidental fall every year.  Read more…

From Couch to 5K

Sitting on the couch and thinking about running a 5K? What is holding you back? Fear? Embarrassment? Time?  A 5k is 3.1 miles and can take anywhere from 25 to 45 minutes to complete. A very attainable distance for a first-time runner.  Getting off the couch is half the battle. Read more…