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Older man suffering from middle back pain in the gym
Back Health

What Causes Middle Back Pain in Wiser Adults?

Have you ever felt pain in your back that you couldn’t quite place? If it’s not common lower back pain or the nagging feeling of stress in your shoulders and neck, it’s probably middle back pain. Unfortunately, our backs must bear the brunt of work in our lives and as a result, they feel pain. Our middle back is often neglected when we exercise or stretch, and we simply do not pay much attention to it. However, it can cause serious pain that needs to be addressed. Let’s learn more

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Older woman doing yoga
Back Health

The 9 Best Stretches For Middle Back Pain in Wiser Adults

Middle back pain can keep us from functioning during the day. We can’t turn to check for oncoming traffic or easily bend over to lift objects. If you find your middle back aching most days, then it is time to incorporate stretching into your daily routine. Taking 10 – 15 minutes to stretch every day can make a huge difference in how our backs feel. Here are the nine best stretches to eliminate middle back pain in wiser adults. 1. Standing Wall Stretch This stretch will help us elongate our

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Older person at the doctor's office for upper back pain
Back Health

What Causes Upper Back Pain in Wiser Adults?

Having any type of pain is frustrating and can have a negative effect on your day. Upper back pain, in particular, can make living our everyday lives more difficult. And if upper back pain is chronic, then it can greatly reduce our quality of life. As we age, we are more prone to this type of pain, but why? After all, shouldn’t we be able to enjoy growing wiser without a nagging pain in our neck and shoulders? Unfortunately, our chances of experiencing upper back pain increase as we age

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Our PT Laura showing an upper back stretch
Back Health

Ten Best Stretches for Upper Back Pain in Wiser Adults

Upper back pain can really affect our mood, activities, and quality of life. Unfortunately, we are more prone to upper back pain as we age due to stress, modern life, and general wear and tear on the body. The good news is that we can counteract this pain by living a healthy life that involves regular exercise and stretching. Most of us may not take much time to stretch during the day, but it’s an excellent way to relax and help relieve pain. In some cases, we can even stretch

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Clarice Cummins, P.T., showing how to do a side plank
Fitness

The 10 Best Core Exercises for Wiser Adults

Your core is an incredibly important part of your body. It keeps you stable, supports your spine, and helps you move throughout the day. Your core is more than just your abdominal muscles – it also includes our lower back, pelvic floor, hips, and your glutes. Fortunately, you can strengthen your core through exercise so you can continue living an active life without worrying about injuries or falling. Here are the ten best core exercises for wiser adults.  1. Bird Dog Begin on your hands and knees on the floor.

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Our instructor Laura Burkhardt performing a stability exercise
Fitness

The Most Important Muscles to Maintain Stability and Prevent Falls

Nobody likes to fall at any age. But as become wiser, falls become more than just an embarrassment or inconvenience. They can lead to serious injuries in our hips, wrists, and even our brain. In fact, falling is the leading cause of both injury and death among adults 65 and older. The good news is that we can take steps to prevent falls by strengthening certain muscles. These muscles keep us stable so that we can stay upright and easily get back up should we fall down. Strengthening our muscles

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