Category Archives: Over 50

10 Ways to Boost Workout Intensity

Intensity plays a massive role in achieving the best possible results. Fitness is all about how you work while you are working and the more you give, the more you get! So, how can you maximize your intensity in order … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: What exercises should I do if I have osteoporosis?

The question: I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. My doctor says I have to exercise. What exercises should I do? Osteoporosis is a condition where one or more of your bones has lower-than-optimal density. The good news is that bone … Continue reading

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Health and Fitness Secrets for the 50+ crowd

If you’re over 50, some say you’re “over the hill.” Others say “50 is the new 30.’” But turning 50 doesn’t have to be the end of being fit and energetic. Although it may take some patience, you can be … Continue reading

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Kathleen on “Beyond the Cheers”

I’ll be on the radio show Beyond The Cheers tonight at 7:15pm. Be sure to tune in!

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37 Experts Share Their Top Two Exercises For Seniors

With baby boomers being such a large, often affluent demographic, many ‘Experts’ have jumped on board proffering advice, tips, stretches, lunges, dips, recipes, mantras and more, all intending to make seniors healthier. Confused by all the advice? Wouldn’t fault you … Continue reading

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Use It or Lose It – Mobility and Arthritis

With osteoarthritis, the phrase “use it or lose it” is particularly applicable. Exercise (when done right), can be an effective way to help minimize the pain associated with the condition. When you move your joints, you stimulate the production of … Continue reading

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Effective Exercise Habits for People Suffering with Osteoarthritis

With osteoarthritis, the phrase “use it or lose it” is particularly applicable. Exercise (when done right), can be an effective way to help minimize the pain associated with the condition. When you move your joints, you stimulate the production of … Continue reading

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Fitness Republic Article: Fitness Tips for the Older Adult

It’s fairly common knowledge that the older you get, the more important regular physical activity is. Exercise can help in the prevention of a myriad of conditions such as osteoporosis, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Read More

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Globe & Mail Article: What exercises can I do to alleviate the pain of osteoarthritis?

The Question: I have osteoarthritis. I am stiff and sore in the mornings, especially my feet. Can you suggest a couple of exercises I can do before I get up, to help alleviate some of the pain? The Answer: I … Continue reading

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Globe & Mail Article: I have osteoporosis. What stretches are good for me?

The question: I have osteoporosis. Is a sitting-down stretch, where I sit with legs in a V shape and reach forward toward my feet, suitable for me? The answer: It depends on how you are performing the stretch. Anyone with … Continue reading

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Bone Up: Safe Strengthening for Osteoporosis

For those living with osteoporosis – a condition characterized by low bone density that results in weak, fragile bones – regular exercise is a must. But just as important as staying active is how you exercise. Read this article in … Continue reading

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Globe & Mail Article: I have osteoporosis. Can I still do sit-ups and crunches?

The question: I read your advice regarding sit-ups and osteoporosis. I am 61 and have osteoporosis. I attend group classes in which we do a variety of crunch-type exercises (although never full sit-ups). Should I stop doing all of these … Continue reading

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Should I stop exercising because of osteoarthritis?

Question: My doctor just diagnosed me with osteoarthritis. What does that mean? I exercise on a regular basis. Should I stop because of the arthritis? Answer: We are born with a layer of connective tissue between our joints. This tissue … Continue reading

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Use it or Lose it? How to Keep Moving with Osteoarthritis

So, you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. Now what? Should you limit activity? Work out less strenuously? Work out more? You can strike a balance between further injury due too over-strenuous activity, and muscle atrophy due to lack of activity. … Continue reading

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Osteoarthritis: Exercises that Ease Pain, Exercises to Avoid

So you or someone you love has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. Now what? Trainer Kathleen Trotter explains how exercise can help alleviate the symptoms. Read More

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Tempo Toronto: Osteoporosis & Exercise

Creating a Safe Cardiovascular Exercise Program for People Living with Osteoporosis by Kathleen Trotter. Click here to read more

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Osteoporosis & Exercise – Start With The Core

Due to the high rate of inactivity within modern North American society, the regularly accepted platitude is that “any exercise is better then no exercise”. The problem is that if you have osteoporosis or osteopenia, this is not necessarily true. … Continue reading

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Fitness Over 50: How To Strengthen Your Knees

Here are three exercises to strengthen the small stabilizing muscles around the knee. Please remember this: the less you do, the less you are able to do. Read More

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