Author: Edward Jackowski

The Key to Fitness

It’s 5:30pm, the end of a hectic workday and you are looking forward to going to your gym to take a 6 P.M. exercise class.  But just as you are about to walk out the door, your boss informs you that you must complete and important project so that it’s ready first thing in the morning. If it’s not one thing, it’s another that continually prevents you from maintaining a consistent exercise routine.  The real issue here is not that you have to work late.  The issue is that you have become totally dependent upon an outside source to...

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Beginning a fitness program

Are you beginning to workout and aren’t too sure where to start? In this episode, PhysEd states the importance of working out according to your lifestyle. For an example, if you work full-time, you may need to map out a time that is appropriate for you to exercise. In addition, PhysEd also noted how making an appointment with your fitness program is a key component for beginners. As a beginner, you should always stretch in order to avoid pulling any muscles. Lastly, you should always consult with you medical doctor to decide what exercise is suitable for you. Practice each...

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Understanding your heartbeat

In this video PhysEd discusses the importance of knowing what a healthy heartbeat is. Get an inside look at what distinguishes anaerobic and aerobic activity so you can determine what type of exercise is best for you. PhysEd debunks myths and preconceptions of what exercise is about in this informative video that gets to the root of how to stay healthy through regular cardiovascular...

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Ways to exercise on a chair

There are many creative ways of exercising while at home. Although this may seem out of the ordinary, you can exercise on a chair. In this video PhysEd demonstrates different workout routines that you can perform just by sitting on a chair. Make sure that the chair is comfortable, which will make the exercise less difficult. PhysEd also gives tips on exercises that are convenient for chair workouts such as leg exercises and abdominal...

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Exercising lowers your risk for chronic disease

Do you know a caretaker who might be afraid of working out? Many people who are disabled or suffer from health problems have a fear of exercising. They’re afraid that exercise could cause further injury. However, exercising can lower the risk of chronic diseases. Health problems such as diabetes or heart diseases can be controlled through healthy dieting and exercising. Regardless of your condition, anyone can become active and...

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Ways caregivers can cope with stress

As a caregiver, have you been stressed lately? In this video, PhysEd focuses on defining stress and techniques on how to deal with it. PhysEd emphasizes that exercising is the key to cope with anxiety, stress, and depression. PhysEd suggests that performing aerobic exercise for about thirty minutes a day can make a big difference. PhysEd also review questions that caregivers may be concerned about, such as, who will take care of a loved one if something happens to a caregiver? Lastly, it is always best to maintain a positive mindset as a...

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How to prevent falls

Serious falls oftentimes occur at home, the best way to prevent this is to maintain a safe and clear environment. During this video, PhysEd states the importance of exercising and making sure areas are clean, in order to protect caretakers from falls. Physed also mentions that accessibility is also very important, such as rails around the house. He demonstrates how to perform range and motion and he notes what footwear should be worn inside and outside of the home. Falls are unexpected and caregivers and caretakers should prepare for...

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Fitness and weight loss: designed just for caregivers

Tune in to hear caregiver fitness expert PhysEd address health and fitness questions from members of our community. Learn how you easily integrate small exercises and strength training activities into your day to day caregiving responsibilities. During this episode PhysEd covers topics like strengthening your back, important stretches and suggestions on vitamins and supplements. Learning how you can integrate healthy practices like these into your day will build endurance, strengthen your resolve and help you feel better about making time to care for...

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How to get someone out of bed comfortably – without hurting yourself

Are you taking care of someone who needs help getting out of bed? Phys Ed shows us how to safely lift someone out of bed without straining your back or injuring yourself. Safe lifting tips Position yourself as close to the person being lifted as possible Face the person to be lifted, bend your knees slightly, tense your abs, and kep your back straight Avoid leaning over while...

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How to avoid weight gain during the holiday season

As we move transition from Thanksgiving to the winter holiday season, food often plays a big part in how we come together. In this video segment, learn from PhysEd as he discusses “breaking even” as a more realistic approach to eating healthy during all the festivities. Later in the video learn how you can prepare yourself for large gatherings to curb your appetite and still enjoy all the merriment. As always, if there are questions you would like PhysEd to answer, submit them on our forums under the PhysEd Health and Fitness section. Wishing you a happy, hearty and...

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Even MORE fitness facts & tips for caregivers

1. There are 3 classifications of exercise: activities such as walking, playing golf, tennis, hiking general exercise such as Yoga, Pilates, weight lifting, and then there is body typing With the first two, you may receive some ancillary health & fitness benefits provided that you exercise with the proper intensity, but you won’t change your body to your aesthetic liking. 2. There is no one piece of exercise equipment that is fitness in and of itself. But if you had to choose the one most beneficial piece of fitness equipment, it would be a jump rope. 3. Most people...

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30 fitness facts & tips especially for caregivers

1. If you don’t exercise for your body type, you will never get the body you desire regardless of how long and hard you work out. 2. If you’re looking to reduce size down below, beware; for certain body types, spinning, step classes and stair climbers can actually increase the size of your buttocks, thighs, and hips. 3. The wonderful thing about proper exercise is that after one year of exercising, the body reacts as if it has been exercising its entire life! 4. What’s the most important factor to becoming & staying fit? Consistency is the most important factor...

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3 fitness tips just for caregivers

Couldn’t make our last PhysEd webinar? Here are 3 tips: You can still catch the video In this video, you will learn: How to exercise while simultaneously performing household chores such as cooking, folding laundry, etc. What vitamins to take for those who are on caregiver burnout or have little or no energy to help you become revitalized. How to strengthen your lower back muscles and become pain-free. How to turn your time spent walking your dog into a full-body exercise regimen — all at the same time! Ready for our next PhysEd video? Tune in to our live PhysEd...

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