Tag: exercise

December 28, 2020 Joe Brady

While most of us are in vaccine purgatory, waiting for our turn, there are definite steps we all can take to improve our mental and physical health and even improve our body’s ability to utilize the vaccine and enhance its effectiveness. While public health officials have been focused upon the pandemic response from a medical…

December 14, 2020 Joe Brady

We are all going to be somewhat cooped up over the next few months in order to avoid COVID. For many, that means their health will be deteriorating in other ways. However, you can be proactive and reduce this decline. You can still exercise outside as long as you are being careful…and indoor Zoom classes…

November 23, 2020 Joe Brady

Resources and support for keeping your immune system strong during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Physical activity is a crucial component in both mental health as well as immune function, yet while keeping COVID at bay we are all being way too sedentary, myself included. In our own programs, we have continued to hold Tai chi…

October 5, 2020 Joe Brady

Tai chi and qi gong are related mind and body practices that originated in China. Both involve specific postures and gentle movements with mental focus, breathing, and relaxation. Tai Chi has turned out to be an ideal exercise during COVID quarantines in that it can be done outside at socially appropriate distances, requires no equipment…

August 19, 2019 Joe Brady

 In nature everything that moves has a brain. Creatures that move about have to decide where to go, how to avoid obstacles and other functions that plants don’t have to deal with. Even the lowly little sea squirt, while it is young and swimming about, has a brain, however when it reaches maturity it attaches…

August 9, 2019 Joe Brady

An OLLI lecture Series Tuesdays 9:30am-11:30am – Park Hill United Methodist Church 5209 Montview Blvd. Four Tuesday’s October 15 – November 5 The quality of our lives is determined by the quality of the way we live our lives on a daily basis. For decades, everywhere and everyone has been telling us to stay healthy, but the…

January 20, 2019 Joe Brady

Physical inactivity is a fast-growing public health problem and contributes to a variety of chronic diseases and health complications, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, depression and anxiety, arthritis, and osteoporosis. Exercise is Medicine® calls on each person dedicated to the idea that exercise truly is medicine to continue to build, support and advocate for…

October 28, 2018 Joe Brady

As if there were not enough reasons already to increase your physical activity. More and more studies are showing physical activity improves brain function in those who are moderately physically active. One Cochrane analysis of eleven randomly controlled clinical trials showed there is evidence that aerobic physical activities which improve cardiorespiratory fitness are beneficial for…

October 22, 2017 Joe Brady

Healthy, happy, fully functional people are money in the bank for our whole society. Although Tai Chi and Qigong have a thousand year history of preventing and treating disease, they are just now getting deserved attention as a result of an initiative of the American College of Sports Medicine called Exercise Is Medicine™. The purpose…

August 27, 2017 Joe Brady

You’re walking along a dirt road high in the Rockies, the sun is beating down, the air is thick with pollen and buzzing insects. You swat at a horsefly and attempt to stem the stream of sweat stinging your eyes. Questions begin to rattle around in your head: why the heck am I hiking in the middle…