Articles written by Bonnie Murphy

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  • Why you don't have to peak in your 30s

    Bonnie Murphy, For Senior Voice|Jul 1, 2020

    We’ve all heard or even been told that getting old is something we have to live with and getting sick, feeble and diseased just comes with the territory. Well, I for one am going to fight it every step of the way and I am not going to settle for aging as an inevitability. Dr. Frank Shallenberger shares my philosophy or, maybe better said, I share his -- he’s more famous than me even though I might be a few years his senior. A pioneer in alternative and anti-aging medicine, Dr. Shallenberger claims that you don’t have to grow old biolo...

  • 'Am I too old?' and other fitness questions

    Bonnie Murphy, For Senior Voice|Mar 1, 2016

    I wanted to share some of my Frequently Asked Questions from people that come in to see me for the first time. Am I too old to start an exercise program? Absolutely not! No one is too old to start a regular, consistent, and progressive exercise program. Everyone begins where they are and builds from there. The older you get the faster you lose your fitness. It takes only two weeks of not doing anything to lose all that you’ve built up, especially if you are over 60. You cannot store fitness: you need to lead an active lifestyle to prevent d...

  • Functional fitness training is ideal for better balance

    Bonnie Murphy, For Senior Voice|Sep 1, 2015

    You are probably asking yourself, what is functional fitness and how does that differ from any other type of fitness program? Functional fitness by definition is: movements and programs that lead to greater enhancement in performance or human function. If you compare functional movements with traditional weight training, you’ll find that they are entirely different and functional fitness can and will enhance your everyday activities because in functional fitness training we do things that simulate daily tasks. Traditional weight training r...

  • Three ways to deter dementia

    Bonnie Murphy, For Senior Voice|Jun 1, 2015

    I was reading an article by Dr. Martin and he was talking about natural dementia prevention. He said that “dementia does not have to come with the territory as you get older.” At a recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference held in Honolulu, a study was presented and the conclusion was that there are three things that should be a big part of your life to stave off the dementia demon: • vitamin D • tea • exercise Let’s start with exercise. Researchers tracked 1,200 elderly people for 20 years as part of a study on cardiovascula...

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