The Osteobusters Exercise and Education Program is a community-based program for older adults which encourages participants to take steps to build and to maintain strong bones. It is presented in a small group format and is led by trained peer volunteers.
The program consists of exercises designed to improve balance, muscle strength and posture, and to encourage participation in weight-bearing activities.
Engaging in regular exercise to the extent of your abilities may help you to:
A line dance is a choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines or rows, all facing either each other or in the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Unlike circle dancing, line dancers are not in physical contact with each other.
Taiji (tai chi), short for Tai ji quan, or T’ai chi ch’üan (pinyin: tàijíquán; 太极拳), is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training, its health benefits and meditation. The term taiji refers to a philosophy of the forces of yin and yang, related to the moves. Though originally conceived as a martial art, it is also typically practiced for a variety of other personal reasons: competitive wrestling in the format of pushing hands (tui shou), demonstration competitions and achieving greater longevity. As a result, a multitude of training forms exist, both traditional and modern, which correspond to those aims with differing emphasis. Some training forms of tàijíquán are especially known for being practiced with relatively slow movements.