It’s never too late to start becoming more active!

❇️ Only around 25% of people >65 meet the physical activity guidelines of 30 minutes activity/day. ❇️ New research shows it is possible to quickly regain the lost health benefits by starting exercise later in life or resuming it if it’s fallen off ❇️ “becoming physically active between 40 and 60 years old led to similar reductions in Read More

Why I Don’t Hand Out Ice Packs…

For years I handed out an ice pack to new patients as a welcome gift.  It made sense…usually people were in pain on their first visit and everyone knows you are supposed to ice an acute injury, right? In the last six months, I stopped handing out the ice packs.  It’s not because they were Read More

Moving Your Body is Non Optional!

If you do not use it, you will lose it.  This principle applies to almost every system within the human body, but especially for your muscles, bones and joints. If you are not “loading” your muscles, joints and bones on a daily basis (i.e. moving, lifting, pulling, pressing heavy stuff), your body will conserve energy Read More

Moving Well = Functioning Better

After you meet your goals in active care (i.e.  you feel awesome and move great!)  it’s now time to maintain the progress you worked so hard to get.   I will give you a home exercise plan to keep up with and it’s important to exercise and move often.  Keeping your diet clean and eating lots of healthy Read More

Don’t Let a Disc Herniation Slow You Down!

Disc bulging (and herniations) are a natural part of the aging process. Yes, that’s right. As gravity pulls you down, you continue to age, and injuries catch up to you – your body starts to wear down, and degenerative processes begin. As a matter of fact, degeneration of the spine often begins before you are Read More

Dr. Ducat Taught Local Seniors How To Stay Healthy As They Age

Last Monday evening, I had the pleasure of speaking at the JOY (Just Older  Youth) meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church in Roselle.  They asked me to teach them some tips on staying healthy and also to get them moving after their big potluck dinner, complete with an impressive dessert table. My presentation centered around these Read More