Functional Fitness: Arthritis With Suzanne Andrews
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Aerobics Impact: Lower
Lower Impact: Both feet never leave the ground at the same time. This minimizes stress on your knees.
Higher Impact: Includes movements like jumps, hops and skips. Very high-impact is called plyometrics.
Mixed Impact: This alternates or combines the above styles.
Instructor: Suzanne Andrews (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 90 min.
Street Date: November 22, 2011
A Doctor-Approved, Award-Winning Arthritis DVD! What do Osteoarthritis, Gout, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia have in common? They all trigger joint pain that limit your mobility and your freedom. If you or someone you know or love suffers from aching painful joints...if you find it more difficult to get out of bed in the morning, and make it through your day...if you want to dance, run, play golf or just enjoy life like you used to - then this DVD is for you. Now anyone can ease the suffering from painful joints. You don't have to be fit, flexible, young or slim to benefit from Functional Fitness Arthritis DVD.
To get rid of joint pain, you need to exercise. But working out at the gym can be intimidating and buying home exercise equipment is expensive. That's why Functional Fitness utilizes everyday items found in your home and gives you a choice of three levels including seated. Functional Fitness addresses the particular needs of the fastest growing segment of the population - Baby Boomers.
The DVD contains two 30 minute seated or standing programs for therapeutic arthritis intervention: Workout 1: JOINT INTEGRITY - Medically proven to strengthen and stabilize your tendons and muscles to maintain healthy joints, reduce pain and fatigue and improve muscle and bone strength. Workout 2: ANTI AGING - Reduce pain/stiffness while increasing your flexibility helping your joints to function like a younger person.
Functional Fitness starring Suzanne Andrews is the only doctor recommended program developed by an Occupational Therapy practitioner. And it's just what it says it is...it's a way to function every day to build strength and flexibility where you need it the most, when you need it the most. Reviewed by several doctors including arthritis expert, Nathan Wei, MD, "The Functional Fitness Arthritis DVD program provides a simple, easy to follow, doable program for people with arthritis. Any person with arthritis who is thinking about starting an exercise program needs to view this set of videos first."
The DVD contains a 30 minute bonus feature “Medical matters: Arthritis” hosted by Dr. Warren Hersch, featuring Dr. Michael Cohen and Dr. Nadia nor. Both Doctors share their medical expertise on the causes, effects and treatments of arthritis. Suzanne Andrews also offers occupational therapy tips on how to make living with arthritis easier.