Aug 4

Working Out Means Keeping Your Brain Healthy

by Brace Hayden for Montana 55 According the recent U.S. Census, the population older than 65 is predicted to double during the next 25 years, growing to 70 million by 2030. Along with the swell of the senior tsunami, the prevalence of Alzheimer’s and other cognitive diseases is estimated to increase by as much as […]

Jan 15

Live Strong and Prosper

by Brace Hayden There are many advantages to maintaining your muscle and bone health as you age, the least of which might be living long enough to see then ext “Star Trek” series for more sage advice from ancient sci-fi heroes like Mr. Spock.

Oct 21

Active in Winter

by Peter Friessen Staying active during winter is hard in Montana. There doesn’t seem to be much to do in the cold, snowy weather that envelopes the state for half the year – unless you ski or snowboard.

Jul 17

Senior Running

by Dillon Kato At this year’s Boston Marathon, his 10th, Missoulian Tom Halverson said he was surprised to run into a fellow Montanan who had also come across the country for the race, Governor Steve Bullock. “It was during the legislative session. If a guy like him has time to train for a marathon, anyone does,” he said.

Dec 22

Balance: Machine Identifies Trouble Areas

By: DILLON KATO “Losing balance does not have to be a normal part of the aging process,” Amy Downing says. Downing, a physical therapist and owner of Element Physical Therapy in Missoula, uses a state-of-the-art machine called the NeuroCom SMART EquiTest, to diagnose and treat balance problems. “It’s the best technology we have in the […]