28 episodes

Join host Julie Barth and Old Nerd in the Gym founder, Gery Deer, as they cover fitness topics and the relationships between caregiving and self-care.Hosts Julie Barth and Gery Deer discuss fitness and caregiving with various topics including proper hydration, nutrition, emotional stressors and low impact exercise ideas for both the patient and the caregiver. This podcast can help anyone who is caring for and helping others to learn more about their own health and keeping their charge in the best possible shape for the future. We are helping to navigate the journey of health and wellness and how to take care of your own personal health along with the health of your charge.

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Join host Julie Barth and Old Nerd in the Gym founder, Gery Deer, as they cover fitness topics and the relationships between caregiving and self-care.Hosts Julie Barth and Gery Deer discuss fitness and caregiving with various topics including proper hydration, nutrition, emotional stressors and low impact exercise ideas for both the patient and the caregiver. This podcast can help anyone who is caring for and helping others to learn more about their own health and keeping their charge in the best possible shape for the future. We are helping to navigate the journey of health and wellness and how to take care of your own personal health along with the health of your charge.

    S3:E2 Hospice and the Old Nerd

    S3:E2 Hospice and the Old Nerd

    For those caregivers dealing with someone suffering from a debilitating or terminal illness, hospice care can be one of the most valuable services to both patient and family. Unfortunately, there is a great deal of misinformation regarding hospice so we decided to tackle this difficult subject in this episode of the Old Nerd in the Gym Fitness Podcast.
    Hospice is much more than "end of life care" for terminal patients. Services range from palliative, in-home, and in-facility care, to grief counseling and family support. There are more than 5,000 hospice organizations in the United States, many of which are not-for-profit organizations. 
    Our guest for this episode of Old Nerd in the Gym Podcast is Kim Vesey, RN, CHPN, MS, general manager of Ohio's Hospice of Dayton, in Dayton, Ohio. Kim has been a hospice nurse for 37 years, starting into that area of practice only one year out of nursing school. 
    But Kim isn't just a healthcare professional working in the hospice industry. Unfortunately, she's also had personal experience, going through the loss of her husband and daughter. Her experiences personally and professionally have given her insight that helps families make informed choices while maintaining emotional strength and dignity. 
    Hospice care is not something arrived at lightly by patients or families. One of the most difficult aspects of caring for his parents was when Gery Deer's family had to make the difficult decision to involve hospice support. In the case of his mother, he had the support of his father, close cousin, and siblings, as well as adult nieces, to make those choices. But when it came time to care for his father, he made that decision alone - and without hesitation. The benefits of hospice care to ensuring the quality of life and palliative support were invaluable. After his father's death, hospice services included grief counseling, vital to dealing with caregiver survival issues like guilt, grief, and depression. 
    Experiencing loss is challenging for anyone, at any age, but can be especially difficult for young children. Sadness, fear, and loneliness can overwhelm a child who's lost someone close to them. To help grieving children, Kim has written a series of illustrated books, beginning with, "What Cloud Is My Mommy In." Beautifully illustrated by Amy Gantt, the "What Cloud" series deals with the loss of parents, grandparents, and siblings, through the eyes of a child.

    Old Nerd in the Gym is written and co-hosted by Gery L. Deer.
    Produced and directed by Julie A. Barth
    This is a production of GLD Enterprises Communications.
    ©2021, GLD Enterprises Communications, Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Graphics by Taylor Huggins

    • 1 hr 11 min
    S3:E2 Gratitude and the Old Nerd

    S3:E2 Gratitude and the Old Nerd

    “Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” —William Faulkner
    There’s no denying the last 18 months have been challenging for everyone. Gratitude has been something that might seem elusive to a great many people. Strangely, when times are the toughest gratitude is most important.
    Many people treat gratitude as something transactional or focused within their religious beliefs but instead, it must be an active part of our day-to-day life. Those who practice gratitude are more likely to feel more positive and even show reduced signs of stress. Gratitude is not just saying “thank you,” but playing an active role in the positive achievements of others - even if it’s small or even unseen. 
    In this episode of Old Nerd in the Gym Fitness Podcast, your hosts Gery Deer and Julie Barth talk about gratitude in some most unusual ways. They’ll get into what it means to practice gratitude, beyond the practical definition of the concept, and discuss where it fits into the lives of the devout and those without religion at all.

    Old Nerd in the Gym is written and co-hosted by Gery L. Deer.
    Produced and directed by Julie A. Barth
    This is a production of GLD Enterprises Communications.
    ©2021, GLD Enterprises Communications, Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Graphics by Taylor Huggins

    • 51 min
    S3: E1 - The Vaccine and the Old Nerd

    S3: E1 - The Vaccine and the Old Nerd

     According to the most recent set of data released by the Kaiser Family Foundation (dated August 18, 2021), only 72% of adults in the United States have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. While this is an improvement over some earlier numbers, cases of covid are skyrocketing with nearly 3,100 new cases being reported daily in Ohio alone (ODH). Constant politicizing and the spread of misinformation on the issues of personal protective devices, such as masks, and the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines has led to an increase in the spread of this terrible disease. 
    A great number of medical experts feel the government tried to bring the country back to "normal" far too soon before the virus had been contained to a manageable level. Cries of personal liberty and economic subjugation forced politicians to bend and ease restrictions, discontinue mask mandates and social distancing requirements, and even urged some legislators to pass laws preventing schools and businesses from forcing the use of safety measures by students and patrons.
    On our premiere episode for season 3 of Old Nerd in the Gym Fitness Podcast, your hosts Gery Deer and Julie Barth speak with Dr. Leann Poston, former pediatric physician and assistant dean of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Poston talks about the need for people to seek out factual medical information and avoid the politics of the COVID problem to help ensure the safety, not only of themselves and their family but others who may be more at risk. 
    In this no-nonsense discussion, Gery and Dr. Poston discuss how the vaccines work, dispel many of the myths surrounding their safety and effectiveness, and cover where to find the most accurate, non-political information.
    About Our Guest
    Leann Poston, MD, is a licensed physician in Ohio who holds an MBA and an M.Ed. She is a full-time medical communications writer and educator who researches and writes about medicine, education, and healthcare administration.
    After practicing in a physician group practice for eleven years, Leann taught students at all academic levels, wrote curricula for both medical and business colleges, and served as an assistant dean at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Leann’s writing and teaching experiences have led to several awards in the education profession.
    Our appreciation to Dr. Poston for assisting with the production of this episode.
    This edition of the Old Nerd in the Gym Fitness Podcast was recorded at the studios of DATV, with our thanks.
    Old Nerd in the Gym is written and co-hosted by Gery L. Deer.
    Produced and directed by Julie A. Barth
    This is a production of GLD Enterprises Communications.
    ©2021, GLD Enterprises Communications, Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Graphics by Taylor Huggins

    • 1 hr 14 min
    S2: E14 Bob Stolz - Money and the Old Nerd

    S2: E14 Bob Stolz - Money and the Old Nerd

    One of the greatest stressors of modern life is money. For caregivers, their family, and other members of their support system, money can be the bridge or barrier to better health care, more services, and domestic stability. In this first episode of the third season of Old Nerd in the Gym Fitness Podcast, Gery and Julie talk with Bob Stolz, a good friend of the Deer family and skilled financial professional. Bob shares his take on how to look out for the bottom line as a caregiver and as someone looking out for someone else’s interests. 
    The Old Nerd in the Gym Fitness Podcast is an educational production of GLD Enterprises Communications, Ltd., copyright 2021, all rights reserved. Guests on the program are not compensated but are granted promotional considerations as a thank you for their time. A guests’ appearance on the show is not an endorsement of their remarks, activities, or business practices.

    Old Nerd in the Gym is written and co-hosted by Gery L. Deer.
    Produced and directed by Julie A. Barth
    This is a production of GLD Enterprises Communications. 
    All rights reserved.
    Graphics by Taylor Huggins

    • 1 hr 29 min
    S2 : E13 The Physical Therapist and the Old Nerd

    S2 : E13 The Physical Therapist and the Old Nerd

    Old Nerd in the Gym Fitness Podcast Description - Season 2: Episode 13  
    The Physical Therapist and the Old Nerd
    In our Season 2 Finale, Gery and Julie welcome Dr. Chelsea Walter, a physical therapist from the Lebanon, Ohio area who has started her own, in-home/in-gym practice. Chelsea talks PT and the various differences between therapies as well as helping you to understand how it’s much more than just something you do after an injury. 
    About Healthy Movement Physical Therapy and Wellness and Dr. Chelsea Walter
    Healthy Movement Physical Therapy and Wellness, LLC is a mobile, concierge PT, and wellness practice founded by Dr. Chelsea Walter in 2020. This practice was born out of wanting to help people in a way that was lacking with traditional physical therapy. Chelsea spent five years working in an outpatient PT clinic for a local hospital network. During this time, she learned that the insurance-based model squeezed too many patients into one day and left the therapist minimal personal time with the client. The choice to go out-of-network was easy. Outside of the corporate model and without insurance dictating care, she is now able to give clients the attention they deserve and to treat them as more than just an injury or another insurance claim. (On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/healthymovementPT)  FAQs - https://www.healthymovementpt.com/faqs
    Chelsea’s background is in physical therapy with an emphasis on the treatment of spinal conditions. She graduated from Saint Louis University in 2014 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and completed undergraduate work at the same institution. From 2018 to 2019, she was a post-graduate resident with the McKenzie Institute where she achieved certification in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) and board certification in orthopedics (OCS). Chelsea enjoys working with clients who are active in the gym or with recreational sports. She has led an active lifestyle from early on in life and enjoys hiking, travel, and spending time with family. 

    Graphics by Taylor Huggins
    Old Nerd in the Gym Fitness Podcast, it’s associated trade and service marks and all content connected thereto are copyright 2020 GLD Enterprises Communications, Ltd. All rights reserved. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    S2 : E12 A Deafening Absence and the Old Nerd

    S2 : E12 A Deafening Absence and the Old Nerd

    This episode of the Old Nerd in the Gym involves grief and loss.  It may be uncomfortable for some listeners. Listener discretion is advised.  
    A great deal of the Old Nerd content has been generated from our founder, Gery Deer, and his experience caring for his parents. Sadly, his father, Gary, Sr., passed away on July 1st, 2020 and that left Gery with a new perspective on his experience. In this episode, he describes his father’s death as a “deafening absence,” referring, not just to his passing, but to the changes in Gery’s daily routine; a routine that has had to be altered with every phase of his father’s decline. All of a sudden, he has no one to take care of, his time is his (except for work, and the odd activity in dealing with his dad’s passing). There’s a hole - one that’s filling with doubt, second-guessing, anger, sadness, and guilt. 

    Gery and his co-host, Julie Barth, talk about some of the feelings and experiences a caregiver can go through after their family member/patient has died and how Gery is dealing with it. They’ll cover the anxiety and grief leading up to that point (known as anticipatory grief) as well as how to deal with the second-guessing and feelings that you may not have done enough. 
    Old Nerd in the Gym is written and co-hosted by Gery L. Deer.
    Produced and directed by Julie A. Barth
    This is a production of GLD Enterprises Communications. 
    All rights reserved.
    Graphics by Taylor Huggins

    • 1 hr 26 min

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