HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018

Winter!  SNOW, MORE SNOW AND MORE TO COME OUR WAY.  Don’t let the inclement weather get you down.  Staychair yoga Active.

  • Remember earlier times when we were younger and we concocted magic in our Kitchens on snowy  afternoons to lift spirits and warm tummies.. Our Family arrived home to comfort & hugs plus  chocolate chip cookies, hot chocolate or the famous Bundt cake with various icing flavors.

During inclement weather try to stay active within your home using your cane, walker or practice chair yoga. I recently completed a 7 week ” Stepping on Class”.  This class helped me with my balancing, walking and improved my awareness of how to negotiate obstacles in my path. It also taught us to not look down when walking but to look ahead and aim high. A real life metaphor for daily living. The class was offered through my community center and it was a very positive experience.

With all the indor activities that we can particiapte in during the winter months let’s change the rhyme to Snow, Snow, Come Out & Play We need to dance ( indoors ) today!

Drinking

What are you drinking? Is it water, is it beer, is it vodka or even a special drink? At our age there is no solution to your drinking. Why do you drink the way you do? If you are consuming and must take large amounts of prescribed medication for diabetes, heart problems, blood thinners, pain in your joints or in your back, neck, stomach etc. why hurt your body by drinking? If you are consuming more than you can handle, perhaps it’s hurting more than your body can digest.

Take control of your life!
Start to reduce your intake of drinking. Instead of saying “I need a drink” get a bottle of water. Water is good for your kidneys, brain, and spirit.

Do not drown your sorrows in a habit that’s not good for you. What you once were is not good for your health now. My dear seniors it makes a world of a difference. You should strive to be a happy person in your later years. My message is, find your happiness by living and enjoying the time you have now, as well as taking care of your body! Make pesto sauce with basil… There’s so much life to enjoy and so much living your body can do, so don’t drink!image

Teeth, TEETH, where did they go?

imageWhat happened to our generation? Where are our teeth?  Many of our neighbors and friends  are lacking a mouth full of teeth.  They are living with no teeth or some teeth.  Why do they not have a smile?  They are ashamed of what they look like. How can you greet your family, grandkids, great grand kids without no teeth? I can tell you why.  Many of our seniors cannot afford the  price of filling their mouths with teeth. They were raising their children and their  families and they put their own health on hold.  Before you know it the teeth were falling out, neglecting themselves. Teeth are an important part of over all health and we need a plan for seniors to regain the teeth they have lost! Famalies need to step up and help the ones who have sacrificed so much for them to put the smile back were it belongs!

 



WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS OR DREAMS FOR TODAY

DO YOU WAIT FOR SOME ONE TO TELL YOU WHAT TO DO OR DO YOU HAVE A MIND OF YOUR OWN AND ARE YOU SAYING TO THE WORLD I AM READY TO TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY OWN ACTIONS.PERHAPS A SMALL RIDE TO THE SUPERMARKET TO CHECK OUT PRICES, FRESHNESS  OF THE FOOD, OR JUST GO TO SEE OLD NEIGHBORS AND MEET SOME NEW FRIENDS.  THE SUPERMARKET IS A WAY TO MEET NEW PEOPLE.  WHY STAY IN THE HOUSE AND NEVER KNOW HANDS ON WHAT  IS HAPPENING ALL AROUND YOU. TELEVISION IS GREAT, HOWEVER MAKE THE MOVE TO GET OUTSIDE, BREATH THE AIR.WALK UP AND DOWN THE AISLES. LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVEN IN A MARKET. DO NOT BE AFRAID TO VENTURE OUT.  LIFE IS FOR YOU TO LIVE, NOT SIT AND WONDER WHA T TO DO.  MAKE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE   CHALLENGE YOURSELF. DON’T LET THE DAY GO BY AND NOT ACCOMPLISH NOTHING. THAT’S NOT LIKE YOU.  IN OUR YOUNGER DAYS NOTHING GOT INTO OUR WAY.  WE DID MANY THINGS IN A DAY.  DO IT AGAIN.LIVE, LAUGH AND LOVE.  I’M COUNTING ON YOU.

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Exercise- What a Nasty Word for some of my older friends!

I listened to my doctor and started to exercise by walking twice per week. To enhance the experience I asked my local friends to join in and we started the Rise & Shine walking club. To keep everyone motivated and on pace I got a drum and tap on it during the walk. We have a few laughs and get to stretch and try to keep a task pleasant.

Why do we think its a task? Its suppose to feel good and invigorating . Many days I have very few people joining me. My friends and neighbors use every excuse to not join in.  It’s too cold, too hot, I’m too busy etc. Why do we find it so difficult to stay interested in doing something that improves our health?  Its time to get on our feet and stop making excuses. It does not matter what your age is start now! LP w-drum