Archive for April, 2019
Shallow breathing, imbalance, falls, and incontinence are common signs of a weak core. For these reasons, a focus on this area of the body can help you to feel more grounded, secure, confident and healthy as you age.
You don’t need any money; you don’t need to go to the gym for this; you don’t even need any equipment to train your abs effectively. Your abs, or abdominals, are considered an important part of your core along with your diaphragm and pelvic floor. “Everyone always thinks of the big rectus abdominis, which is the six-pack muscle, as our core because t…
It’s springtime and that means “God’s Gym” is open for business!
God’s Gym is the best outdoor fitness center offering adults 55 and older a variety of low-impact to moderate-impact exercises to keep you in shape and give you the opportunity to get some much-needed fresh air and vitamin D-rich sunshine after months of hibernating.
God’s Gym is the place where “bodies are strengthened through gardening. Minds are refreshed through gardening’s therapeutic benefit of connecting with nature. Spirits are renewed through the quiet sanctuary of the garden.”…
For many years I wondered why there was so much hype about the arrival of spring. I grew up in the tropics, where there is one season but four variations on it—stifling hot, very hot, hot, not so hot. Then I left my home to attend college in North America. I arrived at a time the residents called autumn, and before I was able to adapt to that season, along came the one they called winter. By March of the following year, I, too, was hyped, watching, praying, preparing for this season they called spring. For they promised me that in spring nature would get back all her hues…
This is the second blog post in a series about Falls Risk Reduction. Friends Life Care provides you with a list of important things to watch out for when you leave your home and go walking.
Tips to keep in mind when walking outdoors
1. First and foremost, look after yourself – exercise at least 30 minutes a day most days of the week, eat right, have routine eye and ear examinations and take medications exactly as prescribed.
2. Always wear comfortable, well-fitting walking shoes or boots, with low heels and firm soles.
3. Carry as little as possible. Take advantage …