Just Keep MOVING!!!

This common sense article sums it all up.  The evidence is indisputable and the excuses are just that!Written by a nurse and wellness coach, this article brings the simple act of moving into the spotlight.  If you are a senior or you are the child of one, you need to read, share and apply this simple strategy for a healthier life.

I know you have heard it before and maybe brushed it off.  It’s a quick and easy read, so take a moment read it and take it to heart…

Warm Regards,

Keith

The Benefits of Movement for Seniors
Written by Carol Cummings, BSN, RN, Certified Wellness Coach

Would you take a medicine that offers the following benefits?

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Controls blood sugar
  • Helps control weight
  • Good for the heart
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Relieves pain
  • Improves sex
  • Reduces falls
  • Improves memory
  • Enhances your immune system
  • Improves bone strength
  • Helps improve sleep
  • Reduces stress
  • Relieves constipation
  • Good for most medical conditions
  • Slows the aging process
  • Makes you look better
  • Has almost no side effects
  • No insurance hassles
  • Available for FREE!

More than likely your answer is yes. The good news is: there is such a medicine-and it’s called Movement. It really does have all of the benefits listed, and more. It is one of the most important things you can do for yourself to maintain and/or improve health. Most chronic conditions can be helped by moving and research suggests that the aging process can be slowed or even reversed through daily movement!
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Caregiving for Aging Parents

Dear Friends,I recently came across this excellent article on WebMD about caring for aging parents.  Not only does it provide insight into the challenges, it offers some excellent tips and it also shares the upside of caregiving for an aging parent.  Well worth the read…

Keith

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Role Reversal: Caregiving for Aging Parents

Aging in AmericaThe dynamic of age in America has shifted dramatically over the last 60 to 80 years, experts agree, and its impact on the family is clear.

“There is definitely a changing age structure within families today,” says Neal Cutler, PhD. He is the executive director of the Center on Aging for the Motion Picture and Television Fund in Woodlawn Hills, Calif. “Its cause is simply greater longevity.”

With more Americans living well beyond their 70s, more adult children are now left in a position where they have to be caregivers for their aging parents.

“There’s a greater likelihood today that, as a 55-year-old, you will have surviving parents, than there was say in the 1920s when both parents passed away before you reached the age of 50,” says Cutler, who is also dean of the American Institute of Financial Gerontology. “This means that middle-agers, who are planning for their own older years, also have to think about their parents.”

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What is Rightsizing?

Dear Friends,
I am often asked about this term that I use all the time, so here is what it’s all about…
Keith

Rightsizing is about expanding options and defining purposeful new directions.

Now is the time to do what makes US happy. It’s a time to explore our current lifestyle and our opportunities.It may be time to take a new direction or to blaze a completely different path … one with less responsibility and more of what WE want!The old word downsizing is often associated with loss and/or lack. In modern times, loss often refers to jobs (as in “our company needs to downsize”). Downsizing is bad news!  Think of Rightsizing as a promotion.
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Rightsizing Tips

Dear Friends,Here’s an excellent resource for one aspect of rightsizing…de-cluttering!

Keith

10 Great Rightsizing Tips

1.  Start with the easy stuff. Eliminate anything that’s broken, damaged, or no longer wanted. Then, go to the out-of-the-way spaces like attics, crawlspaces, and garages. Making progress in “easier” areas will build momentum to go through the harder-to-decide areas.

2.  Ask yourself, “If this disappeared tomorrow would I run out and replace it?” If you wouldn’t miss it or need to replace it, it’s probably not worth keeping.
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