My early morning reading, nice and light, lol..........exercise and bone density. You don't just wake up one day and experience bone loss or worse, osteoporosis. A recent study at the University of Waterloo shows that, and I'm sorry, WALKING ISN'T ENOUGH. "Exercise is an important step towards protecting your bones, as it helps protect your … Continue reading Are You Too Fit To Fracture?
No matter your health and physical abilities, you can gain a lot by staying active. Learn about the many benefits of being physically active. Source: Real-Life Benefits of Exercise and Physical Activity
In reading this article I found great common ground when she wrote "I started exercising again by running for only one minute at a time — yes, that’s right, 60 seconds." My area had come out of lockdown and outdoor exercise in public spaces was permitted. I am fortunate that we have access to 5 … Continue reading Here’s How I Finally Got Myself to Start Exercising
In my recent read "Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn" by John C Maxwell, I stumbled across a humorous story. The particular chapter was on "what happens when we don't take responsibility". Point 2 in this chapter is when "we have unrealistic perspective of how life works" and the pitfall of comparing ourselves to others. … Continue reading 🐻Momma Bear(s)🐻
Each year we await the Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 list - and it snuck up on us quicker than expected this year! We've done a round-up to help you choose the produce in your shopping basket. Source: New Report: 2021 Dirty Dozen & Clean 15
The following infographic is from the National Institute on Aging. Much of this you already know. Daily, yes every single day, steps to a healthier quality life:
There’s been a lot of talk lately about vagal tone and how yoga can help to maintain healthy vagus nerve function, in effect providing “high vagal tone.” (That’s a good thing.) It basically means that the body and brain function more resiliently under stress. It can even reduce allostatic load, which is the amount of … Continue reading Yoga For Healthy Aging ~ Understanding Vagal Tone (Part 1 &2)
“Even if you don’t get COVID-19, the pandemic might destroy you anyway.” Muscles, bones, skin, hair, even vision - “For many people, the physical ramifications of a year or more in isolation will be temporary, or at least largely reversible. For some, though, the accumulated toll of the pandemic’s disruptions to daily life could be … Continue reading Yes, the Pandemic Is Ruining Your Body
"The more we study physical activity, the more we realize that it doesn't really matter what you do," Lieberman says. "You don't have to do incredible strength training ... to get some benefits of physical activity. There's all different kinds of physical activity, and it's all good in different ways." *On how chairs with backs … Continue reading Just Move: Debunking Myths About Exercise And Sleep
Do what you love and love what you do ~ at least like it. You may live longer according to a study: Will a purpose-driven life help you live longer?