Mar 23, 2017

Interval Training

We all know that exercise is good for us no matter what our age, but recent research done at the Mayo Clinic indicates that interval training is especially good for repairing cellular damage that worsens as we get older.  Here is a definition of interval training.
Research shows that interval training—workouts in which you alternate periods of high-intensity exercise with low-intensity recovery periods—increases fitness and burns more calories over a short period of time than steady-state cardio (you know: just doing the same thing for your whole workout time).

Mar 20, 2017

Spring is Here

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It is official.  Spring is here.  Or, if you live in the southern hemisphere, fall is here.  A change in seasons.  More mild.  Moving us into the fullness of the light or the dark.

Mar 19, 2017

Spring

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Although spring has not arrived by the calendar in the northern hemisphere, on my hike today I saw many budding shrubs and bushes.  Spring is coming.  A time for renewal.

Mar 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day

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Happy St. Patrick's Day.   I am grateful for my magical, mystical, lyrical Irish heritage.  What can you do for fun today?  

Mar 16, 2017

Caregiver Support

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Please be sure you are giving yourself enough respite from caregiving.  I met with someone recently and was dismayed how little time this person had without caregiving obligation.  If we want to make it through this caregiving stint, we must have respite.

Mar 15, 2017

Happy Spring

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I know spring has not quite arrived by calendar, but in my area it seems to be making appearances.  What is it like in your area?   Research on health tells us it is so important to be outdoors for some periods of time every day.  Rain or shine, sleet or snow.  Some time outdoors.

Mar 11, 2017

Reminders After Death

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Today is the birthday of my deceased spouse.  Thoughts of him arise as holidays and special occasions bring memories.  How do you handle anniversaries, birthdays, etc.?