HSSI had yet another very successful Christmas Craft Sale.  It was an enjoyable, busy 2 days with lots of attendees.  We are so proud of our Craft Sale Committee members and all volunteers for their dedication to this event and their community.


There are Many Benefits from Physical Activity


Benefits increase as physical activity increases

If you are not very active and you start increasing your physical activity, you will start to see benefits in 4-12 weeks.

Start slowly and gradually build up.

Physical activity does not have to be hard to improve your health.

Take a look at the benefits you can achieve from physical activity.

Benefits when starting out:

  • Meet new people
  • Feel more relaxed
  • Sleep better
  • Have more fun

Benefits from regular physical activity:

  • Continued independent living
  • Better physical and mental health
  • Improved quality of life
  • More energy
  • Move with fewer aches and pains
  • Better posture and balance
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Weight maintenance
  • Stronger muscles and bones
  • Relaxation and reduced stress

Research tells us that being active reduces the risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • Falls and injuries
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • Adults-onset diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke
  • Depression
  • Colon cancer
  • Premature death

(Canada’s Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Active Living for Older Adults)

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Why Should I Be Active?

Maintain your health and independence as you age

Physical activity is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your physical and mental health and quality of life as you get older.  Walking, stretching, and keep your muscles in good condition will help you maintain your independence.

Physical inactivity makes your body age faster

Independent living depends on being able to do the things you want to do when you want to do them.  To stay independent, you need to be able to reach, bend, lift, carry and move around easily.  Staying physically active will help you to keep moving and stay strong.

Think about these facts:

  • 60% of older adults are inactive
  • Sitting or lying for long periods is a serious health risk (World Health Organization)
  • Inactivity leads to decline in: bone & muscle strength, heart & lung fitness, flexibility
  • Inactivity is as harmful to your health as smoking

Get active in your own way

  • at home
  • in your community
  • with friends
  • on the way to and from activities

……….that’s active living!

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True words! When you lose yourself in knitting, stressors of the day drop away.

Letting it Go!

Have you ever taken a deep calming breath and asked yourself this question?