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Fidget Spinners: Nothing New Here

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

www.knitom.com/therapeutic-knitting

Letting it Go!

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

Forgiveness is the Key

FORGIVENESS IS THE KEY

Have you ever had a grudge you could not ‘let go’?

Release that negative energy.

No good will ever come of it.

“You can’t look a gravestone in the eye and ask its’ forgiveness.” – MsM

Reduce Stress Any Way You Can

Active Living As We Age

Active Living As We Age

  • Take part in endurance activities such as walking and cycling at least 150 minutes per week, in sessions of 10 minutes or more
  • Do activities that improve strength at least 2 days per week
  • Do exercises or activities that enhance balance and flexibility

Being active every day is a step towards better health & body weight.
BE ACTIVE IN A WAY THAT SUITS YOU!
This will help ensure that you are active on a regular basis.

Here are some tips:

  • Endurance or aerobic activities should be moderate to vigorous in intensity. Examples: walking, swimming, dancing, aerobics, cycling, cross-country skiing. Try to take the stairs or walk whenever possible.
  • Do activities that increase strength and involve the major muscle groups at least twice each week. Examples: lifting weights or household items such as laundry or groceries, climbing stairs and doing wall push-ups.
  • Do activities to improve your balance every day, to help prevent falls. Examples: reaching, bending, Yoga, Tai Chi.

Learn more about active living:

Active Living Coalition for Older Adults:  www.alcoa.ca

Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults – 65 Years and Older:  www.esep.ca/guidelines

Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging:  www.uwo.ca/actage

Osteoporosis Canada:  www.osteoporosis.ca