Over the holidays, while visiting my family in South Florida, we decided to enjoy some time in the great outdoors. I mean, why not – It’s December in Miami; about the only time of year it is actually pleasant enough to go outside down there. So we packed up the “fam” and headed even further south to the Keys to enjoy some time out in God’s creation. The hubs and I decided to “rough it” and go camping while the others also decided to “rough it” in city terms (which means they got an RV.)
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As we get older, making good health a top priority becomes more and more important. Of course it’s always smart to exercise and eat a balanced diet, but for seniors these lifestyle changes can be major factors in happiness, quality, and length of life! With summer here, it’s never been easier to live the healthy and active life that will help you feel happy and independent.
After my father acquired a C3/C4 SCI, one of his favorite pastimes was watching the birds in our backyard. He quietly observed their flights from the feeder to the surrounding trees and back again. He watched as they bathed themselves in the big stone birdbath, flinging water droplets into the sunlight.
Have you ever listened to music while exercising? You probably found it easier to finish that last set or run an extra mile. While some people think this effect is just imaginary, there is a lot of evidence showing that music
If you’re tired of seeing your kids sitting in front of the T.V. or the computer and you’d like to be more active yourself, then it’s time to plan family fitness activities. Don’t be discouraged if you think it’s impossible. Perhaps you think your family doesn’t have time or that family activities will be too expensive. However, with a little creativity you will find that your family has all of the necessary resources to get started.
If your only experience with the Bard (a nickname for Shakespeare, bard meaning poet) was a torturous memorizing of Julius Ceasar’s monologue, “Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears” in 10th grade English, you might be wondering why Shakespeare inspires Dr. Bloom.
It all depends on how you face the challenges of your disability. Life is an adventure and even with limited mobility you can create a rich, experiential life for yourself or someone in your family who has a disability. What if you knew that persons with visual impairments, autism, cerebral palsy, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and hemiplegia could have a blast whitewater rafting all year long?
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
Caregivers are among the true heroes of the world. If you’ve taken on that crucial role for a family member, friend, or as a paid position caring for someone whose disability or illness prevents self-care, you work extraordinarily hard—so hard that you may be neglecting your own self-care, which means…
It is well documented that one third of American children and more than one half of adults remain overweight or obese. It seems certain that technology will continue to give all of us more opportunities to stay connected and enjoy many conveniences of the computer age.