health and fitness

6 posts

Be Good To Yourself in the Garden

Oh My Aching Hand! All I did was prune three bushes and spread some mulch around with a rake on Earth Day. OK, maybe I also lifted weights and relocated a couch in the sunroom too soon after. But really, am I that fragile? The truth is, yes. I’ve reached the age where one needs to “prepare and take care” […]

A Fall and a Leap of Faith

Dear reader, Please don’t stop reading until you get to the end of this post. In the middle it takes a turn you won’t want to miss. So bear with me, through the fall to the leap of faith. It was I who took a bad fall about two weeks ago. Ironically, just one hour before delivering an AARP “Home […]

Spring Ahead

Daylight Savings Time begins March 12. Nights may grow shorter, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be any lighter. I don’t usually promote products on my blog, but this one is so simple and clever, I can’t resist. Check out the SnapPower line of products and you can easily reduce your risk of falling while increasing your home’s universal design quotient. Free up your […]

Prepare for Garden-Variety Exercise

Now that spring is finally here, you’re no doubt going to spend time planting, mowing the lawn and pulling weeds. Yard work can provide a great workout, but with all the bending, twisting, reaching and pulling, your body may not be ready for exercise of the garden variety. Back pain is the most common injury resulting from gardening.  Every spring […]