Tell your Brain to Walk with Pain

Have you ever considered challenging and managing your pain using your brain?
I am not for any stretch of my imagination suggesting that any of us can do what Tiger does – but we can consider what it means to us as just ‘ordinary’ people if we challenge our own physical pain . Listen to this brief explanation of what some of the pain experts are saying about how to control pain, by redirecting the concept of pain and how to manage this challenge.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. 
Just click this link to select:

https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

Take a look at the concept of this integrative method of self-care at the websites below. And, then tell your brain – to tell your back AND LEG pain – that you can walk a little. As senior citizens, walking is one of the main exercises, which informs our bodies that we have energy, it creates.

Read about : A treatment called pain reprocessing therapy. (PRT)
https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/retraining-brain-treat-chronic-pain

This podcast may be of interest to you.

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FYI – Free Senior Planet Balance Class

A friend told me about the Balance class Senior Planet has available via Zoom. Tomorrow April 28, if you are free and would like to work on your balance health. Click the link to register.
https://seniorplanet.org/event/virtual-balance-strength-2021-01-07/2022-04-28/

Learn more at the links below:

Senior Planet: https://seniorplanet.org/about/our-purpose/

ZOOM: https://seniorplanet.org/zoom-3/

All the best for your well-being!

Free On-line Classes at Senior Planet

There’s so much here to choose from. Take a look at Senior Planet FREE CLASSES.

FYI: Senior Planet is partners with AARP. Below is a quote about the programs available:

Senior Planet is the flagship program of Older Adults Technology Services(OATS) from AARP and plays a central role in the Senior Planet Supporter experience.”


Source: https://oats.org/world-class-programs/senior-planet-programs/

All the best for your well-being!

Aging Gracefully? What is it?

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As an ‘elder citizen’ have you ever thought about what “Aging Gracefully” is?

Many of us are confronted with all types of challenges to that concept- not the Aging, but the “gracefully”. What is your idea of what that means for your life now? To help you contemplate how to employ “Aging Gracefully” in your own life, here is a definition of what the Healthline website defines it as:

Aging gracefully isn’t about trying to look like a 20-something — it’s about living your best life and having the physical and mental health to enjoy it. Like a bottle of wine, you can get better with age with the right care.

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Sign Up: Free Exercise and other Classes for Seniors

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I want you to know that on any given day it is not easy for me to “pick myself up” and take “that walk”. However, one of the things that I know for sure about exercising is: afterwards, I feel better.  I can imagine that for some of you, the same is true.  That’s why I am taking the opportunity to share with you the Senior Planet website:  https://seniorplanet.org/get-involved/online/.

Senior Planet has ‘figured it out‘.   That is for certain.  The Senior Planet program makes exercise look attractive, even tempting. I think that Senior Planet may motivate you to join with other seniors, in the comfort of your own home, and at a time and day that is convenient for you. You can choose what type of exercise suits your needs and your moods.  Oh, and did I say that it is free?

Senior Planet also has other online computer classes that you can take:  Art, Tech,  Chair Yoga, Discussion Groups.  It’s pretty impressive.

If you want to think about it first, take the opportunity to sign up for their Newsletter .
https://seniorplanet.org/get-involved/newsletters/

Enjoy!

Exercise is a Win-Win Anytime We Start

If you haven’t already started your New Year’s Resolutions list for 2020, here’s a suggestion for senior citizens who are feeling guilty that they never exercised in 2019, and think it’s too late at this stage in their lives to start.

The good news  for 2020 is that anytime you start exercising you will gain benefits.  In last month’s post, we learned that we could gain a better night’s sleep just by taking a 30 minute walk. Also, younger folks in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s can benefit as well.  Just 150 minutes of moderate- intensity exercise a week ‘fits the bill‘.  Ultimately, some exercise is better than none.
Park your car a little farther away, and walk to your destination.
Take the stairs more frequently.
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