Posts Tagged ‘wisdom’

Away with Muscle Cramps

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

Bothered by muscle cramps? Try these tips from the American Academy of Orthopoeaedic Surgeons to lessen the discomfort:

  • Cease — at least for the time being — the activity that triggered your cramp.
  • Massage the cramped area gently.
  • Stretch the cramping muscle slowly and gently; hold the stretch till the cramp eases.
  • Apply ice when muscles feel tender and sore.
  • Apply heat when muscles feel tense and tight.
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Positive Attitudes

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!


“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
– Winston Churchill

“If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”
– Mary Engelbreit

“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”
– Francesca Reigler

“Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.”
– Author Unknown

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf.”
– Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?”
– Dennis and Wendy Mannering

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A No-Regrets Outlook

Friday, June 22nd, 2012 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

For many years, thoughtful writers have encouraged us to keep looking forward:


"A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams."
 
– John Barrymore

"It’s like this. Father Time keeps pitching the years at us. We swing and miss at a few. We hit a few out of the park. We try not to take any called strikes."
 
Robert Brault

"Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many."
 
– Author Unknown

"In the central place of every heart is a recording chamber. So long as it receives a message of beauty, hope, cheer and courage — so long are you young. When the wires are all down and our heart is covered with the snow of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then, and only then, are you grown old."
 
– Douglas MacArthur

"When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age."
 
– Victor Hugo

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Joy in the Garden

Thursday, May 17th, 2012 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

Some avid gardeners share their thoughts:

“There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.”

– Mirabel Osler

“The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.”

– Hanna Rion

“Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.”

– Lindley Karstens, noproblemgarden.com

“God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done.”

– Author Unknown

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Hello, Spring!

Friday, April 20th, 2012 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

Springtime is here! Let’s get outdoors and enjoy it, like the authors quoted below:

"I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden."

– Ruth Stout

"Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day."

– W. Earl Hall

"No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow."

– Proverb

"Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer."

– Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

"Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’"

– Robin Williams

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Springtime’s Coming

Monday, March 19th, 2012 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

The first day of spring is March 20, 2012. Here are some inspiring thoughts on the topic:


"I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring. Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature’s rebirth?"

   – Edward Giobbi

"Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn."
   – Quoted by Lewis Grizzard in Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You

"Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;
Today the glint of green is there;
Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;
I know no thing so wondrous fair,
No miracle so strangely rare.
I wonder what will next be there!"
   – L.H. Bailey

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Valentine’s Day Thoughts

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

When it comes to understanding love, maybe there are limits to scientific measurement, dietary findings, and all things physical. These writers sure seem to think so:

"Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold."
   – Zelda Fitzgerald

"Ah me! Love cannot be cured by herbs."
   – Ovid

"Love is the greatest refreshment in life."
   – Pablo Picasso

"Love is the poetry of the senses."
   – Honore de Balzac

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Taking a Walk at New Year’s

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

"We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential."

– Ellen Goodman

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A Graceful Season

Monday, December 5th, 2011 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

Using just a few short lines, this poet captures the beauty, elegance and joyous movement potential of winter’s arrival:

“Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again.”

– Bill Morgan, Jr.

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The Curious Upside of Growing Older

Monday, October 31st, 2011 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

SFA member Caroline Anaya, MS, is someone you would love to know and call a friend! Earlier this year she produced a wise and witty book that shares her can-do insights about the experience of growing older. It has already received 5-Star reader-reviews on Amazon.

Describing Caroline’s book, the Editor’s Choice review in Caregiver Solutions magazine of Canada said it best:

"A 78-year-old fitness professional, Caroline Anaya, wrote and self-published this quirky and optimistic outlook on aging to encourage seniors to get fit both physically and mentally. The Curious Upside of Growing Older reveals seven ‘keys’ to ‘embrace’ life: thinking, eating and sleeping well, knowing yourself, staying active, being social and stimulating the brain. The relaxed, personal style and large print make this book straightforward and accessible."

The editors here at Experience! couldn’t agree more. In addition, we’d like to suggest to our readers that The Curious Upside of Growing Older would make a fine, inspirational gift for your "special someones" during the upcoming holiday season. For ordering information, click on www.great-senior-fitness.com.

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