Posts Tagged ‘wisdom’

Be Afraid, Very Afraid!

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

On All Hallows Eve folks of every age can get in on the fun, as depicted by this playful quip:

"A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween."

— Erma Bombeck

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Appreciating Autumn

Friday, September 30th, 2011 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

After a long hot summer, the coming of fall inspires reflection and a mellow sense of optimism. So, bring on the poets!

"No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace

As I have seen in one autumnal face."

– John Donne

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."

– George Eliot

"How beautifully the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days."

– John Burroughs

"Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn."

– Elizabeth Lawrence

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Education – It’s Worth It

Monday, May 23rd, 2011 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

Whoever actually originated the following quotation, he or she was right on the money:

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”

– Author unknown, commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin

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Research and Practical Health Care

Friday, May 6th, 2011 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

The great universities of the world produce important research findings and provide practical medical care as well. Below are three current news releases from the University of Florida that demonstrate such centers’ value — and that will be of great interest to those involved in older adult health and fitness.

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Stay On Track This Spring!

Thursday, March 24th, 2011 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

Been meaning to undertake SFA’s award-winning studies in older adult fitness? Get in on time-limited savings now! For details, call or go online. The new year is still quite young, and you can do it!

"Behold, my friends, the Spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun."

– Sitting Bull

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Keep Moving

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

Rather than being neglected, our muscles and joints should be used in accordance with each individual’s ability to do so safely. This sentiment is nicely underscored by the following quotation:

"Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health — it rusts your spirit and your hips."

– Terri Guillemets

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Quotation Corner

Monday, December 20th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

As this year draws to a close, we’d like to leave you with a warm thought, a happy thought, and an uplifting thought with which to ring in the new year!  

"Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read."
– Quoted by Francis Bacon in Apothegm

"We turn not older with years, but newer every day."
– Emily Dickinson

"When it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a face-lift any day."
– Marty Bucella

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Human Spirit

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

The American journalist and author Mignon McLaughlin, who lived from 1913 to 1983, penned these inspirational words in 1960:

"People are made of flesh and blood and a miracle fiber called courage."

– Mignon McLaughlin

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As Autumn Gives Way to Winter

Friday, November 19th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

The English poet and philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge(1772-1834), along with his close friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the English Romantic Movement. Well known for his poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Coleridge also shared his thoughts on the changing seasons of life:

"The one red leaf, the last of its clan,

That dances as often as dance it can,

Hanging so light, and hanging so high,

On the topmost twig that looks up at the sky."

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Speaking of Yoga

Monday, October 18th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

"Yoga has a sly, clever way of short-circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety."

– Baxter Bell, quoted in Yoga Journal, March 2006

"Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self control. Energy within and energy without."

– Ymber Delecto

"Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible."

– Bob Harper

"Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are."

– Jason Crandell, quoted in Yoga Journal, November 2005

"Vogue and Self are putting out the message of yoginis as buff and perfect. If you start doing yoga for those reasons, fine. Most people get beyond that and see that it’s much, much more."

– Patricia Walden

"Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind."

– Patanjali, translated from Sanscrit

"Yoga accepts. Yoga gives."

– Terri Guillemets

"Basketball is an endurance sport, and you have to learn to control your breath; that’s the essence of yoga, too. So, I consciously began using yoga techniques in my practice and playing. I think yoga helped reduce the number and severity of injuries I suffered. As preventative medicine, it’s unequaled."

– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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