Topic: Quotes

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 Time to Be Cozy

Monday, March 4th, 2013 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

"Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat."

– Author Unknown

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Time Marches On

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

Below are some philosophical observations compatible with the themes in today’s newsletter:

"Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow."

– Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros

"Good for the body is the work of the body, and good for the soul is the work of the soul, and good for either is the work of the other."

– Henry David Thoreau

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."

– Theodore Roosevelt

"Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must."

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

On the bathing-tub of King T’ang the following words were engraved: "If you would one day renovate yourself, do so from day to day. Yea, let there be daily ovation."

– Confucian Analects

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Time of the Season

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!


"Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
fluttering from the autumn tree."

    – Emily Bronte

 

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Work versus Rest

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

With Labor Day fast approaching, we hope you will enjoy the following thoughts on working, resting and making the most of your holiday weekend:

"Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow."

– Douglas Pagels, These Are the Gifts I’d Like to Give You

"Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop."

– Ovid

"The man who doesn’t relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on."

– Elbert Hubbard

"The end of labor is to gain leisure."

– Aristotle

"If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend."

– Doug Larson

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Super Thoughts

Friday, July 27th, 2012 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

These authors have entertaining thoughts to share — some serious, some humorus — on the topic of eating and on certain "superfoods" in particular:

"Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity."

   — Voltaire

"There is a lot more juice in grapefruit than meets the eye."

   — Author Unknown

"It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato."

   — Lewis Grizzard

"The colors of a fresh garden salad are so extraordinary, no painter’s pallet can duplicate nature’s artistry."

   — Dr. SunWolf, www.professorsunwolf.com

"Hey yogurt, if you’re so cultured, how come I never see you at the opera?"

   — Attributed to Stephen Colbert

"Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food."

   — Michael Pollan

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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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