Showing posts from August, 2018

How Seniors Live With Back Pain

Back pain is a condition that most of us live with everyday of our lives.  It becomes more prevalent as we grow older, as wear and tear plays a big part in many senior's back problems.

How My Back Problems Began

I began to have back problems when I was 30 years of age.  At that time I had started a new job where most of my co-workers played golf.  I decided that I would play also and began to take golf lessons.  I lived about 5 minutes from a local golf course and would go there for practice every evening after work.

After about 2 weeks at this routine my back began to hurt.  Even though the pain was severe I continued to practice.  It was so severe that I couldn't stoop to remove the golf ball from the putting cup.  I purchased an attachment to the putter handle that would allow me to remove the ball from the cup without stooping.

After about 2 months the pain was so severe that I couldn't stand up straight.  My wife took me to a Hospital Emergency Rooms where X-Rays showe…

Apple Cider Vinegar is a Superfood

Apple Cider Vinegar is considered one of the super foods that can be very beneficial to our health and fitness if taken in the right way.  It has been around for ages and is still lauded by many health advocates.

I have taken it off and on for close to 10 years, especially during the 2 year period that I practiced being a vegetarian.  I found that there were several apple cider vinegar benefits that helps with your health and fitness.

My apple cider vinegar cocktail contained one table spoon of  vinegar in an 8 ounce glass of water with 1/2 teaspoon of honey to make the taste more palatable.

You must realize that apple cider vinegar is contains acetic acid in its natural state but when taken into the body it becomes alkaline.  Your body is in its healthiest state when its ph is slightly alkaline.  Apple cider vinegar can assist the body in attaining this alkaline state.

To get the most out of your vinegar you should purchase the organic, unfiltered type.  It has suspended particles fl…

Seniors Get Toned Bodies From Line Dancing

What is Line Dancing

Line dancing is a choreographed set of steps by a group of people in one or more lines or rows, all facing each other or in the same direction and executing the steps at the same time. There is music with a beat that sets the timing for the steps.
There are no dance partners that are touching each other during the dance.
This form of dancing has been around for quite some time and there are several types of it being practiced by several different groups of people.
How to Get Started
If you are a beginner, you probably know friends who are participating in local classes that you may join.  You may also find beginners classes by doing a quick Google search on the subject.  
If you don't find the class that you like, don't give up.  There are great teaching DVDs with good music, that are available.  You have a choice of Hip Hop or Country and Western DVDs.
Joining local classes is a good way for older adults to stay active.
Why Should You Start Line Dancing