Are We Having Fun Yet?

Posted by: Jeanette |

February 14, 2011 |

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We all have an inner kid who wants to come out and play. If we ignore this part of ourselves for too long, then anxiety builds and our immune systems becomes compromised. Playtime is an important piece of the of the wellness pie.  Positive emotions such as love and joy actually help the cells in our body do their jobs more efficiently and effectively. There is an entire field of science dedicated to studying the affect that our mental processes and emotions have on our health. It is called psychoneuroimmunology. To me, this is FASCINATING!

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Laugh, Dance, Feel Good

Posted by: Jeanette |

February 10, 2011 |

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Here are two delightful YouTube videos to help bring out your inner playful child. They include laughter and dancing...two of my favorite things. Enjoy and release those "feel good" endorphins! :-D

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Five Minutes of Fitness After Fifty, Video Episode #2

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February 8, 2011 |

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Falling is a major cause of injury to seniors. When we were younger, our brain, muscles, nerves, ears and eyes worked really well together to keep us upright and steady on our feet. However, as we age our equilibrium and balance decline, mostly due to reduced physical activity. We need to consciously work our balance skills to keep them functioning well for us. The good news is that with ongoing practice, you can dramatically improve your balance. So let's get moving! Follow along with me in this 5 minute video for a fantastic balance workout, made especially for baby boomers and seniors

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Balance Training While Sitting, Workout #3

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February 5, 2011 |

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I made this 5-minute, seated balance training video for my Youthful Hearts subscribers who are not able to stand for prolonged periods of time. Balance is like any other skill....if you practice it little by little, you'll notice improvement over time. Here are three basic balance exercises for you to practice at home. (Not a subscriber? Sign up in blue form on top right of this page. It's free.)

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Mango Madness Green Smoothie

Posted by: Jeanette |

February 1, 2011 |

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Raw greens are some of the most nutritious foods that we can eat---loaded with a powerhouse of chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins, phytonutrients and fiber. Many people know they need to eat more healthy greens, but they dislike the taste of them. Green smoothies to the rescue! This yummy green smoothie recipe is great for green smoothie beginners who many not have an acquired taste for some of the stronger flavored greens.

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