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Aunty hates to exercise, but knows that it is good for her. If you do aerobics, jazzercise, etc., then great for you! The are more Aunty’s speed and has helped in gaining balance, strength, and overall good condition.

4-7-8 Breathing exercise for life, and magnets

Aunty first heard about this 4-7-8 breathing exercise from Kay of Musings.  This supposedly helps you fall asleep, and so Aunty, on the few occasions when it was hard to fall asleep at night, would breathe in, hold, and exhale continuously, and find herself becoming light headed - but still wide awake. Then, a link in one of Dr. Mercola's articles was to Dr. Andrew Weil's instructional video on only doing 4 ...

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Aunty’s computer posture – fix!

Aunty's posture has been deteriorating - maybe because of entering the older lady phase of life, but maybe not. TaiChi is helping with balance.  Still, poor posture from sitting hours at the computer watching Korean dramas, blogging, inputting into Quickbooks, google searching, checking emails, etc. etc. etc. was taking its toll.  Playing Kuku-Kube (thanks or No thanks to Jalna, lol) has really made Aunty s ...

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Old lady bike

Aunty is no longer young. But she can still ride a bike. And now, beginning her golden years, she wanted to have a good bike with all the bells, whistles and specs that fit her short, flat butted senior body.  A folding bike seemed like a very usable and adaptable choice, and so, the search was on. First potential Initial stop was the old standard - McCully Bike on King Street. It was overwhelming to see ro ...

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Dance around the World

Do what is good for you. Be happy. Enjoy this video of Matt Harding dancing his way around the world: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY ...

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Exercise

I am being a hypocrite here.  I say to everyone that you should exercise but I hardly do myself.  I do love to weed and garden, and that is very good.  I also have started to learn TaiChi in the Young style - my pal Patricia and I take weekly lessons on Tuesdays. TaiChi section 1 Showing for a limited time, for us beginners who still haven't quite remembered the first section.  Thanks Gerri and Virginia! Ta ...

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PACE Airplane for building lung capacity

Here’s a great example of a P.A.C.E. workout that can give you more lung power and improve your Age Quotient (Dr. Sear's standard) starting today. It’s called an Airplane. 1.  Stand with your feet together, knees slightly bent and upper body leaning slightly forward. 2.  Hold your arms in front of you about waist height, hands together in a “praying” position. 3.  Spread your arms and swing them backwards, ...

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PACE Back Stroke Squat

More P.A.C.E. exercise, thanks to Dr. Al Sears: Remember to do these two things: Use progressivity – Little by little, you increase the intensity of your exertion over time Apply acceleration – Try to reach your intensity target faster, and reduce your recovery time. 1.  Stand with your feet shoulder width apart 2.  Bend slightly at the knees and lean forward, arms hanging straight down 3.  Squat down, and ...

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PACE Jumping Side Crunch

Here is another of Dr. Sear's great exercises that even I can do.  He stresses the  5-7-9 intensity scale for working out with POWER Fit, this allows you to get the full benefit of building lung capacity and also endurance. Do your first set for each routine at what would be about an intensity level of 5 for you. That means you’d still be able to speak sentences afterwards, but you’re a little winded. Rest ...

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PACE Jumping Side Crunch

Here is another of Dr. Sear's great exercises that even I can do.  He stresses the  5-7-9 intensity scale for working out with POWER Fit, this allows you to get the full benefit of building lung capacity and also endurance. Do your first set for each routine at what would be about an intensity level of 5 for you. That means you’d still be able to speak sentences afterwards, but you’re a little winded. Rest ...

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PACE Starter Gate Lunge

Before your start, measure your resting heart rate. Just count the number of beats in 6 seconds and multiply it by 10. You can feel it by pressing your fingertip against the pulse in your wrist or neck. 1.  To begin, stand with feet hip-width apart. 2.  Step your right foot back, and lower into a lunge so both knees are at 90 degrees. 3.  Keep your chest lifted, bend forward at the hips and touch your hands ...

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