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Optimism and kindness are key factors that can help you live to 100.  In the book Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism, and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100, Marta Zaraska reported that social connections are key contributors in lowering  mortality risk by 45 to 65 percent.   This past year has not been good for our…

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I am often asked, how good can an online fitness class using barely no gym equipment help me build strength, endurance, stability and flexibility?  Don’t you really need to go to a gym to get a real workout with real equipment?  The answer is, Yes and No. Question What motivates you to go the gym?…

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Was your mother wrong? Did you know that loss of coordination could be a protein problem?  And to think Mother use to say eat your vegetables, could she have been wrong? QUESTION: Is your first meal of the day dominated by carbohydrates and low on protein, if so you are like many older adults? DID…

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Plan B

During the pandemic, we have had to be agile and adaptable both with the way we live and our fitness. Nothing was the way it use to be and we were making things up, or as I like to say redesigning what and how we do things.It felt like being in the design course that…

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“You have survived 100% of your difficulties, that’s a fact!” I loved this quote from Dan Harris (Ten Percent Happier) because it’s true. If we are still alive, we HAVE survived 100% of our difficulties. Sometimes the difficulties are small and sometimes they are the size of Mount Everest, but if you are reading this,…

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Is this how you go through your life? As Alice in Alice in Wonderland stated Alice: “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” The Cheshire Cat: “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.” Alice: “I don’t much care where.” The Cheshire Cat: “Then it…

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How do you look at life? How do you perceive what is going on in your life, the world, etc? Positively or negatively? Read this from beginning to end and then from the end to the beginning. Let me know your thoughts going into 2021. Please read beginning to end Today was the absolute worst…

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