Whether you’re 26 or 62, a restful night of sleep for many people is as unusual as catching a three-headed fish. Okay, maybe that’s not the best of examples, but let’s face it… there’s truth in that statement. But that doesn’t mean you’re doomed to eternal exhaustion (or diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease- all conditions for which chronic sleep deficits can raise the risk). We’ve rounded up the most common sleep sappers that affect us all in life, plus expert tips for coping. Go on and catch up on those long lost zzz’s.
Remember… your grandchildren are always watching your behavior and actions! They see what you eat, how you eat, when you eat, and how much you eat. Think about your eating habits, especially now as you are modeling behavior. With that in mind, consider these simple guidelines…
A little advice from nutrition expert Jodi Greebel will definitely keep you in the know! Are the grandkids coming to visit and not sure what foods to buy? Don’t panic and don’t worry- we have you covered! Likely your grandkids eat differently than the way you fed your own kids. That likely means more snacking, no drinking juice, more concern about ingredients, food colorings, preservatives, organic foods, allergies and more. So, rather than trying to figure out what to buy, use this list below to help guide you. Below are some great staples to have at home that work with even the pickiest of eaters.
We all experience turns in life–some good, some bad. When the bad ones come along, it’s up to us to do something about it: to choose to stay stuck, or to turn the ship around. It’s up to us to choose.
You may be feeling you’re too old to make significant changes in your life. It doesn’t matter what age you are, you can always turn your life around. Even people in the final months and years of their lives can start in new directions. Who knows how far any of us will get down the path?
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~ Bob Dylan
Everyone here at Grandparentslink hopes you take a moment and a deep breath– Yes, another new year is upon us and just a few days away. With holiday time now behind us, we love the idea of self-reflection. Slow down and try this mini-meditation using the acronym STOP: S: stop what you are doing T: take a deep breath O: observe what is going on now. P: proceed with clarity
We wish you a Happy New Year, filled with good health and happiness!
You know, sometimes here at Grandparentslink we find a thought or idea we just can’t wait to share with you. This one definitely made us stop and take a deep breath – what do you think?
This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever. In its place is something that you have left behind. Let it be something good.
You don’t need to balance on a ball, but consider this: did you know that strength training is an extremely important and effective form of exercise – especially for those over 50? While many people only do a cardio workout, it’s important to mix up your type of exercising so that your body can benefit from a variation, just as you do with your diet (hopefully)!
Today is a new day – yesterday is history…. Even if you didn’t pay attention to your health needs when you were younger, there is always time to start anew for your future, and I intend to help you with some simple thoughts about just that – your health.
With spring in the air and summer around the corner… we all know that we could be a little more active in our day to day life, so now is the time to take charge! Here are some reasons to give you that extra push you might need to get in that exercise.
Follow these guidelines and food will be your friend and you’ll never have an issue with food again! Really. It’s pretty simple. People make it waaaaay harder than it has to be. You don’t need to be extreme in your eating. You simply need to learn to BE CONSCIOUS.