By Terin Marlae Benavente | Featured Contributor
Last night, my husband and I snuck outside for a brief yet quiet moment of solitude. Oh, how we long for the days where our conversations were not rushed and now, even demanded at times. We love our children dearly but until the pandemic hit, never knew how much we cherish our alone time. Even for myself. Especially now, I find it even difficult to find enough quiet time to write this article without, “MOM! He’s being mean to me!” or “MOM, where are my shoes?!” Seriously, I had barely written a paragraph before that started. As a SAHM/homeschool teacher/graduate student/writer and blogger, I have found it to be incredibly difficult juggling all of these things at once.
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Do you spend a lot of time sitting? Perhaps you are a senior with some mobility challenges, or perhaps you are a professional with a sedentary job. The truth is, no matter your age, when you sit for hours at a time, you not only feel stiff and uncomfortable, but your body starts to suffer from the lack of movement. As we age, it is particularly crucial to maintain a level of physical activity, as the risk for deconditioning becomes greater. While the recommended daily walk is a common go-to method of exercise, chair exercises also provide important benefits and are particularly accessible to seniors. The following exercises are designed to be performed while seated, so that you can get your circulation going and strengthen your muscles…even while watching TV.
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Let’s face it; life can be stressful. Sometimes, it can feel like we don’t even have 10 minutes to spare. Even if you know all the Stress Management skills, sometimes one just needs a quick break from the stresses of a busy day—in the middle of the day. At these times, instant relaxation techniques can serve as lifesavers. These mini-relaxation techniques are powerful stress-busters that you can reach for anytime. Whether you’re preparing for an important meeting, stuck in traffic, or in the middle of an uncomfortable situation—these exercises can be a fast and effective tool to help you achieve instant relaxation so that you can confidently face the stresses of the day. So go ahead—take some time to try them all to see which ones work best for you.
Have 15 minutes to spare? Try a full relaxation technique for a total de-stressing experience.
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…though I take care of adults, I adore the tinier guests. 🙂
Some people call this a hospital.
I like to call this a place of my P’s.
A hidden treasure
in a downtown peach orchard
where all my P’s roam.
But don’t panic.
This is the place
where physicians palpate,
pain is palliated,
and papillae are poked.
Patients are pacified,
parking is pitiful,
penlights are peddled,
and parolees panto.
I just call this home.