Staying healthy and free of injury is essential for older adults who desire to stay independent for as long as possible. It takes good strength, balance and mobility to protect our independence from falls and related injuries. One-third of people 65 and older falls annually, and 1 out of 5 falls causes a serious injury such as head trauma, hip or other bone fracture. More than two-thirds of deaths from falls were at home and 40% of older adults receiving chronic or long-term care are due to fall injuries.
This weekend was full of learning and exploring Pilates with Deborah Lessen, who taught an amazing workshop at the Pilates Center in Rockville, Maryland.Day 1 taught us the skills needed to visually assess our clients correctly.We had some very different body types to work with (our models were participant
Math, like language was created by man. There have always been things that could be counted and sorted, but we have not always counted and sorted them. There are cultures like the Piraha that have concepts like one and many, but no system of counting a group of things. Systems of counting and math began as a way to keep track of stuff, particularly stuff that belonged to the ruler of a culture large enough to have a lot of stuff to organize. In a larger and more complex society it was practical and useful.
Has Spring sprung? My daughter is confused since it was snowing on the first day of Spring. Her cousin, also 5 yrs old, must have been mistaken she said because "Spring is when its sunny and warm." Well, it is sunny today, so Spring must be here. So, I decided to read a portion of today's mail outside thinking I could get a little vitamin D. In doing so, it occurred to me how long it has been since I soaked up some rays. Sometimes I read or hear, "YOU CAN GET ALL THE VITAMIN D YOU NEED THROUGH THE SUN AND A REGULAR CONSUMPTION OF CERTAI