A Guide to Stretching

“Most people know they need to stretch more, but find it burdensome or are not sure what to do,” says Urvashi Chogle, a physical therapist at Harvard-affiliated Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. Regular stretching becomes especially important as you age....

Golf Twice a Week is Not Enough!

We asked reader Valerie Martin to share why active ageing is SO important. I was inspired some years ago by seeing a participant in the World Veterans Games held in Auckland.She was from the UK, 94 years old and competing in the 100 metres. She won and received her...
Better Breathing Part 2

Better Breathing Part 2

‘Take a deep breath’ is excellent advice when you need to calm down or gather your thoughts. We are programmed to prepare for fight or flight (in times of stress). Our breathing alters to becoming fast and shallow. By slowing down the way we inhale and exhale we are...
Better Breathing Part 2

Why Breathing Well Matters.

Did you know? Just by practising some simple breathing techniques you can reduce anxiety and improve your sleep quality? It seems that many of us are ‘shallow breathing’ which means we are using the upper part of our lungs (chest breathing) rather than the lower part...
Take Care of your Core

Take Care of your Core

Strengthening the muscles in your midsection may help you stay active and pain-free. First Published: Harvard Health, October, 2019 Whether you refer to it as a spare tire, a muffin top, or love handles, having a roll of fat around your waist is pretty common. But...

Don’t Just Sit There!

When humans spent their time hunting and gathering, there were several events that could shorten our lives such as disease, parasites, and predators. However, obesity and inactivity were not that much of a concern. Simply surviving expended a lot of energy and...