seniors

How to live a long and healthy life

qi gong seniors 300x225 - How to live a long and healthy life

My grandaunt had lived to about 93 years old before she passed away. She had worked as a servant all her life, retiring only when she approached 70 years old. Even into her 90s, her eyes were very alert and observant. Nothing seemed to escape her attention. The only thing is that she was slightly [...]

Holistic and ancient approaches to healing

Featureimage HealthBlog1 250x300 - Holistic and ancient approaches to healing

I read Dr Mao’s column on Secrets of Longevity at Yahoo Health news. And I find that his articles are very informative- he has attempted to put forward an ancient and effective healing technique in a way that is most easy for one to understand (because in the orthodox text of Chinese Medicine, it would [...]

Leading an active life after retirement

senior1 300x200 - Leading an active life after retirement

Upon retirement, one often find that he/she has a lot of time to waste, as opposed to previously when time was a precious commodity. Many are at lost on how to respond to this change since they are accustomed to a daily working routine for 25 years or more. Some start to get the idea [...]

Seniors Can Exercise Without the Gym Too!

senior 300x200 - Seniors Can Exercise Without the Gym Too!

 Exercising in a non gym environment There are also many who opt to exercise in the outdoors such as parks or in the neighbourhood. Or exercising in the privacy of one’s own home. Gym is not for everyone and should not be the only solution to get active. With determination, motivation and creativity, one can [...]

Kudos to Seniors Joining the Gym

senior1 300x200 - Kudos to Seniors Joining the Gym

Recently, I’ve noticed an increased number of seniors and retirees joining gyms. I can see them working out at the cardio and weight area – this really gladdens me. It’s great to know that they are willing to invest and make the commitment to exercise as there are more awareness now to the benefits of [...]

Stiff or Painful Joints- Take immediate action before it’s too late

senior walker 300x207 - Stiff or Painful Joints- Take immediate action before it's too late

Stiff joints and reduced mobility have been accepted as part of the aging process. Here’s the typical scenario once this condition sets in: pain and stiff joints—> see doctor —> eat painkillers —> more pain —> doctor say the painkiller’s dosage is getting too high, better cut down-–> walk with aid such as cane The [...]

Stay interested in the world, take on a challenge

alone challenge man peak 300x200 - Stay interested in the world, take on a challenge

Recently, my friend forwarded me a transcribed speech by the ex Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew. He talked about how he dealt with aging and that when he was younger, how he just quit smoking, survived a heart bypass and his simple, yet powerful philosophies of life. But most important of all, he advised [...]

Exercise Program for Seniors- Precautions to Take Prior to Starting A Program

qi gong seniors 300x225 - Exercise Program for Seniors- Precautions to Take Prior to Starting A Program

As we age, our muscles, bones and joints grow weaker. If a person stops exercising and becomes sedentary, there are various risks: more susceptible towards injuries because of weak muscles that could no longer support the muscoskeletal structure of the body degenerative diseases like osteoporosis and arthritis starts and progress at a faster rate postural [...]

It’s Never Too Old or Too Late

senior 300x200 - It's Never Too Old or Too Late

It’s never too old or too late to start eating well and incorporating exercising program in your daily life. Here, let me share with you stories of real people I know who have made lifestyle changes and benefited from it: My mom’s friend, Auntie Ong. Few days ago, I took my mom to visit her [...]