Look, See, Report Back = Better Reading

OPTOMETRISTS In 1957, 1958, and 1959, Bonnie was asked to give lecture / demonstrations at national meetings for optometrists. It was known that she had helped many children with “seeing difficulties” and they were interested in her physical fitness program and...

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What Is Your Best Exercise Equipment? You Are.

  ON MARCH 23, 2020, Medpage Today printed an article: Americans Unfit to Fight a Pandemic: Epidemic of obesity, sedentary habits and chronic stress leave nation with poor baseline health, by Rami Bailong, MD. It pointed out that: “We have failed to address the...

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Breathe: Whenever Everything Else is Too Much

  The old Chinese proverb dealing with self-reliance, consistency and courage – plus getting somewhere on your own – lies in taking the first step. Not long ago I was watching Book TV, and a panel of four experts on extending life were citing their research on...

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Legs: How Do Yours Stack Up?

  WHETHER YOU THINK of your legs from the feet up or the hips down, the best way to ensure that they will last you a life time and serve you well is to start them with exercise at day one. So that is up to you, caregiver: mom, dad, aunt, uncle, grandma, nanny!...

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Laughing and Moving Through the New Year

  THERE IS NOTHING like a good laugh, and only humans have the capacity for laughing at what seems funny. It is said that children laugh about 300 times a day, whereas we adults only laugh 17 times a day. So looking through to the New Year it would be well if did...

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Use It or Lose It

  FOR SEVERAL DECADES, people have used the term "use it or lose it" to aptly describe the best way to offset the problems that come with aging – both physical and mental. “I have to commend you on how quickly you move,” said the young man who was about to dig a...

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Scoliosis: A Curve in Your Back

SCOLIOSIS MEANS a curvature of the spine and is more common than you might think. “It comes from the Greek work skilios, for twisted and means an appreciable lateral deviation in the normally straight, vertical spine. Like headaches there are a lot of words used to...

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Why Bother? Too Busy, Too Tired, Too Old, Too Young

Mens sana in corpore sano (a sound mind in a sound body) “A SOUND MIND in a sound body” was the cherished motto of the citizens of Rome, and as long as they lived by it, Rome ruled the world. The decline of the Roman Empire began when its citizens abandoned...

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Bare Your Feet

  HAPPY FEET ARE strong, flexible and pain-free and they take you where you want to go joyfully. There are 26 bones in the human foot, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons. The 52 bones in your feet make up about 25 percent of all the bones in your...

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