Feeling Good Immediately With Exercise!

 Even easy exercise can:

 1.  Make you feel better

2.  Give you more energy

3.  Improve your attitude 

4.  Help you sleep better

5.  Improve your thinking ability

6. AND best of all…..give you a sense of accomplishment

How can you get started????

Start immediately – drop what you’re doing and do 1 simple and quick exercise from the following options:

1. Push on your chin to move your head from left to right then push your chin up and down.  Using the hands allows your neck muscles to relax as you exercise.

2. Stand up and march in place (count 50 steps)

3. Sit or stand tall and take in 3 deep breaths

4. Lift your arms straight out at your side to shoulder height and make tiny circle forward then backward 5 times each way

5. Stand and raise up and down on your toes 10 times

6. See if you can balance on one foot for a full minute.

7. Raise your arms straight up and reach up as far as you can – hold for the count of 10

8. Sitting up straight – bend over at the waist and touch the floor breathing out and raise back up breathing in.  Repeat 5 times.

9. Climb one flight of stairs

10. Take a short walk once around the room

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How To Prepare For A Doctor Visit

A basic plan can help you make the most of your appointment whether you are starting with a new doctor or continuing with the doctor you’ve seen for years. The following tips will make it easier for you and your doctor to cover everything you need to talk about.

Make a list of your concerns and prioritize them – Make a list of what you want to discuss. For example, do you have a new symptom you want to ask the doctor about? Do you want to get a flu shot? Are you concerned about how a treatment is affecting your daily life? If you have more than a few items to discuss, put them in order and ask about the most important ones first. Don’t put off the things that are really on your mind until the end of your appointment—bring them up right away!

Take information with you – Some doctors suggest you put all your prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal remedies or supplements in a bag and bring them with you. Others recommend you bring a list of everything you take. You should also take your insurance cards, names, and phone numbers of other doctors you see, and your medical records if the doctor doesn’t already have them.

Make sure you can see and hear as well as possible – Many older people use glasses or need aids for hearing. Remember to take your eyeglasses to the doctor’s visit. If you have a hearing aid, make sure that it is working well and wear it. Let the doctor and staff know if you have a hard time seeing or hearing.

Consider bringing a family member or friend – Sometimes it is helpful to bring a family member or close friend with you. Let your family member or friend know in advance what you want from your visit. Your companion can remind you what you planned to discuss with the doctor if you forget, she or he can take notes for you, and can help you remember what the doctor said.

Plan to update the doctor – Let your doctor know what has happened in your life since your last visit. If you have been treated in the emergency room or by a specialist, tell the doctor right away. Mention any changes you have noticed in your appetite, weight, sleep, or energy level. Also tell the doctor about any recent changes in any medications you take or the effects they have had on you

Summary: Getting Ready for an Appointment

• Be prepared: make a list of concerns.
• Take information with you.
• Make sure you can see and hear as well as possible.
• Consider bringing a family member or friend.
• Find an interpreter if you know you’ll need one.
• Plan to update the doctor on what has happened since your last visit.

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New Technology at Consumer Electronics Show

Senior Information Technology is excited about attending the Consumer Electronic Show ( http://www.cesweb.org ) where we will be seeing the latest consumer devices for healthy living and for helping people with health challenges in the Silver summit and Digital health Tech Zones – hope to see you there!

We will interview producers of devices for Aging In Place and Living In Place.  This will provide the latest information for our readers regarding these important products.  Pictures and video will be posted in our blog.

We will attend conferences and meetings on important subjects for our senior readers.  Our interviews with industry leaders like Laurie Orlov , Susan Ayers Walker and Gail Hunt , and many others will be published here.

Blogs in the Household and Technical Products Reviews Category will give a preview of some of the latest products for Aging In Place and Living In Place.

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Sonic Alert

Sonic Alert produces unique vibrating alarm clocks, amplified telephones and neck loops from Geemarc Europe, products for the hard of hearing to the hard to wake.

For more information: http://www.sonicalert.com

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Silent Call

The Silent Call wireless alerting system allows a deaf, deaf/blind, or any other user to be discreetly alerted to the activation of any one of a number of common household devices such as a doorbell, telephone ringer, smoke detector, sound monitor, door or window activity, etc.

A typical system consists of one or more transmitters and one or more receivers. There is no limit to the number of receivers and/or transmitters in a system. Transmitters are available that will interface to a doorbell, telephone ringer, smoke detector, fire and/or intrusion alarm panel, sound monitor, door or window activity, etc.

For more information:  http://www.silentcall.com

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Prosepra develops high quality, innovative, affordable massage products-from massage chairs to handheld massagers-for active people of all ages.

For more information:  http://www.prospera.com

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JITTERBUG , the original easy to use cellular phone continues with updated products with large key apds, powerful speakers, and speakerphone.   New additions are Bluetooth Caller ID and simple text messaging.

For more information:  http://www.greatcalls.com/phones

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