On A Positive Dance Note…..

As all researchers have found, exercise at any age can only bring on positive vibes to your mental and physical well-being.

One way to exercise and to have fun whilst at it, is to take up dance lessons – no matter what your age. This Chinese lady shows you how she ‘dares to be different’, and is enjoying herself immensely…please click here to see her in action.

If you are not convinced about the positive benefits her zest for life does for her, just read on about the benefits of dancing for health in this link.

Naturally, when you are game to dance as a form of   exercise, it fuels your positive outlook on life, which in itself, is a   powerful source to keep you on the right track to keeping you feeling better   about everything… please click here for more on the health benefits of Positive Thinking.

We are up to dancing at the drop of a pin — are you? Smile and stay positive in every way!


87 going on 78…and always young at heart

This was created in 2010, but the words still ring true....

In addition to my keep fit routines, I do take care of  my diet and  enjoy the company of  friends, neighbours of all ages….. our diary is filled with visitors and outings, which in addition to our church activities and  my choir participation, all add up to what  the article below says about ‘remaining active with plenty of relationships’.

My daily routine starts with prayers and exercise before the day begins.  As outlined in this poster by my daughter when I was 86 going on 68 (the words can be sung to the tune of  ‘16 going on 17’)… I count my blessings each and every day. Praise the Lord.

I am happy to share some excerpts from an article by Steve Thompson  on  Keeping Fit in Your Eighties: The Octogenarian Fitness Club  


…”Physical fitness is important as any age,” says Dr. Jonas Nisbet of Conroe, Texas.

…..According to Fitness magazine, senior citizens will experience far fewer broken bones if they are dedicated to maintaining an exercise regimen, and they will also be less susceptible to organ failure, disease and other health problems.

…In fact, experts recommend that senior citizens exercise as often as they feel comfortable, while maintaining a healthy diet and visiting their doctors regularly.

….Researchers have found that senior citizens who live reclusive lives are more likely to suffer from depression and illness than those who remain active with plenty of relationships.

….If 80+ individuals can find the time and the energy to exercise, just about anyone else can do the same.


Keep fit regime … at 87 or any age…!

Hold this position for a few minutes, before going on to my daily routine.

Exercise with a smile, it is easy!
This is the 2nd in my series of four keep fit positions…
It gets easier with constant practice…..

For years, I  have done these simple exercises twice a day – upon waking and before sleeping… it is so easy… as you can see from these poses..