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Ac4me Week 16

Week 16 Well, here we are on the final week of AC4Me, and it is our hope that all of you have seen some great results, not only in your weight, but in your strength, lower triglycerides and cholesterol, blood pressure and energy levels.  We are optimistic that you will all keep up the good work and continue on the path to a very, very healthy future. We asked for some of your feelings about […] 

AC4me Week 14

What Is Yoga?                 The following information is from the Activity Center Brochure entitled “Yoga Made Easy” Strength, Stretch & Relax, Fitness for Every Body!                 Yoga means unity or oneness.  It is believed that the body is related to the breath; both are related to the brain.  In turn, yoga is a mind/body experience.  Yoga’s “five sheaths of existence” – in essence, are the body, the breath, the emotions, the intellect and the happiness […] 

AC4me Week 13

For our final few weeks we will concentrate on the types of exercise classes offered at the Activity Center here at Savannah Lakes Village. Last week, Lucia reported on the benefits of Water Aerobics and Water Art Fitness classes.  Today, we will concentrate on Low Impact Land Aerobics.  The Definition follows: “One foot remains in contact with the ground at all times during the workout.  This class offers an aerobic warm-up, and floor aerobics combined […] 

AC4me Week 12

Maximize your Aquatic Exercise AC4Me Article:  Week 12   For the final three articles for AC4Me, we are going to feature the three environments and various modalities of group, non-competitive, non-sport exercise our SLV Recreation Center offers and staffs with instructors. (I am the stand-in (er, float-in?) ghost writer for the ghost who usually writes these articles.)   A Mini-History of Aquatic Exercise The water environment has long been found to be a superior healing […] 

AC4ma week 11

Week 11 The Real Fountain of Youth:  Exercise.  This week’s information isn’t going to have anything in it that you haven’t read in our previous articles, but we keep hoping that if we say it in a different way, we will strike a nerve.  Our goal is to get you out of your chair and get you to go for a walk, attend an exercise class, work out with weights, go bowling, or maybe you […] 

AC4me week 10

Week 10 This week our report will be about exercise and the dreaded “C” word!  Yes, I mean Cancer.  After reading several articles to determine if exercise is good for patients undergoing treatment, recovering from treatment and patients in remission, the phrase that sums it up best is: “If exercise were a cancer drug, it would be a blockbuster!”                 The articles seemed to be unanimous in touting the benefits of exercise for cancer patients.  […] 

AC4me Week 9

Week 9                 We are going to focus this week on the benefits of exercising to aid arthritis and fibromyalgia sufferers.  Aging brings on a lot of maladies, with arthritis near the top of the list.  Fibromyalgia is a common and increasingly recognized condition. It is easy to see why arthritis/fibromyalgia and an active life can be hard to combine.  When you want to exercise but aren’t sure what to do, the pain, stiffness, and […] 

AC4me Week 8

Week 8 The staff of the Activity Center wants each and every one of you to reach your respective goal during the AC4Me Timeframe.  The following list of reasons to keep working toward your goal is intended to motivate, not intimidate.  We are attempting to find the perfect motivating statement to get you going and keep you going: Because sweat is sexy Because you want to live longer Because you want to get better at […] 

AC4me Week 7

Week 7 Apprehensive About Activity                   We’ve all heard that exercise is one of the best and easiest ways to relieve stress.  This is because not only does exercise increase your energy, it also can clear your mind, decrease the production of stress hormones, improve your physical health, and increase endorphin production.  The combination of all these factors, and more, emphasize the need for exercise.                 Some days the last thing on your mind […] 

AC4me Week 5

Week 5 Tips for Healthy Eating Healthy eating is not about strict nutrition philosophies, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love.  Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, stabilizing your mood, and keeping yourself as healthy as possible for the rest of your life, all of which can be achieved by learning some nutrition basics and using them in a way that works for you.  You can expand your range […] 


THE IMPORTANCE OF HYDRATION OR WHY SHOULD I DRINK WATER?                 The AC4Me Kickoff was a great success, with a lot of very good information for all of the participants.  We will spotlight one of the items from the kickoff in this message – HYDRATION.   Ella talked about the importance of hydration, and we are going to expand on her discussion this week.  This is an extremely important topic, so it may be a little […] 

My Top 10 Healthy Eating Tips Lucia Getsi

My Top 10 Healthy Eating Tips Lucia Getsi   1. No woman over the age of 65 needs to be consuming more than 1800 calories per day on a day to day basis unless she is very tall or getting a huge amount of cardiovascular and strength training exercise.  At 5’2’’ with a healthy amount of exercise (one hour with hr at above 120 bpm) 6 days a week), 1500 calories, heavy on the protein […] 

AC4me Week Three

Week 3 On this very rainy Christmas Eve, there are only two brief items on this week’s SLVTalks memo:   First:  From the staff of the Activity Center, have a very Merry Christmas.  It is our wish for all of you to be safe and enjoy your family and friends this wonderful holiday season.   Second:  If you happen to be one of the many people trying to keep your weight down this Christmas season, […] 

AC4me Week 2

Just a reminder, the AC4Me Kickoff will be Monday, January 7, 2013, 7:00 p.m. at the Activity Center.  The get-together will last approximately one hour, during which time your Activity Center Instructors will acquaint you with their classes.  Our Land Aerobics, Water Aerobics, Pilates, Yoga and Strength Training Instructors will be giving brief descriptions of how each of their classes will help with your weight loss goals and aid you in building muscle strength.   […]