Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015
Good news from new research: Light exercise benefits older people
You know you have to exercise to keep fit and healthy. But does that mean you have to do strenuous workouts? A new study from Oregon State University indicates that walking, dancing and household chores is nearly as effective as more vigorous exercise—if you do it long enough.
“You get a nice array of health benefits by doing five hours of light physical activity per week,” said Dr. Brad Cardinal, a professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and co-author of the study. Read Full Entry
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Spiritual Life Director ministers to retirement community’s members
Wellness is more than just health of the body. Besides physical health, we believe emotional, social, vocational, intellectual and spiritual fitness are part of overall wellness.
For the past 10 years, Rev. Ruth Kent has been ministering to the spiritual needs of Ingleside at Rock Creek members. As Director for Spiritual Life, she is the person who helps identify and provide resources that enrich the community’s spiritual life.
“I think there are so many avenues for people to access what provides meaning and purpose in life,” Rev. Kent says. “The trajectory for me has been to keep in place our traditional chapel programs but try to substantially increase other variations and approaches.”Read Full Entry
Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2015
Pedal power: Hop on a bike for fun and fitness
Remember how great it felt to ride a bike when you were a kid? Likely you had one with no gears, a bell to ring when you wanted to signal someone to get out of the way, and a basket to carry your gear.
If you haven’t jumped on a bike since your grammar school days, maybe it’s time to try it again. There are good reasons to do that: Riding a bike can burn up to 500 calories an hour. It’s easy on your joints and helps to develop the muscles that stabilize your hips.Read Full Entry
Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015
What is Engaged Living?
It is connecting, touching each other’s lives, learning and teaching, giving and growing, sharing interests and passions, exchanging ideas and feelings, and contributing to our communities. It is living with joy, strength, vibrancy and creativity. It is the lifestyle our residents have pursued all their lives, and which they continue to pursue.Read Full Entry