The Sport of Exercising Your Brain

Published May 28, 2014 ~ By KT LaSalla

Nola receives her diploma from Governor Sebelius
Nola , 98 years old, receives her diploma from Governor Sebelius -- Credit: goforthaysstate.com
Last week we looked at exercise as a "fun" sport.  This week we will take a peek at the sport of exercising our brains.

 

Fortunately, we seniors are a strong market today and the proof is in how much longer we are living.  Just read AARP's magazine or go online to any of the websites for seniors.  Every day you see all the activities targeted for seniors on how to keep active plus how to better ourselves as we expand into our later years with numerous achievements like going to college, going back to work either for a company or as an Entrepreneur, and even showing leadership in important foundations or political matters in the world.  Look at Nola Ochs.  She is officially noted by The Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest person to receive a bachelor's degree in History at the seasoned age of 95 and a master's degree at the age of 98.  Awesome!

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Make YOUR Exercise a "Fun" Sport

May 21, 2014 ~ By KT LaSalla

KT Enjoying a Round of Golf
KT Enjoying a Round of Golf

Exercise should be as fun as any sport. Have you ever heard or said, "Is Exercise a Sport?"

 

It's a necessary sport for us seniors! We do it our way: standing, sitting, leaning, or anyway we can because today's "Senior Generation" loves activities and knows the value to "just keep moving!"

 

Billie Jean King, the great tennis player, says on experiencing osteoarthritis, "If you have arthritis, don't think you should become sedentary. Think positively and make sure you move. Take a walk in the park, play tennis, or take a hike."

 

Sounds to me like Billie Jean intermixes "sports and exercise" together in the same breath. You be the judge!

 

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