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Thoughts on Supporting Our Elders

In today's newsletter, I mentioned that I'll soon be giving a talk to some students that will touch on the growing epidemic of loneliness, isolation, and depression among the elderly in developed countries. I included a request for some feedback from our readership. Specifically, for those in their 60s and beyond, I asked the following two questions:

What do you value most at this point in your life?

And thinking back to earlier seasons of your journey, what would you do differently if you knew what you do now? Read more about Thoughts on Supporting Our Elders

 

Mobility Training to Help Prevent and Address Sciatica

This is a look at a handful of mobility exercises and foam rolling tips that are generally helpful to those looking to prevent or overcome mild to moderate sciatica. Read more about Mobility Training to Help Prevent and Address Sciatica

 

Skinny Love - Cover by Daniela Andrade

Songwriter Justin Vernon on the meaning of Skinny Love: Read more about Skinny Love - Cover by Daniela Andrade

 

How Being Homeless in Japan Differs from Being Homeless in Other Developed Countries

"30 to 35% of those experiencing homelessness, and up to 75% of women experiencing homelessness, have mental illnesses."

- the homeless hub (Canada)

Who Are Japan's Homeless: Read more about How Being Homeless in Japan Differs from Being Homeless in Other Developed Countries

 

Coconut Yogurt, Almond Butter, & Berries Breakfast Toasts

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Many thanks to Shelby for giving us a look at this lovely nutrient-dense breakfast creation.

Ingredients: Read more about Coconut Yogurt, Almond Butter, & Berries Breakfast Toasts

 

Daily Wake-Up For Your Spine and Shoulders

With an exercise ball and a towel or exercise band, you can do both of the simple mobility exercises shown in this video as a daily wake-up for your spine and shoulders.

When rolling back on the ball to encourage extension of the spine, aim to roll back to a point where your legs are fully straight and extended at the knees with your feet remaining on the ground. Read more about Daily Wake-Up For Your Spine and Shoulders

 

Carbohydrate Cravings | Iron Deficiency Anemia in Premenopausal Women

From a brief Q&A with Daniela Ginta, a freelance writer based in Kamloops, BC, writing a feature article on women's health for a Canadian publication.

1. Do women experience fluctuating carbohydrate cravings and if yes, what is the most probable cause (or causes)? How to best manage such cravings? Read more about Carbohydrate Cravings | Iron Deficiency Anemia in Premenopausal Women

 

Simple Daily Wake-Up for the Legs

This is a relatively simple mobility routine that you can do daily to wake up your legs and have them ready for a wide variety of activities of daily living.

The emphasis is on activating the tissues through your posterior chain - mainly your hamstrings and calves - and through the front of your ankle and foot region. Read more about Simple Daily Wake-Up for the Legs

 

Winter Kale, Apple & Pepita Salad

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Many thanks to Shelby for sharing this recipe and photo with us.

Ingredients:

For the salad: Read more about Winter Kale, Apple & Pepita Salad

 

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