Fitness and Aging:  Use it-and you won’t Lose It

The brain responds to training like a muscle-and if it gets out of shape, it is susceptible to fatigue and more likely to be less active. With regular exercise, one can advance and preserve the desire to be active.

It’s significant to spend about 5 minutes at the beginning and end of your routine to warm up and cool down.

Warming up and cooling down give your muscles a chance to get ready to work and gradually return to rest at the end. These “before-and-after” activities help prevent injury and reduce muscle soreness later. Do some light endurance activity first, such as walking for 5 minutes. If you’re going to be walking briskly or running, gradually build up to that pace. At the end of your activity, gradually slow down and let your body cool down

Endurance Exercises:

  • Activity
  • Walking
  • Jogging
  • Swimming
  • Dancing

Strength Training:

  • Weights
  • Resistance Bands
  • Socks with Dried Beans
  • Cans
  • Bottled water

Balance Training:

  • Balance on One Foot
  • Head-to-Toe Walk
  • Balance Walk
  • Flexibility:
  • Stretching
  • Warming Up
  • Breath Normal
  • Neck Stretch
  • Shoulder Stretch
  • Shoulder & Arm Raise

Let’s talk Hospice

Hospice is not a place – it is a philosophy of care recognizing death as the final stage of life. Hospice Promise educates a philosophy that Hospice extends across the entire life span. While end-of life care may be difficult to discuss, it is best for family members to share their wishes before it becomes a concern. Hospice services are available to patients with any terminal illness or of any age, religion, or race. Hospice is a service that is provided where you call home.

The sole resolution of hospice is to offer caring and supportive service to all people in the final phase of their life so that they can live as fully and comfortably as possible where one calls home. We do this through care designed to provide patients and their loved ones with educational, spiritual, psychosocial, medical, and nursing support that emphasizes comfort and quality of life.

We at Hospice Promise believe death is a natural and necessary closure to the life we have experienced. All individuals deserve quality care at the end of life-it’s a fundamental part of living.

During this time, the dying person and loved ones should have the opportunity to learn, teach, console, enjoy, plan, and laugh where one calls home.

Deborah Horning, President/CEO