If you’ve been with us during the pandemic, you know that exercise makes you feel invigorated, relaxed, and stronger. Studies show that adding just ten minutes of exercise per day increases life span. Since February is the month of love, why not give yourself a self-care valentine and keep working out? Your mind and body will thank you for it! Look forward to seeing you in class.
WHOSE BRIGHT IDEA WAS IT to make resolutions? And at the tail end of holiday excesses? Those 20 pounds are still hanging on, and my Apple watch thinks I am fast becoming a couch potato. So how was Week One for you? I am facing a potential bust because a friend’s son tested positive for COVID. I am biting my nails while waiting for her test results. The good news is this - you and I have all year to make positive changes in our lives. Pace yourself. We have all year. Join a cl
Terry Rothwell, when not helping Villages members, is a contemporary glass artist. His glass art captivates with its dance of light and color and is made for sculptural enjoyment and visual pleasure. The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Store commissioned Terry to create glass home decor items using Georgia O'Keeffe's palettes. In his Farther series, the colors are motivated by O'Keeffe's The Beyond, 1972 and Blue II, 1958. Terry and his wife, Michelle, are founding members of Village
Five Things To Let Go Of In 2022 Unhealthy habits Whatever you deem to be "unhealthy," write it down. Make a list. See what you gravitate toward and decide what improvement would be worthwhile. Consider a buddy to keep you accountable. Just do it. Check-in. Support each other and get better a little. Every. Day. Review the list and see what grabs you. Repeat. Toxic relationships – weeding the garden Every year, I look back at the year and my relationships. The mutually benefi
Monday afternoon, in a Parkinson’s exercise class I coach, I asked one question. Did you make a New Year’s resolution? A few in my class did not. Several people said yes, and many said they make the same resolutions every year. That got me thinking. Perhaps, you’re like me and my class members. You’ll ring in 2022 with the same resolve to lose weight, exercise more and reduce stress. Creating new habits takes time and energy. Perhaps, you’re like me and my class members. You’
A Villages member was exposed to COVID over the holidays and then tested positive. All is well. She had both vaccinations and a booster and was asymptomatic, but had a very difficult time finding a test. COVID tests are hard to find, so take advantage of the free, at-home testing for COVID. The State of New Mexico offers free, fast, and accurate COVID-19 saliva tests, from Vault Health. https://learn.vaulthealth.com/nm/ Order your test from Vault. The test arrives just 1-2 da
Every day seems to be a new challenge, so I asked our board and instructors to share their thoughts with you. Before our classes, we often share ideas and issues. Having others facing the same daily concerns seems to make it more bearable. Sharon’s thoughts are on how to make your New Year’s Resolutions stick and, Maria gives you Five Things to Let Go Of in 2022. For me, it’s being positive – our thoughts guide us every day. Come join us for class. It’s easy and fun. Ann Chur