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The Importance of Exercise for Senior Adults

There are many people who are in their 50s or 60s who decide to cease their fitness activities because they believe that they no longer need them or that they are dangerous considering their condition. However, they are wrong. If you want to keep your fitness level, you must get involved in physical activity because in this way you will feel better and your will be much healthier. The good news is that there are a huge number of exercises ideal for senior adults. Some of these exercises may be conducted at home while others should be practiced in a local gym. In any case, it is crucial to remember that exercise and physical activity come with many benefits for both the mental, emotional and physical health of the elderly.MORE

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Get The Most From Your Travel Plans

Everyone enjoys traveling. Seeing and experiencing new things can be exciting. All vacations and excursions need to be planned well. A traveler who is unprepared can encounter a lot of problems. If you want some tips on how make your next vacation more enjoyable, read on.

Only pack the clothes you will need. In some instances, it does not pay to be over-prepared. Many people pack far too many clothes when they travel. This is a problem. It is especially a problem when they inadvertently lose the bags that contained them. Try packing multipurpose clothes that you can re-wear.

For safe traveling, don’t carry all your valuables in one place. No one wants to deal with missing belongings while on a trip, but if you do have to, it’s better to minimize loss. Put your credit cards, cash, jewelry, and whatever else you value in a variety of different locations — some in your bag, some in your pocket, some in your wallet, and such. That way even if something gets stolen or lost, you probably won’t lose everything. MORE

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The Hardest Lesson Of All: Teaching Children About Death

by: Debbie Orme and Jane Bartlett

How many uses can you find for a dead fox? When I happened upon one recently whilst out walking with my children, the poor lifeless creature suddenly became the catalyst for an important family moment. It was an opportunity to talk about death. You won’t find ‘thanatology’ on the curriculum at school, yet it’s the one subject that every child will have to deal with at some point. Thanatology is the little known word used to describe death education, a taboo in our society, especially when dealing with children. They learn about birth in sex education, but our final rite of passage is rarely acknowledged by either school or home.

It is estimated by Winston’s Wish, a charity that works with bereaved children and their families, that 5% of children will experience the death of a parent or sibling, and 10% will lose a parent, carer, close friend or relative. Most children will be aware of the death of someone more distant, or will lose a pet. No matter how idyllic we try to make childhood, death will always be there to cast a shadow.MORE

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