During the long cold winter season, our bodies practically ache with the desire to move around outdoors in nice temperatures, unencumbered by heavy clothing, gloves and boots. But when the dog days of summer arrive, we need to be prepared because exercising in the heat can be risky.
Our bodies regulate heat by releasing sweat which allows us to cool down. And, when the body is sweating, it’s losing fluid. If your body can no longer cool itself down, it starts storing heat inside resulting in a rise to your core temperature, putting your internal organs and central nervous system at risk. Continue reading How to Exercise Safely in the Heat
Remember when we were kids, when jumping, twirling, climbing were done with ease and were a natural part of every day living? So what happened between then and now?
One answer may be that our balance systems have become diminished as a natural consequence of aging. What are these systems (there are three of them) and how can we work to improve them for better balance for life?
Continue reading Better Balance for Life
Life is good. We have so much to live for – playing a game of tag with our grandkids and picking them up high overhead, adventure travel where those steep ancient steps can be handled with ease, a friendly game of pickleball that doesn’t leave you breathless. So why let age become a barrier? Despite our aching joints (or maybe because of them), adding a healthy dose of fitness can go a long way to improving the quality of our lives. Continue reading Tips for Staying Active While You Age
Summer can be a hazardous time for our skin. Excessive sun exposure (skin dehydration, pigmentation, prickly heat, sunburn) followed by dry, hot winds and excessive office air conditioning can easily damage delicate cells, aggravate the skin and cause premature aging. Here are a few key tips from our Cornerstone Skin Care therapists for excellent summertime skin. Continue reading Summertime Skin at Cornerstone