Growing Old GracefullyWritten by Jay Harris
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Aging is generally accompanied by a loss in physical and mental flexibility. This is noticed in a tendency to become stiff in joints; in slower comeback after a strenuous trip, excessive "night life," or hard work; in slower healing of wounds, sore muscles, and sprains; in slower recovery of pep after an illness; and in greater difficulty to adjust to new people, new places, and new ideas.
Men, especially, will notice loss of muscular strength. There will be increased unsteadiness and delicate muscle movements will be more clumsy and stride in waking will become shorter. The conclusion now is that performance and ability of elderly has long been underestimated and can be greatly improved by a proper diet, sleep and exercise along with rest and relaxation.
Many elderly people tend to lose their joy and will to live and chronic worriers may mope around and withdraw. Medical authorities now say that laughter is one of best medicines for elderly. You can always keep your sense of humor tuned up by surrounding yourself with pleasant and interesting people. Just act your age and don't be afraid to laugh at yourself even when no else is around.
Now that we all know role that physical activity plays in our lives, remember to do something physical every day. The joints must be used or quite simply they will tighten with age creating that stooped worn out appearance we so often associate with getting old. Keep yourself flexible and fit on an exercise program consistent with your ability.
Article by Jay Harris of IMI Concepts. Visit his website http://www.imiconcepts.com/directory.html
The Benefits of a Memory Foam MattressWritten by Thomas Jay Wacker
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Maybe, not everyone remembers what they dream, all time, everyday, but that doesnít matter, as much as fact that dreaming is, in and of itself place where we let our worry and stress of day to day go free, preparing, for day to come. If we donít value our sleep enough, we carry all that stress and anxiety from day before, into our morning, and consecutively throughout day, until we finally sleep again, to give our dreams another chance at freeing themselves.
In a stressful modern day to day, race for time and money like ours, itís a wonder why we donít value our sleep more. Sleep requires relaxation, and that means sleeping a good night's sleep. Pressure on muscles must be evenly distributed throughout body in a way that keeps our bodies fully relaxed.
That means keeping joints well accommodated. Memory foam does this in a very natural and relaxing way. When body heat hits mattress, it allows foam to conform to body reducing all that tension on pressure points. No pressure points, no stress, no stress, means getting that good nightís sleep that we need so badly to be more productive and happy individuals. Mattresses made from memory foam keep load properly supported, so that no one point is favored over any other. Relaxation is road to a good nights sleep. And memory foam can help sleeper achieve ideal nights rest. While getting tensionless, deep and well relaxed sleep, individual can produce more and feel great doing it.
About the author: Thomas Jay Wacker is the General Manager and V.P. of www.simplepedic.com. Wacker has over 20 years experience in the home furnishing industry and leads the Wacker Management Team in Denver Colorado.