Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Back in the fall of 2016, I was starting SP (my second time around) and found the Senior Center close to where I live. Both boys were in high school so I had from 6:30 to 3 to myself. As I was trying to exercise more, I tried some different classes. The only one that I really enjoyed was Laughter Yoga. It is more like playing than exercise but smiling and laughing even if forced has a lot of health benefits. When school was out, I stopped going and once school was back, Harvey had flooded the Center. They finally reopened but I didn't get started back until last week. I was kind of surprised that they remembered me and welcomed me back. I really enjoy the class and plan to continue to go. They also have a jigsaw puzzle at the Center on a table and everyone who wants to works on it while waiting for class or maybe after class. I love jigsaw puzzles so I usually spend extra time at the Center and it is a nice time for some conversations with other puzzle people.
They had a screening test for PAD, Peripheral Artery Disease this week that I signed up for. The test compares your pulse in your finger with that in your toe to see if any blockage might be a cause for concern. Normal is between 1.00 to 1.40. My readings were in the normal range - right foot 1.14 and left foot 1.22. I will need to watch for other tests they might have available in future.
I am checking to see if any other classes I can try as would love to find some more that I enjoy. I did the walking a few times but have not been for several days. One issue is the time as I'm not sure I could make a class before 10 am and several are earlier than that. I might try a 9 am class once Micky (our older dog) is better and I don't need to give him medicines in the morning before our other dog, Pebbles is out. If Pebbles is out, he'll try to eat Micky's food that I have the meds in. I do see one on Friday that I plan to try: Inspiring Movement--therapeutic, gentle, healing, exercise class for all levels.
For those older SP like me, if a Senior Center is available, you might want to check it out. I'm glad I did. Have a great rest of the week everyone.