Monthly Archives: May 2014

Good gardening guidelines

Gardening is great for all ages. In addition to enjoying beautiful flowers or home-grown veggies, gardeners can also build strong bones, increase joint flexibility and strength, burn calories, and achieve a happier, calmer state of mind.

Staying safe and healthy in the garden is easy if you follow a few good gardening guidelines: Continue reading

Celebrating 50+

What are you doing this Sunday, May 25?

The Regina Senior Citizens Centre will host its seventh annual “Celebrate 50 Plus—Just the Beginning” showcase and tradeshow at Queensbury Convention Centre (Salons A, B and C) from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Designed to create awareness of the healthy, vibrant and exciting lifestyle choices available, “Celebrate 50 Plus” incorporates all aspects of life, including hobbies, investing, vacations, lifelong learning, retirement living and more! Continue reading

Summer blossoms in full bloom

Who doesn’t love flowers? They’re little bursts of sunshine that make us smile. If you’re like me, you’re anxiously awaiting warmer weather and the vibrant colours of blossoming tulips, my favourite spring flower. Perhaps you’re also waiting for our overnight frosts to fully disappear so you can plant your summer flowers. It’s been a colder-than-normal spring in Regina, and it’s taking a heck of a long time for the tulips in my yard to do their thing.

My impatience might be my own doing. Continue reading

Let’s get physical

I was pleasantly surprised to read last week about new research showing that older adults can train at higher-intensity exercise levels than once believed. Strength and power training workouts have shown excellent fitness gains and functional strength in seniors, which can assist with many activities of daily living.

Read the Leader-Post article.

The earlier we incorporate high-intensity training into our lives and the longer we do it, the better. Continue reading