Posts in Wellness
Soke Grandmaster Bob Martin's fourth video in this Hipsilver Self-Defense Series "Redirection."

Soke Grandmaster Bob Martin (Founder and Chief Instructor of Unified Force Martial Arts) is happy to provide HipSilvers with essential tips for self-defense. He explains how to utilize your opponent’s strength against them alongside the psychological principles of close-quarter engagements. We’re certain his insights will help you feel safe and in control on the go.

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The Solution to Leg Cramps

For years, I have struggled with leg cramps or “Charley Horses” as my Silver generation calls them. They would wake me from a sound sleep with excruciating pain. After stamping around for at least 10-15 minutes, I would fall into bed, exhausted. One particular evening, I was thrown into 5 episodes of almost unbearable cramping all over my legs. The next morning, in the depths of despair, I began to research the topic. I knew keeping hydrated was vital but went on to discover there is little to no recommendation on how to stop the actual pain besides going through it. I kept digging deeper and stumbled on “Stops Leg and Foot Cramps in About One Minute” from Caleb Treeze Organic Farm (that is actually the name of the product).

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This Yoga Moment is about discovering the many possibilities of our own spine. This column of vertebrae is the key to conducting effective communication throughout our bodies. By strengthening the spine, we become energized and blood flow increases. By lengthening the spaces between our vertebrae in this yoga practice, the spinal range of motion can be maximized and tension released. Namaste. - Susan Cambigue-Tracey

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Acceptance & Peace

This Yoga Moment promotes acceptance and peace. Susan demonstrates various warrior poses, and uses asymmetrical movements that work on each side of our bodies separately. By increasing feeling in our feet, waking up our metatarsal joints, we fight neuropathy and improve our all-important balance. Namaste. -Susan Cambigue Tracey

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Sunset Yoga Moment

Sunsets are symbolic reminders of the lifecycle, beautiful, unstoppable demonstrations that yet one more day of our life has come to an end. This Yoga Moment is about connecting to the earth, and embracing this fleeting moment. Starting with a deep inhale, this is a lesson in improvised movement meditation. It is about deepening our engagement and celebration of the cycles of life.  Namaste. - Susan Cambigue Tracey

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Introduction to Yoga Moments with Susan

HipSilver is proud to introduce Yoga Moments with Susan, a comprehensive series of yoga-based exercises and techniques designed for all mobility levels. Drawing on her extensive background in dance, education and yoga, Susan has integrated her life skills episodically to show us proven ways to maintain our health, in body, mind, and soul. Each Yoga Moment is built around a clearly conveyed thesis. They all feature exercises, stretches, and meditations which anyone can do at any ability level. Her innovative approach calls for chairs and everyday objects to provide support and balance for us when needed. Susan’s techniques are being successfully used by those who wish to maintain mobility as they age, those who are recovering from injury, and people who are otherwise unable to perform traditional yoga moves. We hope her knowledge and experience heals or otherwise helps you.

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A Delicious and “Healthy” Chocolate Dessert!

For this HipSilver Wellness Wednesday, what’s on the top of my mind is the upcoming holiday weekend and how much easier it is these days to “eat healthy” while still enjoying special and traditional holiday foods. This weekend, many people will be gathering with family and friends for either Passover seders or Easter dinners, and neither of these has been known historically to be health-oriented events.

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Senior Health: Depression can be a problem for older adults

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave, and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.

You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn’t worth living.

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Spring Cleaning

Happy Wellness Wednesday!

We’re almost two weeks into Spring now, and I’m feeling the impulse to do a bit of the cleansing I always recommend at this time of year. But, to be perfectly honest, my life isn’t lending itself to that kind of focus right now. While I love to take a week for extra careful clean eating and special self-care, I’m in too much forward motion to devote that kind of energy at the moment. Maybe you’re having a similar experience?

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The 7 Worst Exercises for Older Adults

I see George around the gym all the time. We’re both lunchtime regulars and typically acknowledge each other with a customary nod. But I’d never started a conversation until the other day, when I noticed he was limping. I asked what happened.

That launched us into a long and winding conversation, which is how it goes with workout injuries. The older you get, the harder it is to describe any single problem in a straightforward way. Each new one is linked to an older one, and each older one has its own history.

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