It’s official! Welcome to Spring. I can feel it getting warmer (most) days. Another signal that Spring is upon us was all the dedicated volunteers we saw starting to plant flowers in Frank Fetch Park this past Saturday. The GVWC is happy to welcome new members, Dennis and Sarah Durbin, to our group!
Here’s what you will find in the newsletter this week:
- What an Accomplishment
- Compound Exercises
- What to Do When the World Passes You By
- Beating Pain Without an Rx
- BEMER Demonstration April 13
- GVWC Members and Partners – Footprints and Footnotes
What an Accomplishment
Here is a moving story (literally) of a blind runner who ran the New York City Half Marathon last week with guide dogs only – no human help. It is the first time a blind runner has completed the race without the guidance of a sighted runner. Thanks, Darla, for the contribution.
When it comes to interest, they say that compound interest is your friend. If any of you have contributed to your 401K for several years, you know the compounding effect of interest significantly increases your financial potential. The same concept applies when it comes to exercise. Compound exercises significantly build up your physical potential. Here is an article from the mbgmovement blog discussing how compound exercises engages multiple joins and muscle groups at one time.
What to Do When the World Passes You By
Generally, I feel really great about being 61 years old. I have so much to be thankful for – especially my health. One of the unpleasant aspects of getting older, though, is the unsettling reality of things passing me by. Inside my head, I feel like the stereotypical Old Man shaking his angry fist at those crazy kids, “Get off my lawn!” For instance, did you hear the news that Martha Stewart signs on with CBD innovator. Wait, what? What is this CBD you speak of? (Check out the FDA and Marijuana: Questions and Answers.) And, why would Martha Stewart, the prudish of prudy-prudes, be involved? According to CBS News, “Her trusted name, which is attached to a variety of consumer goods, could bring CBD further into the mainstream.” This whole legalized marijuana thing, whether medical or recreational, makes my head hurt. On a related note, Columbus’ Green Growth Brands, whose leadership team is populated with executives from many of Columbus’ retail giants, like L Brands and Abercrombie, is partnering with DSW (also from Columbus) and is projecting to have marijuana products in 400 locations by year end. So, there’s that. Does anyone know of anything I can take for a raging headache? I just need something to take the edge off. Maybe mellow out this old man.
Beating Pain Without an Rx
An article from AARP, Beating Pain Without an RX, presents suggestions for effective ways to tame pain without drugs. “Some 50 million — or 1 in 5 — adult Americans live with the misery and frustration of chronic pain, defined as pain that persists beyond the expected time of healing from an injury or beyond a certain duration of time, usually three to six months.” And the issue can be compounded in people over 50. Also, if you were thinking this was going to be a solution to my aching head from the blurb above, need I remind you that, in Ohio, a prescription is needed for medical marijuana.
BEMER Demonstration – April 13
The GVWC will meet at Focused Fitness on April 13, 8am, located at 272 Hanover Street in the Arena District. Focused Fitness owner, Emily Smith, will take us through a demonstration of the BEMER process. Afterwards, we will do a 3-mile route around the Arena District and North Bank Park area.
GVWC Members and Partners – Footprints and Footnotes
- It is good to see Vern Payne recuperating with his fellow walkers last week. Vern, we hope you are recovering nicely and we are eager to see you soon back on the trails. Here is Vern pictured with Nancy, Priscilla, Jim, and Mo.
Route of the Week
This week’s route can be found here.
Motivation of the Week
I hope to catch you all this Saturday. Until then, whatever you do, finish strong!