Did you know that the last week of September is Active Aging Week? It was initiated by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) in 2003. The week-long campaign calls attention to and wholeheartedly celebrates the positivity of aging today. We agree with the ICAA that adults over 50 can live as fully as possible in all areas of life – physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, vocational and environmental.
Many of us spend much of our days in a fairly sedentary position, which has negative impacts on our energy levels, circulation and range of motion. One of the simplest ways to improve all of these factors and to ensure a calm start to the day is to introduce some easy stretches to your morning routine. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time and can reap many health benefits, not least of which is relaxed muscles and mind.