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Cecil Scaglione, Editor

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When The Folks Around Here . . .

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. . . get to discussing exercise,

I just tell them I’m into resistance training.

I refuse to go to the gym.

Older Couples Share Dental Habits

Couples who have been together a long time tend to have similar dental habits, according to a study conducted by the University of California and the University of North Carolina.

A person with dental neglect is 32 times more likely than others to have a partner with neglect and a person without neglect is 5.4 times more likely to have a similar partner. Persons who are “in denial” about their oral health are 1 to 1 1/2 times more likely to have a similar partner.

Results of another poll by the Sacramento-based California Dental Association include the following:

— Blue is the most preferred color for toothbrushes;

— 47 percent of Americans wet their toothbrushes before applying paste;

— Americans spend an average of 911 hours brushing their teeth during their lifetimes;

— The average number of dental visits in a lifetime is 142, and

— 4 percent of American adults think they have periodontal disease — in reality, closer to 75 percent do.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

November 10, 2022 at 2:00 am

I Got Musing . . .

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. . .the other morning

about what type of work I might do

and I could see myself hanging mirrors

Exercise Exorcizes Pain

Your muscles, ligaments, and tendons have to be stretched regularly to remain limber and
lubricated. You can start before you get out of bed by lying on your side, pulling your knees up in a fetal position and pushing your butt toward your heels for about 10 seconds. This stretches and pulls your spine into proper position. Do this a couple of times on both sides.

When you get out of bed, kneel on the floor and place your palms on the floor under your shoulders and arch your back toward the ceiling for about five or 10 seconds. Reverse the motion and push your back downward while you push your head toward the ceiling. Hold this for five or 10 seconds. And repeat the sequence three or four times.

Now lay stomach down on the floor and do a half-body push-up. Press your hips on the floor and stretch your head and neck toward the ceiling. Hold this position for five or 10 seconds
and repeat the exercise a three or four times.

Now you can stand up. Spread your legs apart as far as you can without hurting yourself and, while keeping your knees straight, bend forward as far as you can. If your hand touches the floor, fine. Hold this for five or 10 seconds and repeat a few times.

If any of these, or any exercises, cause you pain, either modify the motion or quit.

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Written by Cecil Scaglione

October 14, 2022 at 3:00 am

Posted in Aging, Health, Uncategorized

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