You own your mindset.
Want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer? Look no further than exercise.
It is not ageing that causes a decline in fitness; rather that a decline in fitness causes ageing.
Exercise can prevent many age related changes to muscles, bones and joints and reverse these changes as well. It’s never too late to start living an active lifestyle and enjoying the benefits.
There are many reasons why we tend to slow down and become more sedentary with age. It may be due to health problems, weight or pain issues.
Perhaps you think that exercising simply isn’t just for you.
Think again, honestly.
As you grow older, an active lifestyle becomes more important than ever to your health.
Becoming more active can energize your mood, relieve stress, help you manage symptoms of illness and pain, and improve your overall sense of well-being.
No matter your age or physical condition, it’s never too late to get your body moving, boost your health and outlook, and improve how you age.
Your body is a reflection of your lifestyle.
Exercise controls weight.
Exercise combats health conditions and diseases.
Exercise improves mood.
Exercise boosts energy.
Exercise promotes better sleep.
Enjoy your years and live longer.. Age is not a barrier.
You don’t get older
You get BETTER... .
Lately I've been feeling such a sense of doom... such intense physical anxiety, worry and concern about me, my life and my future, the world, the planet and all that's going on... it's been so intense. I've heard this from so many people too. Sumink in the stars maybe, but also just the reality of what IS actually going on in our world right now... this is how it's felt and feels. Yet again I'm grateful for cartooning, one of the only things that helps at times like this. I am grateful I can draw how it feels inside, in a way words can't quite describe. Love to all others who've been feeling this way the last few weeks. 💛
Peat Island ~ Redeveloping Ghost Island 🍃 I wonder if the buildings were mouldy and they felt like they were going insane....or...it might have been the name of the place they had just checked out of, the 'lunatic asylum'! Either way, the derelict island asylum which has had it gates closed to the public for 100 years is ready to be developed into a 'tourist hub' with holiday units, a foreshore walk and 130-berth marina. I'm thinking they need a building biologist to help study the history of the land and think about how to meaningfully develop such an interesting and historic site! I wonder how people must have felt spending time in this place?? If only walls could talk 🧐🙏
Today is International Thank You Day. A day for transplant recepients to say a huge thank you to the donor who saved them.
In 2011 my incredible sister donated a kidney to me and while it had a rocky start, it was an absolute trooper! I had 3 amazing years off dialysis. I did so many things that a lot of people take for granted. I went to Fiji, I went back home to Zimbabwe for my cousins wedding, I met Hamish and we moved from Invercargill to Christchurch. I PEED 😂 But most importantly, I lived. I had freedom. I could be a normal 21yr old and enjoy life. All the little things became so precious.
So, THANK YOU to my donor, my wonderful sister Lucy. Thank you for giving me my life back. Thank you for saving me and letting me live. You are a true life saver and my hero forever 💕💕 For anyone thinking of donating, think of the life you can give someone else. Think of the joy and happiness you could bring. While small things may seem trivial to you, they could be life changing for someone else.
Thank you to all the wonderful people who have donated organs and saved peoples lives ❤ you are all awesome! 👍🎉 -
Yes, I talk about endometriosis a lot.
Yes, it’s a part of my life. A huge ass part.
But, one thing I don’t really talk about is my mental health.
My whole life, I’ve been an anxious person. A “worry wart” as my mother calls me.
But, when my pain started, so did my depression. As doctors told the pain was in my head, it got worse.
Dealing with the mood swings, the crying over everything, and having no will to go to swim practice or hang out with friends. It became too much for my mom.
At the age of 16, after multiple suicidal thoughts and a few attempts I got diagnosed with major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and panic disorder.
I’ve been on 5 different antidepressants and multiple anxiety medicines that have just finally started to work.
When people think about #chronicillness and #chronicpain they think about the physical pain. But never the mental pain and how it affects your mental health.
in the last couple of months, I've been writing poetry... ...or at least, attempting to! 😅
this is one of my favourites, it E V E N has it's own page in my $4 sorbet orange and rose gold notebook I bought on a late night trip to kmart, looking for a candle after an intense day of migraines. I fucking love candles 😩 and notebooks. aaand late night shopping trips 😉 anyway, let me know whatcha think! [ID: a poem written in black text on a off-white background with a black flower in the corner. it reads, "it was not a mistake, dancing in your storm. feeling the rain on my skin as my hands clasped against your wounds; hoping that I could stem the flow of your pain. I only wish my hands were the healing touch that could have saved you from your sorrow. - i'm sorry I left."]
Exactly. Lately, I have been beating myself up over this a lot. I am going through one of my toughest seasons with my chronic illness and with school. I am currently suffering worse and longer vestibular migraine attacks. It feels like I am canceling a lot of plans and having to put homework away way too often. The hardest part for me is accepting that things do not go as planned. This makes me also believe that I haven’t fully accepted living with a chronic illness even though it has been 6 years with this disease. Maybe I need to plan for rest time in advance...but it is so hard. I enjoy being in my “busy bee” mood and thinking that I can conquer the world. It obviously backfires with my physical/mental health. I want this to be a reminder that you do not always have to bloom or be your “best” because you cannot get to the place where you want to be without resting first. Putting your health first is definitely necessary, which is why I canceled my plans for tomorrow and will be sleeping in. I will bloom in time, hopefully. Goodnight✨ #chronicillnesswarrior#invisibleillness#vestibularmigraine#vestibularneuritis#chroniclife#chronicillness#chronicpain
Ostomates can relate to this I hope.....Today coffee will be needed more than ever with a bed changing needed and a stoma bag explosion in the night! He couldn’t even come in our bed as he was in it already! POO EVERYWHERE, it also would of helped if I remembered to close the bag 🙈😫 We visit our favourite local coffee shop at least once a week. Jake asks to go for a ‘cup of tea’ now and I love it!! Growing up my favourite memories was going for tea and cake with my mum and despite Jake not eating or drinking there we bring his bag of toys and he has the best time. The people are lovely and talk to him with such interest. When we walk in he goes to what has become our table 😂 my go to coffee is the oat milk cappuccino. To die for!! The oat milk makes it so creamy and delicious it’s a winner!!! My mission is to get here today if it kills me! *Do you have any rituals you practice with the kids which you did when you were younger?
Been feeling really weirdly lost lately and often close to tears. It took my partner coming back from visiting his mom in England that i could name my emotions. I feel an enormous amount of grief. Grief for all the years i have lost growing up in a loveless, violent and abuse household. Grief over all the connections to my family being kept luke warm due to distance. I live half a world away from my family and no skype or whats app voice mail makes up for the realness of a hug. Grief over having become ill 4 years ago and having lost sight of that spark that kept me positive and glowing. Grief over all the things i can not do right now because i'm too unwell. There is so much more grief inside of me that can't even be put in words. But one thing i do have....a partner who really does love me exactly how i am. When he met me, and right now. And that is something i still wonder how i deserve it. See, having been told all my childhood that i am worth nothing really had an impact.that's why i think before i speak to my son and others around me. But especially my son, because i never ever want him to battle with the amount of insecurity and worthlessness i have felt. It's getting better, slowly, and every moment of self love or even acceptance if self love is too hard feels absolutely incredible on my whole being.
I wish for all of you that you know just how special you are, exactly the way you are and that you're having a beautiful day full of possibilities.
No matter how unwell I am or how many drs bills I have quickly piling up, he is still utterly convinced that he wants to keep me around forever. I have no words to explain how loved and supported he makes me feel. I am truly over the moon with love and happiness. 🥰
I had a very long day with an event that I helped put together to try to support local women and I was so scared no one was going to show up. And I had put so much heart into it. And I have had plenty of events where no one showed up so this was a legitimate possibility. Tonight ended up being incredible with so many people coming out for support, but plenty of times it’s not that way and so how do you keep going when the outcome is so dramatically different than you had hoped, which it often is because outcomes are so rarely up to us? I remind myself that the real work is not in getting what I want, it’s in learning to love what I get. Still, though, taking in this amazing feeling of friends wishing me well and a community coming together for support after a rough 10 days. ❤️❤️❤️
This rascally bunny sneakily drank my coffee, and now he’s addicted and keeps trying to get more! 🙄⠀
I know chronically ill people are often encouraged not to drink coffee, but do you? Does it help you get through the day? Or do you stay away?
With this project being reliant on fundraising to function, the support and generosity received through donations of items for raffles, auctions and funds have blown us away!
Forever thankful and grateful to the amazing people who donated.
You all helped make the night a huge success!
@_beclouded_ - Photographer
Woy Woy Framing Gallery,
@harcourtsavocabeachcopacabana - $500 cash donation, $300 anonymous cash donation,
@breakerswamby for not only providing an outstanding venue but also donating to the fund!
@officialmauijim - Sockerby,
Macron Music - Guitar signed by @kaseychambersmusic and Adam Harvey,
@gypsyblossom - Designer,
@Laura - Independent Consultant Body Shop at home: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312558532601697/
@joico - Renee Ridley,
Star Automotive Repairs,
@govitaaustralia Woy Woy,
VIPcarcare Matthew Griffiths - Car Detailing,
Margaret Crawford - Scrapbooking Set
If anyone would like to donate to the fund (The Account is held by The Lions Club of Wyoming-East Gosford Centennial), details are:
Lions Club of Wyoming-East Gosford Centennial Inc. – Sarah’s Project account
A/c Number: 163477532
Email: email@example.com #thesarahjoyceproject#knowyourworth#livepurposefully#centralcoast#community#support#fundraiser