Is yoga really worth it? by Alena Graff

Yoga is not my first choice of exercise πŸ§˜πŸΌβ€β™€οΈas I really enjoy lifting weights. Working with weights keeps my muscles tight and in the right places where they were 30 years ago;) However I recognize the benefits of it, especially when you have a sedentary lifestyle like most of us, or reached that golden age of being a full-blown adult as me (50+ that is). And although these are well-known facts, they are worth reviewing.

So what are top 5 benefits of #yoga?

* Improves your flexibility. πŸ€ΈπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
* Perfects your posture and balance. πŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
* Prevents cartilage and joint breakdown. 

* Protects your spine.🐚
* Increases your blood flow. 🌹

For me it is a great reminder to stand and walk straight, keeping my posture upright, and that makes you look (and feel) younger! Our β€œalways hunched-over” lifestyle (driving, sitting, typing) does not help. Awareness is a first step to #improvement πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈβœ¨With just one session a week your balance will improve, so is your posture - and that might prevent you from stumbling and falling down. Being able to avoid that hip fracture with just one hour a week is totally worth it!

Is Easter only for kids? by Alena Graff

Kids aren't the only ones who should have fun on Easter Sunday!


Is Easter

only for kids?

The older you get, the more stressful (and less fun) holidays seem to get. Instead of waking up excited about the upcoming egg hunt, you dread having to peel yourself out of bed early on a Sunday. Rather than tearing through the candy and toys in your basket with joy, you're responsible for filling them, and you never get one of your own anymore. One of the worst things, though? You don't just get to pig out on a multi-course meal cause you probably watching that figure or even worse: counting those calories; yet still have to help prepare it, cook it, serve it, and probably clean up after it, too. Sometimes being a grownup sucks, especially around kid-centric holidays.

We all know there's no going back β€” we can never be kids again. The good news? You can still find ways to have adult-friendly fun that will make you feel like a child again. For the downtime you have between all the adulting on Easter, here are eight adult Easter activities that will help you have a fun day, too.

If you want to do an Easter egg hunt for adults, but don't want it to be alcohol-related, go for every grown-up's next favorite thing: money. Have everyone bring a plastic egg or two with a scratch ticket inside, and then hide them all around for people to find. It's an inexpensive way to spread cash around, and if you're lucky, someone will win big and share the love;)

Add a little juvenile fun to your adult Easter with a good old-fashioned game of truth or dare. Fill plastic eggs with slips of paper that either has a "truth" question written on them or some kind of dare. Pass a basket of the eggs around and have people take turns finding one. If someone pulls an egg they don't like, they aren't allowed to pick again β€” they either have to do what the egg asks, or take a drink. Be careful what you pick! LOL

One of my favorite traditions as a kid was the annual egg tap game. The rules are simple: everyone grabs a hard-boiled egg and goes around in a circle using their egg to try and crack the person's egg next to you without cracking your own. To give it an adult twist, you can give away a bottle of champagne for the person whose egg cracks last.

If all of the above still too labor-intensive, gather up your grown-up friends and throw a fun and boozy brunch. Make a mimosa or Bloody Mary bar, try some new brunch recipes, and don't be shy with the egg decorations. Who says you can't party on a Sunday?