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I got ENERGY to spare!

I am Melynda, a mother of 2 and a RN.  At 35 I was begining to feel the pressure of keeping up with my active children and demanding job.  While fullfilled and happy, I was always tired and short of feel well.  Working out with Coach changed all that.  Now, I have energy to spare and I can't stop smiling.  I am really, really happy!  Come see the Coach!   You can change your life, get shapely and feel great.  No need to feel tired or 'get old'.  Age is just a number around here.  We are the picture of youth!

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I hated smelly gyms, exercising and getting all sweaty. OMG! Dare to Be Fit change all that for me!

Julie46

Hi, I am Juile age 46.  I never like working out, getting all sweaty and I don't like gyms.  But since I became a member of Dare to Be Fit, all that has changed.  I am no longer on blood pressure medication.  I look and feel more energic and trim.  People are comlimenting me all the time on how much I have changed.  I smile a lot more because I feel so good.  Coach discovered the 'gym rat' in me and I am proud to say that I am in the best shape ever at 46 years old.  If you are serious about exercise and healthy choices, then Coach, Ray and Ty will lead you every step of the way.  Dare to Be Fit is like my very own personal training club.  

Thanks for keeping me smiling!

Julie

Home Safe Home

Prevent falls, keep things simple, and stay safe with these tips for senior living

Everyone knows there's no place like home. So it makes sense that many seniors choose to live at home as long as their health permits rather than move to a senior living facility. Whether your aging parents live at their own home or they've moved in with you, it's important to make sure the house is safe for them. Just like you baby-proof a home, there are ways to senior-proof a home so all residents are comfortable and safe.

These simple alterations can help make a home conducive to your elderly loved ones, allowing the privacy and independence they desire while giving you peace of mind.

Prevent Falls

Falls are the top cause of nonfatal and fatal injuries for seniors. Suffering a hip fracture, broken bone, or head trauma only makes it harder to get around or live alone. The good news is that falls are largely preventable.

Because a lack of balance, poor eyesight, and weakness are a natural part of the aging process and contribute to falls, it's necessary to inspect the home for potential hazards and make adjustments. Remove clutter and arrange furniture to allow for a wide walkway. Get rid of area rugs or raised thresholds and repair any loose carpet. Add handrails to both sides of the stairways and secure rubber tips on the legs of a walker or cane. Turn nightlights on at night and make sure stairways are well lit at all times. Also, keep everything easily accessible so ladders or step stools aren't needed. And you’re your elderly loved ones wear supportive shoes with non-skid soles.

The bathroom can be a safety hazard for the elderly. Reduce the risk of falls and make life easier by installing handles in the shower and next to the toilet. It’s also a good idea to place non-skid mats and stickers on the shower floor and install a shower chair in the shower for bathing.

Keep It Simple

The simpler life is, the longer your loved one can remain independent. Replace any hard-to-turn doorknobs or faucets that weak, arthritic hands have trouble turning. Purchase telephones and television remote controls that have large, easy-to-read numbers and buttons, and store frequently used things in places easy to access. You should also make sure doorways are wide enough for a wheelchair or walker to easily pass through and if necessary, install a ramp to lessen the use of stairs.

Make It Safe

Want to rest easy at night? Follow these simple tips.

Install fire alarms on each floor of the home and outside each bedroom. Then regularly check to make sure the batteries work. If the home has any gas appliances, fireplaces, or heaters, keep a carbon monoxide alarm in the home as well. Store a fire extinguisher in the kitchen where it's easily accessible and make an emergency escape plan that all occupants understand.

Turn the water heater temperature to no more than 120 degrees to avoid burns.
Worried your loved one will have a stroke, heart attack, or fall without anyone around to help? With a personal emergency response system, a person can summon emergency help any time of the day or night with the push of a button.

The button is easily worn on a necklace, bracelet, or belt and when pushed, the transmitter company immediately alerts family members of the situation. For seniors living on their own or left alone for periods of time, these medical alert systems can be lifesavers.