Older adults should learn more about energy healing and the essentials of self care
Friday, 19 August 2011
If you are entering your retirement years – congratulations! Making the transition out of the workforce can seem daunting at first, but taking early steps to ensuring your health and happiness may facilitate the entire process. Staying physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually healthy all starts with understanding the power of energy healing and the essentials of self care.
Below is a Q&A addressing some of the common concerns that older adults have when preparing to retire.
Q: I'm so nervous about being financially stable. I worry constantly about paying for prescription drugs. I'm seeing an advisor who may be able to help me with finances, but what can I do about all this tension? It's affecting my sleep.
A: Preparing to retire is a joyous time, but it can certainly be stressful. Why not engage in a gentle exercise like tai chi? Taking an hour each day to perform the relaxing poses can definitely help.
Q: I'm excited for quality time with love ones, but my family's busy during the week. What fulfilling activities can I get involved in during my free hours?
A: Many retirees find a healthy balance between focusing on themselves and on others. Try volunteering at the public library or local school. Find a hobby that suits you, such as gardening, reading or painting. An activity like tai chi can help you feel healthier while relaxing and having fun at the same time.
Q: I used to jog and play tennis constantly, but the strain on my knees is too much. Would tai chi be a good alternative?
A: Absolutely! Tai chi movements are slow, measured and gentle, which is ideal if you don't want to put pressure on your muscles and joints. If you're a beginner, look for classes in your town to help you get started.