ANNEBURNELL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ANNEBURNELL ANNEBURNELL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Do You Have a Plan for Healthy Holiday Eating? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567133 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1531963548.jpg"> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 09:28:35 EST A Loving, Safe, Happy Holiday to All http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551488 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l485107789.jpg"> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 12:02:35 EST Any Seniors Need Help with.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546870 Medications <BR> Food <BR> Utilities <BR> Legal <BR> Health care <BR> Housing <BR> In-home services <BR> Taxes <BR> Transportation <BR> Employment Training <BR> <BR> Here is a great resource- <link>www.strongerseniors.com/helping-seni<BR>ors/ </link> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:19:02 EST Audrey Hepburn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542126 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l719366210.jpg"> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:48:15 EST Strive to learn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533630 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l985870262.jpg"> Wed, 6 Nov 2013 07:48:40 EST Adopting a Healthier Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530871 Our eating habits are so ingrained into our body chemistry. Changing our diet can be so difficult, especially our addiction to sugar. <BR> <BR> If you are serious about changing your eating habits for the rest of of your life, I would strongly encourage you to check out this website. You will be amazed at what you can substitute unhealthy ingredients for wholesome alternatives. <BR> <BR> <link>www.deliciousalternatives.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Live and learn, learn and live... <BR> <BR... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 11:07:43 EST Test Your Overall Health with This test http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527242 You might try this health self-assessment from Dr. Joan Vernikos. It's from her book, Sitting Kills. <BR> <BR> <link>www.joanvernikos.com/uploads/health_<BR>assets_questionnaire.pdf </link> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:22:50 EST HealthCare Reform Information http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5525572 There have been a lot of glitches with the Healthcare Reform Act, but it’s still important to learn as much as you can about this new law. <BR> Here’s a good place to start. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.strongerseniors.com/healthcare-r<BR>eform/ </link> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:17:35 EST Good Way to Approach Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5522134 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1278781480.jpg"> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 09:52:09 EST Health Questions Answered http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5507887 You may find some of these answers interesting.. <BR> <BR> Good health to you, <BR> Anne <BR> <BR> <link>www.strongerseniors.com/health-quest<BR>ions-answered/ </link> Tue, 8 Oct 2013 11:08:19 EST God Whispers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500303 Take a look.... <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/embed/zf_0jzPQ8lo?re<BR>l=0 </link> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:28:21 EST What do you eat for breakfast? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486129 According to a 2008 study published in the International Journal of Obesity, swapping out your morning bagel for eggs could help you lose 65 percent more weight. Subjects who ate eggs for breakfast lost more weight, body fat and inches from their waist than those who ate the same amount of calories in the form of a bagel. Researchers believe the higher protein content of the eggs helps you stay fuller, longer and leads to eating less throughout the day. Sun, 15 Sep 2013 11:20:48 EST Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462299 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l728477634.jpg"> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:07:26 EST Life and Death in Assisted Living http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437150 This show will air on PBS tomorrow, July 30th. I encourage all to watch. <BR> <BR> <link>www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/lif<BR>e-and-death-in-assisted-living/ </link> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:09:40 EST We Never Outgrow our Need to Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430669 You’re never too old to start a new fitness routine. <BR> The thousands of athletes who are in Northeast Ohio competing in the National Senior Games provide great examples for sedentary seniors to get active, Dr. Richard Kratche, medical director for the Cleveland Clinic click link below to read the rest of the story... <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ohio.com/news/people-never-outgr<BR>ow-need-to-exercise-doctor-says-1.415118 </link> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:35:27 EST Kinda Cute http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422921 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2071712515.jpg"> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:45:42 EST Something to live by... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5386859 You lose ounces in the gym, you lose pounds in the kitchen. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:19:12 EST New Facebook Entries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5382003 Esther Williams, Sitting Kills and more. Enjoy! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2114933505.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stron<BR>ger-Seniors/136634673061523?fref=ts </link> Fri, 7 Jun 2013 23:48:53 EST Celebrate Senior Health & Fitness Day Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5371450 Celebrate Senior Health & Fitness Day on May 29th. Lots of great activites. Check website for events in your area. <BR> <BR> <link>www.fitnessday.com/ </link> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>319</em> <BR> Wed, 29 May 2013 12:02:26 EST Good morning from God http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5364568 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1251192745.jpg"> Wed, 22 May 2013 12:20:15 EST Need a laugh? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5360967 You could spend a lot of time on this one, but if you ever need a chuckle to lift your spirits, these are sure-fire laughs! <BR> <BR> http://www.youtube.com/user/johnnycarson<BR>/videos Sun, 19 May 2013 10:34:20 EST May is Older Americans Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5350714 Let's do everything we can to get Older Americans moving! Stay strong. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l860869436.jpg"> <BR> Thu, 9 May 2013 08:42:54 EST Keeping the Core Strong After Surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5341921 Dear Anne, <BR> <BR> I just want to let you know how great your Core Fitnesss Chair Exercise has been for me while I've been recuperating from trimalleolar ankle surgery. I am not a senior, but am very active. <BR> <BR> I ordered your DVD and have been following along (skipping the standing exercises) ever since I got home from the hospital. 4 days ago I was finally freed from my boot, and allowed to put my foot down. Amazingly, the crutches are gone, my balance is almost back to normal, an... Wed, 1 May 2013 11:39:21 EST No Time to Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5333878 Like money, we feel that we have no time if we don't know how we SPEND our time. <BR> <BR> Consider keeping a log on what you do in a day. How much time do you spend: <BR> <BR> 1. Watching television <BR> 2. Checking email over and over throughout the day <BR> 3. Surfing the internet or cruising chat rooms with no purpose in mind <BR> 4. Wandering around stores, just looking for bargains <BR> 5. Shuffling the same papers back and forth on your desk <BR> 6. Worrying <BR> <BR> Where are you... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 09:09:22 EST Nice Testimonial for Stronger Seniors Program http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5327549 Very relaxing “feel good” program. I use this as a prep for the day, and other physical activities for the day. If its a really bad weather period- at least I have this and I feel “all is not lost “. Sometimes I feel like part of the group.. Doing the Core Fitness has helped my bowling experience also, what a nice bonus. I hope to add a couple more of of your programs soon. You have really nailed it down Anne, on selection and presentation for us geezers and others who need this approach.. th... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:47:28 EST How Does Your County Rank in Terms of Health? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319784 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is committed to improve the health and health care of all Americans. They just published a county by county assessment of our country's health. <BR> <BR> Check your county here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.countyhealthrankings.org/ </link> <BR> <BR> In good health, <BR> Anne Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:27:06 EST Fitness for seniors: Tailor exercise to individuals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317086 America's ageing population is posing special challenges, fitness experts say, because it is difficult to design effective workout routines for people with such a wide range of abilities. <BR> For one 70-year-old, the goal may be to run a marathon, for another it's getting out of a chair. <BR> <BR> <BR> Read more: Fitness for seniors: Tailor exercise to individuals - The Denver Post <BR> <link>www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_2<BR>2979289/fitness-seniors-tailor-exercis<BR>e-individuals... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 11:40:49 EST Always Be Grateful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5315781 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1336455077.jpg"> Mon, 8 Apr 2013 11:48:01 EST Caring for Parents with Alzheimers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5308690 A daughter’s newfound love when Lisa Hirsch found out her mother, Ruth, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, her love, appreciation, and caring for her mother was transformed. <BR> <BR> A devastating disease that affects so many… check out this story of mother and daughter if you wish. <BR> <BR> Available on Amazon and Kindle Worldwide. <BR> <BR> Here is the link. <BR> <BR> <link>www.amazon.com/Mom-Hero-Alzheimers-A<BR>-daughters-bittersweet/dp/0615773982/r<BR>ef1?ie=UTF8&qid=13... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 10:19:25 EST Pilates for Lower Back Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5274484 When the back of your body is not supported properly, it will begin to hurt. Over time, this can lead to chronic back pain. Here is why Pilates can be effective in reducing and healing low back pain- <BR> <BR> As a Pilates instructor, I am very cognizant of the benefits of the pratice. Pilates addresses the core, which includes not only the front of your body and sides, but also muscles along the spine in the back of your body. By performing exercises that address all of these muscles, you’r... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 14:32:20 EST Are Baby Boomers REALLY healthier than older generations? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5250425 <BR> Baby boomers have a reputation for being addicted to exercise and obsessed with eating well. <BR> <BR> But that story didn't jibe with what physician Dana E. King and his colleagues see walking through the door of their family practice every day in Morgantown, W.Va. <BR> <BR> <link>www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/02/05/<BR>171008686/aging-poorly-another-act-of-<BR>baby-boomer-rebellion </link> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:57:46 EST Breakfast like a king, Lunch like a prince, Dinner like a pauper http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5230817 It's one of my favorite lines by Cary Grant in "Indiscreet", and an edict I adhere to. Now there's evidence that lends some truth to it. <BR> <BR> A new study published in the International Journal of Obesity builds on earlier studies that say it’s best to eat lighter meals late in the day. <BR> <BR> The Spanish study finds that dieters who ate their main meal before 3 p.m. lost significantly more weight than those who ate later in the day. This held true even though the early eaters were ... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:06:41 EST Good quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5217024 <link>www.facebook.com/pages/Stronger-Seni<BR>ors/136634673061523 </link> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:19:10 EST Did you make a resolution to cut soda? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198756 Be sure to ditch the diet beverages, too. Sweeted & diet drinks linked to depression <BR> <BR> <link>www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/0<BR>1/130108162135.htm?utm_source=feedburn<BR>er&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3<BR>A+sciencedaily%2Fhealth_medicine%2Fnut<BR>rition+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Health+%26+M<BR>edicine+News+--+Nutrition%29 … </link> Wed, 9 Jan 2013 12:26:43 EST ABC's in Heaven http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5173246 My husband, Mark Burnell, plays piano on this song that pays tribute to the victims of the tragedy in Connecticut. Please watch his video on YouTube. Click 'Like' if you want to, and spread the link to your friends if you feel appropriate. <BR> <BR> God bless, <BR> Anne <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nLet4FwuWw </link> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 21:56:46 EST To the Families of Newtown, Connecticut http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168926 Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the community of Newtown, Connecticut. The grief these folks are feeling is unimaginable, but we hope they find some comfort in knowing we are thinking of them. <BR> <BR> Anne Mon, 17 Dec 2012 09:46:43 EST Wonderful Quote from Marianne Williamson http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5161915 “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born t... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 09:16:03 EST Growing old..... from Susan Brown's LetsLaugh.net http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158135 Old Age, I decided, is a gift. <BR> I am now, probably for the first time in my life, the person I have always wanted to be. Oh, not my body! I sometime despair over my body, the wrinkles, the baggy eyes, and the sagging butt. And often I am taken aback by that old person that lives in my mirror (who looks like my mother/father!), but I don’t agonize over those things for long. <BR> <BR> I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatt... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 11:09:10 EST Seniors Targeted for Scams http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5157064 Aging May Affect Ability to Judge Trustworthiness <BR> <BR> (From Reuters) Swindlers stole about $2.9 billion from the elderly in the US in 2010, but seniors’ apparent vulnerability to scams should not be chalked up to simple naiveté. <BR> <BR> Researchers believe that brain changes that occur as we age may impair our ability to gauge people’s trustworthiness. When older adults were shown photographs of individuals whose looks were scientifically rated as untrustworthy, they were less likel... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 12:07:30 EST How did we survive? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5156125 I think you will enjoy this.... <link>www.strongerseniors.com/baby-boomers<BR>/ </link> <BR> <BR> Stay strong, <BR> Anne Tue, 4 Dec 2012 15:32:28 EST Stronger Seniors Added to Publishers Clearing House Catalogue http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147170 We are pleased and proud to have Publishers Clearing House add the Stronger Seniors Stretch and Strength DVD Program to their catalogue! <BR> <BR> <BR> Wow! Mon, 26 Nov 2012 13:33:39 EST Nice note from Stronger Seniors class instructor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5146757 ....... we are using the two DVDs on Stretch and Strength. This gives the person a full workout of range of motion, aerobics and strengthening of many muscle groups. We will continue to use all of these DVDs for this year. Thanks for providing them to us for purchase. <BR> <BR> Dorothy Sorensen <em>104</em> <BR> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 07:38:55 EST Thanks to The Gardens at Barry Road in Kansas City, MO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129481 Thanks to Paula Heath with The Gardens at Barry Road for implementing the Stronger Seniors Chair Exercise Program. The facility is located in Kansas City, MO, and is a Bethesda Senior Living Community. <BR> <BR> Stay strong, <BR> Anne Pringle Burnell <BR> <BR> <link>www.bethesdaseniorliving.com/assiste<BR>d-living-kansas-city-mo/index_400.cfm </link> Fri, 9 Nov 2012 11:13:08 EST Alberta (Canada) Health Services http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5124876 Big thanks to Alberta Health Services for using the Stronger Seniors Program! <BR> <BR> Stay strong, <BR> Anne Mon, 5 Nov 2012 12:39:38 EST Thoughts and Prayers to the Eastern Seaboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5116575 As hurricane Sandy bears down on the east coast of the US, we offer our prayers to those affected by the storm. <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> Anne Mon, 29 Oct 2012 10:07:05 EST Good WSJ article on Worrying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5093847 How does this narrative relate to you? <BR> <BR> <link> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000087239<BR>6390444230504577615624095873192.html?m<BR>od=wsj_share_tweet#articleTabs%3Darticle </link> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:36:40 EST Presenting This Weekend at Midwest Mania! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5093813 Thrilled to be presenting this Sunday at Midwest Mania, a fitness conference held here in Chicago. Presentation focuses on Core Stability, essential to good posture, better balance, and overall health. For fitness professionals only, but thought I would share. Should be great. <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> Anne Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:13:47 EST Walk as much as you can....while you still can! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5082069 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l873597635.jpg"> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 11:40:37 EST Love is All http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5078274 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l57363366.jpg"> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:47:07 EST Relief from Rheumatoid Arthritis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5076885 Received a great call from Peggy F. in Louisiana. She has been doing the Stretch & Strength DVD program for several weeks. <BR> <BR> Peggy has Rheumatoid Arthritis. She is so grateful that she is now able to raise her right arm, especially because her doctor told her she would never be able to do so. <BR> <BR> I am grateful that I was able to touch her life. <BR> <BR> Stay strong, <BR> Anne Thu, 27 Sep 2012 10:05:43 EST