Be comfortable. Feel secure. Age well.
I love my perfect pillow to fall into every night. It’s molded exactly the way I like it. I look forward to my cup of morning joe (perfectly brewed in my Keurig with a pod of Green Mountain Hazelnut and a dash of Trader Joe’s soy creamer) that provides the perfect jolt of caffeine every morning.
During the course of a day I also rely on other things that give me comfort, stability, and a feeling of, “ahh, that feels so g-o-o-d!” Here are 3 of them.
A few years ago I became acquainted with Evolution Activewear, a company selling comfortable yoga pants with built-in knee pads. I fell in love with this creative idea because I not only need extra stability while practicing yoga (loss of balance from MS) but I also use extra blankets for added cushioning to protect my knees. These pants are so comfortable and look so good that I wish I could wear them everywhere every day! Take a look at their site and check them out.
With the heat of the summer and the hot flashes of menopause I’m always searching for new and better ways to stay cool. I was thrilled to come across coldfront, an on-the-go set of 3 cool gel packs that come with a wicking cloth and sturdy carrying case. I loved how easy and convenient they were to use this summer. I threw them in my purse or beach bag and they were ready to use whenever I needed them. They really worked! I’d recommend these to everyone in need of some nice, soothing c-o-o-l relief.
When my husband turned 50 it was his choice to visit the Canadian Rockies to celebrate his birthday. We flew to Calgary and then drove north to Banff, Lake Louise and finally onto Jasper. It was one of the most breathtakingly beautiful vacations we ever had. While hiking one day, I noticed a couple who were using walking sticks. I immediately realized how helpful these would be to enhance stability and lend great support on any terrain. Then I read my friend Pat McKinzie’s blog x-Pat Files From Overseas post about walking sticks (“Step Into Wellness With Walking Sticks”) and I learned even more about the health benefits of using these sticks.
That’s something to think about as we age.
I bought a pair for myself and use them if I hike on more difficult terrain. (NOTE: I usually walk on paths that are flat, but once in awhile if I want to join friends or family who are hiking, I grab my poles for added security.)
As we age it’s important to find things that help us feel more secure and comfortable. What do you use?
NOTE: I received a pair of Evolution Activewear pants and a package of coldfront gel packs for writing this post. As always, all opinions are completely my own.