Baby Boomer Martial Arts Speak Wisdom?
Old karate baby boomer speaks wisdom? When you reach a certain age, say baby boomer age, ideas spin in your head; ideas, that may or may not make sense due to informational overload, years of experience doing way too many things, but yet yearning to do so much more. In the movie Shaolin, lyrics in the title song said...let me plant a seed of good will and walk this road of life together with you. Sometimes, all it takes is a seed. How we define this, is totally up to us.
As we age, we still have opportunities to learn, fulfill dreams, experience more, make a difference and help make this world a better place to live.
If you have ideas, feel free to send me your thoughts to:
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Friday, August 12, 2016
By Robert Raad
If you’re an active, healthy boomer—but at times you experience bouts of debilitating dizziness or a strong sense of spinning—chances are you’re feeling the effects of vertigo. Vertigo is the feeling of uncontrollable movement causing one to experience their environment spinning, resulting in dizziness or nausea for the sufferer. The symptoms may be ongoing or can only happen infrequently. Hearing loss, ringing in the ears, visual disturbances, and difficulty performing physical movements—even walking, can also occur.
What’s Really Happening?
Friday, June 10, 2016
Retired baby boomers with time on their hand are now considering taking martial arts whether it be karate, tae kwon do, kung fu, or tai chi. Though many have joined the softer and less aggressive arts like qigong or tai chi, a percentage of them are donning cotton white gis and attending karate classes. Some old timers in denial attempt mix martial arts till they end up the emergency room: Mind is willing but the body says no. Many that have decided to go back into martial arts after retirement are those with some experience, quitting, years back as lower ranking belts returning to finally earn the coveted black belt. Some do so after watching their kids through the years take martial arts but didn’t have the guts to take it then. For whatever reason, it’s something that baby boomers want to do now; a bucket list kind of thing.
Friday, January 15, 2016
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Healing and staying healthy are things we seniors or baby boomers have on our minds. Waking up each day with aches and pains are constant reminders. My wife and I were at a friend's house sharing wine and conversation and aside from discussing the love for our grandchildren, and retirement, we spend a good percentage on our health, how once vibrant and athletic now reduced to taking a handful of pills to deal with arthritis, diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure; in essence, synthetic prescription medication to stretch the inevitable. It's the state of affairs, part of life and nature. Embrace it, I say. Let's forge ahead and the hell with limitations. I may not be able to slam dunk a basketball, but I can play a mean game of horse!
So what do we do, eh?
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
New Study Links Long-Term Tai Chi Mind-Body Exercise to Improved Cognitive Function in Older Adults Study Published in the July 2015 Issue of Global Advances in Health and Medicine