|Alternatives to the Yearly Resolutions
We all know how the annual New Year’s resolutions go… you make them and a couple months later you break them. Resolutions are typically set to better yourself and while they’re always set with good intentions, that does not mean they are goals easily achieved. There is always room for positive changes in your life but the trick is to figure out the best way to begin those changes and stick with them. Here are some alternatives to those daunting New Year’s resolutions:
1. Take on a 365 day project – Start small. For example, you could make a goal to walk every day. Start out walking 10 minutes each day and as the year progresses, add more and more time. By the end of the year you could be walking an hour each day.
2. Create a bucket list – Think of a list of tasks or experiences you would like to complete by the end of the year. Maybe you would like to take a cooking class or visit your grandkids a certain number of times this year. Having things to look forward to can boost your mood, making you feel better.
3. Pick a different focus each month – One month you could focus on cooking healthier. The next you could focus on cleaning out the house. Putting these goals in a shorter time frame could help you better accomplish them.
4. Keep track of healthy habits – Note when you eat healthier or exercise. Instead of setting healthier goals, look at what you’re already doing. Seeing your habits written out may encourage you to continue with them or even push yourself further.
Line Dancing: Join us on Thursday January 9th & January 23rd from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Shelby Senior Services. No cost.
Attention: Punch back against Parkinson’s! Rock Steady Boxing Shelby County is a non-contact exercise program designed for those with Parkinson’s. Each class helps to improve physical and mental health through boxing, exercises, and friendship. Stop by a class to see what it is all about!
If you have Parkinson’s and are interested in becoming a boxer with ROCK STEADY BOXING, please contact Liz Oeffinger at 317-398-0127 for more information. Classes meet every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.; Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.; as well as Saturday at 9:00 a.m. (call for Saturday availability) at the Briley Family Center located at 643 Fair Avenue, Shelbyville.
Geri-Fit: Classes take place Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. There’s no cost for this program, only healthy benefits and rewards! This is a chair exercise, strength training, and muscle building and maintaining class for seniors. This class helps prevent falls and reduces arthritic conditions. Please bring your water bottle and 2 lb. weights. Contact Liz Oeffinger if you are interested in joining the class or have any questions.
Yoga: Chair yoga Mondays at 12:30-1:00 p.m. Cost is $5; regular yoga Mondays at 1:00 p.m. Cost is $5. Class is led by certified instructor Jerrillee Lucas. Classes are helpful for balance, flexibility, and strength. Anyone is welcome to attend!
T’ai Chi Alumni: Thursdays at 11:00-11:30 a.m. No cost or reservation needed!
Walk with Ease: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:00 p.m. We will meet at the Parks Department Paul Cross Gym. When weather permits, we will be meeting at Blue River Memorial Park. Contact Liz at Shelby Senior Services to check location or with questions (317)398-0127. Bring a water bottle and your walking shoes!
T.O.P.S. – Taking Off Pounds Sensibly – Meets Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. Have you thought about joining a weight loss program? Make 2019 your year towards a healthier lifestyle! Membership is $32 for the year and $5 per month. Your first meeting is FREE!!! Come check it out and learn about healthy eating and exercise. This is a great group of people who are tons of fun. This is a chance to meet others who are on their weight loss journey!
Bowling: Fridays 12:30 p.m. at Blue River Bowl. Cost is $2 a game and $2.50 for shoe rental. Anyone is welcome!
Chair volleyball Join us on Monday Jan. 8th & Jan. 22nd at 10:00 a.m. in the back room for volleyball. This is a free event open to everyone! All you need to bring is yourself and a little bit of competition! Contact Liz with any questions at 317-398-0127.
Interested in joining a Zumba Gold class? We need at least three people per class and scheduling is flexible. Contact Liz Oeffinger at 317-398-0127 and request a class in the near future!
The agency offers blood pressure and blood sugar checks to seniors every Friday morning 8:30-9:30 a.m. Can you help administer those for us? Call 317-398-0127.