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FitnessSenior Times - November 2018 Page 17 A MEDICARE RATED FIVE STAR FACILITY!FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR VIST www.laurelsobedford.comAFTER 50★★★★★GETTING BACK ON TRACKSo you took a break from your fit- ness routine this summer. You ate, you drank, you relaxed, and ate some more.Well, now it’s time to face the music. Your body is puffy and bloated. Your joints are achy. Your clothes feel tight. But you can get back on track.1) Find Your Focus – Draw a line in the sand. The bad eating stops now. If you’re serious about your fitness goals, then the past few weeks were the exception, and not the rule. Don’t beat yourself up for letting loose. Simply get back up, dust yourself off and get focused.2) Get Hydrated – Your first prior- ity in getting back on track is to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Start with a tall glass of water in the morning, and carry a water bottle with you to sip throughout the day.Don’t add any artificial sweeteners or stimulants to your water – these will sabotage your hydration efforts. For flavor, add sliced fresh fruit, herbs or vegetables to your water, just like at the spa.3) Cleanse Your System – For your first few days getting back on track I need you to be extra picky about what you eat. Stick with only whole, real foods like fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. Whole, real foods will help to restore balance and block out cravings. Don’t eat any packaged foods for the next few days. This means no snack foods, processed meat slices, dairy, baked goods, or alcohol.4) Get Some Rest – Make catching up on sleep a priority over the next fewdays. When your body is low on sleep, it becomes easier to make poor eating choices. You’re also less likely to get back into your workouts if you don’t give your body a chance to rest.Aim for getting a full eight hours of sleep each night.5) Jump Back Into Your Exercise Routine – It’s time to sweat out all those indulgences. Put on your favorite gym clothes and lace up your shoes. Ease back in slowly. Take the timeto warm up and stretch your muscles before powering up to a solid 30-min- ute routine.Now is the time to get back at it... before all the holiday parties get start- ed. Don’t fall into the trap of just wait- ing until the new year. It’s a slippery slope. One day slides into the next and the next and you’ve put on another ten pounds.Sure, you’re going to feel a little rusty on that first day back but remem- ber that the sooner you get back into the swing of your routine the better. You can do it!Troy Huggett, Special to Senior TimesWe Provide TopQuality NursingCare & Therapy!SERVICES WE PROVIDE• Skilled Nursing Care • Respite Care• Palliative Care• Wound Care• Short-Term Rehab• Outpatient Rehab• Stroke Rehab• Joint Replacement Rehab(269) 968-2296 • www.laurelsofbedford.com270 NORTH BEDFORD ROAD • BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037Homework Is WhatWe Do Best!Call HomeStyle Realty Today!We’re your Senior Real Estate Specialist Team!RON MALLERNEEAssociate Broker / G.R.I. SRES269.209.8027Broker/Owners with over 55 years experience.“Changing lives one home at a time.”883 Capital Ave., SW in Battle CreekLAURIE PAULAssociate Broker / G.R.I. SRES269.317.2324caregiver support groupMeeting the 4th Wednesday of every month from 2:00-3:00pm @ Advantage Living Center For more information please call (800) 272-3900An Alzheimer's Association support group is a safeplace to learn, offer and receive helpful tips, and meet others coping with Alzheimer's or another dementia. Participation can be an empowering experience, helping members feel better prepared to cope with their unique situation.Support group members are typically the spouse, adult child, other family member or friend of someone with Alzheimer's or a related dementia. Members report feeling less alone, more able to confront their daily problems, and more hopeful about their future.Short Term Rehab | Spacious Private Rooms Specialized Alzheimer’s | Dementia UnitMost Insurances Accepted Including Medicare & Medicaid675 Wagner Dr, Battle Creek, MI(269) 969-6244 • www.advantageliving.netEXCELLENT CARE FOR AN INDEPENDENT LIFECERTIFIED BENEFIT ADVISORSLearn About Medicare Options■ Medicare Supplements ■ Medicare Advantage■ Part D (RX) Drug PlansPlanning & Protection■ Safe Money Retirement Planning■ Life "Burial" Insurance Find The Right Coverage ProviderWe represent over 30 different carriers to make sure you find the right coverage that works best for you.HELPING YOU PROTECT YOUR TOMORROW TODAY!Call us today to set up your FREE consultation.269-979-8600www.certifiedbenefitadvisors.com100 Country Pine Lane, Suite 2, Battle Creek, MI 49015Serving all of Southwest and South Central Michigan including these cities: Battle Creek, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Benton Harbor, Coldwater, Hillsdale, Sturgis, Charlotte, and surrounding areasSolving Senior Problems with Senior Solutions

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