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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 05-08-2019

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4 SENIOR LIVING GUIDE MAY 9-15, 2019 | THE VALLEY BREEZE SENIOR LIVING | STAY ACTIVE It's a good idea to have a meeting with your health care provider before taking on any strenuous activity. You want to ensure your heart and overall health is up for the strain that may be caused when exerting yourself. Once you have the green light from your doctor, here are some tips to remember. WHAT IS ADRENALINE? According to the Hormone Health Network, adrenaline is a hormone which triggers the body's fight-or-flight response. During a stressful situation, it causes air passages to dilate and provide muscles with oxygen to respond. Its pres- ence will increase alertness and awareness while improv- ing memory and cognitive functioning. When you choose hobbies that chal- lenge yourself, it's likely your body will experience a surge in adrenaline. While the hormone rarely causes medical problems, the experts at HNN recommend addressing your doctor if you feel you're experiencing excessive adrenaline or it's affecting your overall health. FINDING AN ACTIVITY High-adrenaline hobbies aren't only found from expe- riences like skydiving or bun- gee jumping. Less risky options can still leave you feeling refreshed and accom- plished. Hit the trails: Go hiking for a new perspective on the out- doors. You can find some famous trails throughout the nation that provide you the ability to travel while doing something you love; Canoeing: One of the most intimate and intense ways to travel waterways is from the seat of a canoe. They are easy to travel with and are great companions for adventures. Scuba diving: Head to the tropical reefs to witness breathtaking nature or visit a site to examine historical sites underwater. STAYING FIT Make sure you stay in good physical shape when wel- coming a new hobby. Staying fit will give you a boost when it comes to performing physi- cally challenging tasks and allowing you to enjoy new adventures without overex- erting yourself. W ithout the motivation to get up and go to work every day, it can be easy to become sedentary. For seniors, this can be especially dangers as it promotes illnesses like heart disease, diabetes and even cancers. In addition to sticking to an exercise plan, find a hobby that tests your limits and keeps adrenaline high. © ADOBE STOCK Try New Activities Content Produced by Green Shoot Media. © 2019 Try New Activities Short Term Therapy & Long Term Care 15 Sumner Brown Road, Cumberland, RI 02864 (401) 333-6352 We deliver the highest caliber of medical and rehabilitative care, with the compassion, kindness and respect every patient deserves. Schedule a tour Call Today! Mount St. Rita Health Centre Mercy Rehabilitation featuring 1565 Douglas Avenue, North Providence, RI 401-353-5555 Fax: 401-353-4807 Douglas Apartments All of our Apartments include: • Air Conditioning • Laundry Facilities • Heat, Hot Water & Gas Included • Pools, Tennis & Bocci Courts • Plenty of Parking • Friendly On-Site Staff • Beautiful Landscaping DOUGLAS Commons/Tanglewood • 1 & 2 Bedrooms Available • 1-1.5 Baths • Elevators • Apt. Entry Hall • Dining rooms • Balconies • Walk-in closets TOWNHOUSE – PET FRIENDLY! • 2 Bed Available • Private Entrance • Extra Large Bedrooms • Deck • Full Basement • Washer/Dryer Hook-ups • 1.300 s.f. DOUGLAS TERRACE • 1 Bed 700 sq. ft. • 2 Bed 1000 sq. ft. • Plenty of Closets • Eat in Kitchen • Large Bathrooms All housing intended for persons 55 and over. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sat. & Sun. by appointment All of our Apartments include: All of our Apartments include:

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