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THREE MUST-DO EXERCISES FOR THE 50-PLUS CROWD page 20
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In the latter half of the nineteenth century, an anatomist and physician named Julius Wolff theorized, and later produced results that followed the principles of mechanotransduction: the remodeling of bones in response to loading, or weighting. Essentially, what he sought to prove was that healthy bones will adapt to the loads under which they have been placed.
or over a century, it has been studied and well-documented that bones that experience more pressure through certain types of exercise throughout one’s life, get stronger. Stronger bones help prevent fractures. However, until recently, no study was done to show how much pressure was actually needed to build strong bones. Is taking a walk good enough? How about yoga or golf? These are great questions and the good news is that we now know the answer. As it turns out, a study out of a hospital in Bristol, England in 2012 found that unless subjects experienced 4.2 multiples of their own body weight, their bones wouldn’t get any stronger. That may seem like a ridiculous feat for most people … unless you’ve heard about OsteoStrong. Today, Tom Moffett is proud to be a part of the OsteoStrong franchise dedicated to reversing cases of osteopenia and osteoporosis - naturally. “When I opened OsteoStrong a year and a half ago, I had just sold a business and was looking for a business that would help people,” he says. “As it turns out, the field I chose has been a life-changer and an incredible blessing - for myself and so many of our members as well.” An avid motorcycle racer in his younger days, Tom has experienced his fair share of broken bones over the years - old injuries that were compounded by arthritis made pain management an ongoing issue as he aged into his 50s. A DEXA (Dual X-Ray Absortiometry) Scan, used to measure bone density, revealed that Tom had osteopenia (bone density that is lower than normal peak density, but not low enough to be classified as osteoporosis). Like many people, Tom believed only postmenopausal women got osteoporosis, but he quickly learned that this wasn’t the case. The International Osteoporosis Foundation reports that osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures annually and that 1 in 3 women over age
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“Many people buy into the notion that they will have to sacrifice many of the activities they love as they age. Many seniors learn to simply accept the fact that their bones, muscles, and balance are going to weaken as they age. They figure that new aches and pain are just the way it’s going to be from here out… This is not the case with many of our OsteoStrong members.
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“It’s true that everyone eventually feels the effects of bone and muscle loss after age 30. But, at OsteoStrong, our goal is not to slow down the process of aging like what you’d expect from working out every day. Our goal is to actually reverse the process of aging. In fact, we measure your progress by looking at the results you achieve. Our systems are backed by science and thousands of testimonials from people of all age groups that confirm that your bones can get stronger and your agility can improve.”
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ince shopfronts became shopfronts, there has been a need for signs: the need for signs begetting the craft of sign painting. Hand-lettering arose in America in the 1800’s as a means of distinguishing between products and companies when capitalism began to boom. Until the advent of vinyl lettering in the 80’s, hand-lettering and sign painting was thought of as a viable career path, instead of the niche hobby it has become in today’s market. David Velasquez was painting panels on trucks and handlettering company logos on the truck doors in the 80’s, finding that his artistic talent was in much higher demand in the transportation market. Boats, hot rods, jet skis, and even planes. Pinstriping led to logo design, logo design to portraits, and soon enough David was sketching historical points of interest and lovely, yet long-forgotten buildings.
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An uncle first realized that David showed natural talent for drawing, and helped coach him from simply copying comic strips to drawing original art in 3D. For years however, David believed that he wasn’t good enough, and that his hobby was exactly that: just a hobby. When Six Flags Magic Mountain invited him to submit selections from his portfolio to a contest they were having, he balked: “I felt I was very unqualified - I had no intention of accepting the invitation.” 10 pieces were to be chosen by the team at Magic Mountain, to use on items for the gift shop. “I remember being very intimidated, but the sales rep strong-armed me, and they ended up picking all seven of the pieces I submitted. I was blown away.” “Love all, trust a few, and do no wrong to anyone. With God’s help, you’ll live a great life’. I believe that, especially in relation to my art: it has been a great source of stress relief and inspiration over the years. Particularly when I come home from running my construction business.” Most of David’s work is in single tones - black and white, just doodles. Those doodles are now being turned into a coffee table book.
Giving him the confidence boost he needed, the contest blossomed into screen printing- and eventually a commission with the National Park Service. David “drew the historic buildings at Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, and Bryce Canyon National Parks. I also did pen and ink work, and the parks, and eventually Six Flags Magic Mountain all used my drawings for gift items sold at their gift shops.” Impressive, for a man who has no formal art education.
“For years, I would just sketch: or doodle, and thought those pages were being tossed out when my wife was cleaning the house. Turns out, she saved them, and I was asked to include them in my new book.” Pencil sketches, graphics, and other artwork will go into David’s newest work- mediums which are still in high demand elsewhere. “I am currently working on a logo for a radio station, family portraits, pen and inks of a motorcycle and hot rod, and pencil portraits of the ‘Kings of Cool’: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, John Wayne, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and Robert DeNiro,” he says. David has work on display at the Ventura County Art Museum, and
the San Buenaventura Mission store. “I thank the good Lord for my family and friends who inspire me to do the right thing in life, and I want to keep doing what I love.” And his advice to young or aspiring artists out there? “Hone your skills, practice. Do what you love, be it drawing, painting, sculpture, music, even teaching. Art can be found in so many things.” To view more of David’s art, visit his FB page (David Velasquez) or Instagram (velasquezgraphics). To connect with David directly, call (805) 432-6082.
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As Generation Xers start to age and join the baby boomers, exercise becomes important to fight excess weight that builds around the belly and chest.
CORE EXERCISES: Conditioning abdominal and lowerback muscles is critical to improving your posture and supporting your upper torso. Crunches (not sit-ups) are a common core-strength-building exercise. To do crunches, lie on the floor with your knees bent, and hands behind your head. Then contract your abdominal muscles, raising your chest a few inches off the ground.
his excess weight can cause an increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, some cancers and type 2 diabetes. Exercise is one way to lose weight and become healthier. Make sure to talk to your primary care doctor before starting any new exercise program. Being obese or overweight significantly impacts one’s longevity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 24 million adults over the age of 65 are categorized as obese. CalOptima, the health insurance provider for thousands of adults and children throughout Orange County, recommends the following exercises to help get your body in shape and combat the loss of lean muscle as you get older:
Planks are another good core exercise. It strengthens your arms, legs, hips, core, back and butt. Lie on your stomach, and then lift your body with your weight resting on your forearms and toes. Like performing a pushup, keep your back straight and your butt down. Breathe normally and contract your stomach muscles. Hold this position for a 20-second count, relax, and then repeat three to six times. Over time, build up your endurance to hold the position for one-to-two minutes.
CARDIO: Experts recommend a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate cardiovascular exercise each day such as brisk walks, running, biking, swimming, or workout routines. Cardio exercise improves lung capacity and heart strength, which diminish with age. If you’re crunched for time and don’t have 30 minutes, do three or four 10-minute exercise s e s sions a week instead.
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MAKING YOUR MEMORIES The Music and Artists of the 1950’s and early 60’s By
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We are a culture forever fascinated by our past and our future. We gaze into crystal balls, check our horoscopes, dream of a life less complicated and wish for the house on a hill, a luxury car, and the ideal mate. We also reflect on our childhood, our adolescence. We embrace fond memories of times that were fun, full of adventure, heartbreak and a lack of responsibility. That was a description of the 1950’s in the United States. It was clearly a simpler time.
And then we would thank our musical dance partner and look for someone else.
he 1950’s was a unique period. It was before the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam war and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It was before the Beatles. Our country could have withstood any one of those events, but not all four. Facing just one event, we would have continued unabated into the later sixties much as we had in the late fifties; with stability, innocence and simplicity. But that was not to be. The fifties represented a time of long periods of stability with only periodic episodes of chaos. After 1963-64, that would all change. The later 60’s were a time of infrequent levels of stability with more and more chaos.
With the development of the jukebox industry during the 1930’s, Billboard began publishing music charts as an expansion of their business of selling sheet music for the vaudeville theaters. Information for rankings was based upon records sold and jukebox plays. In 1953 there was not one Rock & Roll song on the Billboard top 30. The charts reflected artists such as Tony Bennett, the Four Aces, Eddie Fisher, Patti Page, Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day and Kitty Kallen who had the number one song of the year, Little Things Mean a Lot. Those artists had two songs each in the top 30 and dominated the industry. Nat King Cole and the Four Knights represented African Americans on the charts.
Those of us who matured in the years from 1954 through 1960, were exposed to the innocence that the music of the day captured. It would be at an eighth-grade graduation party, with boys on one side and the girls on the other. It would be 1956 when we would be captivated by Shirley and Lee’s “Let the Good Times Roll,” just to hear a faint grunt that said, “we do not have to follow all the notes in the song.” We would watch the 45 RPM records spin and drop down “Eddie My Love” by the Teen Queens and look for someone, anyone, to hold in a small embrace. JANUARY 2017
One of the most powerful influences of the fifties and early sixties was clearly the music. World War II was over, the Korean conflict went to the second page, and music was having a more profound effect on our lifestyle. Rock & Roll, with its beat, the influence of rhythm and blues and an emphasis on lyrics, as unique as they were, precisely 22
expressed the feelings between two people. We would “watch” the radio and listen intently to the words and how they affected us. The car radio played music that extended to our hi-fi record player that spun 45’s and 33 1/3 rpm long playing albums. Early Rock & Roll would eventually fade out those 78 RPM’s in favor of the smaller 45 RPM discs and twelve inch 33 1/3 albums.
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The turning point for music in the 50’s was to occur in 1954. Two songs made the Billboard top 30 that would forever change the fabric of what was listened to; Sh-Boom and Shake, Rattle and Roll. Billboard recognized Sh-Boom by the Crew Cuts and Shake, Rattle and Roll by Bill Haley and the Comets, while much of the country listened to the versions recorded by the Chords in 1953 and Big Joe Turner at house parties.
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In the era of the 1950’s, innocence and immaturity dominated. We could do whatever we chose to do with a family support system and our own vision of the “American Dream”. If bread was only twenty-three cents a loaf, we knew we would never go hungry. Our happiness and innocence was being reflected in the music. It was in the words, nonsense syllables, instrumentation, and of course, the beat. Radio was king and it clearly was a world for teenagers.
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My column, Making Your Memories (MYM), is not intended to reflect all elements of the music listened to, but tell the reader a story; a love story, an affair of the heart, mind and soul. This era of music was one that was listened to, watched and danced to. It also chronicled our thought processes, our feelings, hopes, dreams and heartaches. Today, this same music provides a time to shed the years.
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MYM is about my love affair with the music and the artists. It is my memories, as I remember them, almost off the top of my head. Any references are to ensure I do not misquote an important part of the story told regarding love of the music. While the times may have been simpler, today’s technology offers many options. It is my intent to utilize this column to capture, one more time, those memories with a few bars of a song or discussion of an artist that you remember. You will not only be able to reflect on the music but also “see” it through the magic of your memory. As Freddy Johnson, bass singer for the Marcels of “Blue Moon” fame wrote: Nothing can change a memory, especially a time, When music had meaning to it. Memories are glimpses to a legendary time.
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“Joe D” is an on-air talent for Orange County-based KSBR FM 88.5 and is host of “MAKING YOUR MEMORIES” Sunday nights at 10PM. He is also author of “Making Your Memories-The Music and Artists of the 1950’s and early 60’s.”
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Winter Hearing Aid Care By Rachel Burnett, Au.D.
As the colder and wetter weather approaches us, it is time to think about taking extra care of your hearing aids during these months.
hile Southern California may not experience a significant change in weather, many people travel during the holiday season to other areas of the country with colder temperatures and even snow. Below are some tips to ensure optimal hearing no matter where you are during the holiday season. 1. The colder weather may have you donning extra layers of clothes: hats, scarves and heavier jackets. Remember to be extra careful when putting on or removing these articles of clothing as they may snag on your hearing aids. When using these extra layers, be sure to check that your hearing aids are secure on your ears. If you desire greater security, your audiologist can recommend retention products to help hold your hearing aids in place. 2. Because moisture is in the air due to snow and rain during the winter months, it is important to protect your devices by covering them up. Utilizing umbrellas, earmuffs, or hats help protect your hearing aids from excessive moisture. But remember, these same items may cause perspiration which can result in the accumulation of moisture in the hearing aids.
Some signs your hearing aids might be affected by moisture include: a. b. c.
Static Distortion Intermittent sound
If you experience any of these signs, open the battery door of your hearing aids and let them rest for a while to allow the moisture to evaporate. If you know you are going to be in environments with more moisture, ask your audiologist for a hearing aid dehumidifier that will help absorb moisture from your hearing aids. 3. Just like all electronics, extreme temperatures can affect hearing aids as well as their batteries. To protect your hearing aids and batteries from colder weather, store them in a cool, dry place. Avoid storing hearing aids in areas like the glove compartment of your car where they can be subjected to extreme temperatures. Because batteries can also be affected, carry extra batteries with you and remember to keep them dry. We want your hearing aids to continue working at their best during this time of year when many people are gathering for holiday festivities. Be prepared and protect them to ensure that communication is not unexpectedly lost. Talk to your audiologist or come visit us at Mission Audiology to learn more about ways to protect your hearing aids.
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It’s exceptionally rare to find hair artists who truly cares about their customers’ needs and are dedicated to finding the perfect solution – and have the skill and experience to actually achieve your desired results.
ith years of experience helping women and men who have fine and thinning hair challenges, Debora Routhe and Elizabeth Nunez are the dream team behind Mission Viejo based Full Strands Inc. They are the go-to professionals for clients seeking nonsurgical hair replacement options. Debora is an American Board Certified Haircolorist and a cutting specialist, while Elizabeth is a skilled and experienced barber and cosmetologist. Haircutting and hair extensions are her forte. “When it comes to hair extensions or hair restoration/ replacement, it’s not one size fits all,” says Debora. “What sets our business apart from others is our dedication to continuing education. We continually seek to discover better products and techniques to give our customers the hair of their dreams. Further, we are full-time behind the chair hairdressers. We are well versed in all aspects of color, design, and styling. This experience allows us to make all hair systems and extensions look incredibly natural and undetectable.”
their fine and thinning hair. We have seen self-confidence come back for the clients we serve. They no longer feel self conscious or embarrassed of their appearance. We are excited to come to work every day and transform our clients into the best version of themselves. We live to make people feel beautiful!” Equally passionate about giving back to the community, Full Strands supports South County Outreach, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing hunger and homelessness by helping people help themselves with a food pantry, homeless prevention counseling, and rapid re-housing programs.
Eight years ago, after an increasing number of her clients came to her with fine and thinning hair concerns, Debora made it her mission to find ways to help. “I sought out solutions and became certified in numerous techniques,” she says. “Our business in the non-surgical hair replacement industry has grown by word of mouth from our satisfied customers. We are truly making a difference for women and men who felt for so long that they had nowhere to go and could find no acceptable solutions for
“The most rewarding aspect of owning this business is that we get to do what we want to do,” says Debora. “We get to choose the products, the hair systems, extensions, and the tools we work with. We selected the salon decor and pick the music we listen to. We have created a relaxing, private environment for our clients to enjoy and in which our creativity can flourish.” Book online at fullstrands.com. Full Strands is located at 27741 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 201, Studio 23 in Mission Viejo. Debora and Elizabeth can be reached by calling 949-300-3625.
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This increased weight tends to close off the airway while sleeping, thus depriving your body of oxygen. Also, as we age, tissues collapse; this again tends to close off the airway. An expression I like to use is “Gravity Sucks.”
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elcome to 2017! Did you make your New Year’s resolutions? It’s a 4,000-year tradition that dates to the Babylonians who started their new years at the Spring Equinox in a 12-day religious festival known as Akitu. The most common resolutions then were to pay up on debts and return things that were borrowed.
takes and resolving to do and be better in the future. In 1740, the English clergyman John Wesley, founder of Methodism, created the Covenant Renewal Service, most commonly held on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. They included readings from Scriptures, singing of hymns and served as a spiritual alternative to the raucous celebrations normally held to celebrate the coming of the new year.
Later in ancient Rome, Julius Caesar changed the calendar and established January 1 as the beginning of the new year circa 46 B.C. January was named for Janus, a twofaced god who looked backwards into the previous year and ahead into the future. Sacrifices were made to the deity, loyalty was sworn to the emperor and promises were made for good conduct for the coming year.
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he New Year at Segerstrom Center welcomes two of America’s most versatile vocalists who will perform a special double bill concert on January 20 in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The evening begins with Grammy® Award-winning Mavis Staples, the iconic and influential vocalist who has so brilMavis Staples liantly performed in nearly all genres of music and is a respected Civil Rights activist. She will perform selections from her 60-year-plus career that includes songs from her brand new album, Livin’ on a High Note (which is how she’s also feeling these days). The album features songs from some of today’s leading songwriters, including: Ben Harper, Aloe Blacc, Valerie June and many others.
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“I have been so blessed to be able to spend my creative life in the theatre and to give musical voice to such wonderful characters as Dolly Levi (Hello, Dolly!); Georges and Albin (La Cage Aux Folles); and Mame Dennis (Mame). I always wrote for specific characters and specific situations. To know that my songs could also have a life outside of their respective shows was always a welcoming surprise to me. When The ASCAP Foundation approached me about Jerrry Herman: presenting a new program conThe Broadway Legacy sisting of nationwide concerts Concert - Karen Morrow featuring my songs with symphony orchestras and a series of master classes targeting university/college students in writing and performing for the musical theatre I was thrilled. And I couldn’t have asked for a more sterling cast to sing my songs…I am delighted to have them representing my musical legacy and bringing my songs to you this evening. Clearly, for me, the Best of Times is Now.” – Jerry Herman
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egerstrom Center for the Arts presents Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert January 19 – 21, 2017 in Samueli Theater. For three nights, six talented singers will take to the stage performing many of Jerry Herman’s beloved musical numbers from Mame, Mack and Mabel, Hello, Dolly! and La Cage Aux Folles. The performers include Karen Morrow, Debbie Gravitte, Scott Coulter, John Boswell, Jason Graae and Ron Raines. In addition, each evening will feature two new local students who will share the stage during these performances as part of The ASCAP Foundation Jerry Herman Broadway Legacy Prize, with the goal of introducing classic musicals to a new generation of theater lovers and performers. This concert is produced by the ASCAP Foundation and SpotOn Entertainment.
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Pacific Symphony, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, is celebrating the 2017 Chinese New Year with the Southern California community by offering a number of unique and multi-faceted events. First, all are invited to the inaugural concert, “Chinese New Year: A Love Feast,” which offers a joyous mix of Eastern and Western music and dance, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at 8 p.m., in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Surrounding the concert is a VIP Chinese New Year Celebration reception and formal dinner in collaboration with LUILI crystal art. Then, the Symphony partners with the South Coast Chinese Cultural Center/Irvine Chinese School to present the “2017 Lantern Festival,” commemorating the end of the Lunar New Year. This free, family-friendly festival – with numerous activities and performances traditionally associated with the end of the Lunar New Year – takes place Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.
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