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Why You Should Exercise With Your Significant Other Couples Who Sweat Together STAY TOGETHER E ach Valentine’s Day, people all over the world rush to the store to buy chocolates and all the ingredients necessary to whip up a romantic dinner for two. Unfortunately, these calorie-laden holiday traditions can undermine the fitness resolutions you made just six weeks before. Instead of throwing your goals by the wayside this February, why not make fitness a couples activity? Play Catch! Grab a medicine ball and do some overhead passes, feet-to-feet situp passes, and back-to-back twists with each other. All of these easy at-home workouts help build a solid core. Go for a Run! If the weather is nice, the two of you can lace up and hit the pavement together. You could even make a couples playlist to listen to as you run. If the cold temperatures are preventing you from enjoying the great outdoors, head to the gym and challenge each other on side-by-side treadmills.
The National Library of Medicine published a study showing that couples who focused on their health together went to the gym more often and reported feeling more connected in their relationship. These findings were corroborated by a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Scientists claimed that partners who exercised together reported higher levels of happiness and satisfaction in their relationship. If you and your sweetheart are looking for a romantic way to burn some calories this month, here are some great workout ideas for two.
Try Some Rock Climbing! This is a great way to get a good workout while simultaneously building trust with your partner. Most rock-climbing gyms offer classes in belaying, and staff members can give you tips to improve your form. Sign up to work with an instructor and test your personal limits together.
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EMBRACING ‘SPENDOPHOBIA’ 3 Ways to Invest in Yourself After Retirement
An in-ground pool or a private tennis court might be outside your budget, but new kitchen countertops or a deeper tub will add a touch of luxury to the
You’ve spent your entire life being told to save, save, save. Now you’re finally retired, so it’s time to spend some of that money — but you’re scared! This is only natural because it means breaking a lifelong habit of socking away money and refusing to touch it. You’re not alone. A recent study of retirees’ spending habits showed many people actually spend less than they can afford to. They’re scared of the “what ifs” that come with living on a fixed income. However, at age 70 1/2, you have to start taking the required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your traditional IRA and 401(k) whether you want to or not. Instead of stressing over the fact that you’re pulling money out of these accounts, embrace the opportunity to do something for yourself. TRAVEL It can be tempting to hold off spending money as long as possible. After all, who knows how long you need your savings to last? Travel, however, is one thing you can indulge in early without feeling guilty. Even the most leisurely trips can be physically demanding, so it’s better to see the world at 70 rather than wait until you’re 90. To keep yourself on track financially, use the bucket system to set up a separate savings account just for travel. INVEST IN YOUR HOME Once you no longer have to work five days a week, you’ll be in your home more often, so why not make it amazing?
space you spend the most time in. Upgrading your home is almost always a good investment because it adds equity, which will pay off down the road. That extra cash will come in handy if you decide to sell later on in order to downsize or you plan to enter assisted living. Don’t forget to set aside money for ongoing maintenance, such as a new water heater or roof repairs. GO BACK TO COLLEGE It might sound counterintuitive to go to college when you’re not planning to go back to work, but continuing your education after retirement offers many benefits. Many individuals find themselves with more time on their hands than they’re accustomed to, and without a plan to fill this time, it’s easy to become depressed or isolated. Numerous studies have shown that continuing to exercise your brain has a positive impact on cognitive function, so taking a few classes can be the perfect way to stay busy and keep your mind sharp. Attending school late in life is also a great opportunity to indulge your passions and learn more about subjects you’ve always been interested in. Many colleges offer free classes or reduced tuition to seniors, so check with your local schools and see what classes or programs they have available.
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Why You Should Exercise With Your Significant Other AN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY (JUST FOR YOU)
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TAKE A BREAK!
1. BREAKFAST WOULD NOT BE THE SAME WITHOUT IT, WHAT IS “ACKEE”? a. A type of milk b. A vegetable c. A tree grown fruit d. A condiment 2. HERE IS AN EASY ONE. JAMAICA IS FAMOUS FOR “JERK”. WHAT IS IT? a. A spicy salad b. Beef jerky
3. WHAT IS “STAMP AND GO”? a. Red kidney beans stewed with salty meat b. Thick cassava pancakes c. Stuffed bell peppers d. Saltfish fritters
4. WHAT IS DUCKUNOO? a. A pastry with grated coconut b. A dark fruity rum cake c. Almond flavored grated coconut d. A pudding
c. A blend of pureed vegetables d. A method of barbecuing meat
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CULTURE AND COFFEE IN JAMAICA
Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival March 1–3 Newcastle, St. Andrew
This year marks the second Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival, an event that was started just last year. It’s a three-day festival dedicated to local coffee and celebrating the farm-to-cup tradition. The event plays host to coffee, food, live music, and cultural presentations. Many local artisans will also be on hand with their wares. More information on this event can be found at JamaicaCoffeeFest.com and Facebook.com/JamaicaCoffeeFest.
Poetry in Motion Feb. 24 Manchester Golf Club, Mandeville
Poetry in Motion is an event dedicated to Dr. Louise Bennett-Coverley, aka Miss Lou. It’s an evening with many of Jamaica’s distinguished artists, from dancers to musicians and poets. Performers include Yasus Afari, Professor Mervyn Morris, Professor Fred Hickling, Mutabaruka, Ann-Marie Wilmot, and Karen Smith. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Manchester Golf Club in Mandeville, and further information may be found at Facebook.com/ PiMJamaica.
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