Health Living for May 2019 

Joke (True Story) 

*Grandma multi-tasking: taking care of two grandsons (3 year old, Logan and 7 year old, Nathan), while at the same time cleaning the kitchen and getting ready to go out on an errand into town with the grandsons. 

* Grandsons – trying to get their socks and shoes on to get ready to go. 

*Grandma asks the 3 year old – “Nathan hurry up, get your socks on”. Nathan tells grandma, - “I have my socks on Grandma.” Grandma – “I mean Logan get your socks on”. 

*Grandma goes back to the kitchen and continues to clean. Then she goes back to the grandsons to see how they are getting along. Grandma – “Hurry Nathan, get your socks on – Awe! I mean Logan, get your socks on. 

*Then quietly the 7 year old, Nathan, walks over to grandma. – Nathan says, “Grandma are we going to have to make some name Tags with our names on them, so you can know our names?” 

Health Tips: Travel Tips for Better Diabetes Control: Travel Tips for Better Diabetes Control 

www.medicinenet.com/diabetic_traveler_12-tips_pictures_slideshow/article.htm 

National Health Observances for May - Understanding Arthritis | Arthritis Diagnosis & Management  http://www.ready.gov

Tips on Arthritis awareness month – What Is Arthritis? www.arthritis.org 

What Is Arthritis? Visit website above for more information! 

Arthritis is very common but is not well understood. Actually, “arthritis” is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. People of all ages, sexes and races can and do have arthritis, and it is the leading cause of disability in America. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis. It is most common among women and occurs more frequently as people get older. 

Common arthritis joint symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion. Symptoms may come and go. They can be mild, moderate or severe. They may stay about the same for years, but may progress or get worse over time. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to do daily activities and make it difficult to walk or climb stairs. Arthritis can cause permanent joint changes. These changes may be visible, such as knobby finger joints, but often the damage can only be seen on X-ray. Some types of arthritis also affect the heart, eyes, lungs, kidneys and skin as well as the joints. 

There are different types of arthritis: 

Degenerative Arthritis 

Inflammatory Arthritis 

Infectious Arthritis 

Metabolic Arthritis 

Diagnosing Arthritis 

Exercise 

 

Hot Potato Game: Using a small size beach ball to pass around instead of a potato. 

1. Group your members with five or seven in a circle standing up. Depending on the number of members attending. 

2. Members will be passing the beach ball around the circle while listening to music being played. 

3. Ones the music stops – the member that has the beach ball has to sit down. 

4. Continue the game till the last person is left in each circle without the beach ball. That person will be the winner. The winner’s prize is the beach ball from that circle of members. 

 

Benefit of the game: 

Members are standing, laughing, concentrating, and moving their arms and their feet.