#CyberCrime Prevention for #Seniors – Tips to Stay #Safe on the Internet. Cybersecurity bill of good health

Cyber-Security Checklist  (Ferrand, 2015)

Cybersecurity bill of good health. Just like your body, your loved ones and their connected devices can benefit from these few simple preventive measures to keep healthy.

☐ Protect Yourself First ☐ Use Strong Passwords ☐ Use and Update Virus Protection and Security Settings

1 Pew Research Center, April 2014, “Older Adults and Technology Use” available at: http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/04/03/older-adults-and-technology-use/.

2 Pew Research Center, “Older Adults and Technology Use.”

3 FBI, “Common Fraud Schemes, Fraud Target: Senior Citizens” available at https://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud/seniors.

4 Splash Data News, January 2015, “123456 Maintains the Top Spot on Splash Data’s Annual “Worst Passwords” List” available at splashdata.com/press/worst-passwords-of-2014.htm; See also, CNN, January 2014, “123456 tops list of worst passwords,” available at http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/22/tech/web/most-common-passwords/.

5. Keep Private Information Private

6. Communicate about Cyber-Security: Stay Informed and Share Helpful Tips with Others

7. If You See Something, Say Something Suspect something? See something? Say something. There are many ways to safely report a situation you experienced or suspect may be fraudulent. If you are the victim of a scam, it is important to report the situation to the proper authorities such as the police or FBI.

8. Stay Informed Attending workshops, educational seminars, and talking with friends and family are all ways to gain and share knowledge and stay informed.

Check out these resources for more information on how to protect yourself and senior loved ones from cyber-crime and how stay safe online:  Stay Safe Online: http://www.StaySafeOnline.org

 SeniorNet: http://www.SeniorNet.org (educational opportunities)

 FBI: http://www.FBI.gov/scams-safety/fraud/seniors

 United States Senate Special Committee on Aging: http://www.aging.senate.gov/

Yoga you can do in Bed #Livestrong #SeniorHealth

8 Energizing Yoga Moves You Can Do in Bed

By Sophie Jaffe

The best workout? One you can do without getting out of bed.
The best workout? One you can do without getting out of bed. Photo Credit nesharm/iStock

Opening your morning with yoga is a powerful way to connect to your breath and set a peaceful, grounded tone for what will follow in the hours ahead. Without leaving the warmth and comfort of your bed, flow through these eight energizing poses upon awakening (or keep your eyes closed if you like). I like to use yoga as a softer, easier way to wake up.

On mornings when I need the extra boost or have early commitments, I use the Yoga Wake Up app, which is an alarm that wakes me up with an audio-based yoga sequence by teachers I know personally, like Jen Smith and Derek Beres. After a sunrise practice, I feel rejuvenated, calm and ready to take on the day! Try these eight poses and see how they can help you start your day right.

1. Wide-Legged Child Pose (Balasana)

From a kneeling position, lower your bottom down and between your feet. Then extend your torso and arms out in front of you between your thighs. Allow your forehead to rest on the bed. Breathe and hold the pose for 30 seconds to a minute.

Wide-Legged Child Pose or Balasana
Wide-Legged Child Pose or Balasana Photo Credit Sophie Jaffe

2. Cat Pose to Cow Pose (Marjaryasana to Bitilasana)

Start with your hands and knees on the bed, and make sure your wrists are in line with your shoulders and your knees are under your hips. Inhale, then exhale as you gently round your spine up into Cat while keeping your abdominals engaged and allowing your chin to drop to your chest. Inhale, and then exhale into Cow by arching your back, lifting your head up and letting your belly relax. Flow back up into Cat and repeat, warming up your spine.

[Read More: 5 Restorative Yoga Moves for Restful Sleep]

Cat Pose to Cow Pose or Marjaryasana to Bitilasana
Cat Pose to Cow Pose or Marjaryasana to Bitilasana Photo Credit Sophie Jaffe

3. Seated Forward Fold (Paschimottanasana)

From a seated position, extend your legs in front of you and flex your feet. Lift your arms up and then reach for your feet or ankles, making sure to remove any curvature from your spine. Breathe and continue to bend forward, maintaining relaxed shoulders and a flat back. Hold for 30 seconds to a minute.

Seated Forward Fold  or Paschimottanasana
Seated Forward Fold or Paschimottanasana Photo Credit Sophie Jaffe

4. Supine Spinal Twist (Supta Matsyendrasana)

Lying on your back, bring your right knee into your chest and gently lower it over the left side of your body. Draw your right arm (and your gaze) out to your right side and place your left hand on your right knee. Hold for five to 10 breaths and then repeat on the opposite side.

Supine Spinal Twist  or Supta Matsyendrasana
Supine Spinal Twist or Supta Matsyendrasana Photo Credit Sophie Jaffe

5. Fish Pose (Matsyasana)

Begin lying on your back with your legs together and your arms close to your body. Bend your elbows in and lift your palms up to the sky with your fingers pointing up. Exhale, push into your elbows, lift your chest to the sky and place the crown of your head down onto the ground. Keep your legs active, and squeeze your shoulder blades on your exhalations. Continue to breathe, expanding your chest, for 30 seconds.

Fish pose or Matsyasana
Fish pose or Matsyasana Photo Credit Sophie Jaffe

6. Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana)

Lying on your back, bring your knees into your chest and gently take hold of the edges of your feet. As you release into your hips, allow your lower back to spread onto the bed, ensuring your ankles are stacked over your knees. Try to touch the tip of your tailbone to the bed. Breathe and hold for one minute.

Happy Baby Pose or Ananda Balasana
Happy Baby Pose or Ananda Balasana Photo Credit Sophie Jaffe

7. Pigeon Pose (Kapotasana)

From a low lunge with the right leg forward, extend the left leg back with the top of your foot flat, and then bend the right leg, squaring your hips. Lengthen the spine and exhale, folding forward over the front of the leg with your arms, chest and head. Breathe for one minute to three minutes and repeat on the other side.

Pigeon Pose or Kapotasana
Pigeon Pose or Kapotasana Photo Credit Sophie Jaffe

8. Seated Pose (Sukasana)

Sit on your sit bones with your legs crossed and feet relaxed. Lift your spine straight to the sky and allow your hands to rest on your knees with the palms facing down. Practice breathing, and savor the peace and tranquility of the moment.

Seated Pose or Sukasana
Seated Pose or Sukasana Photo Credit Sophie Jaffe

Sophie Jaffe is a certified raw-food nutritionist and raw-food chef. She’s a member of the Yoga Alliance as an advanced teacher and is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer. After managing a raw-foods store in Los Angeles that specialized in group cleanses, she became dissatisfied with the one-size-fits-all model of detox regimens and created her own company, Philosophie.