MISSION STATEMENT: Welcome to my Blog! My goal with this blog is to inform and to inspire my sixty plus readers! You are never to old to exercise! Keep moving! All opinions, thoughts and statements are mine based on 70 years of living! Injuries and surgeries past and present will be discussed! If I recommend a product or a lifestyle change it is something that I myself have used or have experienced! All nutrients and supplements I recommend may appear to be harmless but please check with your MD! Some may interfere with your current medications! This blog will be ongoing! Posts will be made when I feel I have worthwhile opinions, thoughts and statements! I may go back and review past posts to make changes if I feel necessary! Before undertaking any exercise routine please check with your health care provider!






Tuesday, October 29, 2013

ONIONS / HEALTH BENEFITS

I started using onioins in my single egg and egg white omelets to add flavor along with green peppers and some feta cheese. So I decided to google the health benefits of onions and I was amazed! The benefits included: fighting cancer, heart disease and diabetes.




Friday, October 11, 2013

JOINT DISCOMFORT

I went for the results yesterday of my visit to the  joint and spine center last week. Good news, bad news scenario as I suspected. Nothing atypical for a 65 yr old. Treatments began immediately!


 Treatments for my joint discomfort will consist of chiropractic, physiotherapy, and injections in my left and right knee and lower back. The injections were not a corticosteroid but a natural healing substance.  I will be having treatments until mid Feb. I was also given a back brace and knee brace to wear 2 hrs each day and an electric stimulation kit for my knee to be used 30 min each day. Will keep everybody posted!

NUCLEAR STRESS TEST

Arrived at my cardiologist office 7:15 AM  10/8 for my nuclear stress test. BP 107/72, very slow moving pics of my heart were taken, 14 mins on the treadmill with a steady increase in speed and incline to push my heart to a 140/min pace. BP and EKG were always monitored. Recovery heart beat was excellent. More pics were taken of my heart. I am presently waiting for results of the pictures which will identify any blockages, narrowing of the arteries, etc.


Nov 7th is my appt with my cardiologist to review my test results.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

SHINGLES VACCINE / FLU SHOTS

I had chicken pox so I did get the shingle vaccine!  Why? There is a high correlation between chicken pox and getting shingles as the Merck ads on TV very strongly show. The vaccine is expensive so shop around. I also saw the pain my dad was in, a Purple Heart recipient, a street kid from Brooklyn and he told me it was the worst pain he has ever experienced!

I did not get the flu vaccine! Never have. Rolling the dice? Lucky? Maybe! I eat well, take vitamins, take an aspirin a day, exercise and  most important-I am a prolific hand washer! The very last exercise I do at the gym is washing my hands with soap and hot water! I can't remember the last time I had the flu or a bad cold. Speak to your doctor! If your 60, I am 65 they will probably recommend the vaccine.

Friday, October 4, 2013

PAIN / DISCOMFORT

Please understand: When I blog about joint pain or pain in general I do so realizing there are millions and millions of people in this world suffering from major debilitating pain. My pain is more discomfort, I am still able to go to the gym and do things that many people cannot do, on a 1-10 scale with 10 being the highest degree of pain, I have never been there!

I had an appt today with a joint and spine center to help me deal with my discomfort. X-Rays were taken of my knee, thumb, wrist, lower back, elbow, and shoulder. Next Thursday I meet with DO's, DC's and PA's to determine my next course of action.