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 69 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!






Thursday, January 30, 2014

T BOOSTERS- WARNINGS!

I have already posted that you should seek advice from your doctor before purchasing any T Boosters viewed on a infomercial. I caught a news program last night that said that low T treatments may increase risks of  heart disease. An article I read stated "T treatments may increase risks for heart attacks, strokes and death in older men with low T levels and other health problems" According to one urologist OTC natural remedies do not work. No such thing exists!

Monday, January 27, 2014

LOWER THERMOSTAT, LOSE WEIGHT, SAVE MONEY

 You should not need a degree in human physiology to realize this concept. Just common sense! Your body burns calories to maintain warmth. It finally made the news! Just lower your thermostat a few degrees, let's say from 72 to 68 and you will burn more calories and also reduce your heating bill. My thermostat is never above 67 and even cooler while sleeping. I enjoy it being cool. Only if a friend desires do I raise the thermostat.

Monday, January 20, 2014

#ARTHRI D

Another infomercial pertaining to joint discomfort! This particular one had a product called Arthri D! I called  and spoke with a customer service representative. There was no auto ship: automatic billing to your credit card, although a discount was given if you chose to do so. Either way I found this product to expensive for my wallet. A single bottle would be $ 129 including shipping. I also went to Google and some of the reviews were positive. I also found a web site called supplement-geek.com, a site worth viewing. Draw your own conclusions.

Friday, January 17, 2014

COLLAGEN

Collagen is the main structural protein of many connective tissues that is found in tendons, ligaments and skin, also to be found in cartilage and bones. It helps maintain strength and flexability throughout the body. It starts to decline with age. I started taking one scoop or 6,600mg today. Maybe taking collagen along with glucosamine/chondroitin it may ease my joint discomfort. I will keep my viewers posted.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

HYDROXYCUT: OPINION

While food shopping yesterday I passed a display of the weight loss product Hydroxycut, I was curious so I read the directions and when I came home I decided to google Hydroxycut. The company suggests a reduced calorie diet and moderate exercise to be more effective. Your water intake will also be increased. This formula will be effective for almost everybody if weight loss is desired with or without Hydroxycut. Although there were success stories there are also the risk of side effects. Some are serious. Caffeine is an ingredient, obviously as a stimulant. Please speak with your doctor before consuming any weight loss product.

Monday, January 13, 2014

"RESULTS MAY VARY"

While enjoying my morning coffee on a Sat / Sun morning and scanning the TV channels I am deluged with workout infomercials; offering CD's, DVD"s, Charts, Graphs, Journals, "exclusive offers," Bonuses, Testimonials, Catch Phrases, etc. Each one with it's toned, lean spokesperson, all  "celebrity fitness" trainers. I actually saw a new "celebrity fitness" trainer this past weekend- never heard of her! All of the participants in the videos are relatively young-compared to me! No aching backs, shoulders or knees. If you follow all the guidelines they probably work. If your 60 plus and just want to get back to some semblance of good health and maybe live longer by  losing weight, lowering cholesterol and triglycerides, tone, etc., an MD on another channel suggested you walk 30 minutes per day, indulge your fast food craving 1-2 times per month, portion control, eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of water, wear sunscreen. Hello! She may have forgotten, I am not sure, do not smoke! I would also recommend doing 3 sets, 10- 15 reps of push ups 3-4 times per week. Increasing the reps and sets as they get easier. But as the very small print says on the bottom of the TV screen with each infomercial and I am sure the MD would agree, " Results May Vary." This post is very similar to a post I made on 10/7 but I felt it was worth repeating.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

T BOOSTERS

I have already posted that I have a low T level. I have also posted about two products that have a automatic delivery, automatic bill to your credit card which I highly oppose. Many of these products contain a "proprietary blend"  but many of these blends contain one or more of the same substances such as Fenugreek, Tongkat Ali, Tribulus terrestris, and others in various amounts. I have already posted that I suspect because of my low T level I don't have the energy and strength I had just several years ago. There are ways you can attempt to naturally boost your T level before you submit to taking any of the OTC or infomercial products: lose weight, high intensity exercise, increase your vitamin D and zinc intake, increase your intake of branch chain amino acids by way of whey protein, limit sugar, don't smoke, and consume the good fats. I spoke to a very nice customer service rep from one of the products I saw in a health food store to inquire about any risks by a person such as me with heart disease. I said there was no mention of any risks involved with the product. Some of the products I saw had certain risks if you had heart disease, cancer or any other medical conditions. She told me and what I have been saying to all my viewers-  speak with your physician before you take any T booster supplement. My next visit to my primary physician and cardiologist is in March/April and I will definitely inquire about these products. Google has a tremendous amount of information on T boosters including the products themselves, reviews, ingredients, etc. In the meantime I will try to boost my T level naturally.

Monday, January 6, 2014

2000 CALORIES, 30 MINUTES

I caught the last few seconds of a radio ad for a weight loss product yesterday. It stated that a max of 2000 calorie per day intake and 30 minutes of walking each day was required to insure success. HELLO! If an adult male consumes less then 2000 calories per day combined with 30 minutes of exercise  such as walking per day he will lose weight. Save your money!  You should not have to be a member of MENSA to realize this! I believe it is 1800 calories per day for women. The 2000 calories should consist of the proper amounts of good quality protein, fats and carbs.
NBC this am had a gentleman as a guest who lost weight and inches, reduced his cholesterol by eating all his meals at a fast food restaurant. I sometimes meet friends in the am to have breakfast at a fast food restaurant. My choice is always an egg white on a muffin not a biscuit. The amount of calories is 450 or less. You have the opportunity at fast food restaurants for every meal to eat healthy: salads, chicken, soup, etc. At many fast food restaurants the calorie content is displayed. It is simply a matter of making the right choices.