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!

Monday, January 13, 2014


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.