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 28, 2014

GRIEF /STRESS/CHOLESTROL

I received my blood work from the  physical that I had Oct 17th and I was not happy! Although my overall results were decent including my PSA, my total cholesterol increased 35 points from one year ago and my LDL, the bad cholesterol increased 23 points, my HDL the good cholesterol did increase. My eating and exercise habits virtually remained unchanged over the past year, so what happened? I know that stress can cause a rise in cholesterol because of an increase in cortisone and adrenaline. My stress levels have remained about the same except for one thing---Grief!  What about Grief ? Grief related stress can raise blood pressure, heart rate and  levels of cortisol. I have lost two very dear friends over the past year and within four months of each other! " For some people, the shock and stress of bereavement may even bring on a heart attack "! This quote is from Health.com, 2012. I am still grieving; hopefully being mitigated by exercise, reading, family, good friends, and time! My next physical is in April and I hope my numbers will be better!

Monday, October 20, 2014

$10,000,000,000 +

This is the amount of dollars spent on just a small number of meds when people choose the wrong lifestyle! This amount is  forever increasing! Big Pharma are making huge profits on meds that depend on bad lifestyle choices by millions of people. Drugs such as Symbicort and Spiriva are for COPD which is primarily caused by smoking, Farxiga and Invokana are for type 2 diabetes which in many cases can be prevented by not smoking, exercise and proper eating! The commercials I see on cable television for Lyrica, a med for nerve pain caused by diabetes, show people that are morbidly obese. Is their a connection? Lyrica is also used for other issues but the ad that stands out is the one for diabetic nerve pain! I am assuming the  reason for the diabetic nerve pain ads is simple math and marketing! There are 29 million people plus with diabetes and many less with the other issues. 
ED meds in many cases can be avoided by not smoking, proper diet and exercising, which helps prevent diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, all of which can cause ED! I posted months ago that if you are a man in his 30's, 40's, 50's and even 60's and if you need an ED medication I would explore all possible and potential problems with your physician. The possible side effects for all these drugs are many and hideous! All these meds are connected by one common denominator: bad lifestyle choices!



Friday, October 10, 2014

"HEALTHY TRIM" / "HEALTHE TRIM" WEIGHT LOSS PRODUCT: AN OPINION

Another weight loss product that in my opinion I  do not recommend! The company suggests you wait 2-3 hours after taking 1-2 capsules before eating, which basically eliminates breakfast! This goes against everything that I recommend and suggest, foremost, eliminating the most important meal of the day! I am not talking donuts, I am talking protein and some carbs! Having protein in the AM revs up your metabolism for the day! The product contains caffeine a known appetite suppressant and stimulant and other ingredients that may or may not be beneficial. Also recommended is having two small meals during the course of the day. This routine will cause weight loss but not for an extended period. Of course as with all weight loss products that are advertised, discounts, auto billing are pitched! It is also expensive! If you do decide to use this product please check with your physician! My recommendations as always are: a healthy breakfast, healthy lunch, mid day healthy snack and a small dinner as early in the evening as possible! An exercise program lasting thirty minutes 3-4 times a week! Good luck!