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!






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!