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, May 19, 2015

JOINT PAIN

It comes with age; years of wear and tear! Shoulder pain, knee pain, elbow pain, wrist pain! As you age you lose synovial fluid, a joint lubricant. You also lose flexibility! Also a form of arthritis may be occurring. I have been to physiotherapists, chiropractors, DO's, orthopedists! An acupuncturist may be next! I fully accept assorted discomfort will never be gone! I adjust! My running days are long gone! Lighter weight, higher reps at the gym! Stretching! I have taken chondroitin/ glucosamine as mentioned in a previous post, with no results, I will try again! I have Googled and called products advertised on TV such as Arthri D, Supple and posted my opinions! The major negatives: auto-billing and expensive! I will try to heal with self induced physical therapy for my torn meniscus! It's worth a try! I ice and take ibuprofen or naproxen when needed!

Friday, May 15, 2015

SWIMMING

" Swimming is the perfect sport to help you stay in shape. This is especially true for the older population. As you age, your motivation to exercise may decline often due to various aches and pains that may arise as a result. Those discomforts can be further aggravated by high impact sports such as running. However, not remaining active will lead to a loss in strength and flexibility, as well as weaken your immune system, making you susceptible to catching a cold or the flu. In fact, a lack of exercise over time will most probably cause your aches and pains to increase! 
Swimming is a low impact sport that provides a great full body exercise regimen. Swimming not only builds muscle strength, it also offers a great cardiovascular workout at the same time-without the damaging effects of high impact sports."  Like all physical undertakings, especially if you have been inactive, please seek out medical advice!
The above quote was from a regional magazine: Coastal Sport & Wellness, located in South Carolina, entitled " But I'm too Old to Swim" !!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

PANERA BREAD

I was always under the impression that whenever and whatever I ate at Panera Bread was basically healthy! Wrong! I congratulate them for admitting their mistakes and are willing to delete up to 150 harmful ingredients and replace them with healthier items! People over sixty have been ingesting bad chemicals for decades, we don't need to add fuel to the fire!