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, August 31, 2015

BICEP TENDONITIS

Discomfort located in the front of my left shoulder and upper arm may be bicep tendonitis and not solely a shoulder issue! BT is an inflammation of the tendon around the long head of the bicep muscle. Some bicep tendons connects the bicep muscle to bones in the shoulder and hence my self diagnosis of strictly a shoulder issue since I have had shoulder issues previously. BT is caused by wear and tear of the tendon by repeated overuse and aging. BT could be accompanied by rotator cuff tears or lesions. Icing after exercise and heat before exercise is recommended, warming up properly, stretching, avoiding exercises that my be harmful to the area and massage all may be helpful! I will also take an NSAID's if needed! If the discomfort persists for 2-3 weeks I would recommend  going to an MD for further diagnosis and treatment! My discomfort has been longer then 2-3 weeks so I need to heed my own advice!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

WEIGHT GAIN & WALKING

The ability to gain weight as we age is indisputable! Coming back to Atlanta from two weeks in NY I had expected to gain from six to ten pounds! I had not only expected but had planned for the weight gain! My only weight resistant exercise that I engaged in was getting out of bed and lifting my knife and fork! I basically ate and rested my body, hopefully to give my joints, bones and muscles a vacation. To my disbelief I had not gained any significant weight! Although I did lose some muscle mass! The only reason I can attribute my lack of weight gain to- was WALKING! ALOT! Every visit to a beach meant walking approximately three miles in the surf, on the wet sand and mixing jogging with walking, mainly walking! Despite the bagels, pizza, Carvel, Ralph's Italian Ices, Italian meals, hero sandwiches, bakery goodies, I managed to keep my weight stable! If this total lack of regard for my calories continued beyond two weeks, I would admit I would have a problem! Now it's back to the gym! The bottom line: So even on vacation KEEP MOVING!