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, June 28, 2016

MAGNESIUM

As we age nutrients become more important! Maybe because we eat less as we age we are getting less nutrients! Magnesium is a crucial mineral for our body's function! It helps keeps blood pressure normal, heart rhythm steady, bones strong and proper muscle function plus many other benefits! Although severe deficiencies are rare many experts believe people in the US are not eating enough magnesium rich foods! If you abuse alcohol, have kidney disease, Crohn's disease, take certain antibiotics or drugs your magnesium levels may be mitigated! Soda, sugars, bad carbs and stress can lower magnesium levels and a lack of magnesium can magnify stress! Anxiety, getting and staying asleep, muscle spasms, cramping and other issues may be a symptom of a lack of magnesium in your diet! Foods that contain magnesium are green leafy veggies like spinach; nuts, peas, soybeans and whole grain foods! Blood serum tests can inform you of your magnesium levels! There is also a delicate balance between magnesium intake and calcium intake, "they have actions that oppose each other yet they function as a team"!  Proper ratios between the two nutrients are important! Magnesium does have it's side effects, risks, negative interactions and overdosing is possible, magnesium overdosing can be fatal! PLEASE DISCUSS WITH YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER! I take a vitamin/mineral supplement that contains all nutrients! I also apply a transdermal liquid magnesium  that I massage into sore muscles!