Add Years to your Life – And Life to your Years!

 

One day I asked a friend if she’d like to live as long as George Burns. For those of you too young to remember him, he was a well-known comedian years ago who also played God in a couple of movies back in the seventies. God must have enjoyed his performances, because old George lived to be 100. He actually worked until he was in his mid-nineties! George also believed in having a good attitude about aging. He was credited with saying: “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My friend didn’t seem too keen on the idea of becoming a centenarian. She responded: “No, I don’t want to live to be 100. Can you imagine what I would look like if I was 100? Nobody would be my friend (mostly because they would all be dead). I would be lonely walking around my house with my walker, running into the wall and falling down. Do you know how hard it is for a person who is 100 to get up when they fall down??? I might lie there until I was 101!” (OK, I get the picture) Continue reading

Book Recommendation: This is your Do-Over

 

Book Recommend: This is your Do-Over

 

 

 

 

 

This is your Do-Over: The 7 Secrets to Losing Weight, Living Longer, and Getting a Second Chance at the Life You Want. Roizen, Michael F., M.D. (2015) Scribner: New York, NY

You may have already heard of Dr.Michael Roizon. He is not only the Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, he’s also the author of the Real Age series of books. Dr. Roizen has also co-authored with Mehmet Oz, M.D. (the YOU Series). With his education and diverse background, it’s safe to say he’s a true expert in the field of health and wellness. Continue reading

Book Recommendation: 30 Days to a Better Brain

We’re living longer these days. Yet most of us believe that living longer won’t mean living better. Many of us fear that our brains will suffer the ravages of age, bowing down to Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. It doesn’t have to be this way. Taking charge of our brain health is one of the most important steps we can take to enjoy quality longevity. Good brain health is within our grasp; we just need to take that first step: a commitment to ourselves to re-vamp our lifestyle.

In his book, Canyon Ranch 30 Days to a Better Brain, Dr. Richard Carmona uses up-to-date research to show us how to go beyond that first step.     Continue reading

Stay Curious – For Your Brain’s Sake

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ABCs of Vital Aging – Curiosity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s been said that “curiosity killed the cat.”  Well I don’t buy it. Now, I could see curiosity killing a mouse, if said mouse curiously nosed around a mousetrap.   But a curious cat? A curious cat is a good thing, in my book.  If a cat truly has nine lives, what curiosity will do for that cat is give him or her some enjoyment during those lives.  Continue reading

What I Know About Memory

 

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I know that at age 59, my memory is simply not trustworthy.  Too often, I resort to making lists and notes to remember things. Recent notes have included gentle reminders such as: take shower, go to work and make dinner.  Okay, I’m just kidding, my memory isn’t that bad.

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