Follow my blog with Bloglovin I recently read The 17 Day Plan to Stop Aging, (2012) written by Dr. Mike Moreno. The title wasn’t quite accurate, of course, since we all know we can’t stop those sneaky hands of time from creeping up on us. However, the doc did provide some useful strategies for vital aging.
The proverbial fountain of youth can’t be found in a fountain. It’s not hidden in a bottle of expensive face cream or skin serum. It’s not about going ‘under the knife’ for plastic surgery.
But it is out there. It’s in our city parks, on the bicycle paths. It’s in our neighborhoods, on the sidewalks. It’s in our neighborhood fitness centers or community pool. It’s in the tennis courts, athletic fields, and even on our televisions, with the help of DVD players. Continue reading →
5 Ways to take positive action for your health’s sake
Make physical activity a part of your life. Have you ever heard of NEAT (non-exercise activity thermogenesis)?NEAT is simply all the things you do that burn calories throughout your day: pace, fidget, lift and carry, stand, stretch, take a walk on your lunch break, climb stairs . . .believe it or not, simple movement can make a difference in our health.
I’d say it was my dad who got me started on the vital aging kick, back when I was a just a kid. He was a health and wellness nut, ahead of his time. (This was in the sixties).
Dad took vitamin and herbal supplements long before it was trendy. He did isometric exercises using a weird stretchy contraption. He introduced me to cereal that resembled twigs and tasted just as good (yum). He bought me carob bars, which resembled Hershey’s chocolate but tasted nothing whatsoever like it!
He also loved to walk, and made it a habit throughout his life. I inherited that love of walking; it’s been one of my favorite exercises for years. Continue reading →