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Health Tips from Healthy 69 yr. old senior.

okay right now I’m doing my evening walk now listen you don’t have to do what I do but it’s important to do something it’s no secret that exercise is good for your health I mean you hear it all the time in the media and it makes a lot of sense you know it’s only been in the last 100 years or so that machines have replaced humans with hard labor so on an evolutionary scale we should still be doing some kind of physical labor something you know and and it and it makes sense because you know if you just sit around all day your heart and your circulation thought that I are not working efficiently and your body doesn’t get rid of waste very easily so that’s why the exercise is good you keep doing different things because if you don’t uh you know that old saying you know use it or lose it out okay listen I’m not a doctor so any advice that I give you is for my experience and for my research okay so if you’re in reasonable good health and don’t suffer from any diseases then one good bit of advice I can give you is stay away from doctors you hear me now when I say stay away from doctors I don’t mean now when you go to the hospital and uh they cut off the wrong leg or they they cut out the wrong kidney because so I mean we all know from the media that medical mistakes are one of the leading causes of death in the United States no I’m not even talking about that that you know about what I’m talking about is common ailments to flow colds things like that you can handle that yourself without going to the doctor you know you take you give get rest if you need it plenty of liquids plenty of water all the time you go when you’re healthy plenty of water that’s very important fail okay your body needs water okay so constantly be having water now the thing is though you know you can’t check hold and everything like that if you go and you get antibiotics who know what’s happening now the germs are building up resistance to these antibiotics the best thing to do is beat it yourself let allow your body’s immune system to defeat the journey that is attacking you and once it does that the next time that journey comes around looking for trouble your body is going to recognize it and get rid of it ok now another thing is about joint pain all right you know sometimes you know you get a pain in your joints your workout and stuff like that you know instead of taking a lot of medicine going to the thought the blah blah blah you know and maybe get on necessary operations you know if it’s a if it’s a pain what I do what works for me I find out where the center of that pain is say I feel around until I find the center and I just rub that Center and what that does is bring the healing blood to that area there and though and whatever whatever is in trouble there if it helps to leave the pain once for me you know now as far as food you have to eat up a basic diet and you know I mean if you don’t need me I don’t know what to tell you but basically what I go I don’t cook where are those I believe those um those frozen dinners some of them are very good they have to meet the potatoes to vegetables everything you need and when they’re on the the store or or you’re in the store club discount they’re like 250 apiece or five dollars a day for two of them and you’ll need a very good balanced diet in between a little bananas and everything like that I don’t deny myself anything I eat chocolate cake I eat tender stand whatever is around I don’t need a lot you know what I don’t deny myself anything either you know so that’s basically it it’s all basic common sense and so I’m signing off for now and take my advice for whatever it’s worth and if you have any comments leave them in the comment section and thank you very much

Senior Health: Building muscle and strength into the Golden Years

I have always loved physical fitness since I was young and have always been active and I found that it’s helped me in immeasurable ways 61 years young Marsha McKay is in terrific shape she makes exercise a part of her everyday life but a majority of Americans particularly those over 60 leave physical fitness behind when they hit their golden years physical activity is important for any population regardless of age it translates to prevention of cardiovascular disease prevention of diabetes a host of comorbidities that are associated with obesity people can expect to lose upwards of fifty percent of muscle strength and even up to eighty percent of muscle power if they are sedentary throughout their late adulthood it’s commonly thought that adults over a certain age cannot build muscle mass and strength but a University of Michigan Health System study challenges that belief the results of the studies show that not only can older adults experience improvement but they can expect even greater improvement if they engage in progressive resistance training which means that they are increasing the load and increasing the amount of training that they’re doing over time to accommodate their fitness improvements study results suggest that with an average of about 20 and a half weeks of training an individual can increase 1.1 kilograms of lean muscle tissue over their whole body or about 2.4 2 pounds I really didn’t start learning about resistance training and actually doing it till I was in my 40s late 40s but what I found is that it’s strengthen the muscles around the joints to keep them stable I have very small bones and I’m at risk for us your process and my bones are strong so it’s not just the muscle is the joints the bones and the muscles so is increasingly important to resistance training resistance exercise is a great way to not only preserve but to increase lean muscle tissue and strength capacity so that people can decrease risk of slip and fall accidents they can function more readily in daily life able to stand up out of a chair easier walk across the floor climb a flight of stairs anything that requires manipulating their own body mass I would say my goals is to stay healthy and the resistance keeps me that way I think anybody over the age of 50 should strongly consider participating in resistance exercise a good way for people to start a no resistance training program is to consider using their body mass as a load and simply using basic exercises like squats standing up out of a chair doing things that use your own body mass through full range of motion and then as somebody becomes more comfortable and they’re interested in pursuing some more advanced level training it is possible to do that at a gym with some guidance and expertise of fitness consultant the most influential parameter to somebody’s function is their strength capacity and no matter what age and individual is they can experience significant strength improvement with resistance exercise even into the eighth and ninth decades of life I’ve always been involved in fitness but you know as I’ve gotten older I’ve focused more on weight training I feel stronger I want to stay healthy have strong bones and avoid injury that’s my goal and try to fight the aging thing as much as possible you