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74 Years Old

Whenever I hear, “You look good for your age,” I usually do a bit of calibrating. How old does the person really think I am? What is his/her view on aging? How old is the person offering the compliment? How old does the person offering the compliment look? In America we glorify youth. Between cosmetic… Read more

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Looking Back on 2018

Goodbye 2018

I think I’m over the whole New Year’s Resolution phase of my life. When I was much younger I’d start the year with a laundry list of resolutions and never get further than 30 days in sticking with them. Sadly, I’m not unique in this practice. I believe it was a couple of years ago… Read more

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Happy Feet

I’ve got happy feet! As a matter of fact, I’ve got very happy feet! I attribute some of my foot happiness to Soft Star shoes. If you haven’t heard of them, take a visit over to their website to see what they’re all about. If you’re into high fashion, high heels and red carpet walk… Read more

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Snow Shovel Workout

I’ve decided to make snow my best friend this winter. Well, not really my best friend but a useful inconvenience. This winter we seem to be pounded with snow; anywhere from the nuisance 3-inch snow up to a couple of feet of snow. Instead of sitting home grumbling about the annoyance, I decided to put… Read more

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Body by Science

The more I take control of my health, the further away I walk from conventional wisdom. There are times, however, when embarking on a whole new adventure, it takes time to sort out the wheat from the chaff. Easy to Understand There are some things that are easy to understand, like MSG, trans fats and… Read more

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Starting the New Year Right

Fitness

Every year for as long as I can remember I would vow to lose weight and visit the gym regularly. This year is different.  I’m going to cancel my gym membership and let my new way of eating worry about my weight. Low Carb no Cardio Overload Since I’ve changed my way of eating a… Read more

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A Health Observation

Cigarette

Yesterday as I was sitting in the waiting room while my daughter tried on yet another outfit, so I started chatting with a well-dressed woman in her mid 50’s who worked in the store. This woman obviously watched her weight and took meticulous care of her appearance. Her hair was attractively colored and cut. Her… Read more

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My Own Worst Enemy

Exercise for Pain Relief

I’ve made a full recovery from my bout with sciatica. My chiropractic visits are down to every other week and soon to be once a month. My acupuncture visits that were once 3 times a week are now down to once a month. Continued Movement Back in the beginning of my treatment, I followed my… Read more

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Power Walk

During my menopause journey, I was most concerned with how to stop the dreaded hot flashes. I had my first hot flash in my early 40’s and did a lot of research on how to stop them. They’re awful. Within a couple of months, I had the hot flashes licked and promptly forgot about menopause… Read more

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Walking Ain’t so Bad

Because I’m undergoing treatment for sciatic pain, my chiropractor took me off of all exercise except for a few muscle retraining moves and walking. He is a huge advocate for walking. According to him an hour 3 to 4 times a week is all I need. The reason why he is such a huge fan… Read more

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