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Aging is a journey we're all on... We'll all go to places we've never been to or imagined. With perseverance...physical movement...and acquired knowledge, the journey can be a good one.

May peace be with you, take care of your body and take time to enjoy your life, it's the only one you get.



ABOUT US!

WE ARE A MATURE TEAM OF VERY HEALTH CONSCIOUS (RETIRED REAL ESTATE) RESEARCHERS.
THERE ARE A GROWING NUMBER OF  HEALTH ISSUES EFFECTING THE POPULATION OF OUR COUNTRY THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED WITH MORE ACCURATE INFORMATION. AS WE ALL KNOW, GOOD COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY TO SOLVING PROBLEMS AND THAT IS WHERE WE ALL CAN HELP ONE ANOTHER. IF YOU HAVE HAD A HEALTH, MEDICAL OR LIFE LEARNING EXPERIENCE WITH KNOWLEDGE TO PASS ON OR SHARE, PLEASE UTILIZE EXPERIENCES SHARED UNDER EACH SUBJECT.

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Nuts are loaded with potent natural nutrients that are very capable of enriching many very important functions in our bodys.

Nuts are a healthy snack option, and are a good source of fiber and protein. They also contain minerals including, calcium, iron, magnesium phosphorous, potassium and Vitamin E. And even though they're usually high in fat, the fat they contain is a healthy type. Nuts provide various health benefits - especially in regards to reducing heart disease risk factors. Nuts in moderation are healthy additions to your diet. Their mix of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber will help you feel full and suppress your appetite. Avoid nuts packaged or roasted in oil: instead eat them raw or dry roasted.



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  • Pistachio
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ADHD

ATTENTION DEFFICIENT DISORDER KNOWS NO BOUNDS AS IT CAN BE FOUND IN PEOPLE OF ALL AGES..

KEY SYMPTOMS ARE:

  • TROUBLE STAYING FOCUSED
  • TROUBLE ORGANIZING
  • TROUBLE FINISHING PROJECTS
  • EASILY DISTRACTED
  • LATE TO APPOINTMENTS
  • ON THE GO
  • IMPULSIVE
  • HYPERACTIVE

WAYS TO HELP:

  • FOCUS, FOCUS, FOCUS
  • MAKE LIST
  • SET GOALS



BACK

UPPER BACK PAIN CAN OCCUR BECAUSE OF TRAUMA OR SUDDEN INJURY, OR IT CAN OCCUR THROUGH STRAIN OR POOR POSTURE OVER TIME.

LOWER BACK PAIN IS THE MOST COMMON BACK PROBLEM MOST COMMONLY CAUSED BY IMPROPER LIFTING, ALONG WITH LIFTING TOO MUCH WEIGHT.

VERY IMPORTANT: WHEN LIFTING FROM GROUND LEVEL, YOU SHOUILD BEND AND USE YOUR KNEES...NOT YOUR BACK!

SOME EFFECTIVE WAYS TO HELP:

  • EXERCISE OFTEN
  • MAINTAIN HEALTHY WEIGHT
  • STAND UP STRAIGHT
  • AVOID HEAVY LIFTING
  • GET PLENTY OF CALCIUM AND VITAMIN D






CANCER

CANCER IS AN ABNORMAL GROWTH OF CELLS THAT CAN INVADE OR SPREAD TO OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY. THESE CELLS FORM A MASS OR GROWTH CALLED TUMORS. NOT ALL TUMORS ARE CANCEROUS, BENIGN TUMORS DO NOT SPREAD TO OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY. THERE ARE MANY TYPES OF CANCER.

KEY SYMPTOMS ARE:

  • BOWEL CHANGES
  • RECTAL BLEEDING
  • URINARY CHANGES
  • UNUSUAL COUGHING
  • LUMPS
  • BLOATING

WAYS TO HELP PREVENT CANCER:

  • DON'T SMOKE
  • LIMIT ALCOHOL
  • PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE SUN
  • EXERCISE REGULARLY
  • EAT DIETS LOW IN FAT
  • EAT DIETS RICH IN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES


EXPERIENCES SHARED



CRAMPS

CRAMPS ARE USUALLY BURST OF PAIN IN A CALF OR FOOT; (CONTRACTIONS OF MUSCLES); USUALLY AT NIGHT WHILE IN BED. GET OUT OF BED AND WALK AROUND A BIT...OR IF PAIN PERSIST, TRY A SPOONFUL OF MUSTARD.

KEY SYMPTOMS ARE:

  • PAIN IN CALF OR FOOT
  • INTENSE INVOLUNTARY CONTRACTIONS OF MUSCLES

SOME EFFECTIVE WAYS TO HELP:

  • STAY HYDRATED
  • SUPPLEMENT WITH VITAMIN E AND B COMPLEX
  • SUPPLEMENT WITH MAGNESIUM
  • WEAR PROPERLY FITTED SHOES
  • AVOID SITTING TOO LONG
  • LIMIT TIME STANDING ON CONCRETE
  • STRETCH OR MASSAGE MUSCLES



HAIR

WHITENING OR GRAYING OF THE HAIR USUALLY DEVELOPS GRADUALLY, IT MAY BE PATCHY OR IT MAY BE ALL OVER.

CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS:

  • HEREDITY
  • EMOTIONAL STRESS
  • POOR EATING HABITS
  • DRUGS

WAYS TO HELP WITH HAIR LOSS:

  • MANAGE STRESS
  • EAT PROTEIN
  • TAKE ZINC, VITAMIN E AND BIOTIN
  • EAT WALNUTS AND ALMONDS
  • EAT STRAWBERRIES AND RASPBERRIES.


 EXPERIENCES SHARED





KNEES

KNEE PAIN IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH MANY CAUSES, FROM ACUTE INJURIES TO MEDICAL CONDITIONS.

SYMPTOMS OF KNEE PROBLEMS:

  • DIFFICULTY WALKING UP AND DOWN STAIRS
  • LOCKING OF THE KNEES
  • REDNESS AND SWELLING
  • INABILITY TO EXTEND KNEE
  • INABILITY TO BEAR WEIGHT

SOME EFFECTIVE WAYS TO HELP:

  • REST THE JOINTS
  • APPLY ICE
  • COMPRESS WITH BANDAGE
  • WALK ON SOFT SURFACES
  • LOSE WEIGHT


EXPERIENCES SHARED






TICKS

THESE BLOOD SUCKING PARASITES CAN INFECT PEOPLE WITH A NUMBER OF DISEASES.

FOR SENIORS THE RISK CAN BE ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS, DUE TO THEIR WEAKER IMMUNE SYSTEMS. LYME DISEASE IN PARTICULAR CAN BE DEADLY FOR SENIORS.

SYMPTOMS CAN BE HARSH BUT SLOW TO SET IN. A PERSON CAN BE INFECTED FOR A FULL MONTH WITH NOTHING BUT A SMALL RASH AT THE BITE LOCATION. SOME PEOPLE MAY DEVELOP A BULLSEYE RASH AROUND THE BITE AREA..

SYMPTOMS OF LYME DISEASE:SYMPTOMS OF LYME DISEASE:

  • INCREASED RASHES
  • PARTIAL PARALYSIS
  • ARTHRITIS OR JOINT PAIN
  • IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT
  • BRAIN & SPINAL CORD SWELLING
  • NERVE PAIN
  • SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS

PREVENTING LYME DISEASE:

  • WEAR LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS AND PANTS WHEN IN FOREST OR TALL GRASS
  • WEAR LIGHT COLORS
  • USE BUG SPRAY
  • CHECK YOURSELF WHEN YOU COME INSIDE
FOR WOMEN:

WHEN IT COMES TO AGING, MOST OF US KNOW IT'S INEVITABLE.  HOWEVER,YOU DO HAVE CONTROL OVER WHETHER AGE IS ACCOMPANIED BY POOR HEALTH, SORE MUSCLES AND JOINTS, AND A QUICK-DIMINISHING APPEARANCE.

THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO AGE GRACEFULLY... STAYING ACTIVE, EATING RIGHT, AND PROTECTING YOUR SKIN FROM SUN DAMAGE.

 TIPS FOR AGING GRACEFULLY:

  • GET YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP
  • STAY HYDRATED
  • EAT A FREASH BALANCED DIET
  • QUIT SMOKING
  • WEAR SUN PROTECTION
  • EXERCISE REGULARLY
  • SKIP REFINED SUGAR
  • MOISTURIZE YOUR SKIN
  • EAT GOOD FATS
  • BE POSITIVE

9 MEDICAL TEST EVERY WOMAN NEEDS:

  • MAMOGRAM
  • PAPA TEST
  • ELECTROCARDIOGRAM (EKG)
  • SERUM FERRITIN TEST
  • LIPID PROFILE
  • FASTING PLASMA GLUCOSE TEST
  • SKIN CANCER SCREENING
  • VISION SCREENING

MENOPAUSE

MENOPAUSE IS DEFINED AS HAVING NO MENSTRUAL PERIOD FOR ONE YEAR, TYPICALLY OCCURRING IN LATE 40's OR EARLY 50's.
MENOPAUSE CAN CAUSE MANY CHANGES IN YOUR BODY. THE SYMPTOMS ARE THE RESULT OF A DECREASED PRODUCTION OF ESTROGEN AND PROGESTERONE IN YOUR OVARIES.
MENOPAUSE CAN INCREASE YOUR RISK FOR OSTEOPOROSIS.

SYMPTOMS CAN INCLUDE:

TREATMENTS

  • HEALTHY DIET AND EXERCISE
  • MORE CALCIUM AND PROTEIN RICH FOODS
  • PRACTICE YOGA


EXPERIENCES SHARED


FOR MEN:

AS A MAN, YOU'VE SEEN YOUR BODY CHANGE WITH THE YEARS.  MAYBE YOU'VE PUT ON A FEW POUNDS, OR YOUR HAIRLINE MIGHT BE RECEEDING.  UNDERSTANDING THE WAY YOUR BODY AGES CAN OPEN UP NEW WAYS TO LEADD A HEALTHIER, VITAL LIFE.

 SOME CHANGES TO BE AWARE OF:

  • FAT - MANY MEN START GAINING WEIGHT AFTER 30 - AS MALE HORMONES BEGING TO DECLINE, YOU WILL LOSE MUSCLE MASS
  • HEART - BLOOD VESSELS AND ARTERIES BECOME LESS SUPPLE WITH TIME CAUSING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.
  • PROSTATE - GROWS LARGER CAUSING URINATION PROBLEMS
  • PENIS - LIBIDO MAY DECLINE
  • SKIN - GET THINNER, MAKING YOU SENSITIVE TO THE COLD
  • HAIR - PATTERN BALDNESS

EFFECTIVE WAYS TO HELP:

  • EXERCISE DAILY
  • EAT A WELL BALANCED DIET
  • QUIT SMOKING
  • MANAGE STRESS
  • GET ENOUGH SLEEP
  • GET ADEQUATE AMOUNTS OF CALCIUM
  • GET ADEQUATE AMOUNT OF VITAMIN D
  • AVOID SUBSTANCE ABUSE
  • LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE


EXPERIENCES SHARED



Fun for Seniors

YOUR LOCAL SENIOR CENTER HAS MANY PROGRAMS AVAILABLE... IT'S LIKE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL.

MANY SENIORS HAVE SHOWN AN INTEREST IN PHOTOGRAPHY. IT'S WORTH A PHONE CALL AND A POSSIBLE VISIT TO YOUR LOCAL SENIOR CENTER.

GET OFF THE COUCH AND START SOMETHING NEW:

  • COMPUTER LESSONS
  • MUSIC INTRUMENT LESSON
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • DANCE CLASS
  • JEWELRY MAKING
  • WOOD CARVING

SOME CLASSES CAN BE:

  • BILLIARDS
  • BOWLING
  • CARD PLAYING
  • DANCING
  • GOLFING
  • JAMMERS
  • KNITTING
  • VOLLEYBALL
  • YOGA
  • ZUMBA

PLAYING GAMES:

  • IMPROVES MEMORY
  • IMPROVES DEXTERITY
  • REDUCES STRESS

SOME FUN, EASY GAMES:

  • BACKGAMMON
  • BINGO
  • BOARD GAMES
  • CHECKERS
  • CHESS
  • DOMINOS
  • FARKLE
  • SKIP BO
  • TIC TAC TOE
  • TRIVIA
  • UNO
  • WII GAMES


DANCING

SENIORS WHO DANCED THREE TO FOUR TIMES A WEEK -- ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO DID BALLROOM DANCING -- HAD A WHOPPING 75% LOWER RISK OF DEVELOPING DEMENTIA COMPARED WITH NON-DANCERS. A LANDMARK STUDY IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE FOUND, "PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INCREASES BLOOD FLOW TO THE BRAIN AND PROMOTES NERVE HEALTH." SAYS LEAD STUDY AUTHOR JOE VERGHESE, M.D. CHIEF OF GERIATICS AT MONTEFIROE MEDICAL CENTER IN NEW YORK CITY, WHILE, MASTERING THE STEPS HELPS CREATE NEW BRAIN CONNECTIONS IN AREAS OF THE BRAIN THAT ARE VULNERABLE TO AGING AND DEMENTIA. PLUS, REGULARY INTERACTING SOCIALLY IS PROVEN TO INCREASE OVERALL MENTAL SHARPNESS.


YOUR LOCAL HEALTH STORE IS YOUR FRIEND. THEIR MISSION IS TO GIVE KNOWLEDGABLE INFORMATION AND STOCK A WIDE VARIETY OF SPECIALIZED PRODUCTS THAT AREN'T AVAILABLE IN MASS MARKETING STORES. THEY CAN GUIDE YOU TO A PRODUCT THAT CAN HELP YOU ALONG WITH WHY AND HOW.


exerciseEXERCISE:

AS YOU GROW OLDER AN ACTIVE LIFESTYLE BECOMES MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER TO YOUR HEALTH.

MOVING YOUR BODY CAN  HELP:

  • BOOST ENERGY
  • PROTECT YOUR HEART
  • MANAGE PAIN
  • MANAGE YOU WEIGHT

SOME AT HOME EXERCISES:

  • INNER THIGH STRETCH
  • SIDE LEG LIFTS
  •  SIDE BENDS
  • ELBOW TO KNEE RAISES
  • TOE TOUCH
  • ARM RAISE
  • SQUATS

exercise


EXPERIENCES SHARED


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HEALTHY EATING:

THE BENEFITS:

  • PROTECT AGAINST DIABETES
  • PREVENTS HEART DISEASE
  • KEEPS YOU AGILE
  • REDUCES RISK OF ALZHEIMER'S
  • REDUCES RISK OF PARKINSON'S
  • INCREASES LONGEVITY

THE LOGISTICS:

  • EAT LOTS OF VEGETABLES
  • EAT LESS RED MEAT
  • ALWAYS EAT BREAKFAST
  • EAT A VEGETARIAN MEAL AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK
  • EAT FRESH FRUIT
  • USE GOOD FATS

GOOD FATS:

  • AVOCADOS
  • WALNUTS, ALMONDS & PISTACHIOS
  • NUT & SEED BUTTERS
  • OLIVES & OLIVE OIL
  • SUNFLOWER & CHIA SEEDS
  • GROUND FLAXSEED
  • SALMON & TUNA
  • DARK CHOCOLATE
  • EGGS
  • PARMESAN CHEESE
  • LEAN GRASS FED BEEF & PORK


EPERIENCES SHARED


SUGAR

SUGAR FACTS:

  • DOES NOT CANTAIN ANY VITAMINS OR MINERALS
  • DEPOSITS FAT IN THE LIVER
  • HARMS YOUR CHOLESTEROL
  • CAUSES INSULIN RESISTANCE
  • RAISES YOUR RISK OF DISEASES
  • DOESN'T SATISFY YOUR BODY
  • ADDICTIVE
  • BAD FOR YOUR TEETH
  • CAN GIVE YOU DIABETES
  • CAN GIVE YOU CANCER
  • CAUSES OBESITY


EXPERIENCES SHARED