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WHY DIABETES SHOULD BE A CONCERN

Diabetes is a common condition which affects 30 Million Americans, 90% of them being Type2 and is caused by excessive levels of sugar in the blood, raising risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer.
Doing no physical activity for just two weeks could be enough to trigger Type 2 diabetes in people who are already at risk.  Daily News
      DAILY CHALLENGE

Take a 15 minute walk.

      
Bonus if it is uphill.
                      walk
WHY ARTHRITIS SHOULD BE A CONCERN

Generally, arthritis is when any area of your body where two different bones meet (joint) is inflamed. So, when your joints get inflamed, the next thing that is bound to happen is that you will start to feel joint pain in the affected area. Arthritis worsens over time and can serious complications can develop
Joint Health

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.

AGE.FYI prides themselves in extensive research and an ongoing desire to learn and share experiences. The mission for this web page is for us to share information and experiences with each other as we experience the aging process. Our goal is to enjoy our life in the fullest and pass on as healthy and comfortably as possible.  It goes without saying, we humans were not designed to be inactive, lying back on a sofa or recliner with a remote control in hand for too many hours and too many days a week... not a good thing.

Let's stand back and evaluate...here in America an increasing portion of our population lives in the "no exertion zone" with little physical or mental exertion. Right now there are 196 countries in the world and America is the fattest country in the world (Market Watch) Mexico is the second fattest. With that said, we might consider one Burrito instead of two.

Along with eating right, start taking walks, paint a room, do some yardwork and home maintenance, wash your car...quit sitting down and letting somebody do things for you. Your body will probably enjoy a change of pace and actually enjoy some physical activity.  Consider not parking so close to the front door of stores and walk when you can...and one more thing, help your soulmate with chores at home

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




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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


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RESTLESS LEGS

RESTLESS LEGS IS A CONDITION THAT CAUSES UNCOMFORTABLE SENSATIONS IN THE LEGS.  THESE SENSATIONS HAVE BEEN DESCRIBED AS TINGLY, CRAWLING, CREEEPING FEELINGS WITH AN OVERWHELMNG URGE TO MOVE.

KEY SYMPTOMS ARE:

  • IRRESISTIBLE URGE TO MOVE
  • UNCOMFORTABLE SENSATIONS
  • WORSENS AT NIGHT
  • DIFFICULTY FALLING ASLEEP

RLS CAN BE RELATED TO:

  • IRON DEFIECIENCY
  • DIABETES
  • NERVE PROBLEMS
  • CHRONIC KIDNEY FAILURE
  • CAFFEINE, ALCOHOL OR TOBACCO

WAYS TO HELP:

  • EAT LESS SUGAR
  • WEAR LOOSE CLOTHES
  • LIMIT ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO
  • HAVE A SET BEDTIME
  • KEEP SLEEP AREA QUIET AND DARK
  • SUPPLEMENT WITH IRON OR VITAMIN D, C OR E
  • EXERCISE
  • DO YOGA AND STRETCHING
  • MASSAGE YOUR LEGS
  • TAKE MAGNESIUM





TICKS

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

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

TIDBITS

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

SOME CLASSES CAN BE:

  • DANCING
  • BILLIARDS
  • VOLLEYBALL
  • JAMMERS
  • GOLFING
  • BOWLING
  • KNITTING
  • BRIDGE
  • INVESTMENTS
  • YOGA

GET OFF THE COUCH AND START SOMETHING NEW:

  • COMPUTER LESSONS
  • MUSIC INSTRUMENT LESSON
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • DANCE CLASSES
  • JEWELRY MAKING
  • WOOD CARVING

MANY SENIORS HAVE SHOWN AN INTEREST IN PHOTOGRAPHY.

IT'S WORTH A PHONE CALL AND A POSSIBLE VISIT TO YOUR LOCAL SENIOR CENTER.


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.


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GAMES

PLAYING GAMES

  • IMROVES MEMORY
  • IMPROVES DEXTERITY
  • REDUCES STRESS

SOME GREAT CARD GAMES:

  • UNO
  • CHECKERS
  • TIC TAC TOE
  • TRIVIA
  • BINGO
  • SKIP BO
  • CHESS
  • CARDS
  • BOARD GAMES
  • WII GAMES

EXPERIENCES SHARED


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