Another dandy day here in sunny Florida!
Hope this finds you healthy and fully enjoying your life.
It’s that time again, another edition of Aging News!
5 Ways To Avoid Dementia:
The Alzheimer’s Society of U.K. has just published a list of five simple steps we can take to lower our risk of getting dementia. Getting alzheimer’s disease or Dementia are my two greatest fears about aging…
The list is made up of mostly commonsense things. But then, how uncommon is commonsense, these days?
Anyway, like myself, you may already be doing most of the things on the list. Yet, reassurance is sometimes nice, isn’t it?
You can see the whole list when you Click Here
Senior Citizen Blues:
Has Our Generation Hurt Our Country?
Are you weary of having our generation blamed for many of the ills of today? Are you fed up hearing about our age group’s self-centered selfishness?
Is that what’s ailing you, Bunky?
Then this short essay Yes, I’m A Senior Citizen, should entertain and delight you. Read it when you Click Here
Light Activity Vs. Sitting On Our Assets:
The case against setting for long periods is stacking up.
And, the case for even light activities is also growing. Researchers are finding evidence that setting for hours on end messes up our DNA. Especially in older people.
Because I spend a lot of time on the computer, I’ve been reminding myself to get up every hour for a few minutes and do some stretches and flexing exercises. Don’t know if they’re helping me, but what’s to lose?
Read more about the negative physical side effects of a sedentary lifestyle when you Click Here
Researchers at The University of Queensland and Melbourne’s International Diabetes Institute have just published the results of a study that looked at the effects of even light activity has on older people’s health.
They concluded that any active pursuit may reduce the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Sounds like pretty good news to me.
My definition of’light activity’ is doing anything which doesn’t involve laying about like a hormonally crazed teenager, or sitting around like a bump on a log.
Anyway, for an interesting and brief read on this subject, Click Here To Get More
Get Your Flu Shot This Year:
I’ve been getting a yearly flu shot since I hit 60. And, haven’t had a dose during this time. The shot doesn’t hurt and it no longer gives flu-like symptoms after.
As you probably know, flu is a contagious illness. But, did you know that it could possibly be life-threatening?
The flu virus is especially hard on us senior citizens. And, if you have a preexisting ailment like diabetes or any kind of heart problem, getting the flu is life-threatening.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention a flu shot is still the best way to avoid getting the cruddy flu.
So do the people who love you a favor and get a flu shot this year!
10 Cheapest States To Live In:
You may be interested in seeing this list if you’re getting ready to retire and looking to live where you can get the most for your money.
Or, perhaps you’re just
cheap fugal, like I tend to be.
It’s interesting that 6 of the 10 are ‘sunbelt’ states, and Florida wasn’t included…
Anyway, you can see the list when you Click Here
That’ll do it for today, look forward talking to you next time!
Ideas for me, your aging related story, or comments are very damn welcome…