Today’s News About:
- Best Exercises For People Over 50
- Habits Of Exceptionally Likeable People
- Our Right To Die
- How To Build A Happier Brain
- Famous People’s Last Words
And, we’ll begin with the following:
Best Exercises For People Over 50:
The only exercise I’ve ever been a fan of is exercising my right to make fun of myself…
Other than that one, I detest exercising…
Period, and end of story!
Because my life has been filled with sporting type hobbies that challenged me physically, the lack of formal exercise programs hasn’t hurt me.
Now-a-days, though, my active life just ‘ain’t that active.
And, if we aren’t regularly active, we’ll sooner or later, depending upon factors like our specific genealogy, lose many of our physical abilities.
I’m approaching that stinking crossroad.
Living in a health conscious society, we accept the benefits of exercise. Among them:
- Weight control
- Lessons chances of heart disease
- Could prevent 2 diabetes
- Prevent some types of cancer
- Strengthen bones and muscles
- Improve mental health
- Improves balance & prevent falls
- Improves odds of living longer
Hard to argue with those results.
I don’t expect to live forever. But, I do want to remain healthy for what’s left. And, I’ve not found a substitute for exercising.
Plus, I don’t have to like exercising to use it as a tool for better health, do I?
Well, Treasa tells me “NO” pretty often…Hey! We’re still talking about exercising here!
Yet, I’d be foolish if I didn’t first talk to my doctor, old Dr. ‘Laid-Back-Cool-As-George-Clooney-Doctor-Dude’ about my limits, and so on.
Which I will next week during a follow-up visit.
On the meantime, here’s a link to a website that I really like and a well-researched post about 7 Simple Exercises For People Over 50
The post, written by, Karen Reed, includes info about:
- Why exercise matters more than ever
- What type of exercise is safe
- How much exercise is too much
- Exercising after 50
- The 7 best exercises for older people
Catch it when you click on the following blue link:Best Exercises For People Over 50
14 Habits Of Exceptionally Likeable People:
Almost ashamed to admit it, but I don’t especially like many people. Don’t especially dislike many, either.
People I like, are different.
There are reasons, I’m sure, why they stand out from the crowd, not that I know exactly what those reasons are.
Because the ways of the world are usually a mystery to me, I’ll share a, mostly pictorial type post found on the Business Insider website, detailing their views of Napoleon Hill’s 14 habits of incredibly likeable people.
As expected, these habits are also traits shared with people who are long on that charisma stuff.
As you’re reading these, you’ll notice that ‘likeability’ habits could qualify for inclusion onto most lists of success habits… go figure.
Hopefully, we know a likeable person, or 3.
And, hopefully, we aspire to some shade of likeability for ourselves…
Likable people, for example, pay close attention to the person talking to them. Eye contact, no interruptions, and listening without thinking of what you’re gonna say ‘if they’d ever shut-the-yadda-up’!
That’s something I really have to work at.
Yet, some of the other 14 habits of likeable people, are naturals for me.
To see how you stack up on the likeability scale, according to Napoleon Hill, the godfather of self-improvement, click on the following blue link: 14 Habits Of Exceptionally Likeable People
Side Note: A great reference for becoming a likeable person, is Tim Sanders book The Likeability Factor
Our Right To Die:
I’ve often said that I’d want to die the day after I can’t physically or mentally take care of myself…
On the surface, that ‘sounds’ reasonable, but it isn’t.
I mean, if I’m incapable of taking care of myself, how could I end my own life?
I’d need assistance, and the assistee could legally be accused of murder in 45 states.
(Oregon legalized assisted suicide in 1997: Death With Dignity Act. A decade later, Washington, Montana, Vermont and California followed suit.)
Despite lobbying by groups supporting voluntary euthanasia, the general public isn’t coming around.
That lack of public support is complicated.
There’s the question of religious training. The Catholic Church is still dead set against it. As are most conservative Christian Churches.
Then there’s the fear that when assisted suicide becomes accepted, people who are deemed a drain upon society, could become vulnerable:
The seriously disabled already live with the reality that many people consider their lives barely worth living in the first place. They fear that if assisted suicide becomes commonplace, the right to die could evolve into a “duty to die,” and those with disabilities—along with minorities and the poor—might face increased pressure to end their lives.
The pressure could come from family members, exhausted from tending to disabled children or parents. It could come from insurance companies, for which assisted suicide is a lot cheaper than six months of expensive end-of-life care…”
Something to think about.
Still, I think we have the ‘right to die’, if it’s our choice.
Kevin Drum, who’s dealing with a declining health problem without a cure, has published a detailed prospecive about our right to avoid a lingering and painful death.
Get it when you click on the following blue link: Our Right To Die
How To Build A Happier Brain:
Build a happier brain?
Is such a stunt possible?
Julie Beck, a senior associate editor at The Atlantic, thinks so.
She recently posted an entertaining interview with Dr. Rick Hanson.
He’s a neuropsychologist, a member of U.C. Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center’s advisory board, and the author of the book Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence.
Dr. Hanson says,
…our brains are naturally wired to focus on the negative, which can make us feel stressed and unhappy even though there are a lot of positive things in our lives…”
And, he went to school to figure ‘that one’ out?
Anyway, in Hanson’s book, according to interviewer Beck, “he advocates training our brains to appreciate positive experiences when we do have them, by taking the time to focus on them and install them in the brain.”
Sure, that’s easy for him to say.
Excuse the sarcasm.
The following quote nails the gist of the post/interview:
That’s a central, central question. First, positive thinking by definition is conceptual and generally verbal.
And most conceptual or verbal material doesn’t have a lot of impact on how we actually feel or function over the course of the day.
I know a lot of people who have this kind of positive, look on the bright side yappity yap, but deep down they’re very frightened, angry, sad, disappointed, hurt, or lonely. It hasn’t sunk in.
Think of all the people who tell you why the world is a good place, but they’re still jerks…”
Yeah, that’s what we’re talking about – telling it like it is!
Even though I don’t always agree, still it’s interesting stuff. And, you’d probably get some great ideas from it too, go to: How To Build A Happier Brain
Famous People’s Last Words:
Probably the gossip side of me, but I’m always interested in hearing the last words spoken by the notorious people who used to be among us living.
For example: Winston Churchill last words were: Oh I am so bored with it all.”
He then had a massive stroke and died 9 days later – almost to the minute that his father had died 70 years earlier.
And, funny man, Bob Hope, at age 100, in reply to his wife’s question about where he would like to be buried, replied, “surprise me.”
Oh, that Bob!
Wanna know the last words of people like Amy Winehouse, Elvis Presley, James Dean, Oscar Wilde, Alfred Hitchcock and more, click on the following blue link: Famous People’s Last Words
Really cool song about being grateful:
Diamond In The Back by Curtis Mayfield. Song is a slow starter. Keep Listening, You’re gonna love it!
That’s it for now.
Talk to you next time…