It’s another beautiful day here in Panama City, Florida.
While we’re expecting a little rain tomorrow, today is still sorta cloudy, with plenty of sunshine due after lunch.
Soft breezes and 79 degrees…
Works for me.
It’s time for another edition of our weekly favorite Aging News.
And, we’ll begin with…
Does Eating Spinach Greens Protects Our Brains?
Reports from a 5 year study done on 954 senior adults, reveals that:
Those who consumed one or two servings of foods such as spinach, kale, mustard greens and/or collards daily experienced slower mental deterioration than those who ate no leafy greens at all…”
A spokesperson for the team of researchers rather pointedly said they weren’t yet sure why, or how, eating greens protected our brains.
So they’re working on that, too…
Personally, I like the tartness of spinach greens over the taste of any other kind. And, I can eat it naked, oiled, or sauteed in a little olive oil or in organic butter.
But, back to the study, or food for thought…
You can read all about the study when you click on the following blue link: Does Eating Raw Spinach Greens Protects Our Brains
Wisdom Comes With A Price:
So says Jeanette Sekan in an entertaining article I recently read.
Jeanette’s got a way with words that brings out the quirky side of me.
Somewhere along the way, she’s learned to balance humorous self-defacement with a hint of pithy commonsense observations…
And, I like it.
Here’s an example of her pithiness:
…We realize the world goes on whether we keep up or not, we find out who are friends really are, we realize “stuff” just takes up space and requires dusting, we understand why our mistakes gave us the best education…”
OK, perhaps this particular short article contains no bombshells to help us live longer, but it’s well written and fun to read…
You can read it when you click on the following blue link: Aging Wisdom
7 Steps To Aging Well:
This week, I read a neat little article about preparing for, well, living longer than a younger you could envision.
Written by Steve Vernon, for CBS Money Watch, the article/post was basically a short interview with 88 year-old Bill Zinke.
The 88 year old was pimping his new business launch, Enrich Life Over 50. And, I wish him well with his project…
Zinke, like many of us kids on the Far Side Of 55, thinks his age makes him an expert on the subject of aging.
As such, he shares his aging formula, which he dubs the: 7 Pillars Of Successful Aging. Not bad…
All in all, an interesting interview, and old Bill sounds like my kinda dude.
What I found more profound, though, were some of the ‘comments’ written by readers.
Especially striking was the snippiness. And, the little personal cheap shots amused…
Check it all out when you click on the following blue link: 7 Steps To Aging Well
4 Reasons To Work Past Retirement Age:
I essentially retired from General Motors when I was 46. After the 1st couple of years, I came to regret that decision.
Not because of the money, either. I’ve made plenty of money since.
What I’ve missed most, is the companionship’s build over decades of shared experiences.
Although I have since twice worked within an organization, the social connections that naturally evolve from close associations that sometimes develop into mutual understanding and acceptance, didn’t match those made from my time at GM.
Figure the main cause was the time factor.
Anyway, when I saw, and clicked on, the headline: 4 Benefits of Working Past Retirement Age, I was surprised nothing was mentioned about my take on why I kinda wish I’d worked longer at good old GM.
Not to say I didn’t think the information wasn’t interesting. It was. I’m glad I read it. You might like it too…
Read it when you click on the following blue link: 4 Reasons To Work Past Retirement Age
Getting Happy About Getting Older:
Hey, another day above ground is enough for me to get happy…
And, with the help of a few prescription drugs, my days remain fairly upbeat and fun-ish.
Some days, though…
The devil’s a-hold of me and I could use a happy talk, or three.
Which is just what you’ll find at a nifty little web site called, appropriately, Happify.
One of their web pages, has an inventive infographic dealing with how to get happier as we age, that I liked.
With an intro like: People who feel more positive about getting older, live 7 1/2 years longer, than people who feel negative about the same deal, what’s not to like?
Check it out, when you click on the following blue link: Getting Happy About Getting Older
Getting Happy, Happy, Happy:
Getting Winter skin Ready For Summer:
Bonus Skin Care Brush Up:
Here’s a link to a video from the Wall Street Journal about taking care of our winter skin.
Warning: video begins with a short commercial and the interviewee works for a skin care company. Still, I thought the information was fair and balanced…
That’s it for today. Talk to you next time…
Your ideas for me, aging related story, or comments are always welcome.