It’s a bright and sunny morning here in Panama City, Florida.
Leaves are falling. And, a cool front is upon us with today’s expected high temperature a miserly 67 degrees.
But, what the ‘hey’, feeling good and grateful for having the gift of another day.
How about you?
Anyway, it’s time for this week’s edition of Aging News
We’ll start off with some ‘ageism’ terms that drive some of us kids on the far side of 55 off their chain…
Aging Cliches We’re Damn Tired Of Hearing:
Last year, I was at my mechanic’s shop and happened to mention it was my birthday. Naturally, everyone within earshot, wished me ‘Happy Birthday’ and such.
Then one of the guys, who has always been especially friendly, decides he’s curious about my actual age.
After he wishes me happy birthday, he asks, “and how ol-o-o-h…” he takes the slightest pause, and I can almost see his brain going oh crap! how do I get outta this without offending him?
What he finally said to me was a variation of List Item Number One, on a list of 7 tiresome things that have worn out their welcome for many of us senior citizens.
And, that was the first, and only time, I’ve been asked this particular question. If you’re curious to discover what he ended up asking me…
Click on the following blue link: Aging Cliches That Have Played Out
(While you’re there, don’t forget to watch Robert De Niro doing his classic “you talkin’ to me? scene)
Have You Ate Your Flavonoids Today?
Flavonoids are bioactive compounds synthesized by plants that contain powerful antioxidants. In turn, these antioxidants, help prevent mischief from cell damaging free radicals.
Free radicals are thought to have negative effects upon the aging process.
They’re also considered to cause memory problems, may be one of the cause of depression and they trigger many chronic diseases, like cancer… and they are the root of many heart problems.
Food sources of flavonoids include tea, red wine, fruits, vegetables, chocolate, and legumes. The most pontent flavonoid foods are: black tea, apples, and onions.
A new study of 13,818 women, as related to eating these foods, was published last week by researchers in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, who concluded
…that women who consumed the most – versus the least – flavonoids at midlife had significantly greater odds of being a “healthy ager,” even after accounting for diet quality, physical activity, smoking, education and family history…”
For the source of the above quote, and to read the rest of the interesting results, click on the following blue link: Eat Your Flavonoids
How Long Is Too Long To Live:
This is an update on an earlier Aging News item, about the guy who published the article “Why I Hope to Die at 75“. Dying At 75 Story
Do you think it’s possible for you to live too long? I’m don’t know. But, I do know that I’m not there yet.
Eleanor Clift has an article out now, about other seniors who have a few things to say about that ‘dying by 75’ article. Interesting read.
You can read it when you click on the following blue link: Can You Live Too Long
You’ll enjoy it…
Positive Thinking And It’s Effect On Aging:
The results of of a research project, published in the Medical Daily, show that how we feel about getting older, has a direct relationship with how we live out our years.
Uh, No Kidding…
If you wanna see how your thinking is hurting, or helping you, click on the following blue link: Does Positive Thinking Help You Live Longer
How To Spy On Your Aging Parents Without Getting Caught:
If you don’t see your aging parents regularly, and even though they assure you they’re doing ‘fine’, you’re probably still worried about how they’re really getting along.
Although I’m don’t have that worry, did recently read a smart article suggesting subtle ways of using your holiday visit to your parents home, to look for tell-tell warning signs hinting they’re not just ‘fine’.
If you’re in this situation, you really should read this. Here’s the link to the article: How To Spy On Your Parents
Bonus: New Anti-Aging Skin Care Product:
From Medical Daily:
Ayla has introduced a new natural anti-aging skincare treatment created by dermatologist and founder of 37 Extreme Actives, Dr. Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas.
I don’t use this kinda stuff, because nothing would help a face like mine. But, you might be interested.
Check out this new product when you click on the following blue link: New Anti-Aging Skin Care Treatment
Famous People’s Last Meal:
Cleopatra’s Last Meal: bowl of figs with a small side of deadly snake in the bottom of the bowl.
That’s it for today. Looking forward to talking to you next time.
Ideas for me, your aging related story, or comments are always damn welcome.