Dirty Tricks Aging Plays On Us:
Generally, I’m kinda fond of tricks and ‘gotchas’. I even dig sarcasm and snippy quips that ‘slice to the bone’.
On the other hand, some of the tricks aging is running on me, are more ironic, than cute.
Case in point:
Well, shoot, this is embarrassing. But at the moment I just can’t seem to remember any specifics.
Uh…Maybe that was an example of age related absentmindedness?
It’s not like I’ve not being paying attention all these many (and, I do mean many) years. (I haven’t, really.)
Yet, and mostly without my acquiesce, and usually without my awareness, aging has instilled upon me knowledge and insights a younger person couldn’t have.
Yet, at times, I can’t recall the name of my favorite Nicholson movie. (The Last Detail)
Having knowledge that you can’t remember, that’s kinda ironic, isn’t it?
It’s also ironic that I now have time to travel, but I don’t really enjoy being away from home. What’s that all about?
Or, I’ve the time & the money to hit every music concert coming by Detroit. Yet, I don’t even think about it because I detest crowds. On the meantime, I do love music and on some levels it’s helped me get through trying times.
Anyway, you get the picture. Aging does play dirty tricks on us. And, if you really thought about it, you could probably come up with some dirty tricks aging has played on you, as well.
More aging types of news items:
This past week I read an article in which a professor of nutrition and cardiovascular medicine, at Cornell University, talks about healthy lifestyle choices and how the public in general doesn’t always seem to respond to current knowledge.
We should make healthier choices, but we’re often a slave to our habits.
Changing Unhealthy Lifestyle Habits::
“Substituting healthy habits for unhealthy ones rewards you with more stamina, better quality of life – and a healthier you….”
See how to, when you click on the following blue link: Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Don’t Call Me Geezer!
Are you ever offended when someone calls you a ‘senior citizen’, or perhaps ‘old-timer’?
Or, like me, you’d just as soon people called you by your name, or don’t call you at all?
Can’t really blame people though. In today’s PC mentality, it’s not easy to predict just how the words coming outta our mouths might sound to others.
So how should we address us Kids On The Far Side Of 55?
Already told you what I think.
Another Anti-Aging Drug About To Drop:
This week I found yet another excited buncha researchers ga-ga-ing about how close they are to an actual, honest to St. Petersburg, anti-aging drug.
Well, I didn’t really find them. But I did find and read an article featuring their anti-aging drug claims.
Actually, the report (from CBS News) was interesting and wasn’t too far-fetched.
Here’s a quote:
“…It sets the stage for using this drug to target aging, to improve everything about aging,” Barzilai said. “That’s really going to be for us a turning point in research, and we are very excited…”
You can check out the rest of the story when you click on the following blue link: Anti-Aging Drug
83 Year-Old Adventurer Living A Large Life:
I’ve added a new hero to my list. She’s 83 year-old Emily Kimball and she’s living a life we could all be proud of.
…You can take chances in life, and you can fail and you can come back, and you can get sick and you can get better. People limit themselves, I feel. They have too many fears…”
She’s an outdoors kinda lady, who, while in her latter 60’s, hiked the entire 4,700 mile Appalachian Trail. She’s also survived two bouts with breast cancer.
Digging this woman…
To read more about Emily, click on the following blue link: 83 Year-Old Adventurer
Commonsense Tips For Successful Aging:
Thanks to this blog, I spend a lot of time reading, and looking for, good information about the subject of aging and the mechanics of aging healthily.
And, let me tell you, there are a lotta misinformation out there.
So, it was a real treat to run up on an article by Dr. Anthony Komaroff, a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School wherein the answers the following question:
“Can you boil down all of the health advice out there? What do I need to do to age successfully?”
He answers in part:
…Thirty years ago, when I heard people talk about “successful aging,” they were talking about avoiding disease and living longer.
These days, we want more. Of course we want to live long, disease-free lives.
But we also want to be physically fit and functional. We want to stay emotionally healthy. And we want our minds and memories to remain sharp…”
This certainly rings true for me. How about you?
You can read the rest of Dr. Komaroff’s answer, when you click on the following blue link: Commonsense Tips For Successful Aging
You’ll enjoy it, and if you’re not a regular reader, maybe learn a little something, something…
Some people just gotta dance, even if they’re 79 years old…
I can’t top that. Talk to you next time…
Ideas for me, your aging related story, or comments are always very welcome.