Category Archives: Importance of Aging

YOUTH Skin Care – Revolutionary

Have you ever wondered how safe the products are that you put on your skin?  Do all of those “anti-aging” products actually work? Is purity and science behind the products you use important?

YOUTH Skin Care was researched for 8 years in order to bring us products that not only work but also don’t have over 2500 of those ingredients that are shown not to be safe.

Here is some Q&A that helps us understand the “Why?” we might want to change brands and have fabulous results!  I will be doing several blogs with answers to different questions we all have. First let’s start with: read more -->

Interview on Portland Community TV: Joan Lubar – Rock & Roll at Any Age!

What would it look like if you could feel fit and fabulous whether you are 40, 50, 60, 70 or beyond?

How many people begin their decline into fear of aging, attributing every ache and pain to getting older, even at age 40?  Have you seen the “Over the Hill” birthday decorations and favors?  People use these for those having birthdays over 40!!   People – get REAL!!!!

Much of the aches and pains are what I like to call “accelerated aging” because we haven’t taken the best of care of our attitudes and our bodies.  Does that mean you have done something wrong to be where you are today?  No, for most it is not knowing the options, unfortunate circumstances or not taking responsibility for our health. read more -->

True or False- Day 5 – Are you a Workaholic?

Day 5

Attention workaholics: How many hours can you clock each week before your heart pays a price?
A. 45___
B. 50___
C. 55___
D. 60___

Answer: A. When researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Centers and the University of St Thomas in Houston analyzed data on more than 1,900 people, they found that among people who worked 45 hours per week for a decade or more, each additional hour meant greater risk of heart disease. Risk climbed 16 percent when people put in 55 hours and 35 percent for 60 hours. read more -->

True or False – Day 3 – Heart Health

Day 3

“Women need to start worrying about heart disease after they hit menopause”.

Answer: False
It’s believed that the drop in estrogen that accompanies menopause may make your blood vessels less elastic, increasing the strain on your heart.  However, when researchers followed nearly 1,500 women over nine years, they found that in the years leading up to menopause, there was an increase in the severity of metabolic syndrome…a group of risk factors, including high fasting blood sugar and high blood pressure, associated with heart disease. This effect was even more pronounced in black women. read more -->

True or False – Day 2

Day 2

Which of these is not a risk factor for heart disease?
A. High blood pressure ___
B. Obesity___
C. Migraines ____
D. Smoking ____
E. Diabetes_____

Answer: Trick question…they all might be. You can probably rattle off most risk factors by…well, heart, with the possible exception of migraines.  But a Harvard study of more than 100,000 women recently found that migraine sufferers were 50 percent likelier to have a heart attack, a stroke, or fatal heart disease, regardless of other risk factors, Genetics, hormones and inflammation are all possible culprits, but “the short answer is that we do not yet know what precise mechanism causes this,” says lead researcher Tobias Kurth, MD, adjunct professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. read more -->

Aging & The Throwaway Culture Continued

Let’s hear it for our fabulous over 60 crowd!!

The question is, how do we all come out of the closet and say to the many who have ignored us, “I am here! I have valuable information to share, ideas & perspectives that might change the directions our society is taking”?  Aging is magnificent – let’s live it to the fullest.

Families, now further apart, often look at their parents as obsolete or having suddenly gone “stupid” with minimal value to offer. While they have no patience for us, perhaps we can teach them that patience is a virtue that took us years to acquire. read more -->

2017 Movie Calendar – A Very Special Edition – First Quarter

The Contilla Retirement Group from Essen, Germany, created the best calendar yet!  To quote someone (?) “Do not regret growing old.  It is a privilege denied to many.”  Not to these ladies and gentlemen!

JANUARY
James Bond
Wilhelm, 89

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FEBRUARY
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Marianne, 86
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MARCH
Titanic

Erna, 86 and Alfred, 81

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Now this is what I am talking about – Getting older is having fun, living life to the fullest, being a part of something other than yourself!!
I just love this calendar!!  I’ll be posting more of it soon!
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