Tag Archives: aging well

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 -->

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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How “Rusty” is Your Body?

Want To Keep Your Brains, Bones, and Breasts Intact and Still Have a Libido at Age 80?

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When I read the following from Dr. Margaret Christensen, it reminded me that most of us suffer from “premature aging”. I love the idea of being chronologically 70 while having the biological fitness of a 40-year-old.

Aging is all about your cells. Dr. Christensen explains the basics of how to grow younger—biologically.

“Cells age and lose function for a number of reasons unrelated to chronological time. You can be 60 years old and have the biological fitness of a 35 year old, or you can be 40 with the biological fitness of someone 70 years old.” read more -->