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  1. I have just completed the 6th and final episode of the Timeless You series. Joyful Exercise was the subject this time in the inspirational and informative series presented by Deepak Chopra. While I was familiar with much of the content, once again Chopra surprised me with more. He reminds us that regular exercise has been proven again and again to prevent obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer and insists that when you pair strength training with cardiovascular exercise, the results are in a word miraculous. Studies show regular strength training reduces incidence and symptoms of arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, falls and depression. Well, I've been a runner for 32 years and am grateful that I have been healthy enough to do it. But it seems that while running and walking are great, it isn't enough. I now know that I need to add strengthening and stretching to the cardio if I want to continue to live my best life. This will be the hard part for me, adding still more to my already busy life but I'm committed to do my best. I want to be all that I can be. I must say I am sorry to see the series end. I have gathered countless " nuggets" of great information along the way. I feel energized and hopeful and have incorporated much of what I have learned in this series into my on life. I have realized the many benefits of water, mediation, stretching, creativity and attitude. My 60th birthday was an eye opener. It was the first time I looked at "the number" and thought about aging. Deepak has shown me that much of my future is in my own hands. In my actions and in my mind. I am after all what I think I am and yes, I think I am growing YOUNGER by the day. Http://www.finallyfinishing.com
  2. Fall Health Routines

    Do your health routines, if any, change in autumn? Do you eat differently? Do different activities for exercise? Or ??
  3. ... do anything specific to exercise your mind/increase your recall? So often, we speak of physical exercise on these boards. But how about mental/intellectual exercise?   GP.com just posted an article called, "7 Easy Ways to Boost Your Memory": http://www.grandparents.com/health-and-wellbeing/anti-aging/ways-to-improve-memory?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl771&utm_content=templateb   So now, I'm wondering if you do anything to boost yours or it you're thinking of doing so in the future...
  4. Walking

    Walking is my favorite form of exercise. It's pleasant, it's healthy, and it gives me a chance not only to stretch my legs but to clear my mind.   I used to be able to walk up to 2 hours or so at a stretch. Once I started helping out as the caregiver to my DGC (dear grandchildren), however, I admit, I let my regular walking routine lapse. Now that they're both in fulltime school and I have more hours on my hands, I'm walking a few times a week again. But I haven't gotten up to where I was b4, as yet. And, of course, winter has gotten in the way, a little bit. I'm sure i'll get back up to par in the spring.   Anyone else into walking?
  5. According to a new study, baby boomers are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes than the generation before us. "Despite their longer life expectancy over previous generations, U.S. baby boomers have higher rates of chronic disease, more disability, and lower self-rated health than members of the previous generation at the same age," the study's authors wrote. "On a positive note, baby boomers are less likely to smoke cigarettes and experience lower rates of emphysema and [heart attacks] than the previous generation." What gives? I think our lifestyle is more comfortable and less active than it was before. We live a more sedentary lifestyle. This means it's time to get active -- even in the smallest ways like swimming, walking, and gardening. What can you change for a healthy lifestyle?