Posts Tagged "movement"

cartoon image of tired man drinking coffee

“My mom’s physical health is a little below average. What makes her so weak and tired? She has no energy. She has the desire to do things but is so tired. Is there something physiological that occurs with aging that has nothing to do with vitals, blood levels, etc.?” inquires a caregiver in an online forum. Tiredness is not necessarily a sign of aging. In fact, aging fatigue could be a red flag—a sign—that the body is not in “optimum” health.

That’s because each cell in your body carries energy or fuel, called mitochondria, which acts like a bundle of fully…

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Header-are you prepared to live long

I did a class called Rethinking Aging: Are you Prepared to Live Long? The last assignment asked us to write a letter to ourselves 25 years from now. I would be approximately 75 years.  So here is my letter to myself. I would encourage you to write also a letter to yourself 25 years from now. What would your life look like in terms of health, long-term care, savings/finances, home etc.?

My Dearest Etta,

If you’re reading this letter, you’re still alive, and you are now 75 years old! Dear God! What does that number mean?! Only you can tell me now, and I sure hope y…

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Aging Successfully-header of Cal Samra

Cal Samra is one of my favorite people on this earth. He’s my mentor for aging successfully. Yes, I think he has aged successfully considering he is now 87 years old without one health problem and, most of all, with a mind and a spirit that are both healthy and robust.

The other day I sat down to talk to Cal about his life and aging well. Here are the nuggets of wisdom from our conversation I’d like to share with you.
Don’t take life too seriously.
I’m a serious person by nature, but I love to laugh.  However, after my conversation with Cal, I realize that lau…

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