Longevity Secrets Disclosed: Remaining Trim, Fit And Healthy Beyond Our Years

Everyone wants to live a long life. But, few want to live it in a rest home or hospital bed. I am old enough I should know a few tips about living long. And, I think I have some valuable pointers no matter how old you are. Continue reading “Longevity Secrets Disclosed: Remaining Trim, Fit And Healthy Beyond Our Years”

Essential Healthy Foods A Man And Woman 70+ Years Young Ate That Kept Them Alive & Well

These two videos from YouTube® are worthwhile to watch. I am always interested in the lifestyle and eating habits of people who are more aged than I. These videos are very revealing and are recommended viewing if you want to learn a few secrets this man and woman have to living longer and staying healthy. Continue reading “Essential Healthy Foods A Man And Woman 70+ Years Young Ate That Kept Them Alive & Well”

The Fountain Of Youth And Healthy Aging: Why I Think I’ve Found It…

So many retire because of ill health. If one cannot optimally function because he can’t concentrate well or physically perform on a job, what does one do? Pills only suppress symptoms and never make one well again. Continue reading “The Fountain Of Youth And Healthy Aging: Why I Think I’ve Found It…”

Meal Tips For Those 65+

I use the USDA choose my plate calculator. I devised a daily calorie and meal plan using their tools. Here’s a page that might interest you, here. When we get older, we have to watch what we eat more than we used to. We also don’t absorb nutrients as good. For example, an important vitamin is B12. I take 500mg everyday. The only supplement pill I take.

‘When you get older, you don’t want to end up disabled or in and out of the hospital all the time. You don’t call that living and a happy retirement. You want to be healthy, and are mindful you won’t be around forever’ ~ your author

So, you want to make the best of time you have left and lengthen your healthy years on this planet as much as you can. You don’t want to lose your health, because there is a point of no return and you might not get it back.

I exercise everyday. I would say it is a ‘light to moderate’ workout doing calisthenics and free weights. It’s not exhausting, as I purposely make it that way because I stay active doing things around the house like mowing the lawn, etc.. I feel household activity is the better of the two, even though I do both.

I ‘try’ to avoid most (but, not all) commonly known Arthritis triggers… 

• Citrus fruits
• Coffee
• Corn
• Dairy products (all)
• Eggs
• Meats (all)
• Nuts
• Potatoes
• Tomatoes
• Wheat, oats, barley, rye

I think what has helped my health in a big way was losing 50 lbs.. Just as important, I eat plant based whole food. It’s not technically what you’d call a vegan or vegetarian meal plan, because refined and processed foods are not officially on my menu.

I cook and prepare all my food from ‘scratch’. For example, I use a Farberware® 7 in 1 pressure cooker to make vegetable soup, pinto beans, rice and potatoes (highly recommended kitchen tool.) I also eat green salads consisting of arugula and spinach, among others like baby kale. I eat berries and drink a green smoothie everyday.

There are foods I avoid. For example, I ‘rarely’ eat out at restaurants and ‘almost’ never get fast food delivered. Curious about what I eat? Check it out, here.

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

*Try meditation for peace of mind and tranquility

65+ meal tips

How Do You Know Which Diet, Health and Weight Loss Information Is True or Not?

I grapple with this often. Who do you believe? Who is the ultimate authority on health and weight loss, and will he please stand up or raise his hand? I don’t see anyone! But, many do profess they are the authority. Yet, when so many doctors and sources of information disagree or contradict each other, who is right and who is wrong? Continue reading “How Do You Know Which Diet, Health and Weight Loss Information Is True or Not?”

Weight Loss Diet: What Exactly Are The Best Foods For Weight Loss?

Even though I am a self educated layman in terms of health, longevity and weight loss, I can say through my own experience and trial and error that how I eat is a weight loss diet. Continue reading “Weight Loss Diet: What Exactly Are The Best Foods For Weight Loss?”

Diet Tips For Seniors: Tweaking Your Diet For Weight Loss, Health And Longer Life

As we get older we need to change our young person eating habits. We have to realize we don’t have fourteen year old bodies anymore and it simply won’t let us get away with eating a bunch of junk like it used to. Continue reading “Diet Tips For Seniors: Tweaking Your Diet For Weight Loss, Health And Longer Life”

Why Plant Based Whole Food Diets Can And Do Work Wonders

We are bombarded by commercials on TV all day long. There’s money in big beef and chicken, weight loss foods delivered to your door and everything else that’s processed and refined.

They pay millions for Continue reading “Why Plant Based Whole Food Diets Can And Do Work Wonders”

Healthful Reasons for Avoiding a ‘Paleo’ Type Diet

The paleolithic era lasted more than two and a half million years. That’s a long time. But, no one knows exactly what the caveman ate before then and if our bodies have changed that much since then. Continue reading “Healthful Reasons for Avoiding a ‘Paleo’ Type Diet”

How much fruit, vegetables, beans and grains should I eat everyday?

So, you might be wondering: ‘How much fruit, vegetables, beans and grains should I eat everyday’ as a vegetarian? Eating this way is a lifestyle more than it is a diet, because there is actually no or very little portion control. It’s basically Continue reading “How much fruit, vegetables, beans and grains should I eat everyday?”