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Yippee!
Friday, April 10, 2015      8 comments

Yippee!!!!! I woke up!!!!! Why retirees are always so happy.......... emoticon... Read more
Of Course...........
Thursday, April 09, 2015      7 comments

Of course I talk to myself!!!!! Sometimes I need EXPERT advice. emoticon... Read more
Science Takes On Death
Wednesday, April 08, 2015      7 comments

A longevity pill that helps everyone live to 100 or older is years off. But Bill Gifford, who surveyed the scientific landscape (and put his own body under the microscope) in his new book, Spring Chicken: How to Stay Young Forever (or Die Tryin... Read more
CHOCO-CHUBBY?
Tuesday, April 07, 2015      8 comments

Chocolate eaters weigh less than others, say some studies. That has fueled media reports claiming that chocolate somehow keeps you slim. New research suggests otherwise. Researchers tracked roughly 107,000 postmenopausal women aged 50... Read more
The Emotional And Social Benefits Of Exercise
Monday, April 06, 2015      7 comments

In addition to biological effects, exercise has positive emotional and social effects that can help you deal with stress and depression. Regular exercise can help you: *** Gain Confidence---When you're feeling stressed or depressed, you o... Read more
What Is Your Favorite Easter Memory?
Sunday, April 05, 2015      12 comments

This one was easy for me, because it meant so very much at the time it happened. I was six years old. My brother was 2 and my Mom was taking total care of us because my Dad was in Korea. He had been in World War II and we thought that he was ... Read more
Balance Training At Home
Saturday, April 04, 2015      5 comments

If you don't have the time or inclination to pursue structured balance training, don't fret. You can achieve better balance by incorporating many balance exercises into your daily activities. In fact, a study that compared people who engaged i... Read more
I'm So Excited!!!!!
Friday, April 03, 2015      9 comments

I talked to the girl who will be my Physical Therapist, and she gave me the go-ahead to do the exercises that we began in December. I did them the entire month of January, but then the back pain became worse, so she advised stopping them until ... Read more
How Is Your Balance?????
Thursday, April 02, 2015      9 comments

Balance Exercises: A number of studies have shown that certain simple exercises can markedly improve your balance. You can do these anywhere as long as you have something steady to hold on to, such as a kitchen countertop or sturdy chair. ... Read more
It Was A Very Good Day
Wednesday, April 01, 2015      9 comments

Our 7 year-old Grand-daughter, Elizabeth, has Spring Break this week, so we kept her with us today. The temperatures are in the 70s today, and it is beautiful!!! When Elizabeth arrived, the first thing she wanted to do was to play in her tree ... Read more
Taking Sleeping Pills Wisely
Tuesday, March 31, 2015      5 comments

Sleeping pills can at times be an effective component of sleep therapy. However, they need to be used cautiously, especially by older adults. If you plan to take sleeping pills, follow these steps to do so safely: **** Work with your doc... Read more
ARRRRGH!!!!!
Monday, March 30, 2015      9 comments

I called the Physical Therapy Clinic suggested to me by the Nurse Practitioner, only to find out that it IS NOT covered by my Health Insurance Provider. Now I have to start from scratch and find someone who IS covered!!!!! Oh well............ Read more
Tuning Out Tinnitus
Sunday, March 29, 2015      9 comments

QUESTION: Is there any cure for chronic ringing of the ears? ANSWER: That depends on whether a cause can be found. Tinnitus, or ringing or other noises in the ear, can result from almost any ear problem, from infection to hardened earwa... Read more
What A Great Way To Spend A Saturday.......
Saturday, March 28, 2015      11 comments

I left home about 8:30 this morning and drove to our oldest son's home. Our DIL and our seven year old Grand-daughter, Elizabeth were waiting to take me to a dinner theater about 90 miles away. This was my Birthday present. We arrived at the ... Read more
Now I Have Some Decisions To Make
Friday, March 27, 2015      9 comments

This morning I had 3 standing x-rays taken of my spine, filled out four pages of forms, and then met with a Spinal Nurse Practitioner for an hour and a half. She showed me the results of my MRI and all of my x-rays. I have a narrowing of the s... Read more

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