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Gettin' Old Aint for Sissies

Updated on March 10, 2014

Each day that passes I find a new wrinkle, sag or pain that wasn't there yesterday. I do not have the energy I had the day before and when I look in the miror I ask: Who is that old fart? What once were trips out to lunch with a friend are now trips to the doctor. Is there a miricle drug, I have enough of them in my cabinet.........Are they working yet?

What's The Secret

Why, I'm glad you ask? Yes there is a secret and it is obvious! Most of the health related issues we face as we age are associated with chronic illnesses. As we age we struggle to keep up with the sagging muscles and buldging bellies, ageing well requires work and understanding that nutrition and exercise among other contributors affect how well we age. Let me tell you.........balancing nutrition and exercise with daily career and home life is no easy chore! Like anything that is good for us it requires attention, commitment and a friend to hold you accountable.

Do I exercise more or do I exercise less? How many calories do I need to take in? I am supposesd to keep track, OH,!..........count the calories. Well, THAT IS A LOT OF WORK!

does this really work?
does this really work?
Does I Eats Me Spinich
Does I Eats Me Spinich

What Do I Eat?

Eat more?...........Eat Less? What a conundrum! Eat more calorie dense foods and eat less prepared foods which are typically loaded with fats and salt to make them taste good.

It is true that as we age our metabolism slows down and we require less calories, but research shows the importance of choosing nutrient dense foods such as leafy green vegetables, fresh fruits and fish. What's the problem, you ask. I really don't feel like taking the time to prepare those kinds of food.


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Here's The Secret


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      Mike Elzner 6 years ago from Oregon

      tsmog and Life Station thanks for your comments, more to come.

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      LifeStation 6 years ago

      I love the illustration that you chose for this!

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      Tim Mitchell 6 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Great hub. It has awesome promise for a series. Those are questions I face everyday with my diabetic menu plan. The fun part for me is figuring out how to cheat and not cause harm - LOL. I like the Popeye one and the hidden secret of leafy vegetables too. I liked the humor too! A good start on your journey in your niche market?!?