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Learn From Olga a 94 yo Track Star

Stay on Your Feet

At home—a tidy suite in the ­lower level of her daughter’s house—Olga rarely sits for long.

Simply standing up more is the best thing sedentary people can do to start becoming healthier, maintains Joan Vernikos, Ph.D., the former director of Life ­Sciences for NASA and ­author of the book Sitting Kills. The painless act of rising from your chair pumps blood from the feet to the head, and tunes the ...
Learn From Olga a 94 yo Track Star

Stay on Your Feet

At home—a tidy suite in the ­lower level of her daughter’s house—Olga rarely sits for long.

Simply standing up more is the best thing sedentary people can do to start becoming healthier, maintains Joan Vernikos, Ph.D., the former director of Life ­Sciences for NASA and ­author of the book Sitting Kills. The painless act of rising from your chair pumps blood from the feet to the head, and tunes the vestibular system, which helps maintain blood pressure and keeps you steady on your feet.

Even a regular morning jog can’t compensate for being inert the ­other 23 hours of the day, research shows. Extended bouts of inactivity have been found to increase subjects’ risk of serious afflictions—including hypertension, blood clots, and even some types of cancer—no matter how “fit” those subjects were.

http://www.parade.com/245849/brucegriers
on/6-lessons-on-living-longer-and-stay
ing-sharp-from-a-nonagenarian-track-st
ar/?utm_source=parademagazine&utm_medi
um=print&utm_campaign=vanity201301229

People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel. (Oct 16, 2013)

Functional fitness: Walking, housework, being on your feet (a standup desk if you sit all day), etc. are the best. Strenuous exercise is counter productive until you lose the body fat.


TurboCharged by Dian and Tom Griesel is my bible when it comes to diet and exercise.

My review of the book:

http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5472950

On a related subject, activity is the key:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12
/exercise-work-treadmill-standing-desk
s-walking_n_3913261.html?utm_hp_ref=mo
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My Program:
My program is primarily non-exercise activities. 100 yards to the parking spot. Carrying grocery from the car. Stand up desk.

Exercise program (Sep 29, 2013) 1-Minute Kettlebells a few times a day.

Study Program started on June 28, 2013

General Program started on July 3, 2013:
1) Stand-up desk
2) Cook in bulk
3) Eat purple food everyday
4) 100 yards to the Parking space
5) Skate even for 5-10 minutes, but no more than 30
6) Take Lunch time naps

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After June 2012 blood test, I went on herbal supplements program and brought down the cholesterol numbers. No big pharma drugs here, thank God.

Lipid Profile: June 2012
Glucose 83
Total Cholesterol 204
HDL 53
LDL 124
Triglycerides 133
TOTAL/HDL 3.8
LDL/HDL 2.3

Blood test on Apr 2013
Glucose 83
Total Cholesterol 200
HDL 61
LDL 118
Triglycerides 106
TOTAL/HDL 3.3
LDL/HDL 1.9

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6/24/2014 6:50:26 PM

Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog about "Sometimes It's the Little Things" -- never dreamed it would turn into a Featured Blog!

Hugs, Eve
P.S. Just knew I could count on you to give me a little kick.



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5/5/2014 4:22:57 PM

I do think keeping your carbs on the low side is a good plan -- it's what my DH has to do as he has diabetes. But out of curiosity I checked my nutrition for 5 days and my carbs averaged out to 124, so I am always a bit on the low side. Nothing drastic, but I tend to see high carb foods at most dinners or parties as it's the kind of stuff people seem to bring (like for pot luck) let's see, there was chips and dip, Mexican pizza, salad (OK) grilled chicken breast (OK) dressings for the salad not too good, baked beans, guacamole, pasta salad, home made buns, corn on the cob, Mexican wedding cakes (really just ground nuts and butter with a bit of flour) and a few other things I can't remember.

And some type of mixture was served to drink, kind of like punch, and I don't know if it was sugar-free or not. They were all Mormons so there was no alcohol served.



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