Health Tip

Health Tip Edition 19


Enjoy your favorite foods:

  •  Instead of cutting out your favorite foods altogether, be a slim shopper.
  • Buy one fresh bakery cookie instead of a box, or a small portion of candy from the bulk bins instead of a whole bag.
  • You can still enjoy your favorite foods -- the key is moderation.



For Body Toning:

  • Tennis for sculpted arms, shoulders & chest.
  • Bowling for forearms & shoulder.
  • Swimming for arms, shoulders & chest.
  • Cycling for the legs.
  • Dancing for the legs.
  • Football & Basketball for legs.
  • Walking for legs.
  • Rowing for arms & legs.
  • Elliptical & stepper for arms & legs.
  • Jogging for heart, lungs & legs


Stress Management

Overcome Mid Life Crisis:


  • Events like the empty nest syndrome, retirement, death of a spouse, HBP & heart problems are all part of the mid-life phase & so is alcoholism, loss of sleep, dementia & forgetfulness.
  • Solution includes: Keeping a pet, maintaining friendships, daily social interaction & most importantly being a part of the family.


Avoid Addictions

Alcohol in Old Age

  • Most people drink less as they grow older & yet even at normal levels, alcohol is risky after 60.
  • As we age, the metabolism slows down & alcohol levels in the blood remain higher for longer periods. This results in intoxication for longer periods even on small amounts causing dizziness, alcohol related falls and automobile accidents.
  • In addition, older people are frequently on medication & mixing alcohol with medication can be dangerous. However the challenges of life at this age, (loneliness, reduced income, loss of family & loved ones), often drive the need for alcohol.



Move It!

  • Even 30 minutes of physical activity 5 days a week (or 60 minutes three times a week) of vigorous exercise, such as jogging can help lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol.
  • More exercise is even better, you don't have to exercise for 30 minutes straight. You can break it up into 10-minute sessions.

Feb 9, 2024