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It Has Nothing To Do With Age provides self-help principles. The inspirational stories give concrete illustrations of overcoming many of life's challenges. Difficulties pertaining to depression, grief, divorce, and death are presented and worked through by the participants. Physical impairments, injuries, overcoming issues with weight, alcohol, and nicotine are also dealt with and resolved by the athletes.

This book provides a model on how to overcome some of the difficulties that confront all of us . Further, this read sheds a beacon of light on preventive measures for good physical and mental health. Research demonstrates that exercise is an important component in treating such ailments and debilitating illness such as depression, stroke, heart disease, brain or cognitive malfunction,and Alzheimer's disease.

I suggest that proper exercise can be used as a preventive measure for psychological, cognitive, and physical health as well. Follow my prescription and lead a better, more fulfilling, and healthier life.

Friday, February 24, 2012

10 Super Foods ,Diabetes,and Centenarians

The next time you purchase your foods consider the following 10 “super foods.”  This list is recommended by the American Diabetes Association for diabetics.  They contend that there is no single best diabetic diet.  According to the Association, some people do well on a low fat diet, and others do well on a low-crab diet.  They do suggest that losing weight helps control blood sugar. Even if you are not diabetic or pre-diabetic, evaluate these foods for you. Information regarding the American Diabetes Association was found in the February 13, 2012 edition of USA Today.
1.       Oranges, grape fruit for fiber and vitamin C
2.      Salmon, fish high in omega-3 fatty acids-stay away from breaded and deep fat fried varieties
3.      Spinach , kale foods low in calories and carbohydrates
4.      Tomatoes, pureed, raw, or in a sauce provides vital nutrients such as vitamins C, iron and vitamin E
5.      Sweet potatoes packed full of vitamin A and fiber
6.      Blueberries, strawberries and other berries loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and fiber
7.      Beans such as navy, black, kidney which  are very high in fiber
8.      Fat-free milk and yogurt which  are good sources of calcium and vitamin D
9.      Whole grains, pearled barley and oatmeal are a good source of fiber and potassium
10.  Nuts and seeds such as walnuts and flax seeds as they contain omega - 3 fatty acids
A couple of observations: 1.   Look at the many choices and varieties of foods found in our large supermarkets where nutritional and vitamin information can be found on packaging. 2.  Look at the number of supplements and vitamins found on their shelves as well.  Why do we need extra vitamins and supplements?  Are we not getting the necessary amount of vitamins from everyday foods?
More observations: 1. Did you ever see an overweight centenarian? 2.  Do you know of any in -active centenarians? 3.  Did you ever see an overweight vegan?
 It appears that eating smart like a vegan or going on a Mediterranean diet, and incorporating physical activity are important for one’s physical health. For what it is worth, the price of beef is going up.


Isabel said...

Frank, Thank you for your post on my blog. It may take me some time, but I am definitely interested in reading your book and hope to in the near future. I'm a runner myself and was actually inspired to run my first marathon by a senior I knew who ran 5 marathons mostly in his 70's!

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