Are you looking in the rear view mirror? Is there a rear view mirror? Are you planning what YOU want in your life? What are you doing for you?
I wrote this post 3 years ago.. and it was brought back to my attention via a couple of wonderful ladies who I appreciate so much….. Thank you Leslie Denning and Jacqueline Gates!! I love this post and would love your feedback!!
How did I get so messed up?
Or at least a juice cleanse may not be!! Have you ever tried one??
I spent the better part of last week pushing myself through a juice cleanse, only to find out that it really was just as tough as the last one and I don’t know if Im ready for that type of cleanse!!
Have you ever tried a juice cleanse? Strictly juice for a few days or several days? Perhaps you can relate to my story!
I’ve done a Usana Reset cleanse before, I felt great and got results. It was a meal replacement with bars and extra veggies if [...] Continue Reading…
Yes, you can have some control over your “Vitality” as you age! In this series that I have written, you will see that there are some things that you must do for yourself if you want to slow down that ‘aging’ process!!
The 10 Biomarkers are:
1. You Muscle Mass
2. Your Strength
3. Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
4. Your Body Fat Percentage
5. Your Aerobic Capacity
6. Your Body’s Blood – Sugar Tolerance
7. Your Cholesterol/HDL Ratio
8. Your Blood Pressure
9. Your Bone Density
10. Your Body’s Ability to Regulate Its Internal Temperature
The first 4 are all closely related. If you do something about your muscle mass [...] Continue Reading…
This concludes the 10 biomarkers for lengthening your health span. The last and final biomarker #10 is “your body’s ability to regulate its internal temperature”.
As we get older our internal body temperature is harder to regulate. Both heat and cold affect. ( I’m sure you have seen this in aging parents, family and friends.)
This is due to the metabolic rate. We sweat to cool our body and we shiver to heat our body.
What seems to mess with an older person’s system is:
- a reduced sense of thirst– they don’t realize they are thirsty.
- an older person’s body needs to [...] Continue Reading…
Isn’t it so comforting to know that there are ways to lengthen your health span? And many of them are not that complicated at all.
In this post Biomarker #9, which is You Bone Density
Although age relates to a decrease in mineral content of the bones– POOR dietary habits, hormonal changes in women after menopause, deficient calcium absorption and a SEDENTARY lifestyle play roles as well.
If you have been reading these past several posts I’m guessing by now you are realizing how important exercise is!!
Osteoporosis is NOT a necessary or normal component of aging.
Research has shown that there is a [...] Continue Reading…
Biomarker # 8, won’t likely come as a great surprise to anyone. If you have been following along over the last several posts, you will now know that the there are 10 Biomarkers of Vitality! And these biomarkers of vitality you can alter for yourself.. Although it may take some discipline, it will truly make a difference to your health span
This is what I covered so far, number 1 muscle mass, 2 strength, 3 basal metabolic rate, 4 Body percent fat, 5 aerobic capacity, 6 blood-sugar tolerance and 7 cholesterol/HDL ratio.
Number 8 is Blood Pressure
It has been called the [...] Continue Reading…
Well lengthening your health span is possible.. I have given you 6 points so far… Now for number 7.
Biomarker #7 :
Your Cholesterol/HDL ratio
Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is a necessary component of the body. Basically it plays a very important role in the construction of the cell membranes and the production of certain sex hormones.
Our bodies produce cholesterol so it isn’t a required substance in out diet. However the foods we eat will increase the cholesterol— which can be a health issue.
There is a lot of info out there about cholesterol, but to keep it simple I will [...] Continue Reading…
So lengthening your health span is possible!! Now just how much are you willing to do, to lengthen it?
Here is Biomarker Number 6:
Your Body’s Blood Sugar Tolerance
Your body works to keep the amount of sugar in the blood at a certain level. With advancing age our bodies tend to lose the ability to use up the usage as well as when we are younger. By 70 years of age some 20 % of men and 30 % of women have concerns with the bodies ability to utilize sugar in the blood…
Interestingly enough it has been discovered via research that [...] Continue Reading…
You can lengthen your health span. Are you working on it yet? I am sure you are in one form or another!
If your have been following along the last few posts have been about the “Biomarkers” that you can work on to help yourself have a longer health span. I have mentioned your muscle mass, your strength, and your basal metabolic rate and your body fat.
Biomarker #5 is Your Aerobic capacity: This is your body’s ability of processing oxygen, basically.
Your aerobic capacity when you are an older adult is 30-40 percent smaller than young adults. That capacity would decrease [...] Continue Reading…
So, you can lengthen your health span. It may take a bit of work and effort, but it will be well worth it in the end.
I’ve mentioned to you about Your Muscle Mass and Your Strength. Those are the Biomarkers #1 and #2.
Today, Biomarkers #3 and #4. Closely related to number 1 and 2
Biomarker #3 is your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) which is basically the rate of your body chemistry goes at when you are doing minimal exertion. ( those processes that build, destroy tissue and release energy).
Even at rest your body does require energy. The BMR falls [...] Continue Reading…