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Old 08-07-2011, 06:49 AM
 
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Welcome to the forum! I like your username, "Just Trying To Be Fine."
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I'm starting with weights after talking with a trainer who knows about my health condition. She also suggests the trampoline, which I already do but not vigorously and long enough. Will report by Labor Day!

Glad this thread was ressurected as there are so many good ideas. I did do a "hit and miss" as 25 pages is a lot to read, but did get some good ideas like the agave nectar that someone had mentioned to me awhile ago and I had forgotten all about it!

I agree with most that oatmeal is great; but for me, red meat (steak), salmon, eggs, fruits and all veggies (particulary broccoli) are usually my diet. I do each those thin bagels, too, which I adore. I do eat sweets, but have cut down a lot...and my mantra is: "Everything in moderation".

I take vitamins and supplements as well, but not sure if they were mentioned?

And why I copied your post, is that WEIGHTS are really mandatory for women as part of their exercise. I do aerobics, walking and my weights. Three weeks ago, I had visited my dr. for my yearly check-up and my bone mass was that of a 35 year old...and she was impressed. Weights not only help with this, but also just makes us stronger all around. AND I am seriously thinking of maybe training for body building when I retire as this woman is my idol. Ernestine Shepherd: Find Out How This Grandma Went From Flab to Fab - ABC News So good luck to you in this endeavor!

And one more thing. I had to smile as a couple of women stated that what they weigh now and feel good and thin was their FAT weight when younger....and I totally agree! BUT like my dr. also told me, that being on the upper scale of the weight level or even a tad above is fine as like most said, and I concur, we seem to have/show less wrinkles than our ultra-thin counterparts...and to me that is a good trade off. But too, in my case, she told me that a lot of my weight is due to my muscles... so I am fine with that as well!

Again, glad this thread is back!

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Old 08-07-2011, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I know I am a broken record on this subject, but I believe, to stay as healthy as possible, DETOX from all processed foods, medications, and any other toxic stuff you might be in the habit of ingesting (i.e., booze, cigarettes, other) . . .

On the other hand, according to Buddhist thought, old age, sickness and death is to be expected . . . not fought against . . .I believe we are here for a reason and we only have "x" number of years to live, so make the best of it . . .

And STAY AWAY FROM DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Question for you. Buddhists really felt that sickness is expected in old age? I would think that with all the study of herbs for meds and the overall health of the people who began it, I am surprised. And as far as me, I am thinking what illness could possibly happen within the next years if nothing is wrong with me now (except for hypothyroid which I had for decades)? I mean I could get a bad back and such, but that is not an illness.... or does ANY malady fall into that statement??? Just wondering!

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Old 08-07-2011, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Just came across this in my email: Old and healthy? Thank your genes. Old and Healthy? Thank Your Genes | Care2 Causes

What do you think?? As for me personally, both my parents died of heart attacks, but they were both heavy smokers and did drink more than average and my mom was obese. I have never smoked, drink occasionally and my weight is in check and no heart problems. So... I wonder.
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:09 AM
 
Location: earth?
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Question for you. Buddhists really felt that sickness is expected in old age? I would think that with all the study of herbs for meds and the overall health of the people who began it, I am surprised. And as far as me, I am thinking what illness could possibly happen within the next years if nothing is wrong with me now (except for hypothyroid which I had for decades)? I mean I could get a bad back and such, but that is not an illness.... or does ANY malady fall into that statement??? Just wondering!
It's called "The First Noble Truth":

http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhism/bs-s03.htm
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:31 AM
 
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I am not retired yet, yrs to go, but when I have a stretch off from work, I pretend to be retired. My whole mind set changes and I actually feel a sense of freedom and increased feeling of calm and health. I exercise more. Sadly, then I go back to work, shift work, and it sorta, kinda , falls apart.

I KNOW I will enjoy retirement, when it get here!!
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I am reminded of a time, approximately 31 years ago, when the mother of a friend always responded with "just trying to be fine", when asked "how she was doing? I now grasp the full meaning of what she meant. At the ripe age of 65 I am trying not to slip down the slippery slope and go the way of the "Over the Hill Gang". It is definitely a struggle when you are dealing with a debilitating condition, constant pain, limping, walking with a cane, inconstinence, constipation, etc. You see, just a year and ahalf ago I was one of those people who could walk, even trot, then one day all heck broke loose.

I woke up with numbness in my toes and pain in the middle of my back. This was just the beginning, little did I know, a doctor and two chiropractors later I would be headed for the operation room. Don't get me wrong I am not having a Pity Party, I just wanted to point out that the slope is slippier when you have what seems like gigantic obstacles facing you.

It is difficult to stay connected when you begin to feel more comfortable staying at home, both mentally and physically. There are days when I just can't here, one more time, "what are you doing on a cane?" So, today I am Just Trying To Be Fine, Monday I go for a pre-surgical exam. I will let you know how things turn out.
The very best of luck to you. I am in a similar situation so I know how you feel. Sometimes our destiny just isn't in our hands no matter how much effort we make.

I love your "Just Trying To Be Fine" comment. I am going to unashamedly "borrow" it.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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I've been enjoying all the retirement threads but don't see much about staying young and healthy past the age of 50 or 60. Maybe we can give each other some ideas on this thread--healthy lifestyles, foods/nutrition, exercise, outlook, etc. (no sex, porn, etc on this thread!!)
We move a lot.
Seriously---every 5-9 years we just pick up and move. We used to think it was a sickness, but recently realized it is what keeps us feeling young and vital--excited about new things in life.
Some people get the 7-year-itch to change relationships, we get the 7-year-itch to change living locations.

We are currently in the process of researching a new move across country to an area we've never lived in been before---the high country of WNC after living 6 years in the Southwest and previously in the PNW, New England, NorCal, CO, and briefly in Italy. Can't tell you how young, healthy, and excited we feel while researching this move. I am almost 60, my husband is 67. We love exploring life in new towns, new cultures, new wilderness outdoor areas---keeps our brains and bodies very active.

Not very economically practical, but it sure works for us. lol
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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We move a lot.
Seriously---every 5-9 years we just pick up and move. We used to think it was a sickness, but recently realized it is what keeps us feeling young and vital--excited about new things in life.
Some people get the 7-year-itch to change relationships, we get the 7-year-itch to change living locations.

We are currently in the process of researching a new move across country to an area we've never lived in been before---the high country of WNC after living 6 years in the Southwest and previously in the PNW, New England, NorCal, CO, and briefly in Italy. Can't tell you how young, healthy, and excited we feel while researching this move. I am almost 60, my husband is 67. We love exploring life in new towns, new cultures, new wilderness outdoor areas---keeps our brains and bodies very active.

Not very economically practical, but it sure works for us. lol
As a forever "young and restless," I love this idea. The only thing is I'm wary of renting, and I have a dear dog.

Do you rent or own in each place? What has been your favorite place so far and why? Would you move there permanently? And, do you have a pet or two to think about?
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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It's called "The First Noble Truth":

Buddhist Studies (Secondary) The First Noble Truth

Aha...thanks. I think misinterpreted what you meant. I had read it that old age must have sickness and then death; but you just meant that we will experience sickness at some point in time.
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