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Credit: The Bonnie Blues

Credit: The Bonnie Blues

I really wanted to share this article with you earlier, but I honestly forgot where I had filed it! I have to wonder, is forgetfulness an age thing? Are young people really as forgetful as they seem to be? I really don’t remember if I was forgetful as they are!

I really found this article quite interesting. I am sure many of us are doing some of these suggested approaches to a healthier memory. I feel that we just have to remember to double it and be consistent.

I shamelessly lifted the following five memory loss tips that will also help prevent Alzheimer’s disease from Dr. Ben Kim’s excellent newsletter, which you can sign up for at www.drbenkim.com.

According to neuroscientists at a recent Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Dublin, the five best steps you can take to prevent memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease are:

  1. Ensure regular intake of omega-3 fatty acids. Healthy sources include:
    1. Walnuts
    2. Purslane
    3. Freshly ground flax seeds
    4. Wild salmon
    5. Sardines
    6. Cod liver oil (Carlson)
  2. Stay physically fit
  3. Reduce stress
  4. Enjoy a rich and varied social life that involves activities that mentally stimulate you
  5. Think young

Now, those are five tips anyone can put into action! So incorporate them into your life starting today.

Wishing for you to remember to have a fantastic travel experience down memory lane!

“Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air – explode softly – and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth – boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn’t go cheap, either – not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.”
-Robert Fulghum


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With so little time to get anything done now-a-days, we are relying more and more on the “To-Do List.” I’ve always wondered what a “To-Do List” for a healthy lifestyle would look like. Now, I don’t mean the fad diet “To-Do List,” I don’t want 1-15 to be Eat Subway Sandwiches and Drink Nothing but Lemon Juice and Cyan Pepper. I love a good glass of wine thank you, and Subway is great, but Jared…I am done with the Turkey sub plan.

I’ve found something that I like. It is not only a physical, but mental “To-Do List” for a healthy lifestyle. What people tend to forget is that being healthy and losing weight is more than a 30 day fad. It is a lifestyle that is met with mental and physical changes all meant to uplift you.  Below, there is an idea that I found of 22 actions that add to my mental and physical healthy well being. Many of these activities are things that we are doing anyway so read on and enjoy!

After reading this article I wanted to share it with you.

  1. Eat uncooked food one day each week.
  2. Fast at least three meals a week.
  3. Do not eat fast.
  4. Do not drink things real hot or real cold.
  5. Do not drink liquids with your meals.
  6. Drink your fruit juices at least forty-five minutes before you eat and wait at least two hours after you eat before you drink fruit juices or vegetable juices.
  7. DO NOT eat starches, sugar, or sweet fruits such as raisins, dates, and figs with meats or fruits such as grapefruit, oranges, lemons, apples, pears, peaches, etc.
  8. Avoid fried foods, gravies, hot sauces, and black pepper. [This is a HARD one for me!!]
  9. Drink a lot of pure water.
  10. Do not eat late at night.
  11. Since food is sanctified by the Word of God and prayer, quote a verse of Scripture and always ask the Lord to bless the food.
  12. Young people, remember that a good complexion does not come out of a jar or a bottle, but out of your stomach. A healthy outside comes from a healthy inside.
  13. Make your own toothpaste out of salt and soda. The dentist will tell you this is safer and better for your teeth.
  14. Take a good fast walk every day, concentrating on breathing deeply. It’s better to walk early in the morning when things are fresh and you get your purest air.
  15. Wear the most comfortable shoes if you want healthy feet.
  16. Do not wear clothes that interfere with the circulation.
  17. Do not be afraid of sunshine. There is healing in it.
  18. Sleep on a hard bed and learn to sleep on your back. Your framework is in your back, but if you sleep on your stomach or side, you are likely to impair the organs of your body and many times develop cricks in your neck and in your arms. I would rather sleep three hours on a hard bed than four on a soft bed.
  19. Do not sleep in a room with the gas turned on because it will burn out the oxygen. Keep plenty of fresh air in the room.
  20. Try to be asleep by ten o’clock and not later than eleven. One hour before midnight is worth two after midnight.
  21. Do not be deceived either by the advertisements or by the great intellects. Good food and good health habits really work. Find out what your body needs and faithfully provide it.
  22. Don’t compare money or time with health. Health is priceless.

You can read evangelist Lester Roloff’s “Food, Fasting, and Health” here.

Have a great travel experience!!

“The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and
hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives
of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine
floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.”

-Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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As a “baby boomer,” I had graduated into the sound tracks of movements! Don’t pretend that you do not understand what I am saying. You know that when you stand up here is the sound track of umph! Or Oh boy! Or when you are going to try and sit on the floor and gravity takes over and snatch you down!

What about that trim and fit doctor that you have that tells you to take your dog for a walk because he looks over weight?!

Well I am trying my best to keep Obama fit. I am committed to a minimum of 1 hour 3 days a week for walking and or stretching to keep me flexible, minimum of ache free and toned. More is a plus and less puts me back on the sound tracks.

Every older adult experiences unexpected aches and pains, but if you make stretching part of your daily routine you can slow–or avoid–a downward slide into chronic pain, stiffness, and immobility. Just a few minutes of stretching every day, especially when combined with a safe exercise program, can help you live with vibrancy, energy, and independence.

Go to this link for stretch exercise advice.

Have a great travel experience!!

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