Phosphorus, though essential, is plentiful in food
Phosphorus is an essential mineral required by nearly every cell in the body. Eighty-five percent of the phosphorus in the body is found in bone. It is so common in food that deficiency is rare. The RDA for adults is 700 mg per day which should be easily provided by a normal diet. The tolerable upper intake for adults is 4 grams per day (3 grams for adults over 70). Normally seniors needn’t worry about phosphorus but there are situations where it may be important. Continue reading
Originally posted 2010-09-21 09:11:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
I have been experimenting with fasting over the past two weeks. I became intrigued with discussions on different blogs but I was especially interested in intermittant fasting. As I understand (and have been practicing) this is when you skip eating for only a day or even part of a day. So far I have fasted on four days. Two were partial days where I broke the fast in mid-afternoon with some fruit and nuts and then ate whatever my wife had cooked for dinner. The other days I was attending a business meeting in the evening which didn’t give me time to go home and return so I fasted all day. Well, it was all day yesterday but last week, my partner dragged me to visit his brother who was being entertained by neighbors and I ended up with a piece of excelland pecan pie. Amazingly, I don’t feel hungry during these fasts. Nor do I feel week.
It is liberating to realize that I don’t need to eat three times a day and that I don’t need as much food as I once believed.
My intention was not to lose weight although that seems to motivate many fasters. It’s not that I couldn’t stand to lose 15-20 pounds – in fact my loss of about 20 pounds over the past year seems to be over. My interest was in the idea of calorie restriction and life extension. Apparently intermittant fasting produces some of the benefits of calorie restriction. (I havn’t had time to organize all my sources but that will be coming.) In fact, however, I have lost weight over the two weeks. Time will tell if it is real loss or will come back.
More on this later.
Originally posted 2009-03-10 17:23:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Forget the Teacher; Give yourself an apple.
We’ve all heard about apples. They make great gifts for teachers and keep the Doctor from your door. Only old wrecks like me actually remember when Doctor’s made house calls or teachers were softened up by a simple, wholesome snack. You probably think the health impact of apples is equally outdated and useless today. Does anyone actually eat apples these days? Continue reading
Originally posted 2010-10-26 08:54:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Is there a fountain of youth?
People have been seeking the fountain of youth since man started walking upright. So far it has remained an elusive myth or a topic for science fiction. Lately, however, we have discovered a way to slow the aging process down. It is called calorie restriction. You might call it starvation. Continue reading
Originally posted 2010-12-07 08:48:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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Healthy aging is a process not a program. There are some guidelines that provide a basic understanding about nutritian and exercise but the truth is that each of us is different. What is easy and natural for one person may be difficult and hard for another. Sometimes you can choose one type of exercise over another for the same result just as you can choose different foods and supplements.
Today I found a good overview about healthy aging. You may know everything in here. You may know only some. But the trick is- are you doing them. Take a minute to read these recommendations and see how many you are applying in your life. Remember that the benefits of a good exercise and nutrition program may not be apparent now. But you will appreciate them in the future.
Remember that everyone is unique. Let your body help you decide what exercises and foods are best for you. Listen to your body as you develop your health program.