Monthly Archives: February 2013

Upgrading Your Heart (Part Deux)

OK, Upgraders, it’s time for “Upgrading Your Heart – Part Deux.”  That’s the French word for “two” in case you are a little rusty in the foreign language department.  Keep expanding your mind.  Anyway, February is American Heart Month so the old ticker is our focus here at UpGradedSenior.Com this month. If you haven’t already…

February Is American Heart Month

That’s right, Upgrading Seniors, this month in America the focus is on heart health.  This is American Heart Month and to honor the occasion yours truly published an article here on UpgradedSenior.Com in which I revealed the “5 Secrets To Avoid Heart Disease.” These 5 tips can potentially reduce your risk of heart disease by…

Are Boomers Really Healthier?

OK, Upgraded Seniors.  Here’s a study that we really need to take note of.  I don’t know about you, but I have always assumed that the Boomer generation, in general, was a more health conscious and, indeed, healthier, generation that the one that preceded it. Well, not so fast, Mr. and Ms. Fitness!

The Power to Change

So, you want to upgrade your seniordom.  Great!  That means that you want to change – at least certain aspects of yourself.  Here’s a great little light-hearted video from Adam Carolla on behalf of Prager University to help get you in the right frame of mind, and to emphasize what a wonderful thing it is…

The Blue Zones

Upgraded Longevity The Blue Zones I recommend The Blue Zones as a basic primer on the principles that have enabled humans to live unusually long lives.  The author, Dan Buettner, studied societies that enjoy unusual longevity, and he condensed what he learned from these societies into 9 principles for long living.  The Most Effective Ways to…

Perfect Health Diet

The Best Primer On Upgraded Nutrition I Have Found “The sanest overview of what to eat I have ever seen.  If you are going to read only one thing on the subject, read this.” –Seth Roberts, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychology at UC Berkeley and author of The Shangri-La Diet Wow!  I just finished reading…

Improve Your Odds of Living Longer

This subject will evolve as UpgradedSenior.Com matures.  I haven’t had much time to work on this page of the website yet.  Hey, still got the day job! But, knowing how short on patience you old-timers are, I suggest that you start reading a book called The Blue Zones in which Dan Buettner, the author, studied…

Fitness Primer: Apply This – Get Fit!

Fitness is a major theme for Upgraded, or Upgrading, Seniors.  We’ll be discussing it a lot here at UpgradedSenior.Com.  But as of this writing the website is new and just underway, and I need to leave some work undone for now.  However, if you don’t do any more than I read and apply Body By…

Nutrition Primer: Read This – Know What To Eat!

Obviously, we’ll have a lot to say about nutrition as UpgradedSenior.Com develops and matures. If you’re in a hurry to improve your diet and nutrition, read the Perfect Health Diet. Now that I think about it, if you absorb that information maybe I don’t need to say that much more about nutrition. 😉

Reality Check For UpGrading Seniors

Let’s face it, Upgrading Seniors, you can have a rich and fulfilling life even with a body that’s impaired, but life can be so much more enjoyable if our bodies are fully functional.  Most of the afflictions about which seniors complain are, for the most part, self-inflicted.  That list includes, but is certainly not limited,…

Body By Science

Upgraded Body There have been times in my (long) life in which I have spent extraordinary amounts of time exercising in one form or another.  Particularly in my Ironman Triathlon days when I frequently spent hours per day either running, biking or cycling. Looking back, although I wouldn’t trade those experiences for anything, from a…