Monthly Archives: December 2016

Ed Whitlock – 85 Year Old Marathoner

An October, 2016 article in Runners’ World magazine caught the eye of your UpGrading Senior-In-Chief. It was a story about yet another remarkable senior.  The headline read like this: At 85, Ed Whitlock Breaks Four Hours in the Marathon. I have run marathons.  For those UpGrading Seniors who have never been runners, let me tell…

Don’t Believe the Haters

There’s a reason the UpGraded Senior mascot (see icon in photo) has a sunburst behind him.  Sun exposure is good for you. Don’t believe the haters when it comes to sunshine. If you listen to some experts, you’d think that sunlight is a death ray and that you skin will turn into one large melanoma…

Benefits Of Broccoli

Did you know that there is evidence that broccoli can help reduce your risk of: Cancer Diabetes High blood pressure Arthritis & Kidney disease? Yep, this under-appreciated cruciferous vegetable is a powerhouse of nutritional, disease-fighting goodness. I know. Most people’s reaction to a steaming hot serving of broccoli is something along the lines of “YUCK!”…