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Diabetics: Don’t Eat Another Sugar-Free Cookie Until You Read This!

Cookies

If you’re diabetic or pre-diabetic, you’ve probably jumped on the “sugar-free” bandwagon, which includes those foods to appease your sweet tooth, like sugar-free cookies, cakes and other sugar-free pastries. Before you wolf down another package of those “harmless” treats, you’d better finish reading this post, but you’re not going to like what I have to…

The Best (and Cheapest) Detox for Seniors

Poison Detox

We humans are an arrogant bunch. For some odd reason we think we can improve God’s/Nature’s/Evolution’s (depending on your beliefs) designs, which have been under development and constant improvement for millions of years. One of the latest examples of our arrogance is the very trendy concept of a cleanse or detox. I just took a…

Why Diet Sodas Make Seniors Fat

Diet Soda

[Spoiler Alert: if you’re offended by the word “fat,” this article is not for you.] “Fat” is not a politically correct designation for my fellow humans, but why ignore the fact. There are a lot of fat people in the world and most of them desperately want to be thin. And, they would be happier…

Pros and Cons of Flu Shots for Seniors

Flu Shot

If you listen to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and pharmaceutical companies, any sensible person, and especially seniors, will get an annual flu shot. But, if an UpGraded Senior noses around a little and actually examines the facts (gasp!) as opposed to the propaganda, the case for flu shots is not nearly as convincing…

What’s Up With Men and TV?

It’s a rare event for me to watch TV, but when I visit friends and a guy is in control of the clicker, the truth of this observation by Jerry Seinfeld about men and television is never more apparent:

Work Out Your Body to Work Out Your Brain

Here’s a quick tidbit that I came across. I found it interesting and maybe you will too. Most seniors are concerned about the possibility of diminishing mental capacity, or even worse, developing Alzheimer’s. If you want to do what you can to protect yourself from mental decline as you age, strength training may be important.…

Betty Ashley 5K Gasparilla Competitor, Age 95

Well folks, the UpGraded Senior-in-Chief (Me) competed in the Gasparilla 5K Distance Classic yesterday in downtown Tampa, Florida. It’s a weekend long running event that features several different runs.  I chose the 5K, which is 3.1 miles long. I must admit that I was feeling pretty impressed with myself – a 69 year old guy…

Gasparilla 5K Distance Classic

Well, the “Old Dude” (a/k/a The UpGraded Senior) checked off another bucket list adventure yesterday with the help of over 11,000 other runners by running the Gasparilla 5K (3.1 mile) Distance Classic event in downtown Tampa, Florida. Fantastic!  I don’t know how the event organizers pull it all together, but they do an amazing job…