They’re Saying Your Grandkids Won’t Live As Long

Grim Reaper

I just used that headline to get your attention.  Sorry! New statistics from the National Center For Health Statistics released this month indicate that a baby’s life expectancy at birth actually declined for the total U.S. population from 78.9 years in 2014 to 78.8 in 2015. This is the first such decrease in more than…

Don’t Exercise For Weight Loss!

Don't Exercise to Lose Weight

I’ve kinda known this for a long time, but it runs exactly opposite to the popular notion of why we exercise. We don’t exercise for weight loss, or at least we shouldn’t. If you’re one of those people spending hour after boring hour every week on a treadmill, stationary bike, stair climber, elliptical trainer or…

Disaster Averted: Running Lesson From a 4 Year Old


Did you ever see an old guy trying to run in 15 year old running shoes with a sole that’s come unglued in the front flopping around? It’s a recipe for disaster (fall, broken hip, etc.) and that was me until yesterday when my new running shoes arrived. I’m trying to resurrect my ability to…


Question Marks

I’m sure this has never happened to you, but some seniors are occasionally afflicted with lethologica. Say what? Oh, What’s the Word I’m Looking For? You might say that these seniors are at a loss for words.  Or, more precisely, at a loss for the word. During the course of a conversation, they are unable…

Can Your Kitchen Counter Make You Fat?

See Food Diet

I’m always careful not to place too much confidence in all the various “scientific” studies that are reported related to health. As you’ve probably noticed, the studies tend to contradict each other, and the “proven” facts change over time (eggs are good – eggs are bad, fat is good – fat is bad, cereal is…

Dueling Brains

Brain Battle

Are you of one mind?  Are you sure? What about your ability to focus or concentrate? I thought I was pretty strong in those areas, until I took this little test.  Go ahead – try it yourself if you can handle the truth. So, how’d you do.  I improved quickly once I “trained my brain,”…

I remind myself that media entertainment and the celebrity craze is funded by the advertising dollars of major corporations with the intention of softening the minds of viewers to the point where they believe the advertisements . . . .

— Malcolm Henderson from Granddad in the Back

Some Seniors Never Learn

Doris Payne

So much for the old saying, “with age comes wisdom.” This 86 year old geriatric jewel thief, Doris Payne, doesn’t seem to have learned much about personal integrity, or staying out of jail, in all her many years. Watch the latest video at

On the Shortness of Time (and Its Misuse)

Time has Flewn

Home Be Inspired Laugh Get Fit Live Longer Bob’s Comments & Adventures Eat Better Have Fun Get Smart UpGraded SeniorLifestyles for Active Seniors! On the Shortness of Time (and It’s Misuse) “You may delay, but time will not.”  — Benjamin Franklin As we get older I think our appreciation of time increases.  We are more…