Fitness

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,”…

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 video.foxnews.com

Lilly Day Gets Down At Age 95

This is Lilly Day, age 95, and she is strictly bustin’ the moves with her Christmas scarf and Earth, Wind & Fire’s Christmas CD. Does this put a smile on your face, or what? You can’t help but love her spunk and sassy attitude. You go girl. Lilly is the newest UpGraded Senior Superstar!

Music Therapy For Alzheimer’s Patients

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Remarkable changes in Alzheimer’s patients occur when they listen to individualized music. The simple act of listening to music from a patient’s past enables the patient to reconnect with the people around them and to remember more about their past. Music therapy seems to have benefits for a wide range of patients, not just those…

Ray Chavez (Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor) – Age 104

Today, December 7th, is Pearl Harbor Day in the United States.  It’s a day of remembrance for the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor – “a date that will live in infamy,” according to FDR. More than 2,400 people lost their lives at Pearl Harbor. Ray Chavez was one of the lucky ones who survived.…

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…

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!”…

Neal Unger – 60 Year Old Skateboarder

It’s time to add yet another “UpGraded Senior Superstar” to our ever-growing list of totally amazing seniors. Neal Unger – Skateboarder Our newest inductee is Neal Unger and he is a 60-year old skateboarder!  You don’t see too many of those now, do you? Most of us UpGrading Seniors would think skateboarding is a poor…

Legend of the Falls

This is an update of a previous post which I wrote in 2014 on the same topic and which richly deserves an UpGrade.You Can’t Handle the TruthRemember that famous line from the movie, A Few Good Men?Well, the truth when it comes to seniors and falling may be hard to handle too, but we as…

Ida Keeling – 100 Year Old Sprinter

Ida Keeling

Time for another installment of UpGraded Senior Superstars. Save Your Lame Excuses I live in a 55+ community and I can’t tell you how many times I hear some of us geezers excuse ourselves from exercising. In fact, some of those excuses may have come from someone very close to me (ahem). Oh sure, we…

Frances Woofenden – 81 Year Old Water Skiing Champion

There was a time when I fancied myself as a pretty good water skier.  Hardly a week went by during warm weather that I didn’t ski 4 – 7 times a week, but somewhere along the line I stopped. I guess the usual responsibilities caught up with me.  Work.  Family.  Age. From time to time…