Heart Health

Go4Life

Go4Life

If you are a senior who is clueless about how to start an exercise program, take a look at the National Institute on Aging Go4Life Program.  It’ll get you going in the right direction. OK, we eliminated that excuse.  Why are you still here?  Go4Life.

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!”…

How To Treat Heart Disease?

A 2009 issue of The Lancet reported on a meta-analysis which reviewed 61 trials involving over 25,000 patients.  They compared angioplasty and stent placement with no treatment at all or just medication.  What was the finding? The findings of the analysis indicated that  angioplasty and stent placement for coronary artery disease “did not produce detectable…

Save A Life (Maybe Your Own!)

How many of you Upgrading Seniors are aware that there is a “new and improved” CPR technique that is: Easier to learn than the old CPR More effective than the old CPR Doesn’t require mouth-to-mouth resuscitation Doubles the chances of survival for someone suffering from cardiac arrest Doesn’t that sound like something all of us…

Are You Taking a Statin Drug?

First, remember – I am not a physician.  Don’t do anything related to your prescription drugs based on my rants!  That said, Dr. Mercola is a physician.  In this post I’m going to direct you to a very interesting discussion of statin drugs prepared by Dr. Mercola.  If you are taking statins (1 in 4…

Vegetarian Diets Associated With Lower Risk of Death! (Really?)

OK, Upgraders.  Time for a little rant.  That was the headline on a prominent health/science related website I was reading this morning.  Let’s look at that again: “Vegetarian Diets Associated With Lower Risk of Death.” Holy Upgrading Senior, Martha! Pass the Broccoli! I have toyed around with a vegetarian diet.  In fact, I was one…

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…

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. 😉

Start Up Reading List

The Upgrading Senior-in-Chief (that’s me) will try to keep you informed of his current reading material in case you’re interested in looking at the references behind the information found on UpgradedSenior.Com. Although a seemingly simple task, it could prove to be a formidable challenge.  When it comes to my reading, I tend to frenetically move…