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…



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.

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…

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…

Lies, Damn Lies & Statistics

A famous quote goes something like this: There are three kinds of lies:  lies, damned lies and statistics. The quote is often attributed to Mark Twain, but Twain attributed it to British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.  However, none of Disraeli’s published works contain the quote. But I digress.  Here’s a statistic that we shouldn’t be…

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…