follow us!

LISTEN TO BOOMTOWN RADIO!

“ALL the Music That Matters for the Generation That Created Rock 'n' Roll”

Listen while you surf!

 

Walk Your Way to Health

You don’t have to buy an expensive gym membership and drive yourself to the edge to feel better.

Research shows that simply walking for as little as 5 minutes a day can help you combat some of the things that develop as we age. For instance:

Arthritis: Walking at a leisurely pace can help ease the pain of arthritis as much as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs! It strengthens muscles that support the joints can help you shed pounds and reduce joint stiffness. Experts recommend starting out with a 5 min walk 5 days a week, gradually building it up to 30 minutes a day. If you feel worse 2 hours after completing your walk, take a less intense walk the next time.

High Blood Pressure: You may need to walk a bit longer to see a reduction in blood pressure. Aim for at least 1-and-three-quarters of a mile most days of the week. Again, you don’t need to exert yourself – a leisurely pace is fine.

Insomnia, Depression, Osteoporosis and even Diabetes can all be helped by a daily walk.

As always, before you begin any exercise regimen, consult with your physician.

The Dirty Truth About Organic Produce

Yes, that organic produce may be free of pesticides and synthetic fertilizer, but it’s no safer from germs that may come from harvest, transporting and having it out on display at your grocer’s.

Experts will tell you that germs don’t really discriminate based on how the food was grown. As with any raw produce, make sure you wash it once you bring it home from the store.

The Eyes Have It - Especially as We Age

Eye problems, that is. As we age, there are two very common problems with our eyes.

Dry Eye – This problem is amplified by our near constant use of screens (TV and computer). Staring at a screen reduces our blink rate. It’s blinking that KEEPS OUR EYES LUBRICATED. If you spend a great deal of time in front of the computer or consuming video entertainment, you might want to invest in simple, inexpensive artificial tears.

Floaters – This is a more serious problem. As we age, the gel-like substance that coats that back of our eyes can become detached in small amounts. You notice this as the sudden appearance of black spots that move around. While there is no specific treatment, most of the time, this problem is minor. Eventually the floaters settle out of your line of vision. However, should you see new floaters of flashes of light in your field of vision, consult your eye professional immediately for an evaluation.

Keep Your Bones Strong

It's no big secret that as we age, our bones tend to grow a bit more brittle. Here's what the experts say you can do to keep your bones strong:

1. Cut out soda - The acid in those fizzy drinks can diminish bone mass

2. Work out every day - A daily walk can help keep bones strong

3. Get enough calcium - Baby Boomers need up tp 1,2000 miligrams a day

Overdosing on Vitamins

Yes, you can get too many of some vitamins. Pay attention to your daily intake of:

Vitamin A: More than 10,000 IUs may cause nausea, headache, dizziness or blurry vision

Vitamin B6: A daily does in excess of 100 milligrams can lead to nerve damage

Vitamin C: A recent study found that high doses of this vitamin doubles men’s risk of developing kidney stones

Vitamin D: Over 10,000 IUs a day can cause frequent urination and poor appetite as well as kidney problems

Our trivia question is temporarily out of service

Elton John function myFunction() { var x = document.getElementById("answer"); if (x.style.display === "block") { x.style.display = "none"; } else { x.style.display = "block"; } }
O'RyanCordes Marketing