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Help Aching Joints

As we age, nearly all of us develop joint pain. In our knees, in our hands and certainly in our backs.

The latest research indicates that our natural inclination to rest aching joints can actually make the situation worse. It can increase inflammation and weaken the muscles.

Experts say continuous, healthy movement is the best reatment you do, Of curse, as always, consult your physician about your particular case first!

Water, Water Everywhere

One of the most asked questions on Google is: "How many glasses of water should I drink daily?"

We'll save you a Google search. Research shows that drinking 4 to 6 glasses of H2O a day is best.

 

 

Keeping Your Brain Sharp

Find yourself walking into the kitchen every once in awhile and forgetting why you came in there? You’re not alone. We’ve got 7 tips that can help improve your memory and keep your mind sharp and focused.

1. Eat More Fat – No, really. Research has shown that those who consume more fat in their diets run a lower risk of developing mild cognitive impairment or dementia. (Does this mean I can count potato chips as health food?)

2. Eat More Berries – This is a good tip if you’re one of those who don’t like potato chips.

3. Limit Sugar & White Flour – These two are perennial villains in any diet plan. Turns out high carbs lead to wacky insulin levels that can mess with your memory.

4. Challenge Your Brain – Do a crossword or a Sudoku, even reading a book qualifies here. Just like your muscles, the brain stays fit when it’s exercised.

5. Hang with Your Friends – Studies show the more socially active you are, the less likely you will suffer memory loss. (If you can’t remember where you put that invitation to Saturday’s cookout, it may already be too late.)

6. Follow a Regular Sleep Schedule – For most of us, encouraging us to hit the hay should not be a problem.

7. Cook Food at Lower Temperatures – Studies have shown that toxic chemicals linked to mental decline and or even Alzheimer's are released in greater amounts when food is cooked at higher temperatures. Who knew?

One final tip is to make sure you’re visiting us here at Boomtown America every day. We’ll provide you with your minimum daily requirement of Rock, Roll & Remember!

 

Free Flu Shots

Cost should never be an object when it comes to protecting you from the flu. Flu deaths among people our age is on the rise.

Here’s a quick list of places you should check for low-or-no cost flu shots:

  • Walgreen’s
  • CVS
  • Rite Aid
  • Target (stores with a CVS inside)
  • Walmart
  • Your Primary Care Doctor
  • Supermarkets (Several large chains offer them)

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.

Besides Diana Ross, what other two girls made up the original Supremes?

Flo Ballard and Mary Wilson
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