WEEK 11, 2010 Health Media News Bits
Recent health articles are proof–That an UP-Beat performance that is staged and IN-ACTed can open a cellular pharmacy that dispenses the CHEMISTRY of Health, Happiness & Success. You can bank on IT!
Alzheimer’s disease “a public health crisis”
NBC Nightly News (3/9, story 8, 2:20 Williams) “The Alzheimer’s Association says the number with the disease will jump 50% to 7.7 million in the next two decades unless scientists find a truly effective treatment or a cure.”A high rate of diabetes, obesity, hypertension and heart disease probably are linked to increased rates of dementia.”
Dr. WELLderly feels that an individuals Daily Performance (not genetic programing) is mostly responsible for diabetes, obesity, hypertension and heart disease. So, get the healthy, HappyAct together WELL! The sooner the better!
BOOST YOUR BRAIN HEALTH
(Magazine AARP, March/April 2010 by P. M. Doraiswamy, MD)
*“Cognitive Reserve” Helps keep the brain alive. New neurons and neuronal connections are made and stimulated by doing diverse, new and novel neurobic exercise.
*In a study of 2500, 70-79yo, 30% of cognitive strength was maintained or gained, if the person exercised, had an educational degree, was non smoker, worked or volunteered and lived with another person.
- Age has a way of filtering out negative thoughts and bad memories.
- Some suggest that up to 20% of people at autopsy show Alzheimer brain pathology but had no documented memory problems.
Dr. WELLderly suggests that by Neurobic and Aerobic Exercise one can Maintain, Re-gain and Re-train the Brain.
ACT ON the age-less good medicine of Happiness. Self dispense from YOUR cellular pharmacy and Treat YOURSELF WELL.
Exercise may increase longevity, protect against heart disease.
The Wall Street Journal (3/9, Winslow) reports that, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s annual epidemiology and prevention conference, regular exercise may help protect against heart disease and increase longevity.
Dr. WELLderly ponders? How is this NEW news? BUT— the next is—new
Endurance training may increase risk of BP and heart complications.
Bloomberg News (3/13, Thomas) according to the American College of Cardiology meeting, “marathon runners are at risk for high blood pressure and heart complications, as endurance training can stress the cardiovascular system.” Indeed, “moderate exercise has a protective effect and people who don’t exercise have a higher risk of developing heart-related problems.” “But, if you run it too fast for too long, you might burn it out.
Dr. WELLderly suggests don’t exceed the FEED or the SPEED LIMIT if you plan to arrive at age 100, ON TIME! And Keep playing in OVER TIME.
And a WELLderly suggestion, “Don’t BURN OUT either.”
Smokers who quit may experience better arterial health in one year.
NBC Nightly News “big new study…says quitting can improve artery function” and “actually make blood vessels healthier.”— according to the paper in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In fact, the “benefit was the equivalent of a 14% reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease,”
WOW! WELLderly RE-NEWAL.
Increasing vitamin D levels may cut heart disease risk.
The Los Angeles Times (3/16, Roan) reports, “Raising the amount of vitamin D in the blood were 33% less likely to have a heart attack, 20% less likely to develop heart failure, and 30% less likely to die between” visits to their physician.
Dr. WELLderly supports the recent interest in the SUNSHINE Vitamin D3. Keep the skin healthy and take a D3 supplement—as a 77yo, I take 4000u/d.
One in six Americans infected with genital herpes.
The New York Times (3/15, D6, Rabin) reported that the latest CDC figures indicate that “one in six Americans aged 14 to 49 are infected with genital herpes, making the virus — herpes simplex 2 — one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the United States.” Individuals infected with genital herpes are at greater risk for” HIV infection.
Dr WELLderly points out: the STD statistic for the WELLderly population is likewise, increasing, alarmingly. Medication for Erectile Disfunction has had a positive impact on senior sexuality, health and happiness but “playing it SAFE” protects against INFLAMMATION causing STD’s.