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Bracelet reduces arthritis pain in my hands

I have been writing this blog for more than nine years. In that time I have discussed arthritis pain numerous times. I suffer from arthritis in my hands. Mine resides in the base of my thumb which means that virtually everything I do with my hands causes pain, particularly turning a key, buttoning a shirt.

Remedies I have tried include topical, CBD Oil, Mustard Seed Oil, Australian Dream Cream. All of them have given me some temporary relief. For some years I wore an acrylic cast which partially immobilized my right hand, but also gave it welcome support for many tasks.

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Practice Pushaways – Great Weight Control Exercise – Oleda Baker Guest Post

336852_3953365044891_1655608139_oAs you can see from her photos, Senior Supermodel Oleda Baker is aging magnificently. I interviewed Oleda last December. She is a treasure trove of information on everything this blog stands for, namely weight control, healthy living and healthy aging, so I asked her if she would share some of her ideas with us. She has written 10 books on beauty and health. Her latest, written at the age of 75, Breaking the Age Barrier – Great Looks and Health at Every Age – was released in November 2010 and is available from Amazon or from her website www.oleda.com where she also sells her own line of health and beauty aids.

You’ve heard this before: that you wouldn’t have a weight problem if you did more pushaways.

Push-Aways

It’s an old joke, but it’s true. Push away from the table hungry and, in less than twenty minutes, you won’t be hungry anymore. Stretch your meals out. Since it takes just about twenty minutes for the brain to assimilate hunger impulses, take half of your normal portion and eat it slowly over twenty minutes. You will feel full! Have you ever been interrupted in the middle of a meal, then, on returning to the table, you didn’t feel like eating any more? It’s the same principal. Simple, but effective.

Here are a couple of more tips that will help you to win the
battle of the bulge:

Don’t use a big dinner plate when you eat. Trade down to a smaller luncheon plate. That way you won’t be tempted to fill it with as much food. The less you eat, the less you will grow to want to eat. You will shrink your stomach and your desire to ‘load up’ when you eat.

You don’t have to give up your favorite food to get control of your weight. Once you start “while knuckling” it, you put yourself on the road to failure. Just eat less of what you like and you won’t do any harm and you won’t feel guilty.

Oleda

I fully support Oleda’s ideas on healthy living and eating. She is living proof that she knows what works. To read further on these and other positive weight control concepts, please check out my Page – How to lose weight and keep it off.

Last, but not least, once you get your eating under control remember that you still need to exercise. You body and brain need exercise every day.

Eat less; move more; live longer. Words to live by.

Tony

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A Half Dozen Healthy Aging Tips From Oleda Baker- Guest Post

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As you can see from her photos, Senior Supermodel Oleda Baker is aging magnificently. I interviewed Oleda in December. She is a treasure trove of information on everything this blog stands for, namely weight control, healthy living and healthy aging, so I asked her if she would share some of her ideas with us. She has written 10 books on beauty and health. Her latest, written at the age of 75, Breaking the Age Barrier – Great Looks and Health at Every Age – was released in November 2010 and is available from Amazon or from her website www.oleda.com where she also sells her own line of health and beauty aids.

The first step in healthy aging is taking responsibility. A major ongoing study of identical twins over many years shows that 70 percent of the aging process is controlled by lifestyle and environment. Only 30 percent results from your genes. So, we are responsible for the majority of conditions in the aging process. It’s up to us to do it right.

The following are really very simple steps and probably won’t surprise you, but together they are wonderfully effective and a part of my daily life.

The first step is to keep your weight down. Many serious diseases are caused by excess weight—Diabetes, heart problems to name a few. Obesity is a vicious circle since it causes us to become less active, which in turn only compounds the weight problem. 

Being overweight or obese and the health issues it causes can most often be prevented. – but you have to take charge. Think of all the medical bills you won’t have to pay…think of all the pain you can save yourself …and think of all the time you save by not being sick.

Step two is to get regular medical checkups. This is very important for a long life and healthy aging. For example cervical cancer, osteoporosis, as well as so many other illnesses are totally preventable through medical check ups. Many of them are slow to develop so get your checkups … and listen to your doctor.

Step three – Exercise every day. Exercise will reduce stress and anxiety as well as help you stay healthy, active and in shape, and last, but  not least, burn off those unwanted pounds. Walking is good – it gets your cardiovascular system going … don’t worry about overdoing it. Any kind of exercise will be beneficial. Even if you only exercise for 15-20 minutes each day, three or four times a week.

Step four – Do things that bring you joy and happiness. Look on the bright side of life and find things to do that really give you joy and happiness.

Step five – Keep your brain busy – even playing games is fine. Golf, cards, games, dancing, sports, learning something new are stress zappers, and also stimulate the brain and body. When your mind is focused on an activity, it gives your body a chance to relax and exercises the brain cells as well.

Step six – Have fun. Pick friends who add fun and laughter to your life. Drop those who drag you down. Having fun and laughing gives you a mental break and is a wonderful prescription for staying young.

Oleda

Editor’s note: Readers who are familiar with the blog will no doubt recognize that most of these steps have appeared in the blog before. I thought it would be worthwhile for you to see this combination from another source, particularly one like Oleda who has been imminently successful in her aging.

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