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Learn From Olga a 94 yo Track Star

Stay on Your Feet

At home—a tidy suite in the ­lower level of her daughter’s house—Olga rarely sits for long.

Simply standing up more is the best thing sedentary people can do to start becoming healthier, maintains Joan Vernikos, Ph.D., the former director of Life ­Sciences for NASA and ­author of the book Sitting Kills. The painless act of rising from your chair pumps blood from the feet to the head, and tunes the vestibular system, which helps maintain blood pressure and keeps you steady on your feet.

Even a regular morning jog can’t compensate for being inert the ­other 23 hours of the day, research shows. Extended bouts of inactivity have been found to increase subjects’ risk of serious afflictions—including hypertension, blood clots, and even some types of cancer—no matter how “fit” those subjects were.

People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel. (Oct 16, 2013)

Functional fitness: Walking, housework, being on your feet (a standup desk if you sit all day), etc. are the best. Strenuous exercise is counter productive until you lose the body fat.

TurboCharged by Dian and Tom Griesel is my bible when it comes to diet and exercise.

My review of the book:

On a related subject, activity is the key:

Member Since: 1/23/2011

My Goals:

My Program:
My program is primarily non-exercise activities. 100 yards to the parking spot. Carrying grocery from the car. Stand up desk.

Exercise program (Sep 29, 2013) 1-Minute Kettlebells a few times a day.

Study Program started on June 28, 2013

General Program started on July 3, 2013:
1) Stand-up desk
2) Cook in bulk
3) Eat purple food everyday
4) 100 yards to the Parking space
5) Skate even for 5-10 minutes, but no more than 30
6) Take Lunch time naps

Personal Information:
After June 2012 blood test, I went on herbal supplements program and brought down the cholesterol numbers. No big pharma drugs here, thank God.

Lipid Profile: June 2012
Glucose 83
Total Cholesterol 204
HDL 53
LDL 124
Triglycerides 133

Blood test on Apr 2013
Glucose 83
Total Cholesterol 200
HDL 61
LDL 118
Triglycerides 106

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  • v MILPAM3
    Your comment about nutrient rich foods raised even more questions. Do you eat raw oysters and sushi and steak tartare, or are these foods always fried? I watched one video of a woman who has four eggs every morning.
    One thought--if chickens are free range is their food not a good deal of bugs, which is pure protein? I know you were talking about farmed chickens or poultry, raised in cages. Goodness, the ducks and turkeys sometimes have feed literally poured down their gullets to fatten them before Thanksgiving and Christmastime.
    7 days ago
  • v MILPAM3
    Interesting info about air frying. I thought the idea was to circulate the heat with a fan, rather than using a lot of oil. Wouldn't high temps be just like roasting food in an oven, in a wok, or on a grill? Got one when we did our kitchen remodel, since we wouldn't have the gas stove hooked up for quite a while; but rarely use it.
    140 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/16/2021 5:20:59 PM
  • v VHAYES04
    Thanks for the info!!
    395 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    Listen to an interview my doctor gave in Las Vegas at an anti-aging convention. He is 77. He's helped me release 50# and keep it off for 3 yrs. I'm 70.


    This is on Youtube. is the site of John Thomas as I have learned so much from him. He is now 75 and wrote is book in 1993. He is an interesting man.
    449 days ago
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