On my 100th birthday, I want to walk 5 miles . . .

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My birthday is October the 8th and there will be 69 candles on the cake this year. My height is about six feet and I currently weigh in at 158 pounds.

My mobility is slightly limited by occasional pain in my right hip, but there are no plans to let anyone touch it, at the present time. A small amount of Ibuprofen keeps the pain in check.

My belief is that we were made to be active and that with our actions we send signals to our body to keep us going, or not. Aerobics, resistance, stretching and balance exercise is important to me, as is eating the right food and getting enough sleep. I am not a fanatic with any of this, moderation is important, as is “sharpening the saw”

I wanna keep learning, keep trying and Keep Going as many more years as I can.

This quote may tell the why . . . “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’ “ Erma Bombeck

Thank you for reading my blog.

My layman perspective feels right to me.

I want to keep climbing mountains, because one day the sand in my glass will run out and it will be time for me to go, but until then, I wanna keep climbing.

can exercise prevent some suffering?

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The need for raising awareness concerning serious problems may be more relevant than ever. People are burning out trying to help others, and the ones they are helping are suffering.

Here’s a couple of links to wet your whistle . . .

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/exercise-and-chronic-disease/art-20046049

https://aspe.hhs.gov/basic-report/physical-activity-fundamental-preventing-disease

his first steps

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Yesterday was a big day for my little friend. He put one foot in front of the other a few times. He is at the beginning of a long and awesome journey.

“The first steps that babies take, are into your heart”

“It takes a lot of courage for a baby to take those first few steps”

use a pencil

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“Map out your future – but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip.”
— Jon Bon Jovi

mom said to keep going

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Yesterday mom informed me that she and a neighbor would be walking to the Subway sandwich shop, have lunch, and then walk home.

It’s approximately one half mile.

The reason for the walk, according to mom, was to “Keep Moving”

Here’s a link to an article that you may enjoy . . .

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/youre-never-too-old-to-exercise-just-ask-my-98-year-old-mom-if-you-see-her-at-the-gym/2013/12/13/1fec72ce-4c86-11e3-ac54-aa84301ced81_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a2db44b6ee0c

“Electric Light Orchestra – Calling America” ~ music therapy?

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It has been said that music therapy make work on all of us.

Participation trophies??

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In the past they came to my attention, but never gave it much thought. After reading yesterday, about the gradual rise in the obesity rate, wow, maybe besides the trophies that have been given out for years? Just thinking about stuff . . .

the secret to a peaceful life?

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“It’s been said that a peaceful life contains moderation and compromise ” anonymous

The little guy is expanding his horizons

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I had the pleasure of watching a little friend of mine, on a video, as he is teaching himself to walk. It wasn’t to long ago that he was giving it all he had to crawl from one spot to another, reaching for stuff. Next he was cruising while holding on to the couch, same reason, reaching for stuff. Now, he’s pushing his walker, reaching for stuff. I am proud of his try and his achievements. He seems to me, very determined.

It occurs to me that his determination came from his parents.

Alzheimer’s disease and Down Syndrome?

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My first recollection of hearing the two phrases side by side was during a visit to the Anschutz Medical Campus, in Aurora, Colorado in 2015. Some nice folks had obtained permission for me to visit with Huntington Potter, PhD., the Director of the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

I won’t try to elaborate here, but will post this to put a bug in your ear, if you’re interested, in why many neuroscientists seem to speak of some kind of connection. Here is a link to the NIH website. https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/alzheimers-disease-people-down-syndrome

Here is a link to the Alzheimer’s Association https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/what-is-dementia/types-of-dementia/down-syndrome

Here is a link to where I met Mr. Potter.

http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/departments/neurology/Faculty/Pages/potter.aspx

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