Don't you just hate when people ask "How old are you?" Ugh! And wouldn't we all love to be able to say something that was 5-10 years younger than we actually are? Well, there is this theory about your REAL AGE. It has to do with how healthy you are, etc. You can take the Real Age Test at the REAL AGE web site. It is really kind of interesting, although depending on your medical concerns, it can be a bit in depth and perhaps a little long.
Anyway, here are a few articles that I recently came across from the REAL AGE web site that I thought were interesting. The first one I used to do all the time, especially in the car or when I use to go to the tanning booth. I wonder if I could do it when I am on the cardio machine? Hmm, not sure if I am that coordinated, lol.
You can start by squeezing. No, not your abdominal's. Your booty! Here's the three-step exercise you can do all day.
Yes, while you're reading this tip, try this exercise for flatter abs:
- Suck your belly button in tight.
- Squeeze your butt as if you're trying to pull on a pair of too-tight jeans (pretend the top of your head is being pulled toward the ceiling by a string).
- Hold that position.
Do this often (on the elevator, waiting in line, at work, every time you walk somewhere) and you'll quickly firm up your middle by working your transverse abdomens -- the muscle that supports the abdominal wall. And you'll have better posture to boot.
RealAge Benefit: A physical activity program that builds stamina, strength, and flexibility can make your RealAge as much as 8.1 years younger.
3 Veggies That Make Your Brain Younger
Broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. Consider them a facelift for your brain.
That's because munching on veggies like these -- which belong to the cruciferous family of veggies -- could shave 1 to 2 years off your mind's age. Here's how they help.
Women who filled out a food-intake questionnaire demonstrated some pretty significant memor
Researchers speculate that nutrients like lutein and folate, found in abundance in foods like spinach, may be part of the reason for the brain benefits that cruciferous and leafy green veggies confer.
Want more ways to boost your memory? Visit the RealAge Aging Well Center.
RealAge Benefit: Eating a diverse diet that includes 5 servings of vegetables per day can make your RealAge as much as 4 years younger.
It's Friday! YEA! That means a fun evening spent with my Tinkerbell! I talked to her again last night, after she got off work, and she is almost as excited as I am about tonight. Tomorrow we are gonna have a kareoke party to celebrate her birthday. I know, I know...kareoke night...sounds kind of corny to most folks. But it is actually a lot of fun. I just have to make sure the machine is hooked up correctly and find all the kareoke cd's.
Instead of making a cake I am going to use my new chocolate fountain. Mmmm! I've got fruits and some other things we are going to be dipping in there. Then by Sunday morning everyone will probably be 5 pounds heavier, lol. I think I'll just have to keep my eye on Cathy. I know how much she loves chocolate. My fear is that we will find her overdosed on chocolate with her head under the fountain so it can flow right into her mouth, lol. Just kidding Cath!
Have a great day & hugs to all my friends!