October 2023 newsletter

Let’s talk about aging; how you age, how old you really are, how not to age, music therapy and the ultra mindset.


“It’s not your age, it’s the mileage.” Indiana Jones

Well, that is mostly true, however, there are 4 factors you must consider in order to age well.  Those 4 factors are: maintaining physical function, cognitive function, stress reduction and mental health, and continued involvement in social and spiritual activities. The influences that affect you aging poorly include your genetics, hormonal imbalances, chronic illness and inflammation, mental health problems, lifestyle factors, social factors and environmental factors.

When there is a decrease of your hormones (estrogen, progesterone and testosterone), it can affect your bone density, loss of muscle mass, loss of sexual desire or lead to sexual function, become anemic (low energy), and lead to other chronic illnesses.

If you develop a chronic illness, it will compromise and weaken your immune system, lead to a loss of strength, vitality and the ability to do your normal activities of daily living, along with increasing your risk of injury.  It can also affect your oral health, leading to tooth decay and gum disease.  Additionally, there can be an increase of arthritis, poor digestion, and a weaker cardiovascular system.

However, all is not doomed.  There are the well-known strategies that not only help you feel good now, but help slow down the aging process and keep you vibrant and functionally fit well into your 80s and 90s.  These strategies are:

Get an adequate amount of sleep every night.

Include some form of physical activity every day.

Eat a healthy diet, limit your consumption of alcohol.

Don’t consume tobacco products.

Manage your stress and maintain a positive mental attitude.

Your genetics are going to determine, to some extent, your potential lifespan, but it is well within your power to determine the level of function and health you can experience during those latter years of life, so move forward and live well.  BG


The Science of how your body ages



How old are you, really? Take this test to determine the difference between your chronological age and your real, physical age based on your lifestyle.



How not to age webinar with Dr. Gregor – check this out: Oct. 6, 2:00 to 3:30p



The Healing power of music therapy



Adjusted Reality (podcast)

On today’s episode, we speak to endurance athlete and author, Travis Macy about mental health and the 8 core principles of the ultra mindset.





Coach’s advice:

The coach called one of his 9-year-old baseball players aside and asked, “Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is?”
“Yes, coach”, replied the boy.
“Do you understand that what matters is that we win or lose as a team?”
The boy nodded in agreement.
The coach continued, “I’m sure you know, when an out is called, you shouldn’t argue, curse, attack the umpire, or call him insulting names. Do you understand all that?”
Again, the boy nodded yes.
The coach continued, “And when I take you out of the game so that another boy gets a chance to play, it’s not good sportsmanship to call your coach dumb, stupid, or worse, is it?”
“No, coach.”
“Good,” said the coach. “Now go over there and explain all that to your grandmother.”


Doctor’s advice:

An old, hearing-impaired gentleman visited his doctor. At the end of the visit, his doctor warned him that he had a heart murmur and thus should be careful.
Not even a week later, the doctor was surprised to see the old fellow out on the town, whooping it up. He got his attention and took him aside. “Don’t you remember what I told you the other day?” he inquired.
“Oh, I surely do,” the old gentleman replied. “The best damn advice I ever got. I did just as you said. I got me a hot mama, and I’m cheerful.”

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