Pro-Active Anti-Aging Tips

Pro-Active Anti-Aging Tips
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Friday, April 29, 2016

The Boots I Love – Proactive Aging

Yesterday I pulled from my closet a pair of boots that I have not worn in a very long time. They matched my outfit and looked oh so good. My sweater is grey with a trim of yellow. My boots are grey suede with a yellow trim and yellow heel. The outfit popped and came alive with the addition of these boots. But the boots are pointed toe with a three inch heel! Sexy? Yes! Comfortable? Sort of! But what to hell I said to myself, they look great with the outfit and I am not going to be doing a lot of walking or standing on my feet.

However, I was on my way to the foot doctor. I like most people my age have a spot on the ball of my foot that builds up a callus from a lack of fat. The feet lose that fatty cushion as we age and it often creates a callus. No problem. It simply needs to be removed. So I was off to the doctor. I do know that my boots are not the best things to put on my feet as the pressure from the heel increase the growth of the callous and to add to that I have a mild bunion that gets worse with high heels. But what to hell I said to myself, they look so great with my outfit.

The doctor remarked on my choice of grey and yellow. I laughed and said I hoped it brightened up the day. He then glanced at my grey and yellow boots. Without a word I could read his mind. Wow those are nice boots and I bet they look great with that outfit, but if she continues to wear them I am sure to see her again real soon.

Now this might make me think twice about wearing the boots again accept that my foot Doctor happens to be extremely handsome and charming. So to have him handle my foot while casting me his handsome smile just might make me want to wear these boots a lot more even though I know they will eventually hurt my feet.

I asked him about wearing heels and he said as long as it was for short periods of time, I did not stand on my feet for long or do a lot of walking I should be fine. Ok I am wearing my boots!

I am not ready to let my boots go. They are a symbol of youth and well they do make me feel tall, thin and sexy when I wear them. Aging is all about compromise and adjustment. We need to shift trend for comfort. But sometimes it is just too damn much fun to give up the boots. So I’ll wear them occasionally knowing that someday I will have to let them go just like many things in life. There is a time and there is a season for everything. Knowing when to hang on and when to let go is a part of aging. Damn I love these boots!  So I think I’ll hang on for a little bit more.

Doctor Lynn

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Friday, April 22, 2016

On Line Shopping and Aging – A Proactive Approach

What does on line shopping have to do with aging? On line shopping makes it way too easy to find a bargain, way too quick to push the confirm order button, a surprise when the package arrives so fast and a wonderful feeling when the stuff fits! Aging is way too easy. It just happens. It also happens way too quickly commanding you to hit the confirm your age button.  It is such a surprise at how fast a certain age appears and a nice feeling when it fits with a sense of comfort. After all isn’t comfort one of the great things about aging?

Shopping is no longer about a trend. It is about finding something cute, comfortable and stylish enough to not make me look my age, but also cover up the unappealing wrinkling and cracking parts of my body. Most particularly I mean the knees and the arms. To me nothing gives a woman’s age away like a pair of shorts showing her sagging and wrinkling knees. Now you may say well at this age shouldn’t we just let it all hang out? No problem, I say, but do it with a little thought.  That’s why the short Gods made capris. Sexy, cute, summery and covering those sagging knees capris are ageless.  

I wish I could stop online shopping. I wish I could stop aging. But just like the same old clothes get boring staying the same age forever would also get boring. There is a thrill in pushing the place order button on my computer.  It means something new. Isn’t that what each birthday brings; a new year?  So if I can only get that same thrill when my birthday rolls around as I do hitting the place order button I will have a proactive approach to aging.

Doctor Lynn

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Proactive Anti-Aging - I can’t get my head around it any more

Repeatedly this week I heard from my students and my friends, “I can’t get my head around it anymore.” The world is moving at such a fast pace. Technology is over whelming and quite frankly I just don’t want to keep up with it. My brain just doesn’t want to struggle and strain with the nuances of YouTube and Facebook, let alone all the other sites and bites of the techoverse. So I am adjusting my thinking process and deciding to visit with my friends over coffee or old fashion landline phone calls and leave the skyping and texting alone for a while.

In yoga struggling and staining will get you hurt. In life struggling and straining will get you hurt. It’s not that we can ignore the direction of the world. It’s that we need to make adjustments. Just like the body changes as we age and the sins of our past show up in the form of arthritis, back problems and knee problems, so does the mind begin to ache from an over load of stress and information. It just doesn’t want to process all that “stuff” any more. It’s time to adjust to the technoverse, not to compete, but to be comfortable enough to stay connected without getting hurt. That’s how we adjust to a yoga pose, adjust to life and get our head around the ever changing dynamic of technology and take a proactive approach to aging.

Doctor Lynn

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Friday, April 8, 2016

This is all I have to say this week! Pro-active Anti-Aging





Technology…best reason to have grandkids!

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Stop and Smell the Flowers - Proactive anti-aging

On my desk sits a bouquet of lilacs. When I smell lilacs I always flash back to my youth. One of the wonders of spring in New England is the blooming of lilacs. I would pick them and fill the house with the sweet smell of spring. After the long harsh winter the color and scent promised warm and sunny days ahead.

Your sense of smell brings an acute awareness of the world without words to describe.  What do lilacs smell like? They are sweet and sharp. But what does sweet and sharp smell like? We lack a language to describe scents and yet we all know what flowers smell like.

One of the first senses to fade as we age is our sense of smell. Along with it goes our sense of taste. Is there something proactive we can do to keep the senses sharp?

A change in hormones and body chemistry affects all of our senses.  Mostly we focus on sight and sound, but our sense of smell is also an important sense that fades as we age.  However, it is the first sense to be awakened when we are born.

 We know that the number of fibers in the olfactory bulb, along with olfactory receptors decrease with age.  The bulb losses may well be secondary to sensory cell loss along with a general deterioration in our central nervous system and cognitive ability to process information. Mammals have the ability to replace these cells; however this process degenerates with aging.

The old adage “if you don’t use it you’ll lose it” Is a truism. Unfortunately we live in an artificial world full of artificial smells and taste. So the best way to keep the sense of smell strong is to focus on the scent of real flowers, real spices and real food.  Dull the sense with artificial “stuff” and you dull the mind. So what is your flower of choice? What scent takes you back to your childhood? One whiff and you’ll drift back in time and like my lilacs the harshness of aging will subside and bring to you, body and mind a proactive way to keep your sense of smell youthful and strong.  

Go ahead take a whiff of youth and linger in the moment. Just smell the flowers.

Doctor Lynn
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