Category: Maintenance

Lose weight in just 5 minutes

5-minute-featuredIf you're over fifty, you may know how easily it is to pack on some extra weight. But if you're finding yourself single again (with some extra time on your hands), you can lose those extra pounds in just five minutes a day, according to Jennifer Jolan, author of 5-Minute Miracle Exercises: Lose 5 Pounds in 2 Weeks - Only 5 Minutes a Day! She claims, "You'll see the difference in the mirror by the 2nd week (losing AT LEAST 5 pounds -- if not more -- of fat)."

There are 60 reviews for the book, and for the ones I scrolled through, they seem very favourable. Hard to believe what 5 minutes a day can do.

I did not download the book to review it. I'm one of these people who don't have any extra body weight and am often referred to as thin. I suppose there could be an extra 5 pounds I could lose, but I'm pretty much the same weight as I was 30 years ago. And weight has a way of falling off me. If I do a little biking while at the cottage this summer, by end of the season my pants will be looking baggy on me.

The Kindle version of 5-Minute Miracle Exercises is free today as part of an Amazon promotion. So if you think you'd like to take a look at it, click here to download it.

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To Heaven and Back

from-heaven-featuredDr. Mary Neal drowned in 1999. It was a kayak accident. She was underwater for at least 15 minutes; maybe even as long as twenty-five. It's been said that after four minutes without oxygen, the brain will die. But she didn't. Somehow, she survived. Dr. Neal claims the reason she survived is because it was God's will.

I'm not what one would call a religious person. I don't have any beliefs one way or the other about it. I don't believe that all things happen for a reason either. Still, it's pretty hard to watch the video below and not believe in something.

I wanted to share this video with my readers. If you believe in God, perhaps this will help strengthen your faith even more. For anyone who is over fifty and is just recently finding themselves alone, you may need any edge you can find to help you get back to a place where you are happy to be you, and happy to be alive.

Dr. Mary Neal wrote a book about her experience. It's called To Heaven and Back. She claims she was given a glimpse of Heaven, and was told by angels that she would need to go back. It wasn't her time.  If you want to know more about her story, you can click the link above and buy the book on Amazon. The Kindle version of the book is only $11.30.

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Is Alzheimer’s disease preventable?

thefog-featuredDid you know that Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States? I expect it's very similar in Canada. And most people over fifty find their memories aren't as sharp as they used to be. That doesn't mean that you will develop Alzheimer’s, but one certainly wouldn't want to take any chances. It's said to be incurable, but is it preventable?

My father had it. It was very sad to watch a smart man succumb to it. In the last year or so, he didn't know any of us, although it did seem that once in a while he would get a flitting moment of clarity. The disease certainly seems to be more common these days. One would think after our families experience with it, that we would know the stages of progression. But, the short video below shows it perfectly, so you won't have to wonder about it after you watch this.

Dr. Melody Jemison's book ALZHEIMER'S PREVENTION Protect Your Brain for Life - What Our Parents Didn't Know, is a great read for anyone over thirty. Yes, it's said that people as young as thirty can start developing it. Both Dr. Jemison and The National Institute on Aging, believe that a nutritious diet, physical activity, social engagement, and mentally stimulating exercises can all help  people stay healthy as they age. New  research suggests the possibility that  these and other factors also might help to reduce the risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease. The NIA has a fact sheet you can freely download in pdf format here.

Dr. Jemison claims the disease is largely preventable. She wrote this book after seeing several close family members suffer from it. The information she discovered is amazing. She says her book will "show you how to protect your brain from the deterioration that leads to Alzheimer’s". Important topics discussed in detail are: Nutrition, Exercise, Supplements, Cognitive Reserve and Brain Training, Stress and Sleep, Social and Spiritual Aspects of Brain Health, Genetics of Alzheimer’s and How to Put it All Together. This book is fully referenced.

The book is being offered for free today as part of an Amazon promotion. So click here to download it now before you forget about it. (pun intended). You'll get a plan, and the knowledge you need to help protect you and your loved ones against this awful disease.

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Too late to be an entrepreneur?

The Daily Breeze is a newspaper that publishes some of its content online. A recent article that caught my attention is, It's never too late to become an entrepreneur by Helen Dennis. She claims there is a big surge in people over fifty becoming entrepreneurs. The article is based on a report published by the Kauffman Foundation. The report is four years old, but from everything I am reading, the trend  continues. Just when we were thinking we were on our way out, we're really helping to stabilize the country and economy. Surprisingly enough, Helen's article says:

The percentage of entrepreneurs that declined most sharply were those in the 20 to 34 age range.

It's surprising; I'm not sure I understand why. but there are "thousands of young Canadians who are struggling to find work in their fields, biding their time in temporary jobs and referring to their university degrees as 'expensive pieces of paper'."  And from Helen's article, we can see the same thing is happening in the United States.

What makes the situation even worse in Canada, is that the government has unleashed Service Canada investigators which "involves controversial home visits in which agents knock on the door of an EI (employment insurance) claimant's home and ask for an interview on the spot, or deliver a letter to schedule a mandatory face-to-face meeting." They are forcing people, registered for EI, to take jobs outside of their field of expertise, for 70% of their past earnings, even if it means they have to drive 100 kilometers to this new job every day. The young people don't have a chance to pursue their careers, much less an opportunity to have time enough to think of how they might be able to realize their dreams through an entrepreneurial venture.

While the North America governments continue to traumatize the youth and unemployed, and the cost of living has increased so dramatically the last few years, it isn't much wonder that boomers, with at least a smidgeon of some type of financial security are willing to take on a little more. It's a fact; pensions aren't enough to keep up with the rising costs. Although some reports from the US would argue the point. For example, the article titled US Inflation Eases, Consumer Prices Flat in January 2013 suggests:

US inflation eased a bit over the past year as consumer prices overall stayed flat in January 2013, the US government reported Thursday in Washington.

Costlier housing, vehicles, clothing and airline fares were offset by lower energy prices, a situation likely to reverse itself in February with gasoline surging in recent weeks.

These reports are generated only for interest; to coddle you. I don't believe they're an accurate reflection of the economy at all.  My web design business at HomeBusiness Websites has 95% of its clientele from the United States, and I speak to real people on a weekly basis from the U.S., and things are not even near as rosy as some of these reports would have you believe. The fact is, people are struggling to get by this last year -- more than we did over the course of the last ten years. And that, folks... is a fact!

A couple of other articles I published along the same topic that you might be interested in are, Best Home Businesses for People 50+ and Want to work from home? If you have other resources, you can leave them in the comments section below. Note, this isn't an invitation to spammers to post all of their junk links. Anything that looks suspiciously like spam will be removed.

There is also a forum setup on this website for anyone needing website help -- if you're going to setup a business for yourself, chances are you will need a website. If you have any questions, you can post them to the forum and I can offer as much help as time allows.

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Over Fifty and Taking Control

ron-featuredMany people over fifty are taking control of their own lives these days, but others are having a problem with it. If you have made a lifestyle choice that you're going to spend the next 50+ alone, then to some degree you've already started to take control. But, this is only one aspect of your life. There are other issues you may need to look at as well before you have complete control.

If you are recently divorced, or lost your life partner, lost your job, having money problems, have become indecisive -- these are all things that need to be addressed. Of course, it's entirely possible that there are going to be circumstances you can't control, but you can control how you choose to react to them.

It can take time to get over circumstances surrounding relationship difficulties. We all understand this. Part of the path to recovery is accepting this and giving yourself the time. There isn't a given, for the amount of time required. We are all different; it takes as long as it takes. Still, if you can shift your focus to other things you can control, it's possible the loss or hurt won't control your life. It's so sad when this happens to someone.

So where do you start?

control-ebookRonald Haines, author of I am Taking Control: Healthy Aging and Financial Security for Baby Boomers feels that by concentrating on our aging and money issues, that we can use this as a foundation. He says, "With retirement age bearing down on us it’s imperative for us baby boomers to take control of our own health and wealth now to ensure the next thirty to forty years or more truly are our best. The great news is that you can easily get to your ideal weight without some crazy diet and you don’t need millions of dollars socked away to live the life you want. The boomer generation has always rejected the established ways of doing things and if you’ve found yourself scratching your head about what is considered conventional wisdom, you’re already on the right track. Baby boomer retirement is going to be different, but it is going to be up to us as individuals to make it happen. Take control now and be as fit, active and carefree as you want while thoroughly enjoying the best time of your life on your own terms."

And we can really make it the best time of our lives. People fifty and over are often working less and playing more. But unless you are taking care of yourself, you will feel less like enjoying these years. That is defeating the whole purpose of getting to this age. Watch Ronald below as he talks about aging.

Of course, if you're going to live longer, as most of us boomers do these days, you need to make sure you're managing financially too. Ronald says he isn't rich, he's just an average guy like you or me. And his book I am taking Control offers some great tips on how you can make sure you have enough money to last you for the next 50+ years.

His book offers some great financial tips, that could be implemented by anyone, and it offers suggestions on how you may be able to supplement your income, should you need to.

I think everyone over fifty should read this book. And it won't cost you a cent to have a look at it if you get it today.  The Kindle version is being offered for free for the next 24-48 hours as an Amazon promotion, so download it now and read  "The Taking Control To Do List" that will start preparing you today for the next 50+ years.

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