Category Archives: exercise

Stroke: Best Defense Is A Healthy Offense

“Experts say that fully 80% of all strokes are preventable.   No kidding — 80%! “ HERE’S A NAME YOU DON’T HEAR EVERY DAY: Johann Jakob Wepfer. He was a Swiss pharmacologist and pathologist who lived from 1620 to 1695 — a remarkable life span for a person of that era. To put that in historical […]

Health: The Pet As Therapist

“[One] study found that nursing home residents felt much less lonely after spending time alone with a dog than when other people joined in the visit.” by Dave Riley MRS. R. AND I LIVE in what can fairly be called a very large retirement community — 17,000 people. But at times it seems like there […]

Aging: At 106 Octavio Orduño Was Still Biking the Streets of Long Beach

“Smoke?” he replied indignantly. “I don’t smoke.” by Dave Riley When I was in my twenties and just back from military service in Germany, I moved to the Monterey peninsula on the California coast and rented an inexpensive place on the corner of First Avenue and Carpenter Street in Carmel. The accommodations were, to put […]

Exercise: Knowing When to Say When

“I said to myself, ‘You can do this.’ The hill replied, ‘Oh no you can’t.’” By Dave Riley I CAN’T PINPOINT THE DATE, but I believe it was sometime in my early forties, or thirty-five or forty years ago, that I took up jogging. My daughter, a student at the time who has since enjoyed […]