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Inflammation and Heart Disease

  Heart disease is the most common cause of death in the United States in both men and women. Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease and the number killer of Americans. Inflammation is thought to promote the formation of fatty plaques in the arteries – atherosclerosis – causing coronary heart […]

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Happy Blogiversary!

This is the 52nd episode of thisoldheartblog. This is the 52nd time you will read: “Take care of your heart.” ♥ Today “feels special” here at thisoldheartblog. I hereby declare this my first ANNIVERSARY POST! “Happy Blogiversary” to thisoldheartblog, as it has been one year since I began reflecting, laughing at myself, meeting new friends, letting go, […]

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What Do You Think About When You Walk?

I was just wondering… what do you think about when you walk?  I have the most extraordinary, and sometimes the most creative thoughts when I walk.  Tell me… do you? It seems to me that my thought process is guided by the “tune” I am listening to at the time.  I have a playlist on […]

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Your Heart, My Heart

Your heart. My heart. Merely using the word “heart” conjures a wave of nostalgic and exposed emotions, images, people, loves and memories. Our heart holds them all. The journey our heart has taken leaves an imprint that makes us the person we are today.  The heart holds a special place in our consciousness and being. […]

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Stony Trail Railway

He arrived home from yet another Model Railroad Show.  Although his heavy-lidded eyes revealed the weariness of his long day, he was energized.  He was full of stories.  He still had that sunny glint of new adventure in his eyes as if he had recaptured some of his youthful exuberance.  He became an indefatigable story-teller. […]

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Laugh Every Day to Keep a Heart Attack Away

“HO HO HA HA HA!” You heard that right.  We are learning how to laugh! I have been hearing about some health and fitness craze known as Laughter Yoga.  There are even trends called Laughter Therapy and Laughter Clubs! “HO HO HA HA HA!” The chant – “HO HO HA HA HA” is how class […]

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SMILE! It is Good for Your Heart

“Laugh, even when you feel too sick or too worn out or tired. Smile, even when you’re trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision.  Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy.”  ~ Alysha Speers GOAL of the DAY:  Make others smile! How am I […]

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“Ouchless” – One Year after Retiring

It is crazy to think that an entire year has transpired since I arrived at the juncture of being a member of the workforce and retirement!  At this divergence in the road of life, I left a part of me behind.  It was a decision made reluctantly, yet knowledgeably, and done for health reasons.  It […]

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All Snug in Their Beds

“The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads. And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap, Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.” It is that time of the year again when the words of Clement Moore are uttered by many […]

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Bypassing the Christmas Coronary

I just finished my fourth batch of peanut butter balls for the 2013 Christmas season.  They are not turning out as well I had anticipated.  You want it all PERFECT for the holidays.  The chocolate would not melt smoothly, so the balls have small blotches of chocolate “bumps” scattered on top.  No matter how hard […]

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