If there was just one person out of the billions living on this planet who you would like to see gain a friend, who would it be? By submitting their name and phone number to our data base we can connect them to other seniors who can also benefit by having a friend that cares about them.
We know from scientific research that seniors who are lonely on average die 6 years sooner than those who have active connections to others.we will match them up with other seniors in the area.
The people at the A. I. M. (Activity IS Medicine) website have developed a Data Matching process that connects seniors with just their Name, Phone Number and Cross Streets.
The site connects seniors who may be alone, with others, who together, can create a self-help group and a walking club. They exchange phone numbers with each other in their group. They call each other to make sure they are alright, schedule walking groups, give encourage, discipline and have plan old fun and laughter together. They start walking, going places together, exchanging recipes, sharing ideas, having put luck dinners and start volunteering.
Our real long term agenda is to get seniors walking with other seniors. Once we get them walking a whole host of benefits kicks in. In my own case I lost 40 pounds, ten inches around my belly and got off of a boat load of medicine. My blood pressure, heart rate, blood sugar stabilized and returned to normal levels and a ton of fat left my body. I didn’t have to join a gym, starve my self or make a lot of disagreabe life style changes.
What do heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, stroke and cancer have in common? Scientists have linked each of these to a condition known as chronic inflammation, and they are studying how high-fat foods and excess body weight may increase the risk for fatal disorders.
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury and outside irritants. But when the irritants don’t let up, because of a diet of high-fat foods, too much body fat and smoking, for example, the immune system can spiral out of control and increase the risk for disease. Experts say when inflammation becomes chronic it can damage heart valves and brain cells, trigger strokes, and promote resistance to insulin, which leads to diabetes. It also is associated with the development of cancer.
Much of the research on chronic inflammation has focused on fighting it with drugs, such as cholesterol-lowering statins for heart disease. A growing body of research is revealing how abdominal fat and an unhealthy diet can lead to inflammation. Some scientists are investigating how certain components in foods might help. Dietary fiber from whole grains, for instance, may play a protective role against inflammation, a recent study found. And dairy foods may help ease inflammation in patients with a combination of risk factors.