I never thought I had any food related issues other than the starchy carbs that effect my diabetes but I am in the midst of a bad psoriasis flare right now, and after researching some nutrition sites I have decided that due to my very heavy consumption of leafy green vegetables I am getting a lot of folic acid. While it's good for you, in large amounts it tend to irritate psoriasis. I guess there's something to be said for moderation. I was consuming very large servings daily. Now I have been mixing in other veggies, and adding small amounts of leafy greens to other foods, waiting to see if it makes a difference. Psoriasis isn't necessarily life threatening, but it's annoying, and this time it's bringing a dose of psoriatic arthritis. Oh, it's so much fun to get old!
I think exercise is a big factor as we age. Many seniors who have a hard time getting around can contributed that to a lack of exercise. It's doesn't have to be running a marathon, etc. But lack of muscle tone can really slow you down. One muscle group that I think is very important is the thigh muscles, above the knee. This is used to raise yourself up, such as getting out of a chair. I notice most seniors have to push up holding onto the arm of a chair, and I am noticing that in myself. I am trying to do exercises to strengthen the thigh muscles and see if I notice any improvement. I want to reach the point where I can stand up from a seated position without holding on. I might not live forever, but I want to be ambulatory until the end.
If I had started this a year ago I would be at goal today!
First Goal - 199 Onederland!
Second Goal - 180
Final Goal - 150