Having just come from my physical exam, it is easy to see that my mind is on my health, and specifically on healthy aging. Getting older is just plain weird. I do not feel old, but my body is getting older. There are sure fire signs that this is true. To start with, I am not as flexible as I used to be. This showed up while I was sitting on the floor wrapping presents. What is up with that? It definitely was not there last year, so how could one year make a difference?
My physical went well. I have nothing to worry about, except a call to the Gastroenterology Specialists, which I am not looking forward to. Also, I have to start exercising again, but that is what the New Year is for. It is amazing how easy it is to get out of the habit of exercising. Hopefully I will get back into the habit just as easy.
If you too are thinking about health and aging, we have a lot of resources available for you at the library. We have a whole section of exercise dvds, as well as many books about health and aging. Healthy at 100 : the scientifically proven secrets of the world's healthiest and longest-lived peoples 1st ed. is my favorite title. This is what I want to be. I want to be both mentally and physically sharp for as long as possible.
We also have many online health related resources available from our website. These include Health and Wellness Resource Center, Medline Plus, and Proquest Family Health. Follow the link and check them out. You will be amazed at the information that is available at your fingertips. If you have a strong stomach you can even watch surgery videos on Medline Plus. Just click on the Videos and Cool Tools feature. This section also has a calorie counter feature if your New Year’s resolution includes losing weight like mine does. Here is the link to all of the online resources we offer, including the health ones I mentioned. Take a look. You might be surprised by all that you will find. https://www.ci.camas.wa.us/index.php/libraryonline.