We, as a society, are living longer, thanks to the miracles of medical science and our greater insight into health, fitness, nutrition, and related subjects. However, without the proactive choices of the growing number of seniors in our society, a new set of problems may be created. One thing the individual can do is to be a healthy senior, living life to benefit himself or herself, and the rest of society as well.
Over the years, I have tried many forms of exercise, including yoga and bodyweight exercises. I have owned or had access to several types of exercise machines and home gyms, including the Bowflex (which I loved). Now at age 64, however, my favorite piece of exercise equipment, other than my feet, is my humble set of dumbbells.
Hidden within the cells of the body are some secret warriors which help us in our anti-aging battles. A Jedi Master even alluded to them, albeit somewhat obliquely and fantastically, in a Star Wars movie. Let's learn a little about mitochondria and mitochondrial biogenesis.
If you are thinking about setting up your own first home aquarium, here's a couple of simple steps which can save you a little time, money, and frustration. You might be surprised at where you can get your first supplies, and pet fish, for your new hobby.