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On the Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month … We Remember.

Thank you to all veterans (and their families) for your service.


You might like to explore this Veterans Affairs site:

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI.


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Canada’s Oldest Man

Robert Wiener rarely misses a day of exercise. He spends half an hour riding on his adapted stationary bike daily, 15 minutes flat, 15 minutes on an incline.

He also does weights every day, but calls himself lazy for skipping some of his stretches.

Wiener can be forgiven for missing a workout — he turned 110 last week, making this remarkable man Canada’s oldest living person.

Wiener’s eyesight is going and so is his hearing. But his mind — and memory — are completely intact.  Wiener has never been seriously ill.

He is one of five supercentenarions (over 110).

He swears by a Mediterranean diet, eating fish four times a week, but admitting to having a steak every once in awhile.

Reflecting on his life, he says his secret is simple.

“Just go about being nice to other people I suppose. Don’t be nasty. Treat people the way you want to be treated.”

CTV Montreal

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Study finds lack of exercise worse for your health than smoking or bad diet


From CNN Oct/18A50s_web-banner

So you don’t smoke, stay away from junk food, and don’t have any serious medical conditions.

But are you exercising?

That could be the most important factor in living a long and healthy life.

The notion that a sedentary lifestyle is bad for you has been around for a while, spawning adaptions like standing desks and even treadmills at work stations in the office.

But now, authors of a study published in the journal Jama Network Open, found avoiding aerobic exercise and fitness is worse for you than smoking, diabetes, and even heart disease.

Researchers studied just over 122,000 patients who underwent exercise treadmill testing between 1991 and 2014, to chart the mortality benefits of fitness and exercise.

The results were shocking.

“Ultra” exercisers, or the extremely fit, weren’t putting themselves at a higher risk for death due to excessive workouts.

In fact, researchers found out quite the opposite, that there’s no limit to the benefits of exercise.

They also learned just how bad a sedentary life and being unfit can be for you.

Those who performed poorly on the treadmill, had almost double the mortality risk as someone on dialysis.

The good news though, is that anyone, no matter what age, can start walking, or running, to a longer life, right now.