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Coffee Stats to Blow Your Mind

I once visited a relative in an assisted living facility; he smoked so we sat outdoors on the patio with the other smokers. An elderly man walked up and sat down beside me, but instead of a cigarette, he sipped a cup of coffee. He was very friendly and as we talked, he told me that the doctor had advised no coffee or caffeine because it was bad for his heart. “But I enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning,” he said. He said that the nurse on duty would fuss at him if she saw him with a morning coffee, so to avoid any conflict; he hid out with the smokers. I thought about that gentleman recently and I wondered how much coffee is consumed daily. After browsing the web, I came up with some interesting facts about Americans and coffee. The amount of caffeine in coffee does pose certain health risks to  certain  individuals.   You should always talk to your  doctor before  making any dietary or lifestyle changes. Within the U.S., 64% of adults report drinking at least one cup of coffee on an a

Senior Citizens can go to College for Free or at a Discount in all 50 States.

        Extending your education well into your senior years is not only fun, it can also give you something to engage in outside of your home.  Continued learning has proven to be beneficial to your health.   Keeping sharp and putting your brain to greater use on a regular basis has shown to decrease risk for alzheimer's and dementia.    All states have at least some type of program benefiting senior citizens who would like to go back to school,  either for an actual degree or just single classes to further interests, or simply to improve quality of life.  Click HERE for a more in depth list of virtually EVERY college in EVERY state with links to their homepage as well as additional resources directly regarding senior citizens.  1. ALABAMA Two year colleges are entirely free for seniors in the state of Alabama.   Here is a list of all colleges in the state of Alabama.  Alabama Financial Aid policy 2. ALASKA Tuition information for the University of Alaska in regards to senior c

Safe Travels During the Covid-19 Season

For starters, I would like to get my disclaimer out of the way by saying that  I am not a doctor and I do not play one on the internet. I am a traveler who has had the opportunity to visit countries such as Israel, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and many others. During my travels, I have gathered some good  tips on how to travel safely.  A few of these life-lessons have come in handy during this Covid-19 season. Take Sanitizer This may sound like common sense, but I am not referring to hand sanitizer only. My wife and I have made it a habit to take a bottle of  sanitizing cleaner or Lysol spray  when we go on trips. Before we unload our luggage, we do a thorough cleaning of any surfaces that we routinely touch. This includes any  high-traffic areas such as doorknobs, handles, and countertop surfaces .  Plan outdoor activities  We recently went on a six-night trip, and every day we planned outdoor activities. For your next trip, think outdoors;  hiking, biking, fishing, golf, beaches, etc .  Th