Stephen Kahn

What does not kill you makes you stronger until it finally kills you.

In Hard to tell, Humor on February 23, 2011 at 5:35 pm

As my wife and I get older (today is her 64th birthday, and I turned 67 last month), we strive to stay healthy. We exercise, we eat organically grown food from our garden (digging up carrots and potatoes this morning from under the newly fallen snow and observing our free run chickens sitting in the nesting box as they prepare to lay omega3 rich eggs) and from farmers we know at farmers markets. A tricky issue is sunlight and Vitamin D.

Should we increase or decrease our intake of Vitamin D? Should we adjust dosage for our age? Should we get more sunlight (difficult to do here in Puget Sound). Exposure to sunlight helps combat depression and helps us get enough sleep says Dr. Ilardi in The Depression Cure, but a dermatologist warns that sunlight may cause sometimes deadly skin cancer. (My wife has suffered from the mild, non-fatal variety in the past.)

 Article about Vitamin D dosage

 Warning about skin cancer from dermatologist.

For that matter, exercise is also tricky. The very strength and cardio exercise and garden work that helps me stay strong as I get older and helps me combat my tendency toward depression also puts strain on my muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Both my wife and I have rotator cuff injuries (perhaps from exercising or gardening too vigorously) and I have pain in my calf (perhaps from working out too vigorously on the cardio equipment at the gym).

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  1. That’s what I’d have said, if I’d thought of it first.

  2. I only said it first because I read your mind.

    However, when the last words of Dutch Schultz started to come through, I drew the line and cut off the transmission, substituting my own perfectly sensible thought in the last paragraph.

    Please be careful what you think from now on, David.

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