National Read a BOOK Day – hint

I trust that you are a tad cooler than I am in sweltering San Diego for this holiday weekend.

Seeing 111 degrees F. on our mercuric sensors gave me an “out” from mowing our lawn.  Whew in more ways than one.  I feel the temperature rising as Elvis sang so well.  Or, the Lovin’ Spoonfuls in 1966:

Today does seem like a near-perfect day to grab a paperback or eBOOK (hint).  As R. Bacon advised, some books are to be devoured.

Audio Listener?

You’ll be able to listen to eight exciting hours of genuine tips and tricks to help you build your STAMININETY.

If you’ve snagged a KABOOMER copy from a neighborhood library, a friend, B&N, GOODREADS, or that little bookstore – AMAZON – I appreciate your investment of time to submit a candid review.  Your appreciated feedback helps others see if the KABOOMER Movement is for them.  Speaking of Joining the Movement, if you’d like weekly wellness and fitness tips, you can text “WP40” to shortcode # 41259.  KABOOM.

Surely, Thriving and Striving into our Nineties takes a bit of work.  Yet, your viable, sustaining physical portfolio will have an impressive RETURN on INVESTMENT for your time and talent.

Here’s that refresher PHYSICAL BANK Account to which Muddy Waters alluded:



Drink before thirst, listen to your body, and stay WELL PAST FORTY.



“M.S.” – yet probably not the M.S. you think I’m blogging


Multiple Sclerosis is a relevant human condition for our Well Past Forty Project which merits mention – and I’ll take that for action.

A Master of Science graduate degree?  Not “that” M.S.”

“M.S.” as the subject of this post, is a rather ominous sounding condition for far too many folks – METABOLIC SYNDROME.

Too many Americans – as in three (3) million each year become part of this infographic’s terrible statistics (Thank you, Dr. Axe).  OY!

And, if age 60 is indeed the new 40, we’ve got a major societal problem.

MSY_DrAxe infographic


Aussies label Metabolic Syndrome as “CHAOS” – for good reason! “It affects one in five people, and prevalence increases with age. Some studies estimate the prevalence in the USA to be up to 25% of the population.”

Are there markers for  a “3 outta 5” cluster on which your Primary Care Physician will alert?

Definitely – review entries in this American Heart Association table for five (5) possible eye-opener ELEVATIONS or epiphanies:

  1. Elevated waist circumference:
  • Men — Equal to or greater than 40 inches (102 cm)
  • Women — Equal to or greater than 35 inches (88 cm)
  • (I’ll blog more about pear- and apple-shaped silhouettes in a future post – visceral and subcutaneous fat locations matter!)

2. Elevated triglyceride levels:

  • Equal to or greater than 150 mg/dL

3. Reduced HDL (“good”) cholesterol:

  • Men — Less than 40 mg/dL
  • Women — Less than 50 mg/dL

4. Elevated blood pressure:

  • Equal to or greater than 130/85 mm Hg, or use of medication for hypertension

5. Elevated fasting glucose:

  • Equal to or greater than 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L), or use of medication for hyperglycemia

(Our American Diabetes Association is in stride with these AHA markers above).

Americans – We HAVE MAJOR PROBLEMS here!

Is there hope for millions of us?  It depends, regrettably.

If a person chooses to break away from CHAOS, a statistical answer is YES                            (if and when he or she complies with lifestyle, diet and fitness improvements). offers these simple unmedicated steps to counter MS:

metabolicsyndromeremedies_organic facts dot net

It is NOT my intent to advocate any of these remedies.

YET…prudent people may wish to check some MS remedies out, (as they stay in touch with their MDs/ health care professionals).

In closing, here is my 3-M big bet for current and future sufferers of MS in this national pandemic:

  1. Medications which may be prescribed / required :(.
  2. Move! 
  3. Minimize portions, maximize low-glycemic foods in healthier diets.

This MS – aka SYMPTOM X, or CHAOS is far scarier than Friday the 13th horror movies, in my opinion.

Be well.