Archive for the ‘Blue Zones’ Category

Take Time For The Important Things in Life

August 29, 2015 @ 12:38 pm
posted by Dr Ginther

We are taking time for the most important things in our lives.  This most basic Blue Zones concept too often gets lost in modern life.

Family is important, especially children and grandchildren.  We are finishing 2 weeks on the west coast with our grown children and our (now 3) grandchildren.  It has been wonderful – most of the time.

Our newest grandchild is indeed a wonder.  The others, and our own children doubtless were too.  This is the first time I have been able to take the time to simply marvel at the wonder of a newborn.  And I don’t even have to change a diaper!

At not quite 3 weeks old, he still is mostly on a cycle of eat-sleep-poop.  But now there are periods of wakefulness as he begins to look at the world around him.  The wonder of a new little person!

Take time to enjoy the wonders of life.

Jay Ginther, MD

Visiting a New Grandson – Blue Zone

August 17, 2015 @ 10:22 pm
posted by Dr Ginther

We are visiting our new one week old grandson.  Grammy is enjoying herself fully.

Families are Blue Zones!

Jay Ginther, MD

Grandsons are Blue Zones

August 9, 2015 @ 6:12 pm
posted by Dr Ginther

Cedar Valley Bone Health Institute of Iowa staff gained 2 grandsons this weekend.

Yesterday evening Shari, our receptionist/office lead, welcomed her first.  He was born in Waterloo and she was there to hold him within the first hour.

This afternoon, Grammy and I welcomed our third grandchild, and first from our older boy.  He is in California and we will see him in a week when we go to visit.  For now we have to settle for a video.

Family is a Blue Zone.

Jay Ginther, MD

Iowa Irish Fest

August 5, 2015 @ 10:15 pm
posted by Dr Ginther

Waterloo hosted the Iowa Irish Fest for the 9th year this past weekend.  It has gradually grown to include the Celtic heritages of Ireland and Scottland.  With activities for children as well, it is a family Blue Zone.

We enjoyed the Shepherds Pie, Bangers & Mash, Irish Stew, Soda Bread along with Stout or Ale or Crispin (Hard) Cider over the 3 days of the event.  Most interesting to me was the Haggis – in regular sausage casing rather than a sheep’s stomach.

The entertainment was outstanding.  The Trinity Irish Dancers are girls from Chicago, Milwaulkee and Madison.  This year they became the first team from this side of “the pond” to win the international championship.

Gaelic Storm was the band featured in the movie Titanic.  They are great.  The Screaming Orphans are an outstanding band that happens to be all female.  Lots of other very good mixed bands – most with fiddles and a variety of drums, some with bagpipes.

We watched some of the Celtic Games – feats of strength requiring much practice to do safely and well.

Blue Zone weekend.

Jay Ginther, MD