Your skin goes through many changes as you age. All you need to do is look in the mirror. Aging skin loses fat and becomes thinner and drier. Red and pimply spots can appear on the face (a condition known as rosacea). Spots also can become waxy and pink, particularly around the nose, eyebrows, ear, and hairline (a condition called seborrheic dermat...Read More
Have heart disease? Then you probably know what exactly you’re supposed to do: eat wisely, get regular physical activity, keep weight, blood pressure, and blood sugar on target; and if you smoke, quit. But, what you might not know is that sufficient, good-quality sleep and stress control also offer genuine benefits to your heart. Sleep When you wak...Read More
Some of the best physical activities for your body don’t require a gym or that you get fit enough to run a marathon. Here’s some tips and ideas that can do wonders for your health. They’ll help keep your weight under control, improve your balance and range of motion, strengthen your bones, protect your joints, prevent bladder control problems...Read More
We all know the many benefits of exercise to help keep us healthy. It turns out that the same regime can be used to help us age gracefully and decrease muscle loss and decline of brain functioning.
Fact: More than half of all bone fractures are in people with osteopenia rather than osteoporosis. Right now may be the perfect time to bone up on your potential fracture risk. If you haven’t heard of FRAX, it stands for Fracture Risk Assessment Tool. It was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to estimate a person’s risk of bone fractu...Read More
Diet is such an unpleasant word. (Anything that starts with “die” can’t be good, right?) But what if you just removed it from your vocabulary? According to some experts, not only should you stop dieting, you should eat more fat. That wasn’t a typo. “I always tell women you need fat like you need oil in your car,”...Read More
You’ve known it’s true. Even long before you were After Fifty. Even long before Covid-19. Being lonely is a difficult state to be in. But existing in a state of loneliness is more than just “difficult.” We’re now learning that being lonely is a predictor of functional decline and premature death. Says who? The American Medical Association. (Here’s...Read More
If you’re looking for a natural, plant-based anti-inflammatory product that is used by some forty million Americans as alternative, non-prescription approach for dealing with a variety of issues including pain, insomnia, fatigue and stress, you may want to consider hemp-based CBD. It appears it may be able to impact inflammation through its a...Read More
With all of the available diet fads and exercise programs to stay well, there is sometimes too much information for people to consume. With too many options, people are left feeling confused, and end up not doing anything! That is why I wanted to share 5 simple tips that you can incorporate in your life today to keep you well.
To travel is to live large, however even short trips can create physical and mental challenges including fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, and muscle and joint pain. These issues gather significance as we age, particularly if they impact existing health issues. I am one of those “Active Boomers” who loves to travel. As a long-time, wellness advocate who ...Read More
Gone are those crazy nights when recovery time was minimal. Your hangovers now seem to last an entire day or more. Both anecdotal and scientific evidence tends to suggest that hangovers really get worse with age. So what is happening to us? Science has the answers! Less efficiency. With age, your body becomes less efficient at processing your drin...Read More
It can break when you lose a loved one. It can swell when your baby is born. It can flutter during your first kiss. The heart is one of the most important muscles in your body and keeping it healthy is essential. Even though February (American Heart Month) is several months away, we hope to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and educate o...Read More