Baby boomers started out so strong. Back in the early seventies, most of the 76 million boomers were poster children for health and fitness, what else could explain a single generation producing Bo Derek and even Brad Pitt? Jane Fonda starred in her first workout video in 1982 allowing people to spandex in private. “Baby boomers led an unpre...Read More
At some point, we each loose someone we are especially close to. And grief, grieving, accomopanies that loss. Whether the loved one is a spouse, a parent, child, dear friend, or even a beloved companion animal, grieving is a normal part of our lives. And that grief can be very painful. While it may be tempting to deny grief in order to avoid or den...Read More
Ever have a dry mouth? It could be a sign of osteoporosis. The journal Menopause published a study showing that women in menopause who have a dry mouth are at increased risk of low calcium and osteoporosis (brittle bones). First, doctors eliminated medical reasons for a dry mouth, such as: Medication (an antihistamine, diuretic or medicine for urin...Read More
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
Could you be at risk for heart attack? According to physicians of the Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, protecting your heart boils down to four fundamentals: family, food, fitness and friends. Family Discussing health history with family members may be just as priceless as a prized heirloom. If you have a family member who had heart dis...Read More
It’s hard to lose weight any time. But in menopause or postmenopause it’s particularly challenging. So what can you do to help shed those pounds? A recent study looked at the eating habits of 419 overweight and obese menopausal women to see what worked best. Some women got “lifestyle changes” that included regular group meetings led by a nutritioni...Read More
Why do we constantly make unhealthy choices even when we know we should do better? The real problem in making all these seemingly small decisions is this: small decisions made over and over again lead to decision fatigue, and the last thing you want when faced with a complex choice is to be so tired that you can’t even think straight.
Everyone knows the Simpsons. The adult cartoon has been around since 1989. They have this uncanny way of predicting things – like in a 1997 episode when they talked about the 9-11 terrorist attacks and in a 2000 episode when Lisa said Trump had been president. It was the same genius with climate change. The Simpsons saw the rapidly-melting Spring...Read More
Sarah Wilson celebrated her 100th birthday in 2016. Still involved in family and religious activities, she maintains many close personal relationships. At her retirement center, Sarah keeps a sign on her door: “I need your company more than my sleep. Please wake me.” Researchers say that Sarah’s connections with people may be a ma...Read More
The benefits of building muscle range from physical to psychological. You might think that spending your free time in front of the TV with a big bowl of popcorn is better than slaving away at the treadmill. While you think it’s easier, it doesn’t produce any benefit except for remaining updated on who scored the winning goal! Exercising...Read More
A 2006 article published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found that people who have never married have the highest risk of death in the United States. The study also found that compared with married people, people divorced or separated are 27% more likely to die, and people who have never married 58% more likely to die.