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
Good news for social butterflies: a recent study indicates that the more socializing you do, the longer and healthier you’ll live.
These years can be a time for rejuvenation. This period can be a wonderful opportunity to explore things we were always interested in, or never thought of before. With our newfound freedom, we can engage in a new, fulfilling life. But, to do that, we have to be healthy. That means taking care of our bodies and watching what we eat.
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
Do you know how strong your bones are? Most people don’t…unless you’ve had a bone density. That’s a type of x-ray called DEXA that compares the density of your bones to a know population of women so you know if your bones are strong, or are losing calcium at a rate that increases your risk of a bone fracture. It’s information you should know. Why?...Read More
Every day, fitness professionals are faced with many questions on topics ranging from aging, weight loss to rehabilitating from pain, injuries, and surgeries. Here are some of the most popular questions people over 50 ask about fitness and aging. I’m not active and haven’t been in years. Is it safe for me to start now? It’s never too late start and...Read More
About 6000 women enter menopause every day and millions more are in the ten-year window around menopause called perimenopause. During my nearly 20 years at Harvard where I ran the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital, and more recently as Director of the Complicated Menopause Program at the University of Massachu...Read More
It’s no surprise that exercise is good for us and can even lengthen our lifespan by several years. We’ve always heard that running is healthy. If you are jogging & running for your health, to manage stress, or for pleasure, running and jogging has benefits that will impact your life.
We dream of retirement being filled with relaxing, hobbies, playing, traveling and spending time with family and friends. We plan for it to finally be a time in our life where we live with less stress. The Big Retirement Stressors Sometimes our stress is not alleviated in our retirement years. There’s a couple of critical causes of stress dur...Read More