Health and Fitness

Living to 100 (and beyond) – With Genuine Gusto!

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

Why I Wrote the Book That Everyone Needs to Read

It began innocently. “Why don’t you write food blogs for AFL,” Marge Mendel, my friend and fellow author suggested. It was a great idea. I could write about my favorite eats and not have to count a single calorie. Cholesterol, fat, and guilt-laden goodies filled my imagination like potato chips and M&Ms. My first blogs were about chocolate and ...Read More

Let’s Build Some Muscle! 5 Good Reasons To Get Off That Couch

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

Our Weight: An Important Part of Our Good Health!

  You may have heard that losing weight is as easy as eating less and exercising more. Well it is true—taking in fewer calories than you use each day is the simplest way to lose weight. Never mind the fad diets, weight-loss pills, and herbal remedies—it all comes down to a balanced diet and a regular exercise program.   Using the Body Mas...Read More

10 ways to look and feel younger

Aging is a natural part of getting older, and while we all should embrace our age, it doesn’t mean we have to look and feel like a geezer. Our lifestyles and diets play a significant role in how young our bodies look and feel. Follow these tips for a healthy, happy, good-looking body.

Meet the New Kid on the (DIET) Block

Remember the bad old (fun) diets? There was the delicious Twinkies diet and the not-so-delicious diet where you slurped watery cabbage soup for a week. How about Apple Cider Vinegar, Ice Cream, and Cookie (monster) diets? Choose from low-carb, low-calorie to high fiber, high protein.  Don’t forget South Beach, Mediterranean, Zone, Atkins, and the r...Read More

Is salt the enemy?

Salt is much more than just a seasoning. It’s essential for our bodily functions but it can also be detrimental to our health when we go overboard The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends everyone eat less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sodium a day, which is roughly the amount in one teaspoon of salt. The American Heart Associat...Read More

Does Your Coffee Have Super Powers?

How many cups of coffee do you drink? According to Statistica, the average American drinks (or sips) 2-3 cups of coffee a day. In a recent study from The New England Journal of Medicine, 50-71 year olds who drank 4-5 cups a day live longer than their non-coffee-drinking peers. Consider these infamous coffee drinkers: President Teddy Roosevelt drank...Read More

5 Reasons To Love Being Over 50

Turning 21, 30, and even 40 may have it’s perks, but being over 50 may take the cake. So get that ID ready because when you turn 50, you magically become eligible for some pretty amazing senior discounts through AARP.

5 Tips for Finding Friendship after 50

Research – and experience – shows that our network of friends tends to shrink as we get older.

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