Exercise

It's Never Too Late To Get Younger – Really!

Don’t give up on getting younger. New studies are showing that years of too little exercise, poor food choices and too much stress can be reversed – and measured to prove it. That’s great news if you are in or around menopause. The basis of my claim lies in the tiny tips of your chromosomes – the telomeres. Telomeres are lik...Read More

4 Ways the Scale Deceives You

“The Scale is a Liar! This has almost become a cliché’ because so many people are driven stark-raving mad by lack of weight loss or by wild fluctuations in their daily or weekly weigh-ins. But what do you do about it? Many people think the answer is throwing away the scale. I sympathize with the frustration, but don’t ditch your s...Read More

Confronting Illusions

A couple of events have occurred recently that have me thinking about some of the illusions we maintain as we age. Here are three. DEMENTIA. You may not be at all concerned about developing Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia – today. But you should be. It’s in the back of my mind – all the time. I may have reason for con...Read More

Exercise, Mice, and Brick Walls

There’s a wonderful article which appeared in the NY Times earlier this week, Can Exercise Keep You Young. The article explains that “exercising” mice significantly outlive sedentary mice. In addition, the exercising mice have a much better quality of life – they stay youthful and vital for much longer periods. I find these ...Read More

Pumping Iron

Today I joined a group that dubs itself the Senior Silver Sneakers.� It’s an exercise group at my local gym.� I hate, HATE, HATTTTTE the “Senior” part of the name.� Go ahead – say that I’m in denial.� But the reality is that I do everything within my power to nurture every bit of independence that I possibly ca...Read More

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