Here’s a truth. It’s simple. After Fifty, opportunities for “do-overs” are few and far between. A friend colored my hair for me. Kind of a friend. And, thank heavens I know someone who can strip out this awful color. Ahhhh, thanks for do-overs! But other situations, sometimes with far reaching implications, just can’t be R...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.
You can eat well to help prevent diabetes, and you can protect your skin from the sun to help reduce your risk of skin cancer, but did you know you can do things to help prevent your mind from going dull? Dementia is a scary prospect, but it doesn’t have to be in your future.
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
Maintaining a healthy diet is important at all stages of life, but as we age, it becomes even more imperative as our bodies change and require more nutrients. For many, understanding health and how to achieve a nutritious lifestyle is necessary, but for others, it isn’t so much that we don’t know about health, but that we aren’t sure how to afford ...Read More
A new study published in the journal Circulation suggests that you can Increase your lifespan just that by following healthy habits. Each of those factors is significantly associated with a reduced risk of dying from the top two killers in the United States, cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to the study.
Our health and metabolism change after 50. You may find that you’re sleeping fewer hours at a time, taking more naps, eating smaller meals, hanging out with different friends, or enjoying different activities. You may have been the type to eat whatever you liked, without noticing any change in belly fat, digestion and weight gain, but you may not b...Read More
Cholesterol. It's part of that annoying little phrase you may hear every time you go in for a visit to your doctor. Nearly 31 million adult Americans have a total cholesterol level greater than 240 mg/dL. Although you can’t control all of your risk factors for high cholesterol, you can take steps to prevent high cholesterol and its complications, p...Read More
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.
We have all experienced the feeling where you know you should be doing some work but instead don’t feel like doing anything at all. Some people are “chronic procrastinators” who, although have the desire to accomplish something important, do not get the motivation to do it.