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
You’ve known it’s true. Even long before you were After Fifty. Even long before Covid-19. Being lonely is a difficult state to be in. But existing in a state of loneliness is more than just “difficult.” We’re now learning that being lonely is a predictor of functional decline and premature death. Says who? The American Medical Association. (Here’s...Read More
Is it just me? Am I the only one who’s finding that with every passing day, month, year, a lot of things that would have “raised my dander” a while back simply aren’t doing so anymore. And when I examined this more closely, I realized that these issues, almost every one of them, are truly inconsequential matters. Who cares if “the spouse” is wearin...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.
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
No doubt, we all age. It’s part of life. It’s part of nature. But, we can stay (and be) vibrant, more vigorous, by eating healthy foods. While there is no such thing as staying forever young (and that’s a good thing, right?), we may need to work a little harder as we age to maintain our health and vitality.
Key Points Medical costs typically go up as you age and can account for a large portion of your overall expenses in retirement. There are many health-care related expenses that are not covered by Medicare or Medicaid. Your health and wealth can be closely tied – especially when it comes to planning for retirement. The actions you take...Read More
Don Wildman works out at private gym above Malibu’s Paradise Cove with a handful of men who do circuit training, more than three thousand repetitions of weight lifting and balancing and abdominal exercises. Its twenty multipart exercises are cycled through six times in a complicated sequence, but the circuit’s ground rules are simple: O...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