My hip hurt for years; I started limping. But I lived with the pain because I didn’t want to pay attention to it when there were so many more interesting things to do!
When friends suggested hip replacement, I recoiled. Hip replacement was a dirty word in my life. I felt shame. Hip replacement was for other people, for old people, not me. Not me.
Staying healthy and staying in shape does get harder as we age.
There are so many things going against us. We are bombarded with skinny young women on the front of magazines that sit right at the supermarket counters so there is no escaping the media glare.
Even though diet books continue to reign as best sellers in the publishing industry, they really have nothing to do with staying slim. They are quick fix remedies that work if you strictly adhere to them, but doing so means you will be following someone else’s regimen, not your own.
So, you are starting over on a new path and you are killing it! You are happy, you are fulfilled and you are living the life you have always dreamed of living. But, no matter how much you keep telling yourself how great your new life is, you are lonely. Yep, there are times when you are crushingly lonely.
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are not an ideal topic for conversation. They are a painful nuisance that accounts for 8.1 million people visiting their primary care physician each year.
However, the severity of symptoms that can occur in an older adult makes it a necessary conversation topic.
If you’re like many of us, you’re a little hungry when bedtime rolls around. Although you know you shouldn’t eat a big meal just before retiring for the night, you need something in your tummy before you can fall asleep.
Whether your bedtime is closer to 8:00 pm or 2:00 am, choosing the wrong snack can keep you from getting the sleep you need.
For many of us, when it comes to healthy aging, wheat or gluten is a newcomer to our dietary “foods to avoid” list. Even though we love our baguettes, pasta and pizza, they don’t seem to love us anymore.
Many of my middle-aged women patients ask me similar versions of the same question: why isn’t this weight loss technique that has always worked for me in the past working now?
The answer lies in the complex ways that our hormones change and impact our metabolisms during perimenopause.