I come from a family of medical professionals. So, it’s no surprise that my belief and trust in the medical profession, and those who practice it, has always been high.
While diet should always come first, there are some supplements that provide additional benefits that can be difficult to obtain from food alone – especially if you are eating less to lose weight, if you have a reduced appetite or are avoiding certain foods due to intolerances.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the US. While breast cancer screening is crucial for all women, it’s especially necessary for those women in their 60s and beyond.
As the days shorten, the sunny hours become more precious. I grab a hold of them as if they are a lifeline strung between me and the darkness that increasingly envelops me as the days roll toward the winter solstice. It resembles a slow drowning into the depth of the season.
Do you remember the terrible AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and 1990s? Were you directly affected by it? We are all old enough to remember. But for some, it may have passed by as an awful situation that happened to other people, with little impact on their family or friends.
Sitting up straight is one of those things that simply doesn’t seem to come naturally – kind of like eating kale and avoiding donuts.
By now, you probably know that sitting is your enemy when it comes to healthy aging. You may have even read a report or two that claims that “sitting is the new smoking.” But, is this really true? If so, what can we do about it?
We all know regular exercise is beneficial: mentally, physically and emotionally. We also know it can be hard to motivate ourselves sometimes, especially if we are dealing with the pain of osteoarthritis.
With the arrival of September, it’s not hard to let the mind wander to visions of fall – cozy fires, pumpkin spice, the jittery excitement of the holidays right around the corner.