Ever wonder why, especially in the years after 55, it never fails that you get sick over the holidays? You are barely holding on and then everything hits the wall, including you.
“I love coffee, I love tea. I love the boys, and the boys love me.”
I chanted that silly jump-rope jingle hundreds of times on the Oak Knoll Playground, certain that I’d never acquire a taste for either coffee or tea. Little did I know.
There’s nothing quite as embarrassing as falling ungracefully to the ground. It’s one of the signs of aging that we’d like to ignore and deny but there is hope. Please join us in conversation with Dr. Leslie Kernisan, a geriatrician who shares tips on maintaining balance as we age. Enjoy the show!
The concept of pain is easy to grasp yet surprisingly difficult to understand. We all think that we know what pain is. After all, from the time that we were toddlers, we have experienced pain in many ways.
At a recent gathering with women friends, our discussion ran to the unglamorous topic of feet. You know, this little piggie and all that. I had to chuckle as we raved about the comfort of our less-than-fashionable footwear.
I do my best to keep up with the latest research about high blood pressure (hypertension) because this illness has had such an awful impact on many of my family members and friends. So, understandably, the cardiovascular risks, such as heart attacks and strokes, are all very well known to me.
As a Heath Educator in Plant Based Nutrition, I am interested (some would say obsessed) in using helpful spices and herbs in culinary quantities. These are familiar kitchen ingredients that we use for delicious tastes, but they also have many benefits.
I’ve always been fit. Even well into my 50s I felt physically invincible. I could still jump out of bed for a morning run, followed by a strength class and then even possible game of tennis later in the day. Nothing could quell my energy.
It’s flu season once again and, as a woman over 60, you may be wondering if you should get a flu shot this year. Will the vaccine be effective? Is the flu shot necessary? Could the vaccine give me the flu?
You may ask, what is sarcopenia? Is it a disease, an insect or food? Is it something we should fear? The answer is, “Yes and No.”