Healthy Aging

What is the key to healthy aging? Do you have a have good genes to live to be 100? Or, will some combination of fitness, supplements, vitamins, food and medicine do the trick? Find out here.

2 days ago

How to Deal with Dehydration by Drinking More Water

As a young woman I suffered regularly from excruciating migraine headaches. They were the crawl into bed, close the door, lower the blinds, pull the covers over my head and curl up in the fetal position type of headaches. No light. No sound…

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6 days ago

Forest Bathing – A Unique Way to Boost Your Health in Your 60s and Beyond

Hiking in the woods isn’t just a great way to stay fit. It can also help your emotional and mental health. While just spending some time out in nature can be great for you, you can go a step further and practice the Shinrin-Yoku – the Japanese forest bathing therapy…

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1 week ago

Does What You Eat Really Matter in Your Retirement Years?

We all know that as our bodies age, numerous changes take place. Some of these changes are good, some not-so-good, some we know about – some we do not. For instance, you may not know that nutritional needs are among the top items that can change…

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2 weeks ago

The Power of Using Female Body Part Words – One Woman’s Reflections

You just don’t hear the word very often and it sounds, well, too strong, too technical or perhaps too much ‘off colour’. Is the word ‘vulva’ seen as vulgar because it starts with the same three letters? What if, instead, we associated it with a Swedish car?

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3 weeks ago

Why a Health Care Partnership in Vital to Your Future

As a holistic health counselor and bodyworker, I help mostly over-50 women figure out the best way to care for themselves. As we talk, what often comes up is a sense of disconnect when it comes to their relationship with their medical practitioners…

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3 weeks ago

How Have Our Perceptions of Aging Changed in Covid Times

The way society views aging is always changing and evolving, and during the coronavirus pandemic, these perceptions have continued to change. How has the coronavirus impacted aging? A recent study by Stannah Stairlifts, Embracing Aging…

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3 weeks ago

Will Your Health Span Match Your Lifespan? How Not to Outlive Your Health

As we round the corner of 60 years of age, the question of retirement looms large. Have I saved enough? How’s my 401K? How much will Social Security provide? I need to call my financial planner. For many, our past preparation and planning for that eventual…

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4 weeks ago

Just What the Doctor Ordered – How Women Over 60 Are at Highest Risk for Prescription Drug Addiction

Sally was noticing changes in her 73-year-old mother in-law Emily. As Sally became Emily’s primary caregiver, she noticed Emily seemed a great deal anxious most of the time. She’d also become more withdrawn. And, because Sally often ran errands for Emily…

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1 month ago

Obesity Isn’t a Personal Failing – It’s a Classic Environmental Disease

I’ve had so many patients, friends and colleagues ask me this simple question: “Why, with the obesity epidemic running wild, are we so unsuccessful at finding solutions for it, and preventing it or solving it? Can it really be that it’s just our fault as humans…

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1 month ago

What to Do When Stepping on the Scale Unleashes Your Inner Self-Critic

You step on the scale and the number staring back at you is higher than you wanted. For some, this can start a cycle of self-criticism and restrictive eating that can corrode self-esteem and ruin your day. Take Mary for example. She had been put on a diet…

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