How balanced is your Wellness Wheel? Are you missing a spoke?
Some time ago I introduced the concept of creating a personal Vitality Portfolio® just like you would a financial portfolio. This involves creating a vitality plan, balancing vitality assets (wellness, core and functional) and making regular deposits.
With winter on the way, staying active becomes increasingly hard to do. Between preparing for the holidays and the higher likelihood of severe weather, many of our favorite walking groups will part ways until the next spring season.
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.
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?
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.