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 months ago

Why Your Resting Heart Rate Should Be Your Best Friend

There is so much your resting heart rate can tell you – it can predict illness, help you manage your stress, and even save your life. Our bodies are complex systems. It is impossible to know what is going on below the surface, below our level of awareness…

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2 months ago

Love at First Touch – Massaging Pain Away with the Hendrickson Method

I never expected a simple trip to buy vegetables to change my life, but it did. I met Maria at the Santa Cruz Farmer’s Market where she was offering five-minute massages. My body hurt that day, as it always did. Figuring I had nothing to lose…

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2 months ago

Looking and Feeling Young… Beyond 80!

It has been my ‘lot’ in life to always look younger than I am. It doesn’t help that I am also small. There are a number of people like me about. I am sure we would all agree that it was terrible when we were younger…

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2 months ago

5 Reasons for Taking Up the Walking Life in Retirement

Walking is touted as good for our health, our emotional well-being and our social connections. I want to give you 5 more reasons. Walking doesn’t make you younger in years, but it allows you to have experiences where you forget your age…

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2 months ago

3 Steps to Restore Your Core to Youthful Strength

Flat, six-pack abs are hard enough to achieve when you are young. As a woman in your 60s, who has had a few kids, it might feel impossible! You may even be saying, “Core? What core?!” A strong core will not only help you look and feel good…

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2 months ago

Do You Avoid Doctors? Which of These 6 Excuses Fit You?

I actually like seeing Dr. Delfs. Because I see her regularly, she knows me and shows an interest in both my life and my health. She makes me feel better, emotionally and physically, when I visit. Well – usually. I’ve just learned that…

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2 months ago

Your Loved One Was Diagnosed with Dementia: How to Take Care of You

Being a caregiver comes with its challenges and rewards, especially when you are placed in the unexpected position of caring for a relative or loved one diagnosed with dementia. When a loved one cognitively declines, the question is not whether…

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2 months ago

The Most Important Routine in My Day Starts the Night Before

Everyone always talks about the importance of our morning routine, and I would agree that starting our day in an intentional way sets the stage for our entire day. I, like many, have a very routine morning. However, my morning routine…

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2 months ago

Can Menopause Affect Your Mental Health? Yes – But There’s Hope!

Some women experience moodiness, anxiety, and depression with the onset and different stages of menopause. This emotional upheaval can cause frustration and stress and can last for up to five years post-menopause. There are valid…

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2 months ago

Social Prescribing – The Time Has Come for Adoption in the U.S.

Social prescribing is a means of enabling health professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services. The rationale is that health and wellbeing are determined mostly by social, economic and environmental factors such as food…

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