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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.

7 years ago

5 Ways to Tweak Your Routine to Achieve Healthy Aging

Little actions can make a big difference when it comes to your health. Forget overhauling your entire lifestyle to match the far-fetched fantasies of fitness infomercials.

Introducing even small changes, from diet to exercise and self-care, can pack a powerful – and healthy – punch that will add years to your life. Here are a few suggestions to help you achieve healthy aging. Read More

7 years ago

Saved by the Spinach! Leafy Greens Are Good for Brain Health, Study Says

If there was one food that I hated as a little girl, it was spinach.

I don’t know if I really disliked the taste or just the fact that my mom said it was healthy. Or, maybe, I subconsciously resented the fact that they needed an entire cartoon to sell spinach to kids. How could something that adults pushed so hard actually taste good? Read More

7 years ago

Get Moving! We’re Too Old to be Sitting in Front of Our Computers All Day

Sitting has been declared the new smoking.

For the last decade, it’s become the norm to sit on our duffs for hours at a time. The average person sits for eight hours a day and much of that time is spent in front of a computer. We’ve become dependent on computers for work, shopping and staying in touch with friends. Read More

7 years ago

3 Tips for Recovering from a Fall and Finding Your Confidence Again

Winter truly is a beautiful season! White fresh snow covers the ground and the sun glistens on icicles hanging on tree branches and windows. And there is nothing quite like curling up with a cup of tea and a warm blanket to peer out at the wintry scene. Read More

7 years ago

3 Ways a Worry Diary Can Contribute to Healthy Aging After 60

Many women, myself included, are worriers. For our entire lives, we worry about the people close to us – our children, friends, spouse and parents.

Then, as we reach our 60s and 70s, our worries seem to multiply. All of a sudden, we start to worry about how we are going to live on a pension. Many of us become concerned about our health. Then, there are less tangible worries, such as how we are going to find meaning in our lives after 60. Read More

7 years ago

3 Shocking Things About Senior Health Care and the Healthcare Industry

In the last two weeks, I have had multiple encounters with the health care system and conversations with colleagues that shook my core, even as a grizzled 30-year health professional.

What I am about to write certainly does not apply to the whole industry. Generalizations never do. But their tone should be a warning. Read More

8 years ago

Menopause: Easing the Next Step in Life’s Journey

Menopause is a natural stage of life, albeit sometimes one that shocks women when they reach it.

This can be due to the fact that menopause is rarely discussed and we tend to forget it exists until it actually affects us. Also, many women think that they are still too young to be entering the menopause phase, when in reality they are not. Read More

8 years ago

Could You Afford Living to 100?

Over the last century, we have seen life expectancy rise dramatically. According to the CDC, if you were 60 years old in 1911, you could expect to live about 15 years longer. Now, the average 60-year-old woman will, on average, live 24 years. Read More

8 years ago

My Magical Yogurt, Lemon and Turmeric Recipe

You probably wouldn’t think that yogurt, lemon and turmeric would go well together. In reality, these three components make up my favorite turmeric recipe. In this video, I’d like to share with you why I love turmeric so much and how I combine these three ingredients to get magical results. Read More

8 years ago

Acai and Me: How a Trip to Brazil Introduced Me to the Benefits of Acai Extract

It was a sweltering December evening in Fortaleza, Brazil, when I was first introduced to the magical taste of Acai. On a whim, I had decided to visit my son and his wife in Brazil, where they were kiteboarding and spending time with their Brazilian friends. Read More