Purposeful individuals live longer, but is this because they make healthier choices or because their approach to achieving goals in a meaningful way keeps them from being affected by the stress that causes disease and brings harm to so many? Researchers are trying to find out about the correlation between purpose and longevity. But regardless of the answer, it certainly makes you want to live less aimlessly. [Read more…]
Perimenopause is the stage of transition as your body shifts to menopause. It does not mean that you are going through that change of life … yet. It means that your ovaries are producing less estrogen. It occurs to most women in their forties, but can begin in the thirties or even earlier. [Read more…]
No matter what your age, yoga is an excellent choice if you would like to begin a regimen to improve your body and enrich your mind. Yoga is about breath, posture, and mindfulness. It might you feel better and live longer. Yoga can be done independently or with a group, although we recommend that beginners start by taking a class with a teacher who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about working with older individuals. [Read more…]
Hiking can help you to live a healthier, longer life. Hiking is low impact yet aerobic, which makes it an ideal choice for older individuals who have arthritis, joint pain, or other chronic conditions that may make other physical activity difficult.
Some of the most common diseases and syndromes affecting aging Americans can be mitigated by regular exercise such as this. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, anxiety, and hypertension are serious concerns for our population. Hike not only for your health, for the joy and beauty of being alive outside. [Read more…]
Not all fats are bad. Fats got a bad reputation for a while in the ‘90s, and many of us are still confused about whether this is a food group that is healthy or unhealthy. Does fat make you fat? Do all fats contribute equally to cardiovascular disease? Is there really such a thing as a “good fat?”
There are, in fact, fats your body and brain require to function optimally. If you’ve read about Omega-3 fatty acids in the past but felt confused about what they were and what that means for your eating habits, set your mind at rest. We’ve got all the answers. This is your quick guide to the fats that help you function best. Find out which foods are a good source of Omega-3s so you can change your diet for the better right away! We want you to eat well to live well and love how you feel every day of your life. [Read more…]