8 Ways to Eat Your Way to Healthy Aging

By Barbra Cohn ~ It’s Healthy Aging Month and it’s a good time to ask yourself “what am I doing to stave off chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular and Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, Parkinson’s, osteoporosis and other age-related diseases? How can I age gracefully?”

Keep your cool with these 10 summertime eating tips

By Barbra Cohn ~ It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy—or at least we’d like it to be. This summer is especially hot all over the world. If you’re tired and stressed out from caregiving, these tips will help you stay cooler in summer. The same information applies to those we care for. . . […]

Creative Eldering: A Fresh Look At Hypertension Prevention

If you are 50 years old and do not have hypertension this is the perfect time to begin your proactive plan to prevent it from ever developing. If you do have hypertension and are involved in some type of treatment, take a moment to reevaluate that approach and look at a few other ideas that […]

Sun Protection

When I moved to Denver, Colorado almost 11 years ago, I knew that we were in the Mile High City. What took me by surprise, though, was not the altitude but rather the intensity of the sun. I had no idea that being a mile closer to the sun would make that much difference, and […]

Back to the Basics

Anything surrounding health and wellness can become overwhelming, can’t it? “Do this, not that.” “This exercise eliminates fat here.” “Do this exercise if you want to lose weight.” And the list goes on. With all of the conflicting fads and opinions hanging over us, it’s hard to know what is right. So, let’s go back […]

How to Recognize Risks and Symptoms of Blood Clots

By Dr. David Severance, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare of Colorado ~ On average, 274 people die each day from blood clots – that’s one person every six minutes. Yet, what may be even more surprising is that fewer than one in four people realize they have the signs and symptoms of a blood clot.

Creative Eldering: Be Good To Your Pancreas, It Might Help Your Blood Sugar Level

There are at least 220 million people with diabetes worldwide, and as of 2009 every three minutes an additional person is diagnosed with diabetes.1 You yourself probably know someone struggling with one of its three types, especially Diabetes type II, which effects all age groups in all “modern cultures” (cultures who eat processed foods). You […]

Restore Your Health: Nutrients In & Toxins Out

By Cate Reade, MS, RD, SFS ~ Just like the three little pigs chose different materials to build their homes, every day we choose foods to build our permanent home, our body. Some choices are definitely better than others. Food is information that influences health from head to toe.

Increase Your Physical Stamina for Remarkable Health Benefits

Physical stamina is vital to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle.  There is a saying, “you are what you eat,” and while this is very true, doing the right type of exercise, as well as paying attention to your diet, will ensure that you remain physically and mentally active and keep your physical stamina at its […]

Join the AARP Fit & Fun Health Challenge

It is spring and time to get healthier and start walking together with AARP’s annual walking challenge and sweepstakes. The challenge? Starting May 1, walk 30 minutes a day for eight weeks. Then visit the site daily to track your progress. Get inspired by AARP Wellness Ambassador Denise Austin and share photos with walkers across […]

Alzheimer’s disease is not limited to the elderly

A man in his early 50s experiences personality changes that baffle his family and land him in jail when police don’t know how to deal with him… A 58-year-old business executive gets lost on the way home from work – a route he’s driven for more than 10 years… Severe memory lapses lead a rising […]

Creative Eldering – Depression Avoidance Strategies

Have you been down and blue, moody and hopeless? Are you thinking that nothing is going your way? Are you holding on to the lyrics of that old blues tune “Born under a Bad Sign” by Albert King? The refrain of his hit song is “Born under a bad sign. Been down since I began […]

Know the Difference Between a Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest

By Dr. Michael D. Horowitz, National Medical Director for Optum Health ~ Crushing chest pain, shortness of breath and pain in the neck and arms are all classic telltale signs of a heart attack, but aren’t those also the symptoms of cardiac arrest? Contrary to what many people may believe, these two conditions are different, […]

Blood pressure risk for African Americans poses Alzheimer’s threat

A recent research study released by Rutgers University regarding extremely high blood pressure rates among inner-city African Americans highlights concerns that this same population group is facing abnormally high risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Compared to the national average, inner-city African Americans were found by Rutgers researchers to be five […]

Creative Eldering – The Hidden Truth About Atherosclerosis And Heart Disease

Most people think (unfortunately have been brainwashed to think) that the secret to avoiding clogged arteries, heart attacks, and strokes is to be sure you take a statin drug every day for the rest of your life. NOT TRUE. That old outdated premise should have been thrown out decades ago.

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