According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for Americans 65+ years of age and older. 1 in 4 older adults fall each year; every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in an ER for a fall; every 19 minutes an older adult dies … Continue reading Don’t take a FALL
Nutrition. What is it? It is nourishment for our bodies and we obtain it from the food that we eat and it is critical for our health. However, do you give it enough thought? I’m pretty sure we all think about Food; how it tastes and what we like to eat, but I’m afraid that … Continue reading Nutrition’s Role in Functional Aging
Muscle. I'm sure you've heard of it. Do you think about it? Do you realize why it is so important? Muscle is not just for bodybuilders and athletes. It is for everyone. It is vitally important for women. Muscle is critical for our health, our functional strength, our ability to do day-to-day activities, and … Continue reading Why You Need to Strength Train
Here I am again - with a cup of coffee starting my day. As I wrote yesterday, it has been a while since I've wanted that soothing cup to start my day. I woke up again with heavy thoughts. The 1st and 2nd Amendments to the US Constitution are indeed heavy subjects. We are living … Continue reading I’m Not Eating a Cheesecake
My dad's coffee cup that is now my coffee cup 30 yrs after his death It's been a few weeks since I started my day with a single, delicious cup of coffee. It has been too hot and I've just not had the taste for it. Today, I felt a tug toward my tea kettle … Continue reading Starting the Day with Coffee
Anytime you are faced with a change you want to make to your health, always look to nutrition first and what you can do differently to support your body in taking care of itself. If you don’t go to the source, you are merely putting a band-aid on something and sometimes you are working against … Continue reading COLLAGEN – How to Get More Of It
Our feet are our foundation. We stand on them, they carry us around from place to place, and if our feet hurt, everything hurts - or so it seems. Each foot is made up of bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, all of which work together to provide support, balance and mobility. A foot out … Continue reading Massage and Stretch Your Feet
In the world of vegetables, the brassica family is true royalty. The reigning king of the brood - which includes broccoli, kohlrabi, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and chard, is the Cabbage. The cabbage family is royalty due to its nutritional benefits and cancer-fighting ability. Oh yea - it is also one of the lowest-calorie foods on the planet.
In my last blog, I shared with you the importance of nutrition, particularly protein, to support our functional strength as we age. Maintaining good functional strength is important to a goal of being able to Age in Place, which is the ability to live in your own home and community safely, independently and comfortably. Age … Continue reading Exercise As We Age
In my last blog post I shared with you the obstacles that can get in the way of our Aging In Place, which is the ability to live in your own home and community safely, independently and comfortably. Poor Eyesight and/or Hearing Reduced Muscle Mass/ Less Strength Diminished endurance and stamina Increased risk of accidents … Continue reading Nutrition As We Age
Cherries. They are beautiful. They are cheery little morsels that are sweet, but also tart. Have you ever thought about how a handful of cherries per day could be a dose of medicine that you are missing out on? As Hippocrates said: “Let food by thy medicine and let medicine by thy food”. Cherries are … Continue reading How CHERRIES can impact your Health
Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis triggered by high levels of uric acid in the blood. Gout causes swollen, red, hot and stiff joints. Normally, uric acid dissolves in the blood. It passes through the kidneys and out of the body in urine. But sometimes uric acid can build up and form needle-like crystals. … Continue reading Does GOUT got you down?