Of every three people in the United States living with Alzheimer's, two are women. And, even factoring in women's longer lifespans, they're twice as likely as men to develop the disease. But a recent poll indicated that many women don't know about their elevated risk, nor what they can do to reduce it. It's time to shift that. Studies show that brain changes quietly start to take place … [Read more...] about Women and Alzheimer’s: Did You Know?
Many of us associate food with comfort, security, and celebration. Think of some good memories you've had around a dinner table. Who was there? And what was served? Bring to mind the feelings you have about the occasion. Sweet memories, yes. But when we tie all those good feelings to the food itself, it can be easy to turn to food and overdo it when times are tough and we want those good … [Read more...] about 25 Non-Food Rewards to Celebrate Your Healthier Habits
Winter wellness recommendations often include getting a flu shot, dressing appropriately for the weather, and washing hands frequently to avoid transmitting germs. But if you want to feel and be your best through this season and beyond, a few additions to your daily routine also can boost your winter wellness and take your health and well-being to the next level. Here are six areas worthy of … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Boost Your Winter Wellness
Changing habits isn't simply a matter of having more willpower or motivation. Our physical space - the places we live, work, and play - can help or hinder us as we attempt to live healthier lives. And we often overlook their importance. Some environmental problems - pollution and global warming, for example - can impact our health negatively. And they require not only individual but also … [Read more...] about How Your Physical Space Can Help or Hinder Your Health
Aging is a given, if we're fortunate, but healthy aging isn't a guarantee. Americans are living longer than in previous generations, yet today more than 6 in 10 adults have at least one chronic condition that can affect not only length of life but quality of life. And a short list of risk behaviors cause many of those chronic conditions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and … [Read more...] about 7 Habits for Healthy Aging: Live Longer and Better
Focusing on the 4 Pillars of Health every day can improve many aspects of your physical and mental well-being. These pillars provide the foundation for healthy living, determining energy levels, physical strength, and mental resilience. Making improvements in one pillar often can influence another pillar. And that also can benefit your emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual and financial … [Read more...] about 4 Pillars of Health: Creating a Foundation of Well-Being