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
You started the new year with high hopes, dreams you were ready to put into place, and wellness goals for yourself. Is it time now for a wellness reset? In any year, at any time, our plans can get sidetracked. And life this year has gone all askew, thanks to a pandemic. But we still have nearly a half year left. So what can we do to make sure all is not lost with the goals we carefully set … [Read more...] about You 2.0: Launch a Wellness Reset
When I started going to a gym regularly and lifting weights, I remember thinking: I don't want to bulk up. I simply want to be a little bit stronger. Would I bulk up, like the Incredible Hulk? What benefits would weight training, or resistance training, give me? Why should I do this? And how did this fit into my health goals? As I wondered about all these questions about women and weight … [Read more...] about Women and Weight Training: Will I Bulk Up?
The health benefits of walking are numerous. Many doctors cite moderate physical activity, including walking, as a "magic pill" for better health. It burns calories, improves cardiovascular health, strengthens muscles, enhances mood, boosts energy, and improves cognition. But most Americans don't get enough regular exercise, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. … [Read more...] about Health Benefits of Walking: Is it the Magic Pill?
Let's get moving. If we want to age well, it's an imperative. But with the daily demands of work and home, fitting in a workout seemingly can be difficult. However, studies have shown that even 10 minutes of physical activity at a time can add up to big benefits. The key is, well, to just do it. The how and when of moving more ultimately rests with you, but by moving regularly you'll be … [Read more...] about Get Moving if You Want to Age Well