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
We all flop from time to time, but how can we bounce back and use our failure as fuel? From the time we start school, we're taught that failure is something bad. But failure can be the wake-up call that takes us to the next level - if we approach it with the right mindset. Even recent research bears this out, but I didn't know that this spring when I created my own failure and then an … [Read more...] about Messed Up? Using Failure as Fuel
Love food that loves you back. Which foods nourish your body, mind and spirit? Once upon a time I loved Reese's cups; my in-laws even bought me a 36-pack of them one year for Christmas. I loved pastries, fried dough at the state fair, and ice cream. But then, a few years ago, I started learning about the impact of food on my overall health and well-being. And I started paying closer attention to … [Read more...] about Love the Food that Loves You Back
Many of us reach for a sports drink when we exercise, work in the yard, or just spend a lot of time outside in the summer. We know we're going to sweat. But sweat isn't just water and salt. It's a mix of vital nutrients that our bodies need. If not replenished, our systems can become unbalanced, and our health can be compromised. The effects may be sudden, in the case of dehydration or heat … [Read more...] about Want a Sports Drink that Works as Hard as You Do?