Break Out the Chocolate - For Your Good Health!

Break Out the Chocolate – For Your Good Health!

Sue Sveum Healthy Living Leave a Comment

  Our prayers have been answered – researchers now say that chocolate is good for your heart. It may not officially be a health food, but Willy Wonka may have been on to something. There is definitely some value to the sweet and delicious treat! While Coca Cola was first marketed as a medicine back in the late 19th century, …

Hydration For Seniors

Hydration for Seniors

Jennifer Thomas Healthy Living 1 Comment

  Summer doesn’t officially start until late in June, but in most places, the heat has hit. It’s essential for all of us to consume more water in the warmer months, but it’s an absolute must for seniors. Seniors often wear warmer clothing, even in the summer, so heat stroke can literally sneak up unexpectedly. Allowing yourself to become dehydrated …

Tea Remedies

Tea Remedies

Chuckie Snider Food, Healthy Living Leave a Comment

If you search Google for “Tea Remedies” there are literally 22,400,000 results!!! This list definitely won’t scratch the surface of all the benefits of tea or all the combinations of tea ingredients you can combine to get different flavors or results. But, we’ve found that combining results from Pinterest and Google…there are A LOT of helpful sources about tea.  By the time …

Senior Celebrities - How They Stay Young

Senior Celebrities – How They Stay Young

Melissa Veres Aging Topics, Healthy Living Leave a Comment

  Getting older can bring about a lot of physical changes – new wrinkles, sagging skin, age spots. Sometimes it happens slowly and other times all at once, leaving you to look in the mirror and ask, “Who is that face?” In Hollywood, it can seem like the entire city was dipped in a Fountain of Youth. Stories about facelifts, …

Diabetes Dos and Don'ts

Diabetes Do’s and Don’ts

Melissa Veres Diabetes, Health Care, Healthy Living 1 Comment

  In the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 25.9% of seniors aged 65 and older have diabetes. Despite the ever growing numbers, managing your diabetes in this current age has never been easier. Whether it is a standing diagnosis or newly given, there are plenty of ways to maintain control over …

Safe and Fun Low Impact Exercise for Seniors

Safe and Fun Low-Impact Exercises for Seniors

Shannon Collier Activities for Seniors, Fitness and Exercise, Healthy Living 2 Comments

We all know the importance of eating a well-balanced diet and staying physically active; we are bombarded on the internet, on television and in virtually every magazine about the benefits of exercise and the costs of avoiding it and just in case we missed any of those, our doctors remind us on every visit. It is impossible to deny the …

What Really Makes You Sick

In Sickness and In Health – Myths About Your Health

Sue Sveum Health Conditions, Healthy Living, Safety Tips Leave a Comment

  What’s the craziest advice you’ve ever gotten about staying healthy?  How about this one – wear garlic around your neck to keep from getting sick.  Or fill your socks with Vick’s VapoRub to get rid of a cold.  You may be rolling your eyes and laughing out loud at those, but there may be some other common misconceptions that …

Debra Atkinson

Q & A with Debra Atkinson, MS, CSCS Fitness Expert

Jeanette Gomez Fitness and Exercise, Healthy Living, Interviews Leave a Comment

  Debra Atkinson is a subject matter expert for the American Council on Exercise and an international fitness presenter for associations including the International Council On Active Aging and IDEA Health and Fitness Association.  She is also the author of Navigating Fitness After 50:  Your GPS For Choosing Programs and Professionals You Can Trust. We sat down with Debra and …