The American Diabetes Association says 30 million Americans have diabetes, the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. It can affect every decision, including what to eat, and requires steady attention and management. Ten years ago, Alan Rosenthal was a fit 60-year-old who had just returned from a long bicycle trip [...]
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Balance and Flexibility for Overall Health, Fun, and Fall Prevention – from Yoga to Tai Chi and moresharantash2019-01-29T07:34:19+00:00
Balance and flexibility are among the key facets of physical fitness. And just like cardiovascular endurance and strength, they diminish with age unless we work on them. Can you touch your toes? Or stand on one foot for 30 seconds? Balance and flexibility for your overall health, fun, and fall prevention is important as we [...]
Some people prefer to exercise alone. Others are joiners – happiest when they’re exercising and playing with friends or other folks. “Being in a group appeals to me – I like to sign up!” That’s Diane Firmani, a 64-year-old multi-athlete who stays active outdoors all year long in Wasilla, Alaska. In summer, she runs 5Ks [...]
Starting to Exercise is always better than not starting. You 're never too old to start. Have you ever heard the old saying, “The horse is out of the barn”? It’s a folksy way of telling someone it’s too late to make a change. It’s also one of the myths about fitness after 50 [...]
There are many reasons why you should stick with your health and wellness goals. Here are just 19! Are you looking for 19 reasons to stick with your fitness commitment? We’re still in January, far too early to even think about giving up on healthy habits for the year. Whether you made a [...]
Sugar is not a health food, as you know. And “added sugars” (ones that are not naturally found in whole foods like fruit) are particularly bad. They’re not only bad for diabetes; but, also for your waistline, mood, and energy levels. It’s official! Organizations and governments are (finally) declaring a maximum amount of [...]
It’s probably not shocking that the most commonly consumed oil is a health-buster. It’s inexpensive and in just about every processed foods. All fat is NOT created equal! Fat is one of the three critical macronutrients; along with protein and carbohydrates. Some fats are super-health-boosting; and, others are super-health-busting. Health-building fats support your [...]