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How to prevent falls and protect your independence
Most people take balance for granted. Like air, it’s one of those things you just don’t think about until it’s gone. And then suddenly, even the simplest of tasks become difficult or downright impossible. An estimated 30 million people visit their doctors every year for balance-related issues. And balance disorders are the number-one reason that […]
6 ways to slow muscle loss and stay strong as you age
They say it’s hell getting old. And while I’m not sure who “they” are, even though there are a lot of wonderful aspects of life in our later years, I can tell you that getting older is not without its fair share of challenges as well. One of them is a phenomenon called sarcopenia. Like […]
How to reset your habits derailed by 2020
I know you gave it your best shot. You stuck to your 2020 New Year’s resolutions as long as you could. That is, up until the gyms closed and all your good intentions to workout at home gave in to the weight of a global pandemic. Good try! What better time than the mid-year to get […]
8 natural ways to balance your emotional and physical health
Today, I’d like to talk to you about a touchy subject—how emotional health affects your physical health. In Western medicine, doctors are trained to separate mind and body, when the two are inseparable. In fact, treating emotional difficulties very often improves physical ailments dramatically. That’s what happened with a reader we’ll call Brian. After several […]
Stressed out during the COVID-19 pandemic? This can help.
How are you dealing with stress these days? If you’re like most of us, 2+ months of self-quarantining, potential job loss, financial and economic worries, and concerns over you, or someone you love, getting sick with COVID-19 have taken their toll on your sanity. Please know, you are NOT alone. And not only is there […]
Can supplements help combat COVID-19?
With the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) hitting its peak in some states this week—and with peaks projected in the coming weeks throughout the rest of the country—researchers and pharmaceutical companies are working at lightning speed to develop a vaccine and a cure for this deadly virus. Several possibilities are being explored in this arena, and we […]
How to stay social and sane while social distancing
With the COVID-19/coronavirus health crisis affecting the US and more than 200 other countries across the world, we live in scary times. If you feel anxious, terrified, overwhelmed, stressed, confused, angry, depressed, annoyed, or frustrated, you are not alone. A very wide range of emotions are considered normal and natural during this difficult and unprecedented […]
Find stress release & fitness without leaving your home
At some point we’ve forgotten how fun it is to play in the dirt. Numerous studies show that gardening is not only a tremendous source of happiness, but also a fountain of youth for your body and mind. It’s one of several “green activities” I love to do in the spring, when our bodies are […]
The truth about the health effects of sitting
Several years ago, a study reported on the health effects of sedentary behavior. And when its findings made the rounds, the catchy new phrase, “Sitting is the new smoking,” was coined. As a result, a whole new segment of office furniture—standing or treadmill desks—surged in popularity. Of course, no one would ever dispute that being […]
How heart-healthy exercise makes you younger
You may remember when joggers were considered a little, well, weird. Why run anywhere just to run back to the beginning, sweaty, breathless, and heart pounding? That dismissive attitude was held decades ago, but many joggers ignored it and kept moving. Researchers recently got to wondering how the health of multi-decade joggers—and other long-term exercisers—compared […]