Tag: health

Carpe Diem…

Recently, I’ve been reflecting on where have all my years gone? They say that time moves faster the older you get. I never really believed that until I started getting older! I’m acutely aware that I have fewer years ahead of me than behind me and I want to savor every moment. How do I want to be and what do I want to do with my “one wild and precious life” as expressed by the poet Mary Oliver.

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Sunscreens and You

It’s so natural… the sun is shining, and the weather is warm and inviting and all you want to do is be outside. We don’t think there’s anyone who would disagree with being right there with you. But listen up, sun damage accelerates the signs of aging
(and no one wants that!), plus the integrity of your skin texture is compromised by with sun exposure. Need we say more about skin cancer?

Now heed another warning because chemicals found in sunscreen are under fire. 
Big time. Mineral creams now are the way to go! 

No matter what time of year, unless you live in a cave such as a grizzly bear, your skin deserves to have protection. The right kind of protection. Doctors and research concur – it’s important to be smart and wear sunscreen… every season. 

Chemicals long used in sunblock are under new scrutiny — and may signal it’s time to start reaching for alternatives. Some of these chemicals enter the bloodstream at a rate that should require additional safety data. The four chemicals — avobenzone, oxybenzone, ecamsule and octocrylene — are among the 12 ingredients that the FDA recently flagged in its efforts to update sunscreen regulations. “Mineral sunscreens, as opposed to chemical sunscreens, are a better bet,” says New York dermatologist Michele Green. They contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide — which the FDA has deemed generally safe and effective.

Here are a few suggestions to get you on the right track

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Your Guide to a Better and More Restful Sleep

Whether you’re 26 or 62, a restful night of sleep for many people is as unusual as catching a three-headed fish. Okay, maybe that’s not the best of examples, but let’s face it… there’s truth in that statement. But that doesn’t mean you’re doomed to eternal exhaustion (or diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease- all conditions for which chronic sleep deficits can raise the risk). We’ve rounded up the most common sleep sappers that affect us all in life, plus expert tips for coping.
Go on and catch up on those long lost zzz’s.

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Mindful Eating Tips

Remember… your grandchildren are always watching your behavior and actions! They see what you eat, how you eat, when you eat, and how much you eat. Think about your eating habits, especially now as you are modeling behavior. With that in mind, consider these simple guidelines…

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It’s A New Year – Is It A New You?

11 Ways Anyone Can Change Their Life–at Any Age

We all experience turns in life–some good, some bad. When the bad ones come along, it’s up to us to do something about it: to choose to stay stuck, or to turn the ship around. It’s up to us to choose.

You may be feeling you’re too old to make significant changes in your life. It doesn’t matter what age you are, you can always turn your life around. Even people in the final months and years of their lives can start in new directions. Who knows how far any of us will get down the path?

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Quick and Healthy Breakfasts for Kids

Finding time to make the kids’ breakfast – not to mention getting them to eat it – can be a struggle. Hey, don’t worry grandparents, the good news is that you don’t have to prepare a 6-course meal, nor act like a short order cook! To get those kids going, you just need to make sure they get foods that will provide a dose of energy and at least a few essential nutrients. Here are some suggestions to give them what they need.
No time to linger: Breakfast in seconds

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Why Fitness Over 50 is So Important

You don’t need to balance on a ball, but consider this: did you know that strength training is an extremely important and effective form of exercise – especially for those over 50? While many people only do a cardio workout, it’s important to mix up your type of exercising so that your body can benefit from a variation, just as you do with your diet (hopefully)!

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Your Health: 10 Foods You Really Need

Today is a new day – yesterday is history….
Even if you didn’t pay attention to your health needs when you were younger, there is always time to start anew for your future, and I intend to help you with some simple thoughts about just that – your health.

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Get Ready, Get Set, Get Going!

With spring in the air and summer around the corner… we all know that we could be a little more active in our day to day life, so now is the time to take charge! Here are some reasons to give you that extra push you might need to get in that exercise.

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