This section is for you, the healthy, active Boomer! We’ve compiled the best of our articles and information just for your lifestyle. Scroll through our article list to learn how you can have fun staying FIT!
There are several factors that can affect blood sugar: food (carbohydrates, fiber, protein, fat), physical activity levels, alcohol, stress, daily routine, medications, illness, and menstruation and menopause. How we approach each of these areas will have either a positive or not so positive impact on how we feel and how well we maintain balanced blood sugar levels. Stable blood sugar levels help us live long, healthy lives.
During the month of February, we are typically bombarded with heart health information, which is a good thing. Past recommendations may have included eating more fish or supplementing with omega-3 fish oils. Certainly there is evidence that omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil can lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. Omega-3 fatty acids may also decrease the risk of a second (or third) heart attack in people who have suffered from a heart attack in the past.
High blood pressure (hypertension) is a health concern that affects roughly 2/3 of the population over age 65. A recent study, from the National Institutes of Health, shows that 19% of young adults between the ages of 19 and 26 have high blood pressure and are at increased risk of heart attacks, stroke, and heart failure.
I love seeing people who are in great shape, especially folks my age, the “baby boomers.” I am inspired when I see lean and strong bodies, not just because they look awesome to me; they do, but, more because I know that muscle is a sign of power in discipline and mindset. When I witness someone who is sporting lean muscle I am “moved to move” and believe in the greater possibility for each of us desiring to be more alive and awesome. The fact is lean muscle helps to extend life and living.
If you’re into reading about nutrition or have happened to run across a few tidbits in the news, you’ve probably heard that consuming foods that contain vitamins C, E, and D may have a positive anti-aging effect.
Looking for ways to improve mental clarity and memory, think big, and lessen your risk for depression? It begins with increasing levels of Brain Derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF). BDNF is part of a class of brain chemicals called neurotropins (proteins that help cells to grow). BDNF is a naturally occurring protein (in our brains) that acts on the brain and peripheral nervous system supporting the growth of neurons (nerve cells) and synapses (the area of communication between nerve cells).
1) Sleep well to be well, feel great, improve blood sugar and lose weight!
Be sure to get a good night’s sleep. Lack of sleep puts people at a greater risk for obesity and diabetes-as poor, sporadic and irregular sleep raise blood sugar levels and slow metabolism. Set your intention and your goals to support a great nights sleep-here’s how: get to bed the same time each night.
As Baby Boomers, we’ll admit to the occasional obsession with anti-aging products and propaganda. The messages appear everywhere now, almost unavoidable. That, combined with the plethora of mirrors that never fail to remind us we’re no longer drinking from the Fountain of Youth, is enough to make us wonder; what is truly in our control [...]
Heart disease continues to rank as America’s number one cause of death. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease and stroke account for at least 40% of deaths for all Americans in the United States.
October 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Most women are hyper-vigilant when it comes to their health and doing what they can to be proactive, leading a healthy lifestyle. And yet, with research constantly changing, it is often difficult to know what choices are truly the best when it comes to helping protect our bodies and prevent certain diseases.