Imagine living in a country where one-third is above the Arctic Circle- with less daylight than what we have here in the northern part of the U.S. (I live in Minnesota). Also imagine your employer telling you to get...
I have always been a big proponent of stretching as part of our physical well-being.  It should be included along with the more talked about cardio and strength-training routines. In this Oxygen Buzz article, the author shares his goal for...
I was recently introduced to this site, Help and Wellness- this article includes many excellent reminders and advice for aging healthy. Perhaps it will give you an idea to try something different or new.  We need to keep moving-...
A research study conducted at the University of Texas concluded that four seconds of intense intervals, repeated until they amount to a minute of total exertion, led to rapid improvements in strength and fitness in middle-aged and older adults....
A study referenced in MedPage Today looked at how higher levels of physical activity in midlife was associated with less late-life brain damage on MRI. Read more...
An excellent article from a new blog I found recently, GrowWellthy.  Learn about healthspan vs. lifespan and why it is important to understand the difference. I totally agree- you healthspan goals should be part of your non-financial retirement planning. Read...
It is easy for us to become more sedentary while we are working from home.  But as this The Conversation article points out, inactivity can take a toll on health in just two weeks. When stuck inside due to...
Blue Zones shares why it is important to include strength training as part of your exercise routine as you age. Research from the Penn State College of Medicine, the University of Sydney, and Columbia University has determined that regular...
Walking is the most common for of exercise because it is simple and effective. As this The Healthy article points, there are some common mistakes people make that can get in the way of your goals and even increase...
In this Scientific American article, the author points out how, although learning many of the benefits of yoga, she was struck by a 2019 review paper that focused on a more objective measure: brain scans. Though far from definitive,...
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