These habits aren't any different than you have probably heard many times- but it is helpful to be reminded of them. In this Livestrong article, this professor of geriatrics shares what works for him and shares that this will...
I am a huge proponent of stretching. It is one of the parts pf physical exercise that does not get enough attention. But 'stretching' ourselves can have additional benefits. This Oxygen Buzz article share how stretching ourselves, in ways other than just the physical, can lead to changes in...
This Kiplinger article shares the benefits of playing video games, especially for the older crowd. The article references an AARP study showing that 44% of adults over 50 years old played video games in 2019 at least once a month—the average is five hours a week—compared with only 38%...
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 outside.  That's Norway. They take advantage of the daylight they...
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 stretching along with how we can take the stretching metaphor...
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- the benefits are many! Read more...
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. This New York Times article (subscription may be required) also...
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 more...
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 colder weather, this can happen fast. Learn the dangers that...
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 strength training has major benefits for longevity. Read more...