Take These 5 Steps to Longevity

If you want to live longer, these five steps are key. Don’t smoke Keep a healthy weight Get regular physical activity Consume a healthy diet Drink alcohol moderately, if at all That might not be an earth-shaking list. But the … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

These Veggies Pack Plenty of Protein

When we think about eating enough protein, we usually think about meat, poultry, and eggs. But plenty of vegetables are also great sources of protein and can help us reach our goal. Doctors say most people need 0.8 grams of … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Your Diet Is More Than What You Eat

When someone asks about your diet, you naturally think about food, right? But what if we expand our ideas about the word “diet” to include everything we consume in other aspects of healthy living? What would your exercise “diet” be? … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Healthy Snacks for When You Need a Nibble

Everybody likes a bite between meals sometimes. And there’s nothing wrong with it, as long as you make healthy choices and don’t overindulge. Highly processed foods tend to be high in fat, salt, and empty carbohydrates, so avoid those. Get … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

10 Movement Snacks and Other Small Steps to Wellbeing

Snacking is bad for you, right? Well, not necessarily. When we use the idea of “snacking” for exercise, or just movement, and other aspects of wellbeing, it can take us far on our daily goals to live better. We still … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Ah, Chocolate… Why Do We Love You So?

We love chocolate – but why do we associate it so much with love, especially around Valentine’s Day? A few reasons, according to conventional wisdom and some (not entirely conclusive) scientific research. Chocolate has two components, phenethylamine, and tryptophan, that … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

7 Healthy Habits to Stay Fit after 50

What’s the No. 1 secret to healthy living after 50? It’s not a pill, a powder diet, or anything you can buy. It’s consistency – nurturing healthy habits like exercising and eating right over time. “The whole point of habits … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Pancreatic Cancer: Age, Exercise and Other Factors

Pancreatic cancer has made too many headlines in 2020, most recently by claiming beloved TV host Alex Trebek of “Jeopardy!” fame. Earlier, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Rep. John Lewis also died of the disease.  They’re among the … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

10 Tips for a Healthy Holiday

What a year! Too bad we can’t just snap our fingers and enjoy a “normal” holiday season, right? Well, 2020’s unique circumstances can bring a key reminder about living healthy after 50: Exercise, nutrition, stress management are more important than … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Choose Healthy Foods to Stay Strong

It’s important to remember the basics of good nutrition as we mature. Our bodies change. So do our lifestyles and desires.  Here are a few tips from the National Institute on Aging to keep in mind. Drink plenty of liquids. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]