Why There’s No ‘Low Protein’ Diet

You’ve heard of low-carb diets and low-fat diets. But you’ve probably never heard of anyone telling you to avoid eating protein –especially after age 50 or so, when we need to double our efforts to get enough of it. You … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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]

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]

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]

Colon Cancer Risk Can Be Affected by Exercise, Diet

The recent death of “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman has put colon cancer back in the news. The actor was just 42. But the disease is most common after age 50, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). … [CLICK TO READ MORE]