Seven Ways to Shape Up and Slow Down Brain Aging

Our brains age daily, incrementally, of course. However, inevitable brain aging can be addressed with simple lifestyle changes. Keeping your brain healthy longer is key to an enjoyable retirement. Brain Aging https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/how-aging-brain-affects-thinking. What are some common symptoms of an aging … Continue reading

What 7 Things Scientists Learned About Living Beyond 90 Years of Age

Seven years ago, Lesley Stahl hosted a CBS 60 Minutes broadcast about what factors determine which of us will live past ninety years of age. A questionnaire was completed by 14,000 people in 1981 that was highly detailed about their … Continue reading

Are Compulsive Eating and Cravings the Same as Food Addiction?

Can you tell the difference between being hydrated and having a craving for food? How about the difference between hunger and habit? How many of us routinely have breakfast because we wake up, and it is something we have done … Continue reading

Improve and Maintain Brain Health by Controlling These 7 Things

What is the worst thing that can happen to you? My father used to think it was dying. I think being dependent upon someone to change your diaper for the last ten years of your life is worse. Opinions abound. … Continue reading

Simple, Easy Test for Heart Health

I had a baseline heart assessment four years ago when I turned 70. My doctor thought it was a good idea to have a baseline of my heart’s health. I had an echocardiogram, an electrocardiogram, a nuclear stress test, and … Continue reading

How Stress Affects More Than Your Waistline

We have more receptors to store fat from cortisol, the stress hormone, around our bellies than anywhere else in our bodies. Cortisol loves to store fat. A little fat does not impact your health or longevity. A little bit more … Continue reading

How Does Insulin Affect Your Longer and Healthy Life?

I believe most of us want a long and healthy life. One that we can do everything we wish to do without limitation. What can stop us? Many things can create havoc with our plans. Insulin is one of them. … Continue reading

Is there truth to losing weight by eating more?

Atkins, Keto, South Beach, and more diets have popped up over the years. Some work for some people. However, is your goal wrong? If your goal is to lose weight, then a diet might be the answer. How many people … Continue reading

Is Overweight the New Target to Reduce Coronavirus Deaths?

I noticed a headline today about being overweight increases the mortality rate for coronavirus. The Fox News article stated that 71% of Americans are overweight and are now considered to be high-risk for severe illness and death because of it. … Continue reading

What Speeds Up Fat Burning in Your Body?

As we age our metabolism appears to slow down resulting in difficulty losing weight. Is our metabolism alone to blame or are the aging processes in our bodies degrading the effectiveness of our metabolism? We cannot expect our body’s metabolism … Continue reading