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How to be happier everyday

How to be happier everyday

If you observe and talk with people around you, you will find that most follow a formula for life that goes something like this…. if you work hard, you will become successful and once you become successful, then you’ll be happy. This pattern of belief is what motivates most of us in life. We think if we lose 10 pounds,...

Health Benefits of Sweating

Health Benefits of Sweating

To sweat or not to sweat? You’re better off with the first option, which, of course, comes naturally. Here are 10 benefits of sweating. — Sweat is a built-in cooling system. The skin is covered with millions of sweat glands that cool like air-conditioning ducts. —Humans typically produce from a half-quart to a full-quart of sweat per hour depending on...

How to stay motivated

How to stay motivated

I’m a high-energy person, and I plan to stay that way. But a lot of folks over age 50 have trouble getting motivated, and I’m not talking only about exercise. This also applies to dieting, social matters, school, finance, career and, well, you name it. Are you one of them? If so, here’s what you can do to get going...

A Perfect Summer Sandwich

A Perfect Summer Sandwich

Summer has arrived in the South Carolina lowcountry, and along with it comes fresh tomatoes, sweet and spicy peppers and rich, leafy spinach — the makings of a perfect sandwich. All you need to add is two slices of whole grain bread and cheese, and you have the main course for a healthy midday meal. Let’s take a closer look...

Summer Is The Best Time For Reading

Summer Is The Best Time For Reading

Summer has arrived in South Carolina, and between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. it’s hard to rustle up enough energy to take on the smothering heat. So don’t, unless you have to. There’s plenty exercise to be done at home. No matter how old you are now, it’s never too late to learn. Think about it. You...

Do your city a favor: Ride a bike to town

Do your city a favor: Ride a bike to town

Charleston, S.C. — one of the world’s most popular cities — is a nice place to live, especially if you have good physical health.   A morning stroll along The Battery overlooking Charleston Harbor is delightful, especially during the spring and fall. You are certain to see ships entering and exiting past Fort Sumter to and from the Atlantic Ocean. The...

Spirituality and Health

Spirituality and Health

  Spirituality comes naturally, and it is typically a very healthy activity. If you have found meaning, hope, comfort and inner peace in your life, you know what I’m talking about here. Spirituality is available to you through religion, music and art, nature, exercise and possession of a high sense of principle and morality. Being a spiritual person is the...

Focus on a Plant-Based Diet

Focus on a Plant-Based Diet

Plant based diets can be very beneficial to your health. Switching to a plant-based diet does not necessarily mean you must give up meat all together. But for most people, it does mean a change in food priorities. In other words, when planning your menu, build meals around fruits and veggies, and not meats. This simple shift will do more to...

Statins Cut ‘Bad’ Cholesterol

Statins Cut ‘Bad’ Cholesterol

You have your blood tested, your “bad” cholesterol is high and your doctor prescribes a statin to cut plaque buildup on the walls of your arteries, thus reducing the risk of angina, heart attack and stroke.  Which, of course, is good.  But should you worry about side effects of this potent drug? Although proper diet and exercise is critical in...

Get Smart with Exercise

Get Smart with Exercise

Regular exercise is not only a young person’s game.  Studies show that as your age, getting a regular workout affects the brain in such a way that strengthens cognitive abilities. How long do you exercise daily?   Do you wear a tracking device that records the number of steps you take each day?  If not, then consider buying one.  Fitbits and...

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