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Giving up on your goals does not mean you are lazy

We are in an exciting time in life. Just as we had the beginning of the digital revolution at the end of the last century, we are now experiencing a personal transformation revolution.  It’s about becoming healthier, happier and living your own life with purpose. But better health and positive change won’t come unless you know what you’re doing. Here...

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...

“Bug Season”

“Bug Season”

It’s always the “bug season” down at the gym, so beware! There’s a cliché out there about staying out of hospitals because germs gather there. It’s misleading, of course, because hospitals typically take extra care to clean everything thoroughly.  But it’s also true. Most hospital executives steer clear of questions about staph infections, for instance. Same goes for gymnasiums. There...

Don’t Buy Supplements Without Doctor’s Approval

Don’t Buy Supplements Without Doctor’s Approval

Walk into a name-brand drug store and check out the colorful vitamins and minerals aisle.  Look at all the health supplements!   Need more energy? Less wrinkles? Sleep? Iron? Goat Weed?  It’s like a Yellow Brick Road. A bottle of every vitamin and mineral you’ve ever heard of and more are right there waiting for you.  All you need is red...

Use It or Lose It

Use It or Lose It

“Use it or lose it!” You’ve heard this cliché practically all you life, right?  That’s because it is absolutely correct.  You could buy a brand new car, park it in a brand new garage, protect it from all the elements etc., but if you don’t crank it up regularly and go for a ride, it will fall apart. The disintegration...

Home Health Checklist

Home Health Checklist

We all worry that the people we love are not getting the care they need, and even if they are, we always think it could be better.  It comes from your mother, and even if you are not a mother, we all have that protective instinct in us.  That’s why leaving the care of your elderly loved one to professional...

Make Strength Training a Part of Your Daily Routine

Make Strength Training a Part of Your Daily Routine

Regular physical activity is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It is important to make daily activity a regular part of your life. But research has shown that strength training is just as beneficial as an aerobic exercise. Strength training regularly can reduce signs and symptoms of numerous diseases and chronic conditions such as, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, back pain...

‘Core Values’

‘Core Values’

Women outlive men two-to-one. But it hasn’t always been this way. I read a study recently that found men and women died of so-called natural causes at about the same rate until about 1900. But by the year 1970, men have become twice as likely to pass away of old age than women. Why is this? Because of heart disease...

Disturbed Sleep Shown To Benefit From Mindfulness Training

We can now add disturbed sleep to the growing list of problems made better by mindfulness training. Apparently, the practice of non-judgmental focused attention on the present moment leaves a residue that stills the brain/mind enough to help the involuntarily sleep deprived get their rest. At least that’s the conclusion from some solid new research just published in JAMA Internal...

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