Wellbeing

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life…

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life…

Being blessed has everything to do with being happy. Christians and Jews especially understand this, as well as members of most other major faiths and persuasions. But happiness often requires an attitude-adjustment technique. Here’s how: Sleep in a comfortable bed. A saggy mattress will not do. No matter what, make it a point to wake up each morning thankful you’re...

Trouble Remembering? Consider taking a hike

Trouble Remembering? Consider taking a hike

We do our best thinking when we exercise.  That’s because more blood — therefore more oxygen — gets to the brain when we increase our heart rates by taking a walk, jogging, playing golf or tennis and the like.  And, no matter how old you are, the sooner you get yourself into the “habit” of exercising properly, the better. Studies...

Drinking Causes Hangovers; Effect is a Matter of Degree

Drinking Causes Hangovers; Effect is a Matter of Degree

If you drink alcohol — which includes beer, wine and liquor — you WILL have a hangover. The difference in severity is a matter of degree. The human body is a well-oiled machine, built to last well into old age — an average of 81 years for American women and 76 for American men. The introduction of any amount alcohol into...

‘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...

Make Life Meaningful

Make Life Meaningful

Make Life Meaningful Happiness, resilience, connection and kindness — the key ingredients for a good life — do not come naturally for everyone. They thrive with practice. Here are two simple ways to stay in good shape: Live in the present. Stop fretting over the past and quit worrying about the future. Be mindful of what you are doing in...

You Are Your Wrinkles

You Are Your Wrinkles

You are your wrinkles, so shape up! You’re over 50 and you look in the mirror, and a wrinkly old woman stares back at you.  What to do? Grab a pen and a pad and record your daily routine.  What time did you turn in? Did you turn your TV off?  How about your phone?  What did you eat and...

One Productivity Myth You Can Ignore

True or False?  A key to being successful and doing more important work is to be an early riser.  Early risers do their best work before everyone’s awake and the distractions of the day take over. False!  Rising early is is not a requirement for success.  Don’t take this the wrong way.  Generally speaking, becoming an early riser is good advice.  It...

Everyday Access to Nature Improves Quality of Life in Older Adults

Natural environments promote physical, mental and spiritual healing.  People can obtain health benefits by spending time outside in remote places to “get away from it all.” Green and blue spaces are especially beneficial for healthy aging in seniors. Effects of blue and green spaces for older adults demonstrates that, by incorporating smaller features such as a koi pond or a...

Another Reason To Eat Chocolate!

It’s been said before that eating chocolate can improve declining memory loss, and now it may be good for our heart as well. Former “no-nos,” could actually be a “yes” for heart health. Eating up to 100 grams of chocolate a day is linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk. There also doesn’t seem to be evidence for cutting...

What Nutritionists Eat For Breakfast

We’re used to seeing pancakes piled high, topped with butter and syrup, but there’s a much lighter way to enjoy these treats. The simple solution is pancakes that have flourless batter consisting of old-fashioned oats, egg whites, grated apple and a dash of cinnamon. The key is to let the mixture sit for 5 to 10 minutes before cooking, so...

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