From the monthly archives: February 2013

During the past few years, more and more studies have shown that sensible strength training produces many health and fitness benefits.

Key researchers have provided a wealth of data on the positive physiological responses to basic programs of strength exercise.  Consider these 12 reasons to make strength training a part of your healthy exercise program.


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Here is a recap from the companies’ recent incoming missives. All information, is, minus a drop or two of hyperbole, from the vendor websites and releases:

Ambio Remote Health Monitoring System announced. 

Announced at the Consumer Electronics Show , the system monitors weight, blood pressure, and blood glucose levels, and was built from the ground […]

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You’ve Got Mail!

On February 22, 2013 By

“Bill, the Presto machine says it has a paper jam.”

“Ok Mom, I’ll be over tomorrow morning Mom to fix it.”
“Tomorrow morning? What happens to my email that arrives tonight?”

Never did we imagine, when we got my 88-year old mother-in-law a Presto machine, that she would turn into an email junkie.


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Almost everyone who is beyond the age of 55 has heard of the infamous “senior moment.” 

For those unfamiliar with this term, it is a humorous way of explaining why we seem to experience more and more episodes of forgetfulness as we age.  But there is really a deeper meaning to this and it has […]

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What Are You Up To?

On February 18, 2013 By

When people seek me out as a coach, they often bring questions that will not let them alone—questions that keep them up at night and interrupt their thoughts during the day. 

Questions like:  “Can I live a fulfilled life?”  “How can I create the work and life I want to have?”

When we begin the […]

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What’s been around for 2,000 years, is nicknamed “the food of the gods,” and helps our aging mind and bodies stave off some of the consequences of growing older?

Dark chocolate.

Let’s look at some of the research:

Older adults (between 70 and 74) who ate chocolate performed better on cognitive tests that those who […]

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“What’s going on here?”

Ronald Glass, a forty year-old businessman who weighs the same as he did in college, is understandably irritated as he tries on a new pair of slacks at his local department store. “They’re cutting corners everywhere these days,” Ron muses as he attempts to button the waistband.

Is Glass the victim of a sizing scam?

He should be so […]

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Your Life, Your Way

On February 8, 2013 By

The AiP2.0 Genome

All this is new. No one getting old right now has ever done it before. Not in our home, our family, our body, our life. Weather may be an analogy. We know how predictable that is.

If you think buying a home or car is tough, think about the decisions you need […]

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Tax season is about to begin and your mailbox will soon be filled with reporting documents.

You need to report all your income, but the goal is to end up paying the smallest amount of tax. The best way to reach this goal is to take all the deductions allowed. Here are a few of […]

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Sometimes a small change in routine can make a big difference.  After long discussion, my mother-in-law started using a weekly pill organizer. This simple little box, and some common sense questions to her physician, made all the difference in the world.

My mother-in-law (we called her Bubbie) took twelve different prescription medications, three types of eye drops, […]

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