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A collection of straightforward advice about

everyday issues faced by seniors.

 

  • How to Improve Artery Function Endothelial dysfunction is the initial step in the development of peripheral artery disease, heart disease, and stroke. As I discuss in my video Plant-Based Diets and Artery Function, the remarkable finding is that progressive endothelial dysfunction—the decline in the functioning of our arteries—is not an inevitable consequence of aging. We can retain the arterial function we had in our 20s ...
  • Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans Most seniors rely on Medicare to provide their health insurance coverage. In 2015, 16.3 percent of all people in the United States were covered by Medicare1. That number continues to grow as our population ages. Medicare does not cover everything. Medicare is divided into three parts: Part A, Part B, and Part D. In general terms, ...
  • Holiday Dining Thanksgiving is upon us, and with it comes the opportunity to spend meaningful time with family and friends, to sit down and share a meal together – something that we may not do as often as we’d like given the hustle and bustle of our busy world. It gives us a chance to enjoy a ...
  • Focus is Manifestation – Part 3 Living Life Forward has been at the core of my ongoing approach throughout the years while embracing the idea that Focus is Manifestation, or “that which you focus on, you  strengthen.”  (For antecedents on this topic, please see my previous two articles on this website: Part 1 and Part 2) Rebuilding On this occasion, I would like ...
  • Healthcare Expenses in Retirement (Part 1) The Complication You Should be Discussing, but (Probably) Aren’t. We’ve all heard similar stories: Sally and Bob were planning to go cross-country to visit their grandchildren, but the ongoing expenses from his hip surgery and follow-up physical therapy prevented them from going this year.  Frank hoped to retire last year, but even with excellent medical insurance, his wife’s radiation treatments cost so much they ...
  • Sleep Is Non-Negotiable! Did you know that an estimated 40% of the people in the US alone are not getting enough sleep? Lack of sleep has been linked to a weakened immune system, high blood pressure, depression, heart disease, poor memory, Type 2 diabetes and unnaturally speeding up the aging process. It is also a major cause of ...
  • Focus is Manifestation – Part 1 Living Life Forward has been at the core of my ongoing approach throughout the years while embracing the idea that Focus is Manifestation, or “that which you focus on, you  strengthen.” I believe everything comes to us for a reason.  It is strange how things and events are linked to each other, leading us along without ...
  • When Taking on the Basement – Make a Game of It! Get up! Get outta here! Gone!” Bob Uecker has a great line. Let’s borrow it to clean out a major league opponent – the “Basement.” That word brings shivers to even the most stronghearted folks. Don’t balk. You can go the distance. Not only do we want to win this game; we will sweep the series. Let’s break ...
  • Body, Brains, and Bliss As an Orthopod, I began coaching my patients to change their bodies through fitness in order to save their mobility, a key factor in remaining vital and active. What I have learned, however, is that we are not only saving mobility but saving lives! Taking control of our physical bodies is more than looking good in ...
  • On my radar: Death Cleaning On my radar are trend bytes – a gathering of observations – that indicate a larger trend is at work.  I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing the book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo for a boomer-focused blog. It’s a hot trend right now. In my research I consistently hear older adults say ...
  • Are Your Online Habits Putting Your Accounts and Identity at Risk? I’m wondering how many people have returned to their old habits now that the Equifax data breach is not in the news every day. Protecting personal information to avoid identity theft needs to be ongoing. There is probably no way to remove all risk of identity theft, but there are many steps that can be ...
  • Heart Health Impacts Hearing Health February is Hearth Month and a time to highlight the benefits of a healthy cardiovascular system. Did you know that having a healthy heart can contribute to your hearing health as well?  According to a recent article, studies have shown the following: Adults with cardiovascular disease and signs of peripheral circulation disorder have less hearing abilities ...