LifeLivedForward_SLICES_17

 

An assembly of nutrition, fitness and lifestyle resources

to keep seniors actively engaged.

 

  • How Much Water Should We Drink Everyday? More than 2000 years ago Hippocrates (460–377 BCE) said, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” What does that mean when it comes to water? Water has been described as a neglected, unappreciated, ...
  • Bringing Calmness to Any Situation Silence is a source of great strength.   ~Lao Tzu In the Standford University publication, “Compassion’s Curative Power,” Emma Seppala, PhD and associate director of Stanford School of Medicine’s The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), shares that most of us are “wired for empathy,” and states: “Whenever we look at or interact with others, parts of ...
  • 5 Superfoods That Add Protein And Fiber To Your Favorite Dip Whether you are entertaining guests, tailgating, watching your favorite sports team at home or just needing a bite in between meals, chips and dip are a go-to snack for many. The problem for your waistline is the store-bought dips can be laden with additives like sodium and sugar, and low on the good stuff like protein ...
  • 4 Things You Must Do To Keep Fit What’s Your Fitness Category? When I think about fitness I like to divide people into four categories.  This gives me an idea of where people are now and how we would like them to progress. Frail Independent Fit Elite Fitness Most of us do not live in frailty but are independent.  Independent people are capable of doing all their daily living activities of ...
  • On-The-Go Snacks That Have More Protein Than A Hard Boiled Egg The glorious egg is a food many people associate with protein… at the least the egg whites. A whole egg, with the whites and the yolk, has 6 grams of protein. Not bad for a little snack. But eggs are not the only protein rich food in town and I want to show you 5 portable ...
  • The Trick to Staying Motivated is Investing in Yourself Everyday We have the power to live the perfect lives we envision for ourselves. I believe that fitness is a key to achieving this.  Exercise enriches your life. From your energizing your body, to sharpening your brains, to bringing you bliss, exercise is the secret to thriving in every area of your life. But I know it can be hard ...
  • My Top 5 Low-Calorie, Low Sodium Condiments To Boost Flavor To Food When it comes to eating healthy, taste often gets a bad rap. These are some of my favorite low-calorie and low-sodium flavor boosters to help keep your tastebuds happy and your waistline lean. I use them almost every day to sauté with or stir fry, put on raw veggies, add to salad dressings and more. The ...
  • Time: Your Best Friend and Your Worst Enemy I need more time, doc! While I can tell you how to live longer, healthier, and happier, I can’t wave a magic wand and make an extra hour in the day. That course wasn’t offered in medical school! But I get it. We are all busy. Between work and family and errands (and browsing Facebook and online shopping), there are never ...
  • Why US Communities Should Be Designing Parks for Older Adults As America grays, healthy aging becomes essential. Physical activity or exercise is an important piece of this. Getting regular exercise of just 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week has been linked to a reduction in heart disease, cancer, falls and cognitive impairment due to dementia, including Alzheimer-type dementia. The physical environment of where ...
  • Superfood Snacks On-The-Go Food… I’ve had a love-hate relationship with food ever since I was a kid. I was allergic to wheat and not allowed sugar as a hyperactive kid. That didn’t leave me with too many options because wheat and sugar were in almost every food product when I grew up. I’ve had to test many different ...