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An assembly of nutrition, fitness and lifestyle resources

to keep seniors actively engaged.

 

  • We Are Human-Microbe Superorganisms The microbiome revolution in medicine is beginning to uncover the underappreciated role our healthy gut bacteria play in nutrition and health. Recently, it has become apparent that our DNA “does not tell the whole story of our individuality and other factors, environmental factors, play an important role in human health and disease,” researchers concluded. We can thank ...
  • “I Don’t Have Time to Unplug!” Remember this guy? He’s the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, and he’s always late and in a rush. How many of us can relate? I often hear the phrase, “I don’t have time to unplug.” What that means when we say this is that we’re surrendering to a time-based society where we are expected ...
  • What Are the Best and Worst Foods? I’ve always pictured my role primarily as providing the latest science, but you can’t understand all the new discoveries without a good foundation. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans has a chapter on food components to reduce. But, when they say things like “reduce intake of solid fats (major sources of saturated and trans fatty acids),” what does that mean ...
  • The Link Between Hydration and Fat Loss Fitness expert Brett Hoebel shares his knowledge in this video as he discusses the link between hydration and fat loss. By Brett Hoebel Sponsored by Willow Valley Communities If you would like more inspirational messages from Brett, as well as his signature workouts and recipes, check out his new book  The 20-Minute Body! Click on the book for purchase information:
  • Diet and Healthy Aging Are the foods you eat helping or hurting you? Certainly, dining is pleasurable and it is a social connector and important. However, when we get busy, we may lose track of what we are eating and end up overindulging on foods that are harmful to us. On the other hand, when we’re eating at our ...
  • When Hormones Won’t Quit: Cutting Cortisol Produced by your adrenal glands, the stress hormone cortisol helps regulate blood pressure and the immune system in a sudden crisis, whether from a physical attack or an emotional setback. Though it means well, cortisol just doesn’t know when to quit. When not needed, cortisol can alter the nervous system, immune responses, and fat, protein ...
  • Moving to Music with Conductorcise A Sound Workout for Mind, Body, and Soul. Ever since I was a young boy, I have been passionate about music. This passion led me to be a graduate of the Juilliard School and Columbia University. For over 45 years I’ve traveled the world as a Conductor and professional clarinetist, including over 36 years with the ...
  • The 3 Vitamins that Prevent Brain Loss By our seventies, one in five of us will suffer from cognitive impairment. Within five years, half of those cognitively impaired will progress to dementia and death. The earlier we can slow or stop this process, the better. Although an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is unavailable, interventions just to control risk factors could prevent millions of cases. ...
  • The Wonders of Meditation Life evolves in fascinating ways and every once in a while we may ponder how to best bring balance to our busy lives, especially when there are extensive demands on our time – and when it all seems meaningful and fun to do! In my experience, meditation (or a time for contemplation) is one of the ...
  • 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 ...