LifeLivedForward_SLICES_17

 

An assembly of nutrition, fitness and lifestyle resources

to keep seniors actively engaged.

 

  • How to Lose Weight Eating More Food What happens if you add fruit to your regular diet, eating three apples or pears as between-meal-snacks every day? I explore this in my video Eating More to Weigh Less, which I titled as a nod to Dr. Dean Ornish’s smash bestseller. Fruit is low in calories, but it does have some. It isn’t calorie-free. So, if you add ...
  • You Have a Choice! The cat’s out of the bag and there’s no going back. Your grandmother’s belief that how she ages was primarily determined by genes and a little bit of luck, well, that belief has gone the way of the eight-track player. According to the MacArthur Foundation’s 10-year study on aging, approximately 70% of physical aging and ...
  • The Big Benefits of Resistance Training F.A.C.E. your future. This week I’m focusing on the ‘C’ or ‘carrying a load.’ When we say ‘carrying a load,’ we mean resistance training or weight lifting.  Through resistance training, you build new muscles and maintain the muscles you have. Remember that even though we like to call it “carrying a load,” you can resistance train by using resistance bands or ...
  • More Than An Apple A Day : Preventing the Most Common Diseases Dr. Greger has scoured the world’s scholarly literature on clinical nutrition, and developed this live presentation on the latest in cutting-edge research on how a healthy diet can affect some of our most common medical conditions.   DOCTOR’S NOTE In my annual nutrition review last year, Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death, I explored the role diet may play ...
  • 5 Ways To Strengthen Your Body Image Working toward (and maintaining) a healthy idea of beauty in yourself and others is the key to lasting happiness and productivity. In a digital world wallpapered with selfies, it might be easy to assume that we are more confident than ever. But maybe all this rampant self-art also masks our huge lack of confidence – people ...
  • Who Says Older Means Weaker?! Older, not weaker You may believe that growing older includes an inevitable decline from vitality to frailty. However, I know many people who would strongly disagree. Those people include… Professional athletes over 40 carrying their teams to success 70-year-old Senior Olympians running a 5:42 mile My PRIMA patients completing a 5k in only 12 weeks of training And last but not least, ...
  • Tips to Maintain a Positive Perspective It is easy for one to pontificate, to verbalize how wonderful life is and just be positive, smiling, etc. That is easier SAID than DONE. Let me relate a true story that reflects the conditions of our times. A very good friend of mine worked for a major company in New York City for many years ...
  • 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 ...