LifeLivedForward_SLICES_17

 

An assembly of nutrition, fitness and lifestyle resources

to keep seniors actively engaged.

 

  • The Mediterranean Diet Takes Top Honor Are you looking to maintain your weight, eat healthy, and stay younger? You’re in luck. The Mediterranean diet has recently been ranked as one of the best programs to accomplish these goals. In our book, “Mind-Body-Spirit Connections: A Pathway to better Health,” we stated the Mediterranean diet was one of the better diets to stay ...
  • Foam Rolling and Dynamic Warm Up “Go buy a foam roller,” these are words I commonly say to most of my athletes of all ages and skill levels.  Foam rolling is a marvelous way to stretch your tight tendons and muscles and work out your problem areas before activity.  Essentially, the log of hard foam serves as a rolling pin to ...
  • How to Maximize Nutrient Absorption Unhealthy lifestyle behaviors associated with an increased risk of premature death include smoking, excessive alcohol drinking, and not eating enough greens. The best way to get your greens is in whichever way you’ll eat the most of them, and one way to sneak extra greens into your daily diet is with whole-food smoothies, “a potent blend of good nutrition” in a quick, ...
  • Having Children in Your Life When in a Senior Living Community As a father and grandfather, I can’t imagine a life without children in it. Children are the bearers and promoters of our more noble qualities. They teach us life’s basic tenets: how to live in the moment, the importance of play, that sharing with others is the right thing to do, and that curiosity and ...
  • Build A Better Mood Through Exercise A common phrase you hear even today; I feel kind of depressed, I have to get to the gym and boost my endorphins.  While the idea of exercising to lift our mood is a solid one, it is not just about raising the endorphins.  I became aware of this strong connection between exercise and mood and performance, when ...
  • Stress Management: Rejuvenate the Mind, Body, and Soul Last week, we determined that stress wreaks havoc on our health. Now it’s time to start at square one: Identifying your stress triggers. What symptoms of stress do you feel in your body? Headaches, digestive issues, muscle tension, low energy? Jot down any ways that stress affects your mental or emotional state. Do you snap at people, hover around ...
  • Build a Better Brain with Exercise Most people are motivated to workout for the physical benefits-losing weight, toning up, getting healthy and looking good. But there’s a growing body of scientific researching showing it’s just as important, if not more so, to work up a good sweat to give us a bigger, smarter, more successful brain. If you want to optimize your ...
  • Sweat With Soul – Walls When you put your honest effort, your pain and your purpose into something, you won’t just sweat… you will sweat with soul. These messages are straight from the heart and I hope they resonate with your heart. Change starts from within, so if you want transformation in your fitness, your career or your relationships… then turn ...
  • What Does It Mean to Be Spiritual? Dr. Harold Koenig, a physician at Duke University and an international authority on spirituality and health, tells us that spirituality is the “personal quest for understanding answers to the ultimate questions about life, about meaning, and about relationship to the transcendent. ” What is particularly appealing about this definition is that he believes it is a quest ...
  • Choosing to Have a Normal Blood Pressure For the first 90% of our evolution, humans ate diets containing less than a quarter teaspoon of salt a day. Why? Because we ate mostly plants. Since we went millions of years without salt shakers, our bodies evolved into salt-conserving machines, which served us well until we discovered salt could be used to preserve foods. Without refrigeration, this ...