New Study Suggests Healthy Lifestyle Changes Reverse Cell Aging

Eat well, exercise and nourish your mind.  These positive lifestyle attributes have been linked time and again to better health.  Would you change your ways and skip the fries or hit the gym if you knew that altering your lifestyle could not only slow, but actually reverse the aging of your cells?  For the first… Read more »

Active Aging Week – Volunteering for Heart Health

This week is Active Aging Week and the 2013 theme “Discover your Community,” recognizes the important role that older adults play in all sorts of communities – vocational, geographical or cultural – and celebrates their full participation in diverse areas of life. The elderly are among the fastest growing segment of our population.  Almost 35… Read more »

The Top 10 High-Cholesterol Foods to Avoid

You don’t have to be a nutritional expert to know that eating fried foods on a regular basis is bad for your cholesterol. But beyond that, do you know what foods contain a naturally high amount of cholesterol and should be avoided if you are trying to lower your LDL? 1). Eggs. Once banned from the breakfast… Read more »

The Three R’s of Arthritis

Did you know that over 16,500 Americans die unnecessarily annually from arthritis medications? Although these medications can sometimes be helpful, natural remedies and supplements have been shown to be more effective — and very safe. In addition, they help heal your joints, as opposed to medications which may actually accelerate arthritis. Arthritis, a universal disease,… Read more »

Think You’re Too Old for Social Media?

Over the last several years, older adults have been the fastest growing segment of the online population. More and more people over the age of 60 are going online and using Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Youtube. They are emailing, texting and blogging—and it is having a positive impact on their lives as they are communicating… Read more »

Growing Older and Feeling Better

Growing older may not be as bad as you think.  A recent study found that despite the physical and mental toll of time, people actually feel better as they age, not worse. As part of the UCSD and Stanford University Successful Aging Evaluation Study (SAGE), researchers asked more than 1,000 people aged 50 to 99… Read more »

Bond Between Grandparent and Grandchild Can Lower Risk for Depression

Recent research suggests that spending time with your grandparents might not only make them feel good, it may have positive psychological benefits for you both.  A new study shows that a good relationship between grandparents and their adult grandchildren was linked to fewer depression symptoms for both elderly and young adults.  The closer the bond,… Read more »

Back to School Blues: How to Recognize Adolescent Stress and Anxiety

Anxiety and stress is an all-too-common problem faced by children today. As with adults, children respond differently to stress depending on their age, individual personalities and coping skills. When it comes to anxiety in children, younger grade-schoolers may not be able to fully explain their feelings whereas older kids may be able to say exactly… Read more »

4 Back to School Stress Busters

In getting your children ready for the back to school rush you are probably facing a considerable amount of stress. It is easy to become overwhelmed by a seemingly endless list of demands.  Making sure your kids have all their “nutritional holes” filled by taking supplements is top on everyone’s list – along with school… Read more »