A recent study conducted by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found evidence which suggested that in older adults, insomnia may increase the risk of having difficulty overcoming depressive symptoms.
As we get older, our immune system – which is responsible for fighting off viruses like the coronavirus – does not usually respond as quickly or as forcefully to pathogens as it used to when we were younger. This is one of those inescapable facts of aging, much like getting wrinkles or going gray.
Hula hooping is low-impact (so it’s easy on the knees and other joints), fun and only requires one easily storable piece of equipment - a hula hoop! You can hula hoop alone or start some friendly hula hooping competition with your kids, partner or spouse.
After learning more about pickleball and its benefits, I can tell you that I am ready to join the ranks of the more than 3.3 million “picklers,” the overwhelming majority of whom are over 55, in the United States.
This news story from 2018 discusses a man by the name of Ronald Brockwell who was celebrating his 100th birthday at the time. Brockwell’s daughter attributed his longevity to golf.
There has been a good amount of research recently to see what benefit, if any, playing games such as Mahjong, Scrabble and Bingo, or doing crosswords, Sudoku or jigsaw puzzles, could have on boomer mental health. The answer is, “a lot!”
I read a tongue-in-cheek quip the other day that said, “Talk with your grandparents about marijuana – before somebody else does.” While this is clearly a clever play on the slogan from years gone by aimed at keeping kids off drugs, it’s really not that far off the mark.
As far back as I can remember, conventional wisdom has been that the higher our HDL cholesterol levels, the less we and our healthcare providers had to be concerned about our ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol levels.
If you’re like most women, you’re probably religious about getting your annual physical. You’re probably also very good about making sure to get a mammogram, colonoscopy or a dental exam on a regular basis. If you do, then my hat goes off to you for being so proactive about protecting your health.
Recently, I was listening to the radio in the car, and one of my favorite songs from my college days, Carole King’s “You’ve Got a Friend,” was playing.
Many baby boomers, like myself, own dogs. My husband Eric and I are the proud ‘parents’ of five German Shepherds. They have become a part of our family now that our kids are grown and left home.
If you’d like to see upfront-and-personal the face of the fastest-growing group of people at risk for opioid addiction and abuse, look in your bathroom mirror. While it may be comforting to believe that drug addiction affects mostly people who are “not like us,” the truth is a little different.
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