Mental fitness as important as physical

Posted by on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

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In the last blog, we talked about staying physically healthy as you age. There are also our minds to think about—and healthy psychological aging is just as important as staying physically fit.

Our mental attitude has a far-reaching impact on our health. As we think, so follows our attitude. In other words, if we dwell on negatives, real or imagined, more negatives will be our focus. However, if we dwell on positives, we are more likely to see the good around us.

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Movement, nourishment more important as you age

Posted by on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

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Aging is a fact of life. So let’s talk about how to stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible, making the most of our years. “Age is just a number.” On our Tanita scale it gives us a health age. It is very encouraging when that’s younger than our chronological age. However, it doesn’t take our blood pressure or cholesterol or stress level or sleep habits or lifestyle into account. It does, in fact, consider your weight, your percent of body fat, and your waist circumference. Now is a wonderful time to consider how your lifestyle can help improve your chronological age and improve your future.

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Say ‘no thanks’ to artificial sweeteners

Posted by on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

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Part 2 of a two-part series on sugar and sugar substitutes.

Diet. Sugar-free. Low-calorie. These are the buzzwords you’ll find on drinks, desserts, drink mixes, cereals, breath mints, chewable vitamins, toothpaste, cough syrup, and other processed foods crowding grocery store shelves. Many people turn to artificial sweeteners trying to avoid extra calories and excess sugar.

BUT, and it’s a big one, just because calories are reduced doesn’t make them safe for consumption, and you will still be left craving more sweets. These products may contain aspartame, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), Stevia or sugar alcohols to name a few.

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Eating clean 101

Posted by on Thursday, September 15th, 2016

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Are you eating clean? What does that mean? Does it mean you’ve washed your food or your hands? Bought organic or grass-fed? Why is it important?

Here’s the truth: Clean eating is the concept of eating whole unprocessed foods, the way nature delivers them. It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle. It’s being mindful of food and how it’s prepared one meal at a time. 

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Exercise, diet boost cancer survival rate

Posted by on Thursday, June 16th, 2016

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Good lifestyle choices are always important. For those with a cancer diagnosis, they can be even more so.

It is critical to maintain the key activities that encourage good health throughout cancer treatment and after. Good habits such as physical activity and a healthy diet affect not only the outcome of treatment but the quality of life during and after treatment.

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