Daily activities like washing dishes reduced heart disease risk in senior women Seniors take note, running or brisk walking is not the only way to reduce the risk of heart disease. Simply being "up and about" performing routine activities, referred to as daily life movement, including housework, … [Read more...] about Good Stuff To Know March 2022
It's not complicated. Here is my top 10 list of why we eat when we’re not hungry. Someone said we need to eat 3 meals plus snacks every day, or we’ll die. Seriously. We have nothing else to do so we eat. We’re addicted to sugar and we just eat more sugar. Comfort food is sooooo yummy. To deal with our stuff. To be social – someone took the time to make … [Read more...] about Why Do We Eat When Not Hungry?
It’s Thursday, February 24, 2022, as I type this. I woke this morning to learn, as did the world, that Ukraine was under attack. I remained in bed, hit the mute button, and remembered how God commands us to pray for people, for leaders, for repentance and forgiveness, for grace and mercy. I don’t how you feel about such things, but it weighs on me when I think of all who’ve … [Read more...] about The Time Is Now
Let's begin with this. I was one of those children who clicked on a flashlight and read under the covers long after my mother called for "lights out." There was too much going on in my childhood books for me to give them over to something as needless as sleep. My mother was confident that I would burn my eyes out if I kept up that voracious reading, but I kept 20/20 vision … [Read more...] about Midnight Meanderings With My Friends And Me
Recently, a friend revealed that she took eight different meds a day. She complained she constantly felt "awful" and wanted me to tell her about her medications. I told her what the pills were commonly used for and she was shocked. One was for diarrhea that she regularly took from "day one" but didn't need anymore. How she could get the prescription refilled was a mystery to … [Read more...] about You Are What You Eat (And Meds You Take)
Dementia: How to prevent cognitive decline Physical activity, nutrition and cognitively stimulating activities are all known to be good ways to prevent Alzheimer's disease and dementia. And older adults at risk can access a variety of lifestyle services to that end, including diet regimes and … [Read more...] about Good Stuff To Know February 2022
Yes, I did cry when I read this paragraph segment (stay with me—you’ll get the “why” shortly): “When a graft is united with the stock on which it is to grow, we know that it must be kept fixed, it must abide in the place where the stock has been cut, been wounded, to make an opening to receive the graft. No graft without wounding—the laying bare and opening up of the inner … [Read more...] about This Brought Me To Tears
Recently, I provided a link for a 60 minutes video relating to people in their nineties. Millions in federal funds were used for … [Read more...] about What’s Missing In The Lives Of So Many Older People?
Life is simple, but we do our darndest to make it hard. We tend to live exclusively in the past, or fortune tell about the future. So why can’t we live in the present moment? For most people, that’s a tricky thing to do. I have asked people if they can stay in the present moment, and for the most part, people don’t understand the concept. They can’t keep their mind from … [Read more...] about Life is Simple But We Make it Hard