Is Sitting at a Desk Ruining Your Health?

Sitting at your desk for prolonged periods of time can have negative effects throughout your entire body. Most people know that sitting for more than eight hours a day can cause health problems, but they may not know the severity of those problems. Remaining sedentary...

Why is Weight Loss Harder with Age?

Many people struggle to keep the pounds off as they head into their 40s, 50s, and 60s. It was so much easier in your 20s and 30s when all you had to do was eat less calories and exercise more. As we get older it takes a bit more effort, discipline, and wisdom. Let’s...

Best Foods to Get Extra Fiber

We all hear jokes about how you need to eat more fiber as you get older in order to “keep yourself regular” – but fiber really is important for many aspects of health and aging, and most Americans aren’t getting enough of it in their diets,...

How to Protect Your Skin in the Summer

Most people spend a significant amount of time outdoors during the season due to the warm weather and clear skies. Unfortunately, spending time out in the sun can cause damage to the skin that can have lasting effects. When you want to protect your skin in the summer...

Drinking and Aging

As people age, they often begin to take more interest in the ways their daily behavior affects the aging process. One area of great concern is the consumption of alcohol. Is it okay to have a couple drinks per day at dinner or at a family get-together? If a person...

Rest Days: What are They and When are They Important

For many of us working out is something we feel like we must do every day. If you are a fitness addict or an adrenal junkie, you might think that taking a day off to rest is unacceptable and will set you up for failure. In fact, not taking a day off can actually be...

Hormone Imbalances and Weight

If you are a man or woman between the ages of 40 and 60, you may have discovered that it is tougher to keep off weight now than it was when you were younger. While it is important to diet and exercise, the weight just doesn’t come off like it used to. Why is that?...

Destress: Foods to help you relax

It’s unpleasant and damaging to your body to feel anxious and stressed out. Too much stress can lead to problems like headaches and stomach problems. Luckily, there are ways to control stress and anxiety. You might try meditation, for instance, or low impact...