Month: December 2013

Fitness Tips for Arthritis & Active Aging

It may seem counterintuitive, but exercising is one of the best ways to treat arthritis pain. Recent studies show that physical activity, along with weight loss, ease that pain and improve functioning of the affected joints. One of my 70+ year-old clients recently started working with me to get in shape for an upcoming trip …

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9 Food Tips for Healthy Aging

Here are some guidelines for healthful food choices in midlife and beyond. 1) Practice “power eating” While your caloric needs decrease with age, most nutrient requirements do not. Goal:  eliminate “empty calorie” foods; select foods packed with nutrition  2) Stay hydrated Water is a critical nutrient.  Because thirst sensitivity decreases with age and some medications …

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