Lisa Teresi Harris

Walking Alone Won’t Cut It!

While speaking with a relative earlier this month, I found myself sounding rather negative about walking.  Don’t get me wrong—walking is fabulous exercise.  But please beware that it won’t help in some areas extremely important to Baby Boomers and seniors. Walking is most popular physical activity is the U.S.  It requires no expensive equipment, can …

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Eat These Foods to Boost Your Immune System

With winter in full swing, colds and flus aren’t far behind!  But here’s some good news–eating a healthy diet can help strengthen your immune system to ward off illness. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends these nutrients and foods: Protein: helps the body defend itself. Sources: eggs, soy, unsalted seeds and nuts, lean meats, …

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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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