Fitness

To Stretch or Not to Stretch…That is the Question!

Why bother stretching?  Do I stretch before or after exercise, or both?  How long do I hold a stretch?  These are questions I often hear from Baby Boomers and older adults who are concerned about fitness and improving flexibility. Benefits of Stretching Everybody, especially folks over 50, needs to stretch on a regular basis; daily …

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Your Chocolate Dream Come True?

(Thank you to my friend Arline for telling me about this study!) Sit back ladies and enjoy this intriguing ride.  Findings from a recent investigation should have my baby boomer friends jumping for joy!  That’s because researchers in Spain wanted to look at the health benefits of eating lots of milk chocolate…wait, what?  Well hold …

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Discussing Brain Health

This past weekend, my husband and I visited a dear friend–a fellow baby boomer we’ve known for more than 30 years.  Unfortunately, he’s now suffering from Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The conversations that afternoon were frustrating, to say the least—our friend rarely completed a sentence, he referred to many objects as “those things,” as opposed to …

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