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Heart Health—A New Urgency

February is National Heart Month. Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in the United States.  But emphasis on keeping this vital organ healthy takes on new importance for Baby Boomers and older adults in 2021:  having heart failure puts people at increased risk of severe illness from the coronavirus. In addition, according to …

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Who Wants to Add a Decade of Living?

(Note:  We’re still in Europe and I’m re-publishing again a previous blog.) Whether you’re a Baby Boomer or older adult, worried about your own health or that of your parents, here’s some very good news!  Lifestyle factors–five specific healthy behaviors–can increase your longevity, adding up to 14 years of life for women, and 12.2 for …

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A Personal Trainer for Grandma?

My good friend Rebecca Prouty owns Always Best Care in Temecula, a company that provides in-home care for seniors.  The following article is re-published with her permission from their recent newsletter.  6 Benefits of Hiring a Personal Trainer for Seniors Spring is on the way, and that means getting out and about to enjoy the …

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Enjoy This Not-So-Sweet Indulgence

It’s February, and this month is all about matters of the heart–from National Love Your Pet Day to Valentine’s Day. And that brings us to the topic of chocolate–one of our favorite guilty pleasures! In fact, we spend nearly $20 million on this food during Valentine’s week. And why not, it’s the ultimate feel-good indulgence! …

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Still Number One!

STILL NUMBER ONE! February is National Heart Month, of grave importance to Baby Boomers and older adults.  Fortunately, this disease is one that responds well to lifestyle choices—both food and exercise. Working with seniors, I continue to hear horror stories about heart disease.  Men are rushed to the hospital after experiencing a “crushing” feeling in …

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