2nd Quarter Recap 2022

gerontology quarterly recap

Radical Gratitude - June 20th, 2022

Could you say thank you for EVERYTHING for an entire day?

Whether it’s a good night’s sleep or muddy paw prints on the freshly steamed carpet– Imagine feeling gratitude, appreciation, and joy in your everyday experiences. Would it make you feel any different? How would doing this influence your experiences?

I challenge everyone reading this: for one full 24 hours just say thank you. Find out how here: https://www.ljrohan.com/blog/radical-gratitude/

gratitude

What Does Aging Look Like to You? - June 13th, 2022

You have the power to re-choose in every moment of your life.

Take a few moments to complete this positive aging exercise to help you reveal your beliefs about aging. It will make a world of difference! Find out more at https://www.ljrohan.com/blog/what-does-aging-look-like-to-you/

what does aging look like

3 Simple Tests to Prevent a Heart Attack - June 6th, 2022

It is critical that we, as women, take control of our own health and ASK, or more likely, DEMAND the following heart tests:

  • Coronary Calcium Score
  • Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Test (CIMT)
  • Doppler Ultrasound
  • MRI Angiogram (MRA) or Cardiac CT Scan

Find out how these tests could save your life at https://www.ljrohan.com/blog/susan-luccis-heart-attack-scare/

heart attack scare

It’s Never Too Late to Help Our Aging Brain! - May 30th, 2022

Telomeres, the protective end caps of our chromosomes, are found in every cell in our bodies. The longer and stronger our telomeres are, the higher functioning our brains and minds will be, and the less our bodies will decline and age.

Estrogen helps women regulate the number of telomeres, but what are women to do after menopause?

Exercise looks like the number one magic bullet for postmenopausal women. The benefits include:

  • Lengthening and strengthening telomeres
  • Lower stress levels
  • Increased neuroplasticity

Read more at https://www.ljrohan.com/blog/its-never-too-late-to-help-our-aging-brain/

exercise improves brain health

What it Means to Age in Place - May 23rd, 2022

Staying in our homes, called aging-in-place, is a goal for almost all mid-life and older adults.

The benefits include:

  • Slowed memory loss
  • Retained independence
  • Access to support system
  • Affordability

Read more about aging in place at https://www.ljrohan.com/blog/what-it-means-to-age-in-place/

aging in place

What Does Our Tummy Have to Do with Our Brain? - May 16th, 2022

Want a sharper brain? Listen to your gut.

Science is uncovering the truth about the connection between our brain and our stomach.

Inflammation resulting from these food choices takes over our colons causing:

•“Bad” bacteria from our gut to move to other organs (including the brain)

  • Increased risk for dementia
  • Aging in the brain
  • Poor brain health

Find out more in this week’s article at https://www.ljrohan.com/blog/the-gut-brain-connection/.

gut-brain connection

Weighing In On Breast Cancer Prevention - May 9th, 2022

The good news is in!!

Healthy lifestyle choices can lower our risk by 30% Find out more https://www.ljrohan.com/blog/weighing-in-on-breast-cancer-prevention/

Our furry friends are the answer!

breast cancer

Fur Babies to the Rescue! - May 2nd, 2022

The health benefits of owning a pet for older adults include:

  • Reduced stress and hypertension
  • Increased cardiovascular health
  • Higher chances of surviving a heart attack
  • Greater resistance to illness and disease

Find out more in this week’s article at https://www.ljrohan.com/blog/how-pets-keep-seniors-healthy/

pets keep seniors healthy

Your Brain on Food - April 25th, 2022

The smart money is on a lifestyle plan you might be familiar with, the Mediterranean diet.

This plan is NOT a “diet”.

This is a delicious way of eating for life! https://www.ljrohan.com/blog/your-brain-on-food/

your brain on food

Tapping Into a Better Brain - April 18th, 2022

Alone or with a partner dancing the night away is great for our health!

The latest research cites dancing as one of the outstanding ways to:

  • Lay down new tracks in our brain
  • Grow new brain cells
  • Achieve sleeker muscles

Find out more in this week’s article at https://www.ljrohan.com/blog/tapping-into-a-better-brain.

dancing for brain health

Losing Our Armor - April 11th, 2022

Managing stress= longer, healthier lives.

Here’s the inside scoop on how to achieve that! https://www.ljrohan.com/blog/losing-our-armor/

hormones are like armor that decreases as we age

Change is Hard - April 4th, 2022

Change is hard and even tougher the older we get! No doubt about it.

What’s not hard? Being grateful for the changes you are making and trying again the next day.

This week I go over my tips for making those tough changes that will keep us living longer and more vibrantly. https://www.ljrohan.com/blog/change-is-hard/

change is hard

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