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First Quarter Blog Recap 2021

gerontology quarterly recap

January 4th 2021 – Sharing Our Wisdom With The Next Generation

We have the opportunity as wise and vibrantly aging women to share our wisdom with our daughters and even our granddaughters. The positive choices that they make today, will positively affect their future selves. No matter at what age they start! 

Here are some of my top recommendations for developing healthy habits today, before it becomes a necessity.

https://www.ljrohan.com/…/sharing-our-wisdom-with-the…/

January 11, 2021 – Reversing The Dreaded Dowager’s Hump

The DREADED Dowager’s Hump…

Consider someone who walks hunched over with difficulty. As the percentage of women who suffer from it increases, it is becoming a common sight. Maybe a loved one comes to mind, or perhaps you are developing these symptoms. 

But, I’m not all bad news and dread; there is still HOPE! Studies have shown that doing simple spine-lengthening exercises three times a week decreases the curve by 11%.

Learn more about these suggested exercises at https://www.ljrohan.com/…/reversing-the-dreaded…/

January 18, 2021 – How Much Water Should I Drink A Day? Part I

How much water should I drink in a day? Well…

Our bodies are made up of 60% water

Our brains and hearts are 73% water

And our lungs are 83% water.

Every organ in our bodies, and every system in process in our bodies, require water to run properly. And, they all need enough water to work optimally.

Learn more at https://www.ljrohan.com/blog/how-much-water-should-i-drink-a-day-part-i/

January 25, 2021 – How Much Water Should I Drink A Day? Part II

Let’s keep the water talk going!

Water is GREAT, and there are huge benefits to drink enough water every day.

Cut calories by filling up the available space in our stomachs with this zero-calorie fluid.

Seniors are sometimes misdiagnosed as suffering from dementia, when in fact they are suffering from delirium. A possible cause for delirium? You guessed it, not enough water.

Dehydration makes older skin look even drier and more wrinkled–a state improved overnight by drinking enough water to be properly hydrated.

Read more at https://www.ljrohan.com/blog/how-much-water-should-i-drink-a-day-part-ii/

February 1, 2021- Susan Lucci’s Heart Attack Scare

You have the power to take control of your health, today!

Read my suggestions to prevent a heart attack here: https://www.ljrohan.com/…/susan-luccis-heart-attack-scare/

February 8, 2021- Becoming The Older Generation

As the last of our parents’ age group passes and we are passed the torch of family leadership, we experience new challenges in the journey of life.

What are some of the things you experienced when you became the older generation? https://www.ljrohan.com/blog/becoming-the-older-generation/

February 15, 2021- Dancing May Be The Best Aerobic Exercise To Reduce Dementia

Let’s dance!

Alone, or with a partner, dancing is proving to be one of the best ways to exercise our bodies and keep our memory sharp.

Read more about the positive benefits of dancing.

https://www.ljrohan.com/…/dancing-may-be-the-best…/

February 22, 2021 – I Hear Music

What can music do for our bodies?

When we devote some time to listen to music, the benefits are significant.

Read more about the benefits of music here: https://www.ljrohan.com/blog/benefits-of-music-on-aging/

March 1, 2021- Meditation 101

There is an old Chinese proverb, “Eight out of nine things that happen to us do not match our expectations.”

The natural response is to feel stressed about the eight things.

This is the perfect segue into this week’s topic: the benefits of finding quiet contemplation time, or time for meditation. https://www.ljrohan.com/blog/meditation-101/

March 8, 2021- My Self-care Recharging Secret

Come along as I share my self-care secret to feeling more vibrant, more energetic, AND like a whole new woman! https://www.ljrohan.com/blog/my-selfcare-recharging-secret/

March 15, 2021- Want A Sharper Memory?

Do you want to strengthen your memory and sharpen your thinking?

Science tells us there are some concrete ways to do this. Mixing up your exercise routine is a key.

Read more about the best types of exercises for brain health here: https://www.ljrohan.com/blog/want-a-sharper-memory/

March 22, 2021- Some Little-known And Forgotten Vibrant Women

Today consider a few vibrant, yet often forgotten, women in history;

              Dame Freya Stark DBE

              Victoria Claflin Woodhull

              Hildegard of Bingen

Read more about these women here: https://www.ljrohan.com/…/some-little-known-and…/

March 29, 2021- Gardening: Good For Your Health? You Bet!

“When the world grows wearies, and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the Garden.”

                                       Minnie Aumônier

Research reveals the solid health benefits gardening has on people of all ages, but especially on older adults.

Read more at https://www.ljrohan.com/…/gardening-good-for-your…/