I waited to write this article until I had taken collagen myself. After more than two years of consistently adding a scoop of collagen peptides to my smoothies, liquid vitamins, or to just one of the sixty-four ounces of water I aim at drinking each day, I can answer this … [Read More ...]
So many of us like me, observed our mothers and/or grandmothers make questionable choices about their health. I know I did. I watched as my mother fought to stay slim and svelte. Many of her choices have been a persistent reminder for what not to do.
When I became a … [Read More ...]
Falling counts as one of the things we most fear as we get older. In fact, this fear, if we let it, can drastically shrink our activities and the breadth of our lives. Can balance be improved even in the elderly? Yes! Here’s the good news: simple and fun ways … [Read More ...]
You read that correctly. In women over 55, our level of anxiety, and depression, scientists now believe contributes to an increased risk of and/or a worsening of fractures from osteoporosis. This becomes especially true if you already suffer from this most common of bone diseases. Let’s unpack this new research … [Read More ...]
When the world grows wearies, and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the Garden.Minnie Aumônier
This quotation about gardening has lived under the glass on my desk for as long as I can remember. Decades before I became a gerontologist and learned that gardening is good for you—physically, … [Read More ...]
I was born a night owl, loving the quiet of the late evening hours, when all the chores are done, commitments completed, the house nicely buttoned up for the night, and I have time for myself. In my younger decades I could easily stay up until 12 midnight or 1 … [Read More ...]
As we nested at home these last few months, and will continue to stick around the house for at least a while longer, I had a fresh look at my processed sugar consumption (white sugar, molasses, maple syrup, etc.) and helped clients answer the question, “Can you really give up … [Read More ...]
Dowager’s Hump. You might know someone who has it. Your mother or grandmother may have suffered from it. You think you are developing one. Whatever your experience, direct or indirect, I am betting you have heard of this term and have seen women, and men, who walk hunched over and … [Read More ...]
I just finished reading the results of a new study on vitamin K and its role in decreasing disability and increasing our mobility as we get older, and I want to share these latest findings.
We gerontologists, and many researchers worldwide, consistently focus on what we call “novel” risk factors … [Read More ...]