Research shows that dancing is a promising candidate for countering the age-related decline in our physical and mental abilities. Aerobic exercise helps in both these areas, but dancing offers some unique benefits that will make you want to sign up for that tap class!
My discussion today is about exercise and telomeres, let’s review what we know. By getting into our 60% MRH zone for forty-five minutes 3-4 times a week, we increase the number of cells in our hippocampus as well as increase the length of our telomeres. This allows us to process … [Read More ...]
Today, exercise and Alzheimer’s are our topics, and the news is all good. We know exercise not only creates new brain cells (in our hippocampus), it actually increases the size of our hippocampus. It improves the flow of blood, oxygen, and nutrients through our veins and arteries. Even better, exercise … [Read More ...]
Have you had any luck with single-tasking this week? Even driving without talking, or texting, is a step forward. Keep at it. The rewards are vast from just being present and doing one thing at a time, the great masters called this mindfulness, and it is something to strive for. … [Read More ...]
We all have conscious and unconscious beliefs and ideas about how an older person (no matter your age) looks and acts. Many of these beliefs are influenced by what we see in the media, some are formed by interacting with older people—grandparents, great aunts and uncles, seniors in the neighborhood, … [Read More ...]
Welcome to my first blog post. I am L.J. Rohan and I am a Certified Gerontologist. I am here to help empower you in every aspect of your life to be the healthiest, sharpest, and most joyous you can be. My focus is women … [Read More ...]