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Shake Your Booty

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dancing for health

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!

We know the hippocampus plays a … [Read More ...]

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Want a Sharper Memory?

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want a better memory

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 ...]

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Stress and Memory

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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 ...]

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What Does Aging Look Like to You?

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what does aging look like

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 ...]

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Welcome

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gerontology
The Adventures of LJ and GE™

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 ...]