With the hotter weather upon us, I thought it would be a good time to dive into the sometimes-confusing topic of water consumption. Drinking eight glasses of water a day is so ingrained in our minds, and so many of us use it as one of our golden rules of health. But it is one rule you can pour down the drain. Fact: Individual needs for hydration vary. The eight-glasses-of-water-a-day … [Read more...] about Myth or Fact: Is Eight Glasses of Water a Day Really Necessary?
Aging and Growing Older
I’ve been reading a lot lately about how harmful our phones can be to our health. And these articles aren’t referring to the long-debated concerns about radiofrequency radiation and cancer risk. No, this time they’re suggesting a different animal. There’s an increasing body of evidence that suggests the time spent on our smartphones interferes with everything from sleep to … [Read more...] about So This is Why We Can’t Let Go of Our Cell Phones
It's crazy how time seems to go faster and faster the older we get, isn't it? I read that somewhere once. Whoever wrote it explained that it was something about the measurement of time related to the ratio of years we've already lived versus the years we have left to live. Trying to explain this further or understand it more precisely makes me think too hard and hurts my head, so I won't. (It also … [Read more...] about Here’s How to Slow Down Time
It seems that lately, everyone is talking about menopause. Okay, not everyone, but the people I associate with. We’re all of “that age:” either we’ve gone through it or we’re presently going through it. And, as unreliable as memories can sometimes be, when it comes to menopause mine are crystal clear (even though my periods officially ended years ago in my early 50s): the hot flashes that … [Read more...] about Seven Effective Ways to Deal With Menopause
Creaky knees…an aching back…diminished eyesight…a weaker bladder. These are hardly unexpected consequences of aging, and come with the territory. (Oh, don’t worry, you can fight them!) But one body part you might not think much about as it relates to getting older? Your neck. Like rings on a tree, the neck is usually where you begin to see the first signs of aging, which can happen well before … [Read more...] about Is This Body Part Aging You?
We might be living longer, but that doesn’t always mean we’re living better. Worldwide, we’ve gained over 10 years of life expectancy since 1970. We’re dying less of infectious diseases and malnutrition, but more of heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer. That rise could be due to the increasing size of the older population in the U.S., greater diagnosis of diseases in their earlier stages, … [Read more...] about AARP Wants to Disrupt Dementia