Ever wonder why experts urge us to lift weights? Strength training gets so much more important as we age because we lose muscle. The loss begins as early as in our late 30s or early 40s; after age 40 the average woman starts losing about ½ pound of muscle per year - even more if she does not actively use her muscles. So what's the big deal? A lot. If you don't replace the muscle you lose, you'll … [Read more...] about How Exercise Can Help Preserve Your Muscles (and Much More)
I once knew a woman who told me she took away her son’s cell phone to punish him – and then ended up having to buy a new one because she couldn’t remember where she hid it. I thought it odd at the time; after all, how could you possibly misplace something as valuable and important as a phone? Until I did it myself. I lost my cell phone and didn’t find it until…well, it’s kind of embarrassing, … [Read more...] about The Freezer That Rang (and other tales of memory loss)
Why do these two words have to go together? The term is even in the dictionary: "A period of emotional turmoil in middle age...characterized especially by a strong desire for change." It's hard for me to believe that 78 million of us (that's how many people were born during the post-World War II baby boom) are making changes in our lives...because of CRISIS. Really? Change, yes. I'd … [Read more...] about What Midlife Crisis?
What's Fear Got to Do With It? Strangely enough, I've been blogging for a pretty long time - almost five years - yet have dragged my feet getting my OWN blog off the ground. It's been a long time in the making. Why? Not sure... but I have a theory: FEAR. What a formidable emotion fear is. It's powerful enough to silence us, make us hide, procrastinate, make excuses (oh, do I have lots of … [Read more...] about Welcome to my Blog!