Nutrition & Fitness

Review of Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Tea

December 2, 2014

By Tammy Ruggles Celestial Seasonings, a Colorado company, has been in the tea-blending business since 1969, and it has many teas to offer, from detox teas to energy shots. But this review is on a particular line of tea of theirs, Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Tea, which may be of interest to those over 50 who […]

Product Review for Estroven

November 18, 2014

By Tammy Ruggles Belinda is a healthy 45-year-old, but has recently divulged to her good friend Margaret that she doesn’t feel as well as she used to, and is experiencing things she’s never experienced before—forgetfulness, weight gain, fatigue, and irritability. “It’s probably menopause,” Margaret said. “Aren’t I a little young for that?” Belinda asked. “I […]

Staying Safe While Exercising

October 9, 2014

By: Peter Everson, Medical Student For decades, exercise has been believed to be one of the key principles to maintaining good health. Frequent exercise helps every system of your body to function better, especially your heart, blood vessels and brain. Staying active is one of the most beneficial things someone can do for their health. […]

10 Great Websites for Seniors

August 27, 2014

By Tammy Ruggles Seventy-year-old Thomasina Alexandra just got a computer for her birthday, and doesn’t know where to start. With a few lessons from her grandchildren, she is ready to surf the web, but she isn’t exactly familiar with the websites that would be right for her. Her grandchildren are teenagers, so they aren’t familiar […]

Better Fitness with Aerobics

August 15, 2014

By Tammy Ruggles Marie dreaded turning 50, but it wasn’t the number she was concerned about. It was her noticeable weight gain and lack of energy following a broken leg that had her disheartened and worried. Her family doctor told her to begin a fitness program with aerobics, and even referred her to a local […]

10 Ways to Improve Your Memory

July 31, 2014

By Tammy Ruggles In the Disney-Pixar animated film, Finding Nemo, Dory the fish explains, “I suffer from short term memory loss. It runs in my family…At least I think it does…Where are they?” Today’s busy lifestyle and stressed-out routines can affect us physically, emotionally, and mentally; even our memory. Add an unexpected life event on […]

10 Foods to Boost Your Mood

July 22, 2014

By Tammy Ruggles If you’re over 50 and sometimes find yourself in a grumpy mood, there is a good reason for that: For men, it could stem from a drop in testosterone, stress, or other physiological or emotional reasons. For women, it could be  menopause, low levels of estrogen, or a chemical imbalance. Add this […]

3-Step Weight Loss Plan

July 2, 2014

By Tammy Ruggles Are you looking for a simple, easy, healthy weight loss plan but aren’t sure where to start? So many diets offer so many promises, it’s hard to know which ones will work and which ones won’t, especially if you’re over 50, when metabolism slows and it’s a little harder to keep weight […]

Top Ten Lifestyle Changes to Improve Overall Health

March 29, 2014

By Rachel Mork January is a time of New Year’s Resolutions. It’s also a time to evaluate your lifestyle, which naturally leads to a desire to improve your habits in such a way that you will live a healthier life. The following are the top ten lifestyle changes you can make this year to improve […]

Best Forms of Exercise for Seniors

January 31, 2014

By Savannah Summers You want to keep active, but a recent injury has made you aware that your running, basketball, flag football or hockey days are behind you? You’re not alone. We are a generation of active seniors – and also a generation of injury-prone seniors. Most of us who are over 50 are battling […]