A 9 Step Guide to "What is Healthy Living" The term “healthy lifestyle” is bandied about with gay abandon these days, but what does it really mean to you? Different media sources have different meanings for the term, but generally speaking, I feel it can be boiled down to, “How we should live if we want the healthiest body we can have – one that looks and feels good and … [Read more...] about Discover 9 Easy Ways for all Over 55’s to have a Healthier Lifestyle
You may be forgiven for thinking that Yoga is the preserve of lithe young things wrapped in Lycra and not typical of the type of physical exercise designed for seniors. If your thoughts are wandering in that direction then take a leaf out of the Duchess of Cornwall's book. Camilla, now in her 70's, says she is all for a spot of Yoga and comments that it is "very important … [Read more...] about What are the Benefits of Yoga for Baby Boomers?
In Short…..Stress Kills: Find Out if Your Stress Levels are Out of Control? I hate to ruin your day but stress is reputed to be one of the most silent killers on the planet. This is mainly because people don’t even realize something is going wrong, and even worse, they refuse to act on the tell-tale signs. Why does stress contribute to so many facets of ill health which … [Read more...] about 7 Things Stress Does to Your Body, to You and to Your Health
Almost every week a new weight loss diet or exercise program hits the market and it is always touted as being better and more effective than anything else available to part you from your hard earned dollars. Well here is something you may not have thought about…..meditation for lasting weight loss. Meditation is centuries old and in the past most of us have associated it … [Read more...] about 3 Good Reasons to Use Meditation for Lasting Weight Loss
It is not a matter of just preventing disease – you have to learn to Thrive! When you start throwing around words like holistic and wellness some people back off thinking things are going to get a little weird or that maybe some extra-terrestrial being is going to enter their body and change them forever. Don’t worry…..it is nothing sinister like that at all. Let me … [Read more...] about 9 Holistic Approaches to Improve Your Health and Wellness
And…….what is the Effect of Electronic Devices on Your Well-being? I often say to my active ageing clients, health and fitness is a lot more than a quick cardio session or throwing a few weights around for forty minutes or so three to five times a week. It is far more encompassing than that. Total wellness is an overall feeling; something bordering on the edge of a kind of … [Read more...] about Is Your Health and Fitness Suffering From Digital Damage?
How many times have you heard it said over the years; “laughter is the best medicine”? Plenty, I’ll bet. I have always thought there is nothing that makes you feel better than a good old fashioned belly laugh. The Mayo Clinic talks about stress relief from laughter? It's no joke. Whether it be at work or at play, laughter therapy is very real. It is well documented that … [Read more...] about Discover the Powerful Connection Between Laughter, Humour and Good Health.
“I hear you but I am not listening” is a quote we can attribute to many facets of life but not when it come to our health. Learning to hear what your body is telling you helps us understand what is going on inside our bodies and puts us in a much better position to head off a looming health crisis before it even gets started. Unfortunately, in today’s gadget … [Read more...] about 4 Easy Ways to Listen To Your Body for Better Health
You see them on TV all the time...…….ads offering the latest “big discovery” in herbal supplements and companies offering exotic fruit extracts that supposedly boost your immune system. And you wonder to yourself, “Is there any truth in all these wild claims?" More than often, bottom line profits are more important than the product they are peddling, so beware. To … [Read more...] about 10 Natural Ways To Improve Your Immunity Against Diseases
Whatever your age, you can delay the ageing process…….but you can’t stop it. And whatever you do today will determine your health in the future. Unfortunately, the lifestyle habits of a big proportion of people in their 50s and 60s expose them to some serious health consequences, particularly heart disease and stroke. Sadly, many baby boomers will spend the last 10 years … [Read more...] about Here come the 70s – Surviving the 50s and 60s