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93-Year-Old Willa Asbornsen says it is never too late to begin fitness training. She resolved five years ago to move out of her nursing home and live alone. She starting working out with a personal trainer to insure her . . . → Read More: Never Too Late For Fitness Training Advises 93-Year-Old
80-Year-Old John Pistone stays in tremendous shape by working out daily. He is living proof you do not have to be old and 80. In fact, he is in better shape than many who are decades younger. When . . . → Read More: 80 Years Old Does Not Have to Be Old!
80-Year-old Derek Porter has run 16 marathons and more than 100 half-marathons. He runs up to five times a week and still competes in 10k races. He took up running when he was about 40. Watch Jeremy Winter’s interview . . . → Read More: 80-Year-Old Runner Still Competing in 10K Events
93-Year-old Dr. Charles Eugster took up bodybuilding at age 87. He is a 3-times world champion in master’s fitness events. From his blog on Facebook: “For young adults, strength and increase in muscle mass may not be a priority . . . → Read More: Combatting Age With Exercise
A large new study of half a million people across Europe, published in the medical journal BMC Medicine, has found that people who regularly eat processed meats (ham, bacon, hot dogs, salami, some sausages, and ready-to-eat packaged meats) appear . . . → Read More: New Study Finds Link Between Processed Meats and Early Death
82-Year-Old Ironman, Lew Hollander, recommends “going anaerobic” with an exercise program every day, rather than taking supplements. Check with your doctor before undertaking any exercise program. Watch » See More Stories of Inspiring Seniors on . . . → Read More: Longevity Secrets from an 82-Year-Old Ironman
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article and video are updated from an earlier version that appeared on HelpingYouCare® October 9, 2011. They contain important health and prevention reminders which are particularly relevant as we currently face a widespread flu epidemic in . . . → Read More: Stop the Spread of Viruses and Germs at Home
Many doctors and physical trainers recommend strengthening all the muscles around the knee, such as quadriceps, hamstrings, and the calf, as a way of helping to prevent knee injuries. Before embarking on any exercise program, consult your doctor first. . . . → Read More: Two Exercises to Help Prevent Knee Injuries
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have issued some helpful food safety and cooking tips and resources for the Holidays. Resources from the FDA Among the resources provided via the FDA’s Holiday . . . → Read More: FDA & USDA Issue Holiday Food Safety and Cooking Tips
The United Health Foundation’s released its 22nd annual America’s Health Rankings report on Tuesday, December 11. Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Census Bureau and American Medical Association, the report provides an overview and . . . → Read More: New Report on America’s Health Rankings Indicates Progress But Troubling Challenges
Minimally disruptive medicine, a new patient-centered health care model, is discussed by Dr. Vitor Montori of the Mayo Clinic Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. He addresses the issue of what is the least amount of health . . . → Read More: What is the Right Amount of Medical Treatment?
Are dental x-rays dangerous? Is once a year too often? Should you make a risk-benefit analysis next time you’re in the dentist’s office? A new study conducted by researchers at Yale University has found an association between dental x-rays . . . → Read More: When Are Dental X-Rays Necessary?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) makes clear that it does not conduct a pre-market review of dietary supplements. Dietary supplements are not approved by the government for safety and effectiveness before they are marketed. However, Vasilios H. . . . → Read More: The FDA’s Role in Reviewing the Safety & Efficacy of Dietary Supplements
Johanna Quaas was born in 1925, and is Germany’s oldest active gymnast. She retired as a physical education teacher from Leipzig, Germany. Her gymnastic training began when in her 50s. Her first competition was at age 56. She says, . . . → Read More: Guinness World Record Holder for Oldest Gymnast at 86 Years Old
93 Year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch is the world’s oldest yoga teacher. She says: ”My doctor when he did the hip replacement said you won’t be able to do this, you won’t be able to do that. I said I don’t . . . → Read More: Guinness World Record Holder for Oldest Yoga Teacher
Watch Dr. William Bell, world record holder in pole vault in his age group, clear 7 feet, 2 inches! Dr. Bell is 90 years old! He is the father of former Olympic Pole Vaulter, Earl Bell. In this video . . . → Read More: 90-Year-Old World Record Holder in Pole Vault
Ruth Frith was the oldest woman athlete in the World Masters Games in Sydney in 2009. She participated in the long jump, the triple jump, shot put, discus throw, hammer throw and javelin throw. She trains six days a . . . → Read More: Ruth Frith – Oldest Sportswoman of the World (98 years)
Which of the following presents the greatest risk to your health? Pesticides on apple skin, drinking hot beverages from a styrofoam cup, microwaves from a cell phone, or sitting 6 hours a day? View this video from ABC News, . . . → Read More: What is the Greatest Health Risk?
A new HBO documentary, The Weight of The Nation, produced by John Hoffman in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), explores the costs and causes of the well-publicized obesity epidemic that is plaguing America and its health . . . → Read More: New HBO Documentary, The Weight of The Nation, Explores Causes, Costs of Obesity
The Rave Diet claims to reverse heart disease, as well as wide range of other diseases, by changing to a plant-based diet. It has been endorsed by doctors from The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, who are interviewed–one of whom reversed . . . → Read More: Heart Disease Reversal
Dr. Martha Grogan, a cardiologist with the Mayo Clinic and medical editor for the new book Heart Healthy For Life suggests: Eat 5, Move 10, Sleep 8 Watch . . . → Read More: A Simple Equation for Heart Health
Here’s how to cook a super healthy and super delicious chicken salad veronique from ShareWIKI.com. Watch Jim Perko, Executive Chef at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute . . . → Read More: Healthy Cooking: How to Cook a Super Healthy Chicken Salad Veronique
Fitness guru Nash Jocic advocates weight training for people over 50 to stop or slow down the aging process, increase mobility, and lower the risk of injuries. Watch » Consult your doctor before beginning an exercise . . . → Read More: Benefits of Weight Training for People Over 50
A new study from the Mayo Clinic suggests that eating too much may double the risk of memory loss in people over 70 years old. Watch study author Yonas E. Geda, M.D., MSc, associate professor of neurology and psychiatry . . . → Read More: Eating Too Much May Increase Memory Loss in Older People
In a presentation made at a meeting of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii, George Eisman, Registered Dietitian, offered a critique of the high-protein Atkins Diet, and discussed what foods are best for human health. According to Mr. Eisman, green . . . → Read More: What Diet is Best for You: Critique of Atkins Diet
In a lecture given at a meeting of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii, by Janice Stanger, Ph.D., presented what she terms “Ten Dangerous Nutritional Myths.” Dr. Sanger is a nutrition expert, author, educator, and speaker, who has a PhD . . . → Read More: Ten Nutritional Myths vs. The Perfect Formula Vegan Diet
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s nutrition guidelines, now called MyPlate, replaces the food pyramid. Watch Howcast’s video on how to follow the USDA’s recommendations . . . → Read More: MyPlate Dietary Guidelines
Physical activity, besides being good for the cardiovascular system, is also thought to have a direct benefit for brain health and greater memory capacity, according to John H. (Jack) Byrne, Ph.D.), Chairman, Department Of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the . . . → Read More: The Importance of Exercise on Brain Health
Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary, runs early mornings to stay fit and relieve her from the stress of a hectic Washington schedule. She hopes to continue running into her nineties. Watch Runner’s World TV . . . → Read More: How Kathleen Sebelius Stays Fit
According to Dr. Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, watching one’s waist size is more important than watching one’s weight. Watch . . . → Read More: Preventing Disease Through Waist Management
Dr. Michael Roizen, Division Chair of the Cleveland Clinic, and Anti-aging expert, offers tips on blood pressure management. He cites the more colorful the fruits and vegetables, the lower the blood pressure. Spinach and tomatoes, for example, are great . . . → Read More: The Right Foods Can Help Manage Blood Pressure
Dr. Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, shares tips for healthy living and illness prevention with Lifetime’s “The Balancing Act” host Dr. David Friedman. One tip is avoiding aging foods, such as saturated fats (four-legged animal . . . → Read More: Wellness-Care Now or Illness-Care Later
Now 100 years old, Kenneth Wood is still cutting hair as he has since 1927. He works six days a week: Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 4pm. He has no plans . . . → Read More: 100-Year-Old Barber
To better help cope with caregiver stress, The Mayo Clinic offers courses in Mindful Living Techniques. This course teaches the skill of focusing on the present moment, letting go of the past (often associated with depression) as well the . . . → Read More: Mindful Living Techniques May Help Caregivers Better Cope With Stress
Bill Hargrove began bowling in 1924. The United States Bowling Congress in 2007 recognized him as the “Oldest League Bowler in History.” He credits his longevity to not drinking or smoking and keeping fit by bowling. Watch an interview . . . → Read More: Record Holder as the World’s Oldest Bowler at Age 106
Why should people watch their holiday eating habits? What are some healthy holiday food choices? What are smart ways people can limit themselves? Other holiday eating tips for families? Watch Lisa Harnack, Director, Nutrition Coordinating Center, School of Public . . . → Read More: Some Tips for Dealing with Holiday Eating
Geriatric health experts say a good place to start in assessing elderly health is weight. A weight gain or loss is something to be addressed with a doctor (especially if the reason for the gain or loss is not . . . → Read More: Yearly Checklist for Assessing Elderly Health
Medicare recipients under the Affordable Care Act are entitled to an annual wellness visit with their physician at no cost to them. You can review medications with your doctor and talk about whether any changes are needed. You can . . . → Read More: Medicare’s Free Annual Wellness Visits
Diet Gurus Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., and Dr. Dean Ornish, discuss the remarkable capacity of the body to heal itself through diet, as opposed to using drugs and undergoing operations. (President Bill Clinton followed their diet to reverse his . . . → Read More: Treating the Causes, Not the Symptoms of Heart Disease
In an interview on ABC’s Good Morning America, Dr. Oz discusses the importance of Vitamin D with Diane Sawyer. About 100 million Americans have Vitamin D deficiency, which could be critical in American health, according to experts. Vitamin D . . . → Read More: Some Vitamin D Benefits of the Sun
According to John H. (Jack) Byrne, Ph.D.), Chairman, Department Of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University Texas Medical School at Houston, it is important to challenge one’s brain by doing a variety of different activities, such as reading books, . . . → Read More: Improving Memory Capabilities
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. from the Cleveland Clinic discusses how he set up his 25-year study on arresting and reversing heart disease using a plant-based diet. Former President Bill Clinton used this same diet to reverse his heart disease. . . . → Read More: Reversing Heart Disease Possible With Diet According to Cleveland Clinic MD
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