Both exercise and mindfulness practice have been shown to have a myriad of health benefits for older adults, but less is know about why many older adults don't engage in these practices and how to motivate them to do so. In this blog post, the authors of a new qualitative study, published in BMC Geriatrics, discuss what they learned when they asked a group of older adults about the benefits of and barriers to exercising and practicing mindfulness.
Being over 50 can be a wonderful and fulfilling time in your life. However, being unhealthy can significantly impact your later years, and getting older doesn’t have to mean a decline in health.
As we begin to age, it’s important to recognize that our health and wellness needs likely change. If you’re in your forties, you are still at an age where you can take steps to ensure healthy aging. Here are some health tips for women over 40 to consider
You don’t have to look too far to see something written or hear a report of a food, or group of foods you should not eat if you want to be healthy, slim, and avoid illness. But should not eat, and focus on the foods you should eat to offer you energy, strength, fitness and overall health.
Eating these nutrient rich foods will not only build a healthy platform for your overall wellness, but there will be far less room left for unnecessary snacks and high-calorie extras that can slip into your daily diet.
by Louise Skeen
Mind, Body, Health Coach | Fitness Trainer | Founder of Slender Boss Program
Food can have such a powerful pull, especially if you are feeling emotional, stressed, angry, tired, or even feeling board, and at these weak points in your day, when blood sugars have dropped or when actioning repetitive tasks, you may be totally unconscious of your actions to put food in your mouth.
If you rely on willpower to lose weight, then you are sabotaging your ability to make permanent life-long change right from the onset.
By Louise Skeen
So the voice starts in your head again. “You know you don’t really need to eat anything right now”. “In fact, your last meal was not that long ago, and you’re not hungry”. But the reality is, you’re thinking about food. There’s a strong urge to have something to eat. So, do you listen to the practical voice in your head or do you feed that urge to eat something?
Sweet Potato is the only potato you can eat raw, and it’s so very tasty. What makes this salad divine is the curry almond sauce. An explosion of flavour and suitable as a main meal or as a side dish to accompany any protein of choice. RAW, VEGAN, PALEO, GLUTEN FREE.
Gluten Free Breakfast Bread – This delicious, easy to make Gluten Free Breakfast Bread Recipe allows you to start your day with a hit of energy and goodness. Containing no flour, this recipe will not leave you feeling bloated. This slice is also perfect with a cup of herbal tea around 3PM when you feel your blood sugars drop.
Women: cut the salt, eat a Mediterranean diet and watch your vitamins
There’s a wonderful sense of freedom and an element of excitement when you have crossed the final “T” and dotted the final “I” and there’s nothing more to do than relax and let the vacation begin.
If you have been looking after your health and fitness all year, but are fearing the “what if I let my guard down and put on weight during the holidays” concern, then my following tips will get you through your vacation feeling even better than before you left.
Looking for the path toward a healthier you? It's not hard to find. The journey begins with some simple tweaks to your lifestyle. The right diet, exercise, and stress-relief plan all play a big role.
Your 40s are considered a mid-point, the top of the hill. It's a big milestone - but you've got miles yet to go! Don't let body changes and health hazards send you downhill.
Being over 40 can make staying in shape more difficult than ever, but with a few simple tips any woman can maintain her fitness levels no matter her age!
Did you know that men and women have different sleep experiences? On the whole, women report more sleep disturbances than men
If you were physically active before 50, that’s great. But if you didn't exercise regularly, it's not too late to start.
Some risk factors and symptoms linked with aging and menopause can't be changed. But good nutrition can help prevent or ease certain conditions that may develop during and after menopause.
Want a simple recipe to fight aging? The ingredients are easy to find. The right mix of nutrients -- and some regular exercise -- will let you feel and look your best.
When you eat right, you'll help get your weight under control, keep your bones strong, and prevent heart disease. It's all about making smart choices.
Get in touch with mind and body -- and they'll take you anywhere you want to go. These tips get you started.
For the majority of Americans today, achieving or simply maintaining a decent level of fitness is a challenge, but for women turning 50, getting in shape can feel even more challenging. Today there are more weight loss programs, exercise equipment, and fitness routines to choose from than ever before, yet statistics remind us just how out of shape we are as a country.
By Louise Skeen
It’s one thing to work out for general health and fitness, but another when your
mindset and determination are attached to your moves, technique and results.
Focusing on getting the most out of every workout will result in faster results and
A weekend spa retreat sounds heavenly, doesn't it? Two days of complete and total tranquility…OK, who are we kidding? Between work, the kids and the bank account, who can possibly pull this off? Good news: You don't really need one to relax and rejuvenate. With practice, you can boost your well-being practically anywhere, anytime. These easy, no-cost refreshers are the perfect way to start.
With so much on their plates – careers to pursue, homes to run, kids to raise and elderly parents to look after – women often forget to take care of themselves. If that’s you, and your health is taking a serious backseat, it’s time to put things right.
Great healthy tips for women that really work are sometimes hard to come by. Just recently, an article was published on Health.com that talks about 6 habits that healthy women share. You’re probably thinking, here we are again with starving ourselves to death with healthy foods that just don’t taste good. What may surprise you is more than half of these healthy tips for women don’t involve food at all, and most of them are simple tweaks or adjustments you can create into habits. Read on to find out what the author suggests as simple measures to be healthy without the guilty relationships we typically have with food.
Dr. Blanca Sckell is medical director of the Ambulatory Care Center and internal medicine program at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, in New York City. She offered the following advice for women who are seeking ways to boost their health.