In my current capacity as a behaviorist at a weight loss medicine clinic, I work alongside patients to identify their weight loss goals and modify the behaviors sabotaging them. Far and away, these patients blame aging the most. Is this a convenient falsity, or inconvenient truth?Continue Reading
In the course of a typical day, I and many other older adults who are retired or live in generationally segregated communities or work and socialize only with others our age have very few personal interactions with younger people. And I’m convinced that we are the lesser for it.Continue Reading
Unless the developers of fitness facilities accommodate older adults, not as a boutique population but as a core market for their services, it won’t be many years before their state-of-the-art complexes won’t be very fit at all.Continue Reading
I’ve been writing about curcumin – the active ingredient in the Indian curry spice turmeric – for months. It’s been used medically for millennia in south Asia, and touted in overwhelming numbers of peer-reviewed studies demonstrating its ability to prevent and treat many illnesses and conditions.Continue Reading
Exercise, exercise, exercise.
I’m not getting enough, and I’ll bet you’re not, either.
Yesterday I wrote about the Frontline program on Parkinson’s. In that documentary, a researcher said that a well-designed exercise program is better for …Continue Reading
A research study published in the May 2012 issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings finds an association between computer activities, physical exercise and reduced mild cognitive impairment. The article Computer Activities, Physical Exercise, Aging, and Mi…Continue Reading
On May 3, 2011, beloved former Washington Post food critic Phyllis Richman — like me, a Person with Parkinson’s – wrote a piece for her old paper. In that article, she questioned why Michael J. Fox – arguably our country’s most well-known PWP …Continue Reading
Exercising on a regular basis is a challenge for everyone. Older seniors, so busy with lots of daily activities, may need encouragement and support aimed at motivating them to make exercise one of those daily activities. In October 2011 the National In…Continue Reading