Good Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle
The phrase ‘Health is Wealth’ gets more significant with age. It’s what we preserve the most, especially after retirement. Most seniors would love to foresee a life of health, fitness and relaxation. Some active seniors would also want to travel and explore places, and realize a lifetime’s desire. A fit and healthy life is nothing but a result of a wholesome lifestyle. It stems from preventive care and making sure your body gets all it needs to remain in the pink of health. It really isn’t difficult to find important nutritional guidelines to follow. Internet for seniors is a ready made ocean of information. That’s where you go when you need reliable information or health tips.
Brain Builders!: A Lifelong Guide to Sharper Thinking, Better Memory, and an Age-Proof Mind
By Richard Leviton - Book Review
Health writer Leviton believes that the human brain is like a muscle: the more you use it, the stronger it gets. And he disagrees with the commonly held notion that cognitive abilities must decrease with age. To "age-proof your brain," Leviton recommends a pragmatic seven-step program that incorporates an understanding of your brain's rhythms with an awareness of how important diet, exercise, and music are to the thought process. Numerous mental calisthenics are presented to promote "alertness, concentration, perceptual speed, learning, memory, problem solving, and creativity." The nature of intelligence and how it is measured are also discussed at length. Though designed with baby boomers in mind, its positive, practical advice makes it equally valuable for high-school or college audiences. Brian McCombie
What Does Wellness Of The Body Really Mean? By Kenneth Scott
Wellness is the state of good physical and emotional health, and is further enhanced by a balanced diet, exercise, and healthy living habits. Nutrition refers to providing our bodies with the right foods and nutrients, in our ability to keep it healthy and functioning properly. Healthy living habits are those that do not cause us harm, such as avoiding smoking, drugs, and drinking excessive alcohol.
Exercise For A Healthy Heart By Peter Sams
Look for chances to be more active during the day. Walk the mall before shopping, choose a flight of stairs over an escalator, or take 10–15 minute walking breaks while watching TV or sitting for some other activity.
Start slowly. Gradually build up to at least 30 minutes of activity, five or more times per week (or whatever your doctor recommends). If you don't have a full 30 minutes, try two 15-minute sessions or three 10-minute sessions to meet your goal.
Note your activities on a calendar or in a logbook. Write
down the distance or length of time of your activity and
how you feel after each session. If you miss a day, plan a
make-up day or add 10–15 minutes to your next session.
By Jeanne Besser, Colleen Doyle
- Book Review
The Great American Eat-Right Cookbook
Eating right never tasted so good!
Whatever you choose, whether it’s our succulent appetizers, savory soups, hearty salads, mouth-watering entrees and side dishes, or our scrumptious desserts, you'll be in taste-bud heaven. Here are 140 tantalizing recipes to satisfy any desire for delicious and nutritious meals for every day or special occasions. Dig into Stuffed Greek Chicken Breasts with Lemon-Roasted Asparagus and Roasted Potatoes. Greet the day with Baked Eggs Florentine or Oatmeal- Raisin Scones. Readers can satisfy snack attacks with a Grapefruit Granita. Or curl up on the sofa with a TV remote and a bowl of Chili-Spiced Popcorn.
Types of Yoga
By George Brandt
Do you ever get so busy you can't even think straight? Do you frequently suffer from headaches and feel lethargic? Instead of indulging in all the "one-pill cures" on late night television, why not take an hour of your day to do yoga? Millions of Americans are finding a sense of peace and relaxation, while improving circulation, muscle definition and flexibility.
Many beginners like to start with Iyengar yoga, where positions are held longer to provide maximum stretching and minimal injury. Unlike "flow" yoga styles, there are breaks between positions and an emphasis on long, deep stretches for people of all levels. Props like mats, blankets, straps and blocks help take some of the strain off the body.
By C. Gray Flynn
Ageing But Not Getting Old
When I was a teenager in high school, my home economics teacher made a comment that never left me: "youth is wasted on the young". As a young person, I thought it an unkind comment and viewed my teacher unsympathetically. Of course now that I am a mature woman, I completely understand what she was getting at. The vitality and beauty of youth, that gets traded off for experience, knowledge and, dare I say, some wisdom in ones growing years, is for many of us, if not most, painful to relinquish.