Ever notice that some people’s golden years seem a bit more, well, golden? You’ve earned this time to invest in yourself and to live well. Good health means a great quality of life. Research suggests that adopting a few simple habits can help you live both longer — and better. Take a cue from these 10 things thriving healthy seniors do:
Lifelong dieters know the basics. To lose weight, you have to burn more calories than you consume. Proteins are more satiating than carbohydrates. Donuts are seriously bad news. But what if you think you’re doing everything right? Exercising more and, eating less,and still not seeing results? It could be an underlying health problem like hyperthyroidism or medication-related weight gain. (Check with your doctor.) Or it could be something simpler.
Take this quiz to find out what could be sabotaging your weight-loss goals:
5 Health Benefits of Resveratrol
You’ve heard the saying that French women don’t get fat. But have you heard that they typically have low rates of heart disease despite diets high in cholesterol and saturated fat? The French Paradox, as it’s known, may be related to the moderate consumption of alcohol that’s common in France. In particular, some experts believe that red wine (containing reserveratrol) has cardio-protective benefits.
There’s no doubt that eating your fruits and veggies will make Mom happy. But it may also save your life. A growing body of research suggests that consuming a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help prevent death from some coronary, respiratory and digestive problems.
Your heart: It sure works hard for you. It’s a blood-pumping machine that needs daily TLC to help you live a long, healthy life. This Valentine’s Day, show your heart some love by learning how to keep it in tip-top shape.
If you’re looking to add a little spice to your life, you can’t go wrong with turmeric. The beautiful, golden-colored plant extract has been used for thousands of years in Indian and Chinese medicine because of its healing potential. Extracted from the root of a turmeric plant, turmeric spice has a warm and bitter taste and is used frequently in Asian cooking.
But it’s the medicinal qualities that make turmeric, or Curcuma longa, one of the most sought-after spices in the world.
It’s freezing and dark outside. Your bed has never felt better. In the seasonal battle against the snooze button, you need all the help you can get. So make the most of your winter workouts by following these dos and don’ts. And enjoy a hot body even when it’s cold outside.
Maybe that Disney princess was on to something: There is happiness in letting go. Sometimes we hold on to habits that keep us from living our best, happiest life. Don’t worry, we aren’t going to ask you to give up diet soda or cheesy Neil Diamond tunes or your favorite carbohydrate. But to find happiness in 2017, may we suggest you lose the following:
One of the most frustrating parts of disease and other dementias is how they hinder a person’s ability to communicate. If someone you love has one of these diseases, they may experience increasing challenges with language. And you might find it increasingly difficult to understand your loved one.
When you’re on a diet, Thanksgiving Day can feel like Armageddon: Everything is going wrong. It’s ironic that Thanksgiving dinner starts with good components like lean protein, fruits and vegetables. These healthy staples go bad quickly, however, when they are loaded down with fat, salt and sugar to make beloved holiday dishes.
This year, give your Thanksgiving lineup a makeover by adding a healthy twist to traditional favorites.