Sleep: A Prescription for Better Health

Eyes Wide Shut: Why Eight Hours of Sleep is a Prescription for Better Health In today’s time-pressed world, a full night’s sleep has become akin to a luxury, but beware: it is a vital necessity. Lack of sleep affects your health, from stress to heart disease to overall well-being. Even an occasional all-nighter impedes our ability to concentrate, analyze information, …

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Stay Strong, Flexible and Balanced with Exercise

Tipping Point: Stay Strong, Flexible and Balanced with Exercise Much of life is a balancing act…from learning to sit up as an infant through avoiding falls in the later years. Balance is the ability to distribute your weight in a way that enables you to remain upright and steady. This requires multiple systems in your body to be working in …

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Stay Strong, Flexible and Balanced with Exercise

Tipping Point: Stay Strong, Flexible and Balanced with Exercise Much of life is a balancing act…from learning to sit up as an infant through avoiding falls in the later years. Balance is the ability to distribute your weight in a way that enables you to remain upright and steady. This requires multiple systems in your body to be working in …

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Stay Strong, Flexible and Balanced with Exercise

Tipping Point: Stay Strong, Flexible and Balanced with Exercise Much of life is a balancing act…from learning to sit up as an infant through avoiding falls in the later years. Balance is the ability to distribute your weight in a way that enables you to remain upright and steady. This requires multiple systems in your body to be working in …

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Apps for Healthcare

There’s an App for That Apps (short for “applications”), are pieces of software that you can download and utilize on your computer, phone or other electronic device. The initial explosion of apps in 2010 has grown exponentially each year, with more than 40,000 medical and health ones now available to users of iPhones, iPads, Androids and others. These apps offer …

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Brain Health and Exercise

Exercise & Brain Health Everyone knows the correlation between physical activity and good health. Now, exciting new research supports the link between a physically active lifestyle and brain cognition… and even longevity! Researchers at the University of Iowa examined more than 100 studies linking exercise and brain health. These studies indicate that exercise is not only good for the brain, …

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Skin Spots – What are they telling you?

What Your Skin Might Be Telling You Summer weather means a change in our clothing to more abbreviated attire that exposes our skin, giving us the opportunity to take a better look at ourselves. Sometimes we’re surprised at what we find. Age Spots: Referred to as “sun spots” or “liver spots,” (although they have nothing to do with the liver), …

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Exercise – A Key Component to Healthy Aging

Exercise – A Key Component to Healthy Aging We all experience changes to our bodies as a natural part of growing older. Adapting to these changes can be challenging. While we cannot stop our body’s aging process, we can proactively address the physiological changes that occur in order to reduce the impact of aging on our general health. Commonly, mobility …

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Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body Mass Index (BMI) The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a quick, easy and efficient screening tool to identify weight problems in adults. While BMI is a strong indicator of body fat percentage, it can vary for age, race and sex. It is important to note that the BMI should only be utilized as a screening tool and is not, …

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