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Why is Weight Training Important as We Get Older?

There is no doubt you have heard that engaging in regular exercise is crucial for good health. And perhaps you have even taken this to heart and begun exercising.  For most older adults this typically means walking, either outside or on a treadmill, or another activity that is designed to get the heart and lungs…

How Much is ‘Enough’ Vitamin D

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?   We know Vitamins and minerals are super-important for good health. But Vitamin D is in a class by itself. And it’s tough to get enough Vitamin D;, especially during the winter months unless you live where it is warm and sunny year-round. Otherwise, Vitamin D deficiency is an…

The Skinny on Artificial Sweeteners

Unless you’ve been stranded on a deserted island, by now you have heard how eating too much sugar, especially “added sugar’ such as you find in candy, cakes, cookies, and most breakfast cereals to name a few, negatively impacts our health. When reading labels at the grocery store you will be hard pressed to find many…

Why is Weight Training Important as We Get Older?

There is no doubt you have heard that engaging in regular exercise is crucial for good health. And perhaps you have even taken this to heart and begun exercising.  For most older adults this typically means walking, either outside or on a treadmill, or another activity that is designed to get the heart and lungs…

How Much is ‘Enough’ Vitamin D

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?   We know Vitamins and minerals are super-important for good health. But Vitamin D is in a class by itself. And it’s tough to get enough Vitamin D;, especially during the winter months unless you live where it is warm and sunny year-round. Otherwise, Vitamin D deficiency is an…

The Ketogenic Diet, What You Need to Know.

The ‘Keto’ diet. It’s getting a lot of press! And you very likely know someone who is on it or who has tried it. It actually is becoming quite vogue with those seeking weight-loss and its health benefits. What is it? Keto, short for ketogenic, is a diet that is very low in carbs and…

The Skinny on Artificial Sweeteners

Unless you’ve been stranded on a deserted island, by now you have heard how eating too much sugar, especially “added sugar’ such as you find in candy, cakes, cookies, and most breakfast cereals to name a few, negatively impacts our health. When reading labels at the grocery store you will be hard pressed to find many…

Functional Training

         As a Certified Functional Aging Specialist, I am frequently asked ‘What exactly IS functional training?”  The answer is, it depends. The phrase Functional Training is getting tossed around a lot lately. And in general, it refers to any exercise that translates to real life. Something that directly improves our ability to…

3 Breakfast Foods to Start Your Day Off Right.

Kickstart Your Morning with These 3 Breakfast Foods. Do you eat breakfast every day? Are you eating the same thing all the time? Do you need a bit of inspiration to make breakfast interesting again? Here are three foods you will want to include in your mornings. Including protein at every meal has many advantages,…

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