A Healthy Alternative Doesn’t Have to Cost a Lot

--Alan Freishtat, Healthy Living Golden Age It sometimes seems that in order to stay healthy, it might cost a lot of money. Granted, not being healthy will ultimately cost more money than buying healthy food, but for many it seems like we must spend a lot of money to buy healthful food, see a dietitian, buy exercise equipment, go to the gym or have a personal trainer. However, it doesn't have to be that way. Many years ago, before I was a fitness trainer, I used to sell freshly squeezed orange juice. One potential client told me that Coca-Cola was much [...]

2017-03-15T10:42:28+00:00May 9th, 2016|Food & Diet, Health & Medical|

Living the ‘Moment’ in Memory Care

As we age, we naturally start worrying more and more about our memory. Lapses in memory at a younger age are not given much thought but now seem to have new meaning. Research indicates that proper nutrition, medication, physical activity, cognitive exercise, and routine health monitoring can dramatically influence daily abilities, quality of life and health. Some important things to consider when it comes to prevention are: Specialized diets enriched with omega 3 and vitamins Hydration Cognitive exercise regimens Physical strength training and exercise Music, aroma and massage therapy Physical, speech and occupational therapy Fall prevention training Families are encouraged to be a part of the wellness [...]

Coping with Cancer

The word ‘cancer’ is fraught with emotion – mostly negative.  How does one manage the physical and emotional components of a cancer diagnosis? Taking Control Navigating a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Treatment usually happens quickly. Aside from dealing with physical effects of the disease itself and conventional treatments such as chemotherapy, people may have to adjust their lifestyle, with changes to their diet, supplement, and exercise regimens. Then there's the emotional impact. A diagnosis can trigger deep inner turmoil. Many people find they need support and healing for their mind and soul as much as for their body. There [...]

2017-03-15T10:42:48+00:00April 23rd, 2014|Coping, Food & Diet, Health & Medical, Physical Health|