Monthly Archives September 2015

10 Tips: Healthy Aging Month

  Republished from Healthy Aging Magazine   Think it’s too late to “rein­vent” your­self? Think again. Accord­ing to Car­olyn Wor­thing­ton, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging® Mag­a­zine and exec­u­tive direc­tor of Healthy Aging®, “it’s never too late to find a new career, a new sport, pas­sion, or hobby.” Wor­thing­ton is the cre­ator of Sep­tem­ber is Healthy Aging® Month, an annual health obser­vance designed to focus national atten­tion on the pos­i­tive aspects of grow­ing older. Now in its sec­ond decade, Wor­thing­ton says Sep­tem­ber is Healthy Aging® Month pro­vides inspi­ra­tion and prac­ti­cal ideas for adults, ages 50-plus, to improve their phys­i­cal, men­tal, social, and finan­cial
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The Facts About Cholesterol

  September is Cholesterol Education Month and no matter how healthy you may appear, it is important for everyone to know the facts about high cholesterol. According to the CDC, over 102 million adults in America have cholesterol levels over 200 mg/dL, which is above what is considered healthy. Those who carry high levels of cholesterol in the blood are twice as likely to develop heart disease compared to those who maintain ideal levels. Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that produces naturally in the body as well as some foods. An excess of cholesterol in the body will deposit itself
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Flu Season: Should You Vaccinate?

As summer draws to a close, most people face several important questions this upcoming fall.  Will the Redskins finally have a decent season? Is there a limit to the pumpkin flavored items one can consume? Should I get vaccinated for the flu this year? Although the answers to some of these questions remain ambiguous, getting vaccinated should be at the top of everyone’s priority list. Nobody actually enjoys getting sick, yet somehow it is still a challenge to get people the flu vaccine each year. Every excuse is different, but there are several misconceptions that prevent people from following through with
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