Health and Wellness

The Fabric of Fitness

You’re not supposed to still be running around a tennis or basketball court — or even, for that matter, running around the block — once you’re old enough to qualify for the senior discount at the movie theater.

The importance of the high testosterone diet

High testosterone is necessary to building muscle and burning fat. Find out which foods you can take to increase the level of testosterone in your body.

The link between colorectal cancer and high blood sugar in postmenopausal women

New research from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NYC, indicates that women with elevated glucose levels are more likely to develop colorectal cancer.

Facts and myths about anti-aging

Tips for anti aging that include ingredients that can't be found in a wrinkle cream.

Top myths about adults 55+ and exercise

Are preconceived notions about exercise in your mature years keeping you from getting fit? If so, find out what some of the top senior exercise myths are.

Tips on getting rid of menopausal weight

Women need not fear menopausal weight gain. Some experts say it is beneficial, but excessive weight gain is not healthy. Here are some tips for preventing problems of menopause.

What's your risk of fracture?

Over 25 million senior women are at risk of osteoporosis and the known consequences. FRAX helps determine low bone density and the associated risk of bone fracture.

What is andropause and should you be worried about it?

Men from age 40 and up tend to worry about male menopause and related andropause symptoms. Brief description of the problem with recommendations that include seeing a doctor.

How to choose the right walking shoes

When it comes to best walking shoes learn the difference between comfortable walking shoes versus brogans that turn a 50-mile walk into a battle with monster-sized blisters.

Sun protection tips

Senior women should use sun protection products and follow simple sun safety tips to enjoy sunny activities without damaging skin. Helpful protection tips and product recommendation.

Do women experience more pain than men?

Who experiences more pain once they reach the 55+ age group: Men or women? Stanford University School of Medicine reports women do, but there's one big caveat yet to be answered...

What causes muscle loss and what can you do about it?

At the age of 75, the body begins to lose muscle at a rapid rate. Learn what steps you can take to slow down the advance of muscle loss as you get older.

How smoking could render you impotent

A healthy sex life comes from healthy habits: Quit smoking to reduce your chances of impotence; medical study links smoking to erectile dysfunction.

Can You Hear Me Now?

In a fourth-season episode of Seinfeld, a wheelchair salesman tries out a comically over-enthusiastic sales pitch on George and Kramer, entrusted with purchasing a wheelchair to replace one they were inadvertently responsible for destroying.

Three great exercises for 55+ women

Staying fit in your senior years isn't always easy. These three exercises can keep you strong and flexible at any age.