Smile… Million $ Asset

“A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.”- Charles Gordy Nothing adds beauty to your face like a smile. It’s your million-dollar asset. You can work miracles with a smile. People simply don’t smile enough.  Smiling is a way to write your feelings on...

How Old is Old

About five years ago, AARP did a survey on aging, in which 1,800 Americans were asked what getting older has been like for them so far. Here are some of their major findings.85% of the respondents, from ages 40-90, said they were “not old”. In general, regardless of...

The Pleasures of Being Outside

Summer is almost over; fall is approaching. While you can, take it outside.  There is beauty–and great pleasure–in being outside. Here are five (5) reasons to spend some time outside–even during the winter months.  Exercise.  Going outside makes exercise...

What it Means to Age Positively

For the unlearned, old age is winter; for the learned it is the season of the harvest.—The TalmudPeople who remain curious and filled with wonder do not grow old.—Daisy Saunders What exactly is “positive aging”? How does one age “positively”? While aging means...

Brain Power and Aging

A friend shared the following in an email. Don’t know the author, researcher or scientist; or if there is any validity to this information. However, thought it worth sharing. Brains of elderly people can be compared to a computer. For those of us who are zestfully...

Preventing Functional Decline

While older adults are encouraged to do basic aerobic exercise, research has shown that resistance or strength training is just as, or even more important, in the prevention of functional decline. Resistance training is credited with reducing signs and symptoms of...