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...

Positive Aging is a Choice

To age positively is to age with confidence, style, and grace. These three tips will help you do just that—from the inside out. Maintain a positive attitude Attitude —your state of mind, the way you look at things, the disposition you transmit to others—sets the stage...