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If you were Chuck Noland (think Castaway), how would you do?

If you were Chuck Noland (think Castaway), how would you do?

In the 2000 movie Castaway, Tom Hanks plays the roll of Chuck Noland, a FedEx employee whose airplane crashes in the South Pacific. Chuck survives the crash and is washed up onto a small, uninhabited island. He remains there for four years, completely alone and...

GOOD? BAD? MAYBE.

GOOD? BAD? MAYBE.

There once was a farmer whose horse galloped away. His concerned neighbor clucked his tongue, "Poor you, what bad luck!" The farmer calmly replied, "Who knows if it is bad or good?" A whole herd of horses appeared the next day, with the farmer's horse in the lead. The...

UNDERSTAND THIS ABOUT BONE DENSITY

UNDERSTAND THIS ABOUT BONE DENSITY

Last year I wrote an article titled: A word you should know: sarcopenia. Here’s that article if you’d like to check it out. Sarcopenia is the gradual loss of muscle mass with age. This happens to everybody. No 90 year old has the muscle mass of a 20 year old. However,...

KEEP YOUR HIPS STRONG FOR A LONG HEALTHSPAN

KEEP YOUR HIPS STRONG FOR A LONG HEALTHSPAN

In a recent post, I discussed the distinction between lifespan and healthspan. Hip function is vital to increasing your healthspan. The hips can begin to lose function as early as middle age. Weak hips pose serious consequences for everyone, not just seniors. But you...

HEALTHSPAN VERSUS LIFESPAN

HEALTHSPAN VERSUS LIFESPAN

In my book The StayAhead Method, I compare the difference between lifespan and healthspan. Lifespan is the number of years you're alive. A long lifespan sounds great. Doesn't it make sense that we'd want as many years as possible to enjoy life? Of course! The problem...

YOUR AMAZING BRAIN (WAVES)

YOUR AMAZING BRAIN (WAVES)

For those of you who take my fitness and yoga classes, you know that I offer you a mind/body approach to fitness. But what exactly does mind/body mean? Have you ever seen someone exercising who doesn’t appear to be particularly focused or tuned into what they’re...

HOW TO MAKE YOUR JOINTS LAST LONGER

HOW TO MAKE YOUR JOINTS LAST LONGER

Let's talk about joint health. Here's a question for you: How many joints are in the human body? A. 57 B. 128 C. 226 D. 360 If you went big by answering 360, you are right on. Incredible, huh! That's a lot of joints! We use our joints in practically every moment of...

THE FIRST STEP FOR HEALTHY SKIN

THE FIRST STEP FOR HEALTHY SKIN

Can you name our largest organ? Of course, it's our skin. Not all organs are internal, like our heart and lungs. As adults, we carry approximately 8 pounds and 22 square feet of skin with us every moment of life. Our skin is so versatile. It protects our inner parts...

THE FIRST STEP TO HEALTHY EATING

THE FIRST STEP TO HEALTHY EATING

What you put in your mouth is pretty important, right? Your daily food choices affect how you feel today, and in the future. If you want to StayAhead as you age, making wise food choices is a must. When you combine healthy food choices with physical activity, you'll...

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