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Open Letter To Mom: 12 Truths You Taught Me

Posted on 05/10/2013 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeDear Mom, By now, you’ve probably opened the package I sent for Mother’s Day. If not, SPOILER ALERT: I got you those leggings you wanted (like mine) and an oversized tunic to match. Cute? Yes. Thoughtful? Kinda. Special? Not really. Even the card I sent was ordinary. A few months ago, I picked out the perfect one, but then I forgot it at home on Tuesday, the day I had to USPS it all to arrive on time. #mothersdayfail Mom, …

Let’s Dance: Generations Step to the Beat

Posted on 04/4/2013 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeIt’s wedding season again, which means… it’s dance season! Or at least that’s how I look at it. As far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing better than the dance floor at a wedding. Old and young, experienced and not (mostly not), everyone comes together to celebrate. Six year olds hear their first Sinatra; 86 year olds hear their first Rihanna, for better or for worse. I say better. A few weeks ago, our DOROT Young Professionals group got a jump on …

Joe Weider: 5 Facts About the Man Who Pumped Us Up

Posted on 03/25/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacyIf you were a self-consciously scrawny teenager back in the 1960s, you knew muscle-building mogul Joe Weider from comic-book ads that asked, “Why be SKINNY?” To start down the road to physical perfection and popularity with the opposite sex, all we needed to do was send him a self-addressed envelope and 25 cents for postage and handling. In his heyday, Weider, who died on March 23 at age 93 in Los Angeles, was the veritable Donald Trump of hypertrophy, a …

Brain Fitness: Four Strategies to Keep Your Wits with Aging

Posted on 03/6/2013 by | Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthHowever magnificent one’s earlier accomplishments, getting older can be a humbling experience. Loss of peripheral vision and depth judgment, lessened hearing acuity, decreased sensitivity of taste buds, stiffened arteries, declining bone density, a less efficient heart pump, reduced lung capacity, wrinkling of skin, reduced muscle strength and, for some, loss of hair are a few of the physical changes that are biologically predetermined. The aging process also brings social and emotional losses. As we age, parents and older relatives die, …

“Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day”

Posted on 03/4/2013 by | Washington D.C. | Comments

Personal HealthIt’s said that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, signaling the start of Spring.  There are many celebrations this month, from Easter to Saint Patrick’s Day, from Texas Independence Day to Save a Spider Day (no, I’m not kidding).  But it is also known as National Nutrition Month®! After spending half of February devouring chocolate, it’s time to get back into shape and start eating right. Since 1980, the Academy of Nutrition has pursued …

Aging Boomers Less Healthy Than Their Parents

Posted on 02/6/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThe nation’s 78 million baby boomers may be living longer than their parents, but a new study finds that boomers have worse health than the previous generation. Researchers from the West Virginia University School of Medicine and the Medical University of South Carolina wondered if those born between 1946 and 1964 were living longer only because of advances in medicine, not because they were really healthier than prior generations. To find out, the researchers compared the boomers’ and an earlier generations’ …