healthy living

Just How Healthy Is Seafood – For Us Or The Environment?

Posted on 01/18/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthGuest Blogger: As AARP’s Sustainability Manager, Pam Evans has led the effort to incorporate environmentally responsible practices into AARP’s internal business operations. She’s passionate about educating members on the importance of responsible use of resources, and the direct connection between the declining health of the environment and the health of our, and future, generations. Are you as confused as I am? Eating seafood is often a smart choice for our health, but sometimes it can also be bad for us, …

A Healthy Environment and Healthy Aging

Posted on 01/10/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthGuest Post: As AARP’s Sustainability Manager, Pam Evans has led the effort to incorporate environmentally responsible practices into AARP’s internal business operations. She’s passionate about educating members on the importance of responsible use of resources, and the direct connection between the declining health of the environment and the health of our, and future, generations. Every day we read another article about what’s good, or not so good, for our health. I know I’m particularly disappointed that I can’t consider my …

Seniors Trade Rocking Chairs for Rackets

Posted on 10/28/2011 by | Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthMore than ever, seniors are discovering the athlete within. Since the early 1990s, total participation (and participation by those over age 45) has grown in 21 sports and fitness activities. Note that these sports aren’t for sissies: basketball, bowling, mountain and rock climbing, walking, exercise with equipment, running and jogging, working out at a club, tackle football, golf, hiking, hunting with firearms, ice hockey, in-line skating, kayaking and rafting, martial arts, skateboarding, snorkeling, snowboarding, soccer, target shooting with firearms and …

Can You Survive Halloween Without Candy?

Posted on 10/21/2011 by | Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthAmericans are expected to spend a record $7 billion celebrating Halloween, and the average American family will spend about $75 on costumes, candy and decorations. Those of us who have misgivings about the economy may feel we want to cut back on spending, especially discretionary spending. And what could be better than saving money and promoting fitness? What actions can you take to slim your waist (instead of your wallet) during the Halloween celebration? What customs or traditions can you …

Have a No-Weight-Gain Holiday Season

Posted on 09/30/2011 by | Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthEven if we don’t look at the calendar, aisles of candy in the grocery stores and drugstores remind us that Halloween is around the corner. On the heels of Halloween is Thanksgiving, followed by Christmas and Hanukkah, which are followed by celebrations for the New Year. And don’t forget the eating ritual associated with Super Bowl Sunday in early February! For the next few months, the spotlight on food—especially treats and special indulgences—will be relentless. Social gatherings and nonstop advertising will …

Sitting is the New Smoking

Posted on 09/27/2011 by | Health | Comments

Personal HealthJust so you know, I love technology. Doing social media for AARP and other organizations, I rely daily on technology. From my iPhone to the 100s of software applications I could have running on my computer at any given time, my work and personal life revolves around it. I also do a lot less walking as a result; tied to my devices, much of my day involves sitting at a desk, working on a computer. I remember a different time. …