wellness

New Tech Tools Promise to Make Caregiving Easier

Posted on 03/19/2014 by |Caregiving | Comments

Bulletin Today | CaregivingMake room in your life for technology, family caregivers. That was a recurring theme at the American Society on Aging (ASA) annual conference that ended this past Saturday. And it was seconded heartily at the Boomer Summit, a daylong event held during ASA for entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations that market to boomers and older adults. At the Boomer Summit, 85 out of the 300 companies there focused on caregivers. Thousands listened to ASA panels and presentations not only on technology …

The Best Apps of 2012 (50+ Edition)

Posted on 12/26/2012 by |Technology | Comments

TechnologyMy life has become app centered.  In fact, I probably spend more time on my smartphone testing apps than most 20-somethings. I ask my friends, I ask the Internet, I ask my Twitter followers … and I download, tap and swipe away. All in the service of this blog. I must admit, I download a lot of toads before I find a prince.  So I offer these suggestions for my favorite apps of 2012 after extensive personal research. What apps …

Do Healthy Choices Matter?

Posted on 10/2/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal Health  Felice Shapiro is a writer, entrepreneur, and publisher as well as the founder of Better After 50, a weekly online magazine. In addition to being a teacher and avid runner, hiker, and yogi, she is an AARP contributor. When something good happens to me it’s because I’m good. When something bad happens to me it’s because the world or something out there is bad. When something bad happens to someone else it’s because they’re inherently bad. When something good happens …

Do You Need a Wellness Coach?

Posted on 05/24/2012 by |Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthWhen beginning my fitness makeoverseveral years ago, I was suffering from a torn hamstring. Knowing that I could easily reinjure myself with an overly aggressive exercise program or by undertaking the wrong kind of exercise, I hired a personal trainer. Until that point, I had considered personal trainers the exclusive province of the rich and famous. I was delighted to discover that personal trainers were affordable and available to work with ordinary persons like me. The use of personal trainers …

I Hate Doctor’s Office Forms. (There’s An App for That.)

Posted on 03/20/2012 by |Technology | Comments

TechnologyBy Suzie Mitchell How many times do you find yourself in waiting room of the doctor’s office filling out forms that ask you for the list of medicines you take regularly? If you are like me, you say to yourself, there’s the cholesterol one, what’s that called again?  How many milligrams?  It’s pink, I know that.  Then there is the three that make up the cocktail for migraine prevention…hmm.  There’s the little white one I take twice a day, and …

A Few Tuesday Health Tips

Posted on 10/5/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthI’m always on the lookout for what the latest studies show in terms of how to stay healthy, how to lose weight, how to boost your metabolism… and if you read any news at all, you’re bound to find at least one of those stories every day. Sometimes, studies seem like they were unnecessary (Study Shows Exercise Helps You Shed Pounds!), but the one that is all over the news today may actually provide some good advice – and make …