Stan Cohen – Senior Wellness

Archive for February 2009

Stan Cohen
Founder – Maturity Matters

Just last night I was giving a presentation on the Maturity Matters concept and I got some very good feedback on how to approach the project. It deals with keeping the focus on wellness instead of fixing illness.

It “fit” right in with the way we should approach our lives.  We are all projects in some form or transition.  Based on our goals (or plans) we work through stages of growth.  Just as a business needs a map to nurture it along, making sure it on track to reach it’s potential, we as people need maps for our own lives. Read the rest of this entry »

Howard Shareff
Founder – You Call This Yoga

To quote from the show Hair, “breathe deep while you sleep”. Or should you? Every day and night we face an onslaught of chemicals, mold, mites and other allergens.

To address respiratory and related issues, I met with pulmonologist and sleep specialist Dr. Jonathan Flescher ( phone 919-781-7500,  www.WakeInternalMedicine.com ) to present this month’s insights. Here they are:

10 –  People with asthma (defined as an inflammation or constriction of the respiratory airways) have a 50-82% chance of also having GERD (gastric reflux). Food and lifestyle changes can reduce the impact of these disorders. Read the rest of this entry »

Ken Ng, Consultant & Certified Coach

Searching for the answer to this question led me to develop my own consulting practice and to formulate the 3Cs of Financial Preparedness—Clarity, Choice, and Control. When I was a trust officer for Hawaiian Trust, I met and interviewed more than a thousand people, and reviewed hundreds of documents. The question I asked most often was: Are you more concerned with your living years or with those after you are dead? Everyone smiled and answered–The Living Ones. But in reality most wanted only to minimize estate taxes, avoid robate, and protect assets from creditors and divorce for their heirs. Read the rest of this entry »

TAKE NINE STEPS AND COMMIT TO YOUR LIFE

By Leonard Szymczak, MSW, LCSW

Success is often perceived as the result of luck. However, the real definition of luck is when preparation meets opportunity.  Without preparation, opportunities are lost. Rather than waiting for luck or for tomorrow, actively work toward fulfilling your dreams NOW. Establishing commitments will help you climb that spiraling staircase toward success. The following steps will get you to the top. Read the rest of this entry »

Pete Taylor
Founder & CEO
ATLCoffeeHouse.com
Healthy Living For Your MIND, BODY & SOUL 

8 Foods to Keep Your Brain Young and Healthy

Senility, Alzheimer’s, and age-related memory loss: these conditions of mental decline that come with aging can be delayed or even prevented. Besides engaging in daily activities that work out your brain, a regular and balanced diet rich with essential amino acids, omega oils, minerals and vitamins will ensure a vibrant and sharp memory. Eat these foods to give your brain the nutrition it needs. Read the rest of this entry »

Erin Currin
President
Well To Do Living

The body is a system requiring perfect balance in order to thrive.  The body functions best at a pH balance of 7.5.  

Without balance, the body cannot perform basic functions as easily.  Since all functions of the body are carried out through the use of chemicals, whether as signals used to communicate or as the tools to do the job, any chemical imbalance has the potential to stop progress.  

When the body tends toward one end or the other on the pH scale, it will do whatever it can to create balance so the process of living may continue.  In order to restore balance, the body will rob the acids and minerals from the infrastructure of the body, like the muscles, glands, and bones, believing that infrastructure will be repaired later on. Read the rest of this entry »

Noelle Downing
Director of Consumer Education
Positive Aging Resource Center
PARC – Pathways to Emotional Wellness and Fulfillment 

So, how do poor nutrition and depression relate to each other, aside from having many of the same origins? Studies show that older adults with poor eating habits are more vulnerable to depression. It has been shown that low levels of the nutrients folate, zinc, B-6 and B12 can lead to an increased risk of depression. And conversely, those who are clinically depressed often do not maintain a nutritionally balanced diet, either by eating too much or too little. Thus, poor nutrition can lead to depressive symptoms, and vice versa, resulting in a downward spiral of increasing depression and decreasing nutrition.

Proper nutrition and eating habits can help older adults to improve their general health and quality of life, and in turn ward off some of the physical and mental ailments associated with a higher risk of depression. Read the rest of this entry »


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