Exercise for those 75 and older seems to make good sense, and now there is proof that the activity is beneficial. Dariush Mozaffarian, M.D., Dr.P.H. and his colleagues at Tufts University carried out a 10 year study about exercise behaviors of over 4,000 people with an average age of 73. The research revealed that those who walked faster than 3 mph had a 50% lower risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and a 53% lower risk of stroke than those who walked slower than 2 mph. Participants who walked seven blocks each day had a 36% decreased risk of CHD and 54% lower risk of stroke than those who walked 5 blocks or less each week.
Changing communications with COVID-19 You’ve texted (and occasionally even Face-timed) your friends, children and grandchildren countless times, and perhaps you have participated in an occasional Zoom event. But those modes of communication just don’t replace the face-to-face time and personal contacts that have been removed from our lives due to the pandemic. But, technology may
After a lazy summer soaking in the sun, gardening and afternoon swims, let’s look forward to the joys of changing seasons. Approaching the time of pumpkin patches and chrysanthemums, cinnamon donuts and cider, changing leaves and crisp air — fall means a trip on the open road to witness the changes across the countryside. We
BEEF STROGANOFF As the temperatures start to fall, comfort food is what motivates me to my kitchen. Saucy, savory, belly-warming comfort food tastes so well, comforting., especially after a summer of fresh fruits and vegetables lightly and quickly grilled on the patio. My first cold-weather dish this year was Beef Stroganoff. It certainly did not
The desire to learn never really goes away, no matter how old you are. Whether learning and training in a new skill or simply finding out more about a new topic, human curiosity endures. Older adults have a plethora of ways to satisfy that urge— both at home and in the classroom. With a rise