Healthy Eats for Seniors Series: Indian Cauliflower “Sabji” with Peas and Carrots

February 9, 2015 | Found In:  Healthy Body
Healthy Eats for Seniors Series: Indian Cauliflower “Sabji” with Peas and Carrots

My dad is an amazing cook. When I lived in the Bay Area, my husband and I used to go to my dad’s for dinner every week – mainly because it’s fun to hang out with my dad, but also because I got to eat his gourmet meals. The thing with Indian cooking is it can go one of two ways:
1) Really tasty, but super oily and full of fat (curries are made with butter, ghee, oil, cream, etc.)
or
2) Really tasty with inventive ingredients and spices substituted for the oil – making it healthy and flavorful


Walking Your Way to a Healthier You

December 1, 2014 | Found In:  Healthy Body
Walking Your Way to a Healthier You

In the past, we featured the work of Dr. Laura L. Carstensen, professor of psychology at Stanford University, founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, and a leading expert on aging and longevity. For more than twenty years her research has been supported by the National Institute on Aging, and she has received numerous awards and honors including the Distinguished Career Award from the Gerontological Society of America. Her research is so revolutionary to how our society views aging and longevity that we felt compelled to share some of her recent findings with our readers.


Pumped for Pumpkin

November 24, 2014 | Found In:  Healthy Body
Pumped for Pumpkin

The plethora of pumpkin-containing products on grocery shelves, and in coffeehouses and restaurants has become akin to the Fall Punxsutawney Phil (Mr. Phil is, of course, the beloved groundhog who, according to tradition, is a harbinger of Spring if he doesn’t see his shadow after emerging from his little hole in February) —it’s a sign that Fall is upon us!


Hearty, Healthy Minestrone Soup

May 6, 2014 | Found In:  Healthy Body
Hearty, Healthy Minestrone Soup

I’m totally in a soup mood these days.

It must be the impending fall weather, the fact that Halloween is two weeks away, and that the evenings are cooler now.

When we were in Italy this summer, we had the most delicious minestrone soup. The kind that just sticks to your bones and warms you from the inside out. So I was excited to see if I could recreate the recipe at home, in a way that would be more of a one-pot meal for me and the husband.


Sleeping Beauty: 10 Tips for Better Sleep

March 31, 2014 | Found In:  Healthy Body
Sleeping Beauty: 10 Tips for Better Sleep

It seems that the medical community is latching onto the classic adage, “The bed is only for sleep and sex.” In a recent presentation, Dr. M. Safwan Badr, President of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, elicited both laughter and applause when he announced, “I say the bed is for two things that begin with the letter S, and struggling and suffering are not among them.”


Wearable Fitness Trackers: The Ultimate Accountability Tool for Seniors?

March 21, 2014 | Found In:  Healthy Body
Wearable Fitness Trackers: The Ultimate Accountability Tool for Seniors?

From wristbands, watches and necklaces to larger vest-like devices, the popularity of fitness trackers has grown rapidly in the past few years. Also called “self-quantifiers,” fitness trackers are defined as wearable devices that monitor a person’s physical activity through recordings of heart rate, steps taken and/or calories burned.


Five Fantastic Superfoods

August 7, 2013 | Found In:  , Healthy Body
Five Fantastic Superfoods

Maintaining a healthy diet is essential to supporting healthy mind and body, especially in older age. Here we share five whole foods with super-healing powers – from fighting cancer to reducing cholesterol –you can incorporate into your diet.


An Interview with Bette Calman: World Renowned Yogi and Aging Extraordinaire

July 9, 2013 | Found In:  , Healthy Body
An Interview with Bette Calman: World Renowned Yogi and Aging Extraordinaire

Bette Calman is one of the pioneers of Australian Yoga, jumping to notoriety in the 1950s. Over the years she has had her own TV show, been featured in countless magazines and newspapers, written three books discussing the benefits of yoga…