The Baby Boomer Blog
I do my best to eat healthy foods, especially as I get older and find out how important it is for my body to run at its peak performance. And I do okay – most of the time. As I've said in the past, it's amazing how most of the time I find my body gravitating toward fresh fruits and veggies and lots of grains, anyway. Give me a salad with lots of colors thrown in, and I'm happy. Give me a steak and mashed potatoes and you'll get the entire plate back, untouched.
I must admit that by the end of October I felt inundated by pink. I'll also admit that all the pink might have made me a bit grouchy. In last week's post I wrote about not being so special just because I survived cancer; that really, we all all survivors of some sort. After all, who hasn't faced difficult situations in their lives?
I'm sure by now you've heard about the U.S. Task Force's new standards for breast cancer screening. What I'm not so sure about is if any of us have been able to keep track of what's happening day to day, though. No sooner were these new recommendations made public that women and other groups, like the American Cancer Society, began to push back and question the motives and sanity behind them.
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I'm pleased to bring you an essay written by Antoinette Truglio Martin, the author of an inspiring memoir, Hug Everyone You Know, A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer.
It's not often I get to immerse myself along with 500-plus others to hear international thought and industry leaders discuss the past, present and future state of health and wellness.
One thing I love about what I do is that writing about health and wellness, beauty, spas and healthy aging gives me the opportunity to learn about so many things. Since I embarked on this career in 2005, I've become a sort of wellness junkie. The more I learn, the more I want to know.
We all have one breast cancer risk in common, and that's the most obvious: being female.
Of course, not every female gets breast cancer. Some women have none of the other known risk factors, but get breast cancer anyway.
My breast cancer diagnosis at 34 seemed to come out of nowhere. Surely there was a reason for it, but I—and my doctors—might never know what it was. Or, maybe it just hasn't been discovered yet.
In an ideal world, every day you'd eat healthy and wholesome foods, get enough exercise and have plenty of energy to spare.
But life happens, and it has a way of getting in the way of being healthy and fit. Somehow, by the time you get around to making and keeping those plans to work out and eat right, it's half past never.
That doesn't mean you should give up on living a healthy lifestyle. Here's how to make yourself a priority.
I read The New York Times blog called The New Old Age, written by Paula Span. This week, Paula introduced herself in a story behind the story column. She writes, "With more than 20 percent of the American population projected to be over 65 by the year 2030, per the Census Bureau, I'm unlikely to run out of material." In fact, she says the list of subjects she hopes to tackle keeps lengthening.