recent blog posts
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- Help Prevent Osteoporosis: "Love Your Bones: Protect Your Future"
- How to Navigate a Complicated Health Care System as You Age
- What Comes After Breast Cancer?
- My Travels on "Rhineland Discovery": Welcome to Kinderdijk and Cologne
- How to Stay Heart-Healthy After Menopause
- My Travels On "Rhineland Discovery": A Lovely Last Day in Amsterdam
- 5 Steps to Take Charge of Your Liver Health
- Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day Is October 13
- Do You Use a Fitness or Activity Tracker?
Monday, Sep 26th 2016
Our first stop for our pre-trip on "Rhineland Discovery" (courtesy of Viking River Cruises) was the beautiful medieval city of Bruges, Belgium. My boyfriend L and I spent time exploring on our own and with a Viking guide.*
Monday, Sep 19th 2016
Did you read that right?
If you know me, or read my stuff, you know that I am—and have been for quite a long while —a big fan of exercise. From a very young age, I've been a person who liked movement— whether it be pacing, walking, running, dancing, biking or fitness classes of any sort.
Sitting still? Not my thing (unless I'm on a beach or engrossed in a good book or movie—that's a whole other story).
Friday, Sep 16th 2016
"We would like to see if you would be interested in beginning a conversation about a potential press trip in 2016," said the Viking River Cruises PR team last December.
Tuesday, Sep 13th 2016
Do you wish you could increase your odds of being a successful loser? Maybe those favorite jeans are (still) snug, the scale is (forever) stuck or your weight is wildly bouncing back and forth like a yo-yo (without the fun), refusing to stay in one place for too long.
Monday, Sep 12th 2016
Where did the summer go? Once again, it's September, which always feels like the start of a new year—that going-back-to-school mentality (or reality).
As we leave behind the carefree days of summer, there's an opportunity to reevaluate and readjust our health habits, whether that involves getting fitter, losing weight, eating better or improving other everyday habits—all of which add up to reducing our risk of disease and disability.
Tuesday, Sep 06th 2016
For people with chronic pain, life can be hard. The unrelenting pain may make you feel uncomfortable, cranky and even hopeless at times. But your pain may be more within your control than you think. Switching bad habits for good ones can help ease the pain and improve—and potentially prolong—your life.
It's never too late to reverse your bad habits or adopt some new, healthy ones. It can be done if you give yourself some time and patience.
Friday, Sep 02nd 2016
Around the time I reached my late 40s, I started having issues with shoes. Before then, I couldn't wait for Lord & Taylor to have its fall shoe sale. Each year, I would race to the store to pick out three pairs so I could get 30 percent off. Sometimes I would buy more than three. My closet racks were filled with shoes.
Friday, Aug 26th 2016
My family vacation to Italy with stops in Rome, Florence and a full week's stay in Positano was already the best it could be—so how could it possibly get better?
Monday, Aug 22nd 2016
It happens every time I go to clean out my fridge:
Oh, no! Those eggs are how old?
If I use that mustard with a date of 2014 stamped on its label, will I die?
The yogurt expired two weeks ago—but it seems okay. (Is it?)