Monday, June 20th is the summer solstice — the official start of summer and longest day of the year. The sun will rise early and set late. Today will be a great day for fun in the sun: some yard work, a day at the beach or a perfect time for me to get in at least 10,000 steps.
Actually, because of my commitment to health and wellness, the focus this month is Alzheimer’s disease. I am doing my part to fight Alzheimer’s by educating myself and others in my age group and participating in the Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day.
Why is the color blue associated with depression? Does anyone know why this color is affiliated with being in a funk? Let’s examine what ‘having the blues’ really means.
In my Just Do It post, I shared the checklist for important screenings and check-ups. When I compiled the list, I couldn’t help but notice the amount of notations associated with mental health. That’s because physical and mental health are closely connected.
I must admit, I occasionally consult the Urban Dictionary for a better understanding of terminology that I hear Millennials using, most recently I looked up “say what?” The website told me that saying derives from a video game and an MTV show that aired from 1998 to 2003 with the same name.
Today’s focus, however, is slightly different. Let’s talk about hearing loss. The health and wellness tips I feature on The Age of Grace are not only for you, the readers, but for myself as well. My post, Just Do It reminded me that as an adult, I’ve never had my hearing checked.
Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that so many TV commercials seem to be about bloating, gas, and cramping? Perhaps, because April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) awareness month. A perfect time to remind you about a gut check.
First of all, let’s look at the facts: IBS is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder of unknown cause, meaning it’s idiopathic. This syndrome affects between 25 and 45 million people in the United States— so, that’s about 10 to 15% of the population.
I hope you agree that the more we learn about nutrition and health the better decisions we will make regarding aging gracefully. Everyone knows that exercise, a healthy diet, complete with essential vitamins and minerals, is a key part of living a long healthy life. Today, let’s get the lowdown on the impact of what I am seeing with Vitamin C.
Here I go again sharing my personal health information. It’s that time of the year again for my annual physical with my internist. Once again my blood work detected a deficiency in my Vitamin D level.
I’ve talked about my levels of Vitamin D in my Mighty D post. Also known as the sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D is a water soluble mineral which is formed in the skin when the skin is exposed to UVB rays in direct sunlight. The downside of this vitamin is that is not found in many that I foods that I like and enjoy.
March is Colon Cancer Awareness and I have a simple suggestion for your health awareness: Follow your gut! Stick with me as I share important information about colorectal cancer, commonly called colon cancer.
The American Cancer Society introduced a great way to create awareness for colon cancer every spring. The American Cancer Society selected Daffofils, lovely spring perennial, for their Hope by the Bunch campaign. This lovey delicate yellow bud represent a universal symbol of hope and life.
Wearing: Teri Jon Black lace cocktail dress and Stuart Weitzman evening pumps
The American Heart Association (not surprisingly) has chosen February as Heart Heath month. Perhaps, it’s easier to have a heart to heart chat about health with Valentine’s Day and all of its trappings.
Lately, when I look in the mirror, I feel like I’m looking at a mole hill. The amount of moles on my face and body have exponentially exploded since I’ve gotten older.
When I was in my teens, a dark regular mole on your cheek was considered to be very attractive. Who didn’t want a beauty mole like Elizabeth Taylor had on her lower right cheek? So I relished mine, thinking it was the mark of beauty.
Wearing: Lafayette 148 NY double-faced wool jacket, J. Crew fit and flare glen plaid dress, Cole Haan Bernard StormCloud Suede boots with Portolano classic long black leather gloves from Gilt and J. Crew Factory muiltistrand pearl necklace.
Moles are one of the most common skin conditions in the world. However, I notice more moles on darker complexions especially elderly African Americans. Anyone seen actor Morgan Freeman lately? Sorry Morgan, but you definitely have a mole hill.
Having fun at Bite Beauty Lip Lab in Soho, creating my custom made lip color.