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You'll need a few pieces of gear if you plan to run in winter weather. | Photo by Aaron Shaw
You'll need a few pieces of gear if you plan to run in winter weather. | Photo by Aaron Shaw
Monday, February 06, 2017 4:00 AM
The benefits of running include stronger muscles and bones and a lower risk of cancer. But if running on a treadmill isn’t your cup of tea then you need to be prepared to brave the cold. 
  • Preparing to run in the cold
    The benefits of running include stronger muscles and bones and a lower risk of cancer. But if running on a treadmill isn’t your cup of tea then you need to be prepared to brave the cold. 
  • What your gynecologist wishes you would do
    No matter a woman’s age or how comfortable she is with her gynecologist, she may still be unsure about a few things — like which symptoms are worth mentioning, how often to make an appointment and how to prepare for an exam.
  • Providing full time care for a parent or aging loved-one within your home is an option. If you are considering this undertaking or are currently providing elder care in your home, it’s not my intention to discourage you. I want you to be mindful.
  • Don't shrug off shoulder pain
    Do you have a twinge of shoulder pain when you roll over at night or reach overhead to put on a shirt? If you do, you’re not alone.
  • Make your mental health a priority
    Many of us already ignore symptoms of physical ailments. We may also ignore signs of depression and other mental illnesses for a variety of reasons.
  • Dark days have you down? Light therapy could help
    For those who suffer from seasonal depression, autumn and the eventual onset of winter mark the beginning of a struggle because the progressive loss of daylight brings on a low mood and changes in sleeping and eating patterns.
  • A True ‘Turkey Day’ Celebration
    Last year, I added a new tradition to my Thanksgiving ritual and celebrated the symbolic birds of Thanksgiving — the turkeys.
  • Be proactive: Make a checklist for your well-being
    By being proactive, you can take steps to keep your well-being at its best.
  • Aging creatively
    Some studies have shown that open-mindedness, intellectual curiosity and creativity do in fact benefit the aging mind, and may even play a role in longevity.
  • Practice good yard work habits to save your back
    The change of season to fall means yard chores and leaves are piling up and summer furniture needs to be stored.
  • Feeling blue? Seniors certainly do
    Bearing in mind that you are likely reading this column on a cheery, sunny July day, I would like to broach a subject that is not so rosy. Seniors are prone to isolation, which is a harbinger to feeling blue. This can lead to poor health.
  • Take note of your skin spots
    As Seattleites take to Matthews or Alki beach, the mountains or the happy hour patio tables, it’s a critical time to remind everyone about sun protection and the risk of skin cancer.  
  • Health experts have long warned that a sedentary lifestyle can contribute to a number of diseases and even shorten people’s lifespan.
  • Dental Education Clinic to open for student programs
    Neighborcare Health CEO Michael Erikson admired the view of the Seattle skyline from the fourth floor of the Pacific Tower on Friday.
  • “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” the iconic supermodel Kate Moss once famously said, presumably suggesting that no indulgence is worth the damage it does to a slim figure. Being slim, of course, is the unquestioned standard of beauty and health set by the media and respective industries.
  • Becoming financially responsible for an aging parent
    At a future point in time, your parents will struggle with tasks that were once easy. The sphere in which you’re most likely to intercede first will be the business transactions of daily living – crunching numbers, balancing check books, managing investments, and paying bills.
  • AGING WITH CARE | Diet and health for the aging
    It’s common sense that everyone should avoid unhealthy foods. That’s especially true for seniors because, in seniors, the negative effects from unhealthy foods are heightened.
  • Seattle resident Paula Rothkopf is recruiting members for the 100 Women Who Care Seattle giving circle.
  • The Metropolitan King County Council recognized Broadview residents Margaret Walkky and Steve Bearden with the inaugural MLK Medal of Distinguished Service for their work feeding Tent City 3 residents.

     
  • Hearthstone celebrates 50 years
    The Hearthstone Retirement Living at Green Lake celebrated its 50th anniversary on Feb. 14. 
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