Aging & Health: Take Charge

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Sep 22, 2020

Positive self-talk for exercise

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
  The hardest part about physical activity often is getting started — putting on your shoes and getting out the door to walk, jog, bicycle or to do whatever form of exercise or activity works for you. Finding an exercise partner or group is one way to [...]
Positive self-talk for exercise
Sep 15, 2020

Foot care with diabetes

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
    Having diabetes can lead to nerve, skin and circulation changes that can particularly affect your feet. Minor foot issues can quickly lead to significant medical complications. Fortunately, these problems can often be avoided by taking precautionary measures, including: Inspecting your feet daily for [...]
Foot care with diabetes
Sep 8, 2020

Colonoscopy prep: make it easier

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
    Among the many discomforts of having a colonoscopy, people often say that the prep work before is the worst part. Below are a few tips can help make the process easier: Two days beforehand. Start eating a low-fiber diet. Avoid raw fruits and [...]
Colonoscopy prep: make it easier
Sep 1, 2020

When medicines and supplements don’t mix

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
  What happens when you mix herbs with prescription or nonprescription medications? The truth is, we often don’t know. Researchers are studying this question and hopefully we’ll have a better understanding of these interactions in the future. For the time being, the best advice is to think twice [...]
When medicines and supplements don’t mix
Aug 25, 2020

Jogging: efficient, effective

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
  Just 30 to 60 minutes of weekly jogging can add up to substantial health benefits. It's estimated that roughly 3 to 4 times the duration of walking is needed to achieve the same health benefits that jogging can deliver. For example, running for 5 minutes equals about [...]
Jogging: efficient, effective

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