Wellness

Get the Best From Your Exercise.

Yoga: Tuning In I began teaching group fitness back in the 80’s. Remember the high-impact jumping up and down and “No Pain, No Gain” and “Go for the Burn!” Well, that was me! I was super energetic and perky. Then I thought I’d earn a little mo ...

Check Your Blood Pressure.

Spare a minute to keep your heart and kidneys healthy—a fast and simple test can tell you if your blood pressure is too high. Medicare helps make checking your blood pressure easy, as part of your “Welcome to Medicare” and yearly “Wellness” vi ...

Take a Deep Breath.

Breathing, it is something we all do, all the time, and yet many of us do it very poorly. Take a deep breath. Now exhale and let it go. If you are like many people, as you inhale, your shoulders rise to your ears. Then as you exhale, your belly relaxes fo ...

Balance: Forever Young.

The expression, “you are only as young as you feel”, may be revised to “you are only as young as your ability to balance.” Try this: Stand on one leg, close your eyes and count to 30. Repeat this standing on your other leg. How did you do? Unless ...

Cosmetic Medicine…Not Just for Women.

  It may come as no surprise that women continue to be the most frequent users of cosmetic medicine in comparison with men, at a 9 to 1 ratio, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. However, that same research shows the perc ...

Let’s Ride!.

Three area trails offer bicyclists a choice of easy outdoor getaways. The Safety Harbor area offers numerous opportunities for bicycling enthusiasts to enjoy easy recreational rides filled with scenic beauty and native wildlife. Three outstanding rides ca ...

Watch Out For Your New Medicare Card.

    You may have heard that we started mailing new Medicare cards to everyone with Medicare. Hang tight — mailing takes some time across the country, and you might get your card at a different time than friends or neighbors in your state. We ...

Spring Cleaning for Your Best Health.

Thank goodness spring is a time of renewal. Because if your post-winter yard is like mine it looks like it was hit by napalm. As the foliage perks up so will our spirits and energy levels. But there’s an often overlooked aspect of spring as important to ...

Bad to the Bone:  Osteoporosis and Exercise.

A frail, severely slumped elderly woman who coughs and fractures a rib or pushes a door and breaks a wrist, is the image of osteoporosis. It is true that older women are the demographic most commonly afflicted with osteoporosis, the debilitating disease w ...