Feeling a little constipated? Eat more fiber! Actually, there are several reasons why you should add fiber to your diet. Learn more and get a delicious fiber-rich recipe.
Another one to add to the list of reasons why you're not exercising regularly: it's too cold and dark to exercise. Here's a bit of motivation for you.
What we eat and drink can have a huge impact on our health. If you're trying to improve your diet, these recipes may help get you on your way.
When World War II ended, Alma Thomas was living and working in New York City. While she didn't witness the iconic picture of the sailor kissing the girl in Times Square, she says everyone was celebrating and hugging each other. She moved from New York to Maine and later traveled around the world with her late husband. Now Alma is 96 and back in Maine with lots of stories to share with us.
Maine has one of the highest percentages of veterans in the nation. Many who are over 65 are living alone or with aging spouses and feel isolated from the community. Vet to Vet Maine matches volunteers who are themselves veterans with veterans who are experiencing loneliness and isolation. It makes a huge difference.
In the Spring a young man's fancy may lightly turn to thoughts of love, but it's also the season when many of us are fancying maple syrup. Especially here in New England. Maine Maple Sunday is always the fourth Sunday in March. Just around the corner!
You can't live too long without learning a life lesson or two. By the time you hit 60 and beyond, it's likely you've learned quite a few. Start off the new year with some words of wisdom from the people I interviewed this past year for my Conversations About Aging podcast.
Potato latkes are a staple at Hanukkah celebrations and we've got a delicious, easy-to-make recipe from Maine author and goat farmer Margaret Hathaway.
She may be tough, but at 60, there are some things that Kathy McInnis-Misenor can't do. She was diagnosed with a debilitating form of arthritis as a child but has still managed to achieve a lot and isn't about to quit. She now has a highly trained sidekick to help her maintain her independence.
It may be a cliché, but life does have its ups and downs. That's certainly been true for Loring Newcomb, who prefers to be called Bob. He says if he could go back in time, he might change a few things. He'd change some things right now, too. At 94, he's pretty active, but he says he's often lonely. Hear Bob's story in the latest episode of Conversations About Aging.
I have a recipe for you that is delicious and healthy, along with good things to know about a Mediterranean diet AND what I learned about pomegranates.
I've heard so many people say that as soon as they retire, they plan to travel. Well, recently, I met a woman who's long past retirement age and she's not just taking trips, she's leading them — to the land of her birth. Ireland.
People often don't realize how devastating it is to lose all your hair during cancer treatments. Debby Porter understands and that's why she started a program called Hair Matters. Because it does.
When Tom Antonik was diagnosed with AIDS in the late 80s, he expected to die a young man. All around him, people he cared about were dying and he never dreamed that he might have a different fate. But he did and he's now old enough to share his personal perspective on aging.
Ten years ago, Sally Loughridge, who is a well-known Maine artist, had 33 days of radiation therapy for breast cancer. To get through it, she did what she knows best. After each treatment, she painted.
I think everyone has insomnia from time to time. Strength coach Andy Wight takes a break from exercising to show us a move designed to help you relax and hopefully, get a good night's sleep.
Guess what vegetable is almost always found on lists of "most-hated vegetables?" Brussels sprouts! (Turnips also tend to make the list.) They used to be one of my least favorite vegetables. Not anymore. How you cook them is the key and I've got a recipe for you.
Since I found out I had DCIS five years ago, I have talked with many women who also have DCIS. It's considered stage 0 breast cancer, but that doesn't mean there are zero risks. This is my story.
Vikki Choate told me that when she hit 50, something magical happened — things that used to bother her didn’t anymore. In this episode of Conversations About Aging, we talked about her view on life and how she is preparing for the future. Hint: it doesn't include retirement.
When Bob got scammed, he felt terrible. Instead of keeping it to himself, he decided to warn other people by sharing his experience.
When she was 20 years old, Leona Bright Chasse joined the Navy. She served during World War II. The work Leona did was top secret until just a few years ago. She was a Code Girl.
Found a bag of carrots on our porch last night. Straight from a friend's garden. Guess what we had for dinner?
Imagine living most of your life on an island off the coast of Maine. That's what Paul Quinn has done and he has lots of stories to share. Like about the time he came home to find a lobster boat (not his) half in his garage and half out in the driveway. Listen to our conversation to hear that story and more.
No more excuses. We're going to show you how to do a push-up standing up. Good for strengthening your upper body.
An estimated 2.4 million people in the United States are living with hepatitis C. Baby boomers are among the high-risk groups. Find out why and also learn about new medications that have revolutionized how this serious infection is treated.
A poem called "The Crabby Old Man" has made the rounds for years. It turns out the story behind the poem is not accurate, but it still contains a useful message. He may seem crabby, but the man is simply feeling lonely, isolated, invisible, and depressed.
Chicken soup is the ultimate comfort food and many people swear that it also has healing qualities. Since it's flu season in Maine, let's make some chicken soup or if you're at my house, you'll get chicken lemon soup. Good for what ails you.
Joanne Santee was diagnosed with a chronic lung condition 25 years ago. She knew that someday she'd need to be hooked up to an oxygen tank in order to breathe. That day arrived, but it hasn't stopped her from enjoying life. At 78, Joanne has a lot of wisdom and humor to share.
Want to get stronger? Try doing some planks. We've got a quick video demo for you. And while you're down on the floor, why not do a few push-ups, too.
Leaves are falling, temperatures, too. Autumn in Maine heralds the beginning of flu season. Are you planning to get a flu shot?
Watch the video of a discussion between retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr and Dr. Micky Collins, the concussion specialist who gave Dale his life back. It's chock-full of important information.