FEEL YOUNGER LONGER

2019-08-01T08:16:08-04:00

Photo by Huyen Nguyen on Unsplash By Lisa Profera MD Getting older is inevitable, but feeling older is a choice. Do you want to be old and limited, or do you want to live your life to its fullest? Just because your chronological age advances, you don’t necessarily need to feel as old as you are. I choose to fight the aging process as much as possible and I am always looking for new “weapons.” Weapon #1 for me is proper nutrition. Smart food choices, lots of water, and adequate supplementation is the cornerstone of health. Exercise is a close #2. [...]

FEEL YOUNGER LONGER2019-08-01T08:16:08-04:00

SUPPORTING DEEP SLEEP

2019-07-01T10:02:01-04:00

Photo by Gregory Pappas on Unsplash By Lisa Profera MD When was the last time you had a good night’s sleep? You try to be Wonder Woman during the day—juggling family, career, aging parents, and just everyday life. You can’t be a super woman when you don’t sleep well. Whether it’s the baby crying or hormones flashing, poor sleep not only takes its toll on your ability to get things done; it can have long-term effects on your health. The importance of sleep is just as crucial to your health as eating and staying hydrated. When we sleep, our body is [...]

SUPPORTING DEEP SLEEP2019-07-01T10:02:01-04:00

TRAIN IN STYLE: PUNCHING UP YOUR WORKOUT WARDROBE

2019-08-09T11:07:51-04:00

Photo by Bruce Mars on Unsplash By Angie Harrison Fitness takes so many forms today, and everyone’s routine is different. One thing anyone can apply to their fitness regimen is dressing the part. Many department store fashion lines offer incredible activewear selections, making the transition from gym/studio/trail to everyday life seem easier. These pieces are designed to hold up during your toughest workout while looking chic enough to wear as a causal outfit. Activewear garments and accessories have come a long way from boxy t-shirts and floppy duffle bags. Fitness gear is one of the fastest-growing markets with celebrities like Beyoncé, [...]

TRAIN IN STYLE: PUNCHING UP YOUR WORKOUT WARDROBE2019-08-09T11:07:51-04:00

MINDFUL MEDICAL TESTING

2019-06-05T12:08:24-04:00

Photo by Emma Simpson on Unsplash By Kellie Mox I’m forty-two years old, and I haven’t had a mammogram. This shocks some of my friends, especially because my mother had breast cancer. However, I’ve made the decision to delay testing only after careful consideration and consultation with doctors I trust. I’ve been through a lot of medical testing in my life. Living with a mysterious, chronic illness seems to be an invitation for doctors to poke you, scan you, and attempt to measure the imperceptible workings of your inner landscape. Even after a diagnosis, the testing continues in an effort to [...]

MINDFUL MEDICAL TESTING2019-06-05T12:08:24-04:00

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS

2019-08-09T11:08:39-04:00

Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash By Joan Ridsdel “I discovered that a fresh start is a process. A fresh start is a journey—a journey that requires a plan.” – Vivian Jokotade I was wandering around the bookstore some time ago, taking my time to browse through the shelves of so many intriguing-looking books, when a woman about my height and age caught my eye. She seemed immersed in the book she was holding, oblivious to anyone around her. I was glad because I didn’t want her to catch me watching her. You know how it is when you look up and someone’s looking [...]

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS2019-08-09T11:08:39-04:00

“RE”-FRESH YOUR BLOOD FLOW

2019-08-09T11:10:42-04:00

Photo by Katie Drazdauskaite on Unsplash By Lisa Profera MD Every cell in our body must be near a capillary bed for optimal function — wouldn’t you want your 100 trillion cells to have access to fresh blood flow every minute of every day? It’s amazing to me how this is not the case in so many people. Healthy tissues and organ systems require healthy cells supplied by healthy blood flow. Proper oxygenation and delivery of nutrients to every cell in your body is dependent upon this. Equally important is the efficient removal of carbon dioxide and waste products of metabolism. Without this exchange, [...]

“RE”-FRESH YOUR BLOOD FLOW2019-08-09T11:10:42-04:00
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