Mind and Body

The Best Proteins for Your Meatless Meals

The term meatless suggests going without. But choosing alternative protein sources for a meal or two per week isn’t really a sacrifice. In fact, setting aside chicken, pork, and beef can benefit your health.

Push Past a Weight-Loss Plateau

If you want to lose weight successfully, slow and steady progress is your best bet. Experts recommend aiming to lose 1 to 2 pounds per week for the first 6 months. Once you’ve made it that far, continuing to your final goal may seem like a snap.

How to Get Relief from Night Sweats

You toss and turn all night long and wake up drenched in sweat. Night sweats, or excessive sweating during sleep, is making you tired during the day, causing sleep problems, and potentially leading to more serious health issues.

Financial Health Checkup for Older Adults

As you age, it’s important to track your finances and make smart decisions about how you spend and save your money.

5 Ways to Protect Your Bone Health

You might think of your bones as solid inside. But they’re actually filled with lots of little holes like a honeycomb. Osteoporosis occurs when the holes grow in size, causing you to lose bone density. As a result, bones become weak and break easily.

Older Adults, Here’s How to Prepare for Surgery

Surgery can be a nerve-wracking experience for anyone. If you’re older, you may be concerned about your higher risk for surgical complications that occurs with age. However, taking steps to prepare for surgery can help put your mind at ease and increase the likelihood that you’ll have a successful outcome.

Identifying and Delaying Mild Cognitive Impairment

The numbers alone can be scary: It’s estimated that 12% to 18% of people age 60 or older have mild cognitive impairment (MCI)—a form of memory problems or trouble thinking that causes a slight, but noticeable, decline in cognitive abilities.

Make Changes Now to Stay Mobile Longer

Mobility is how well a person can move and get around. It’s not just walking or driving. It also affects things like whether you can do chores and take care of yourself at home.

How Housework Can Help You Meet Your Exercise Goals

Getting the recommended amount of physical activity can be a challenge. But what you might not realize is that many chores around the house and yard count toward your weekly total. Here’s a look at some double-duty tasks that can give you both a nicer home and better health.

How Aging Affects Your Skin

Even if you tend to fib about your age, your skin may still give it away. That’s because your skin’s appearance changes as you get older. For example, your skin loses fat, which makes it appear thinner and less smooth. Your veins become more visible. If you get a cut or wound, it might take longer to heal. And lifelong habits, such as smoking and tanning, start to take a toll. Read on for some additional ways aging affects your skin.

The Great Pumpkin Workout

Want to add some fun, fall flavor to your exercise routine? Instead of pumping iron to build muscle strength, try hefting a pumpkin.

Lighten Up Your Favorite Recipes

Making some changes to lighten up your go-to recipes can make a big difference for your health. You’ll trim the calories and fat while keeping that delicious flavor you love. Here’s how:

Find (and Keep) Your Exercise Motivation

Sometimes the toughest part of exercising is just getting started, especially if you’ve been inactive for an extended period. When life interferes with your best laid plans or your body wants to settle deeper into the couch, how do you motivate yourself to fit in a workout? Here are tips to get—and keep—moving.