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Exercise vs. Diet: Which is more important for weight loss and good health?

You can see it every day at the YMCA: folks earnestly "working out", sweating to the oldies, all suited up in tight, occasionally sexy workout attire....

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Nov 25, 2014 at 1:58 pm | 24 comments | 34250 Views

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SENIOR FOCUS: Avenidas Housing Conference Very Informative

I attended the Avenidas Housing Conference on 3/22/14 and was very impressed with all the resources that were brought together to help seniors whether they were...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Mar. 24, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Mar 31, 2014 at 11:22 am | 1 comment | 32070 Views

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Participation Trophy Discussion Continues...

Today's NYT has on opinion piece which argues against those who argue that our kids are coddled with, among other things, participation trophies:

Original post made by Max Greenberg on May. 4, 2014
Last comment by Awards for Effort, on Dec 7, 2014 at 8:25 am |
4 comments | 29023 Views

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Radio Show, Katz's Corner, Focused on Men's Health Particularly Prostate Health

You (men) hit 50/55/60 and you are getting your PSA checked to see if you have prostate-related issues, particularly prostate cancer. According to the ACS, men should...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Aug. 10, 2016
There are no comments yet. 23368 Views

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How a simple shift in your self-talk can change how you think and feel about a lot of things you "have to" do

The day I had a mind shift and decided I "wanted to" go to the gym and work out, rather than that I "had to" work out, was the day I started to look forward to my...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 20, 2013
There are no comments yet. 22374 Views

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Senior Focus: ?I?m 75/80 years old, my house is too much for me. Should I stay or should I go..??

Working with seniors, I come across folks on a daily basis who are asking this question. Their knowledge of local senior retirement options varies from thinking...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by jardins, on Mar 13, 2014 at 11:46 pm | 4 comments | 20592 Views

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It's that time of year again: Beware the Girl Scout Cookies

There they were again. Right outside of Safeway. Not one group of girl scouts, but two. Each with their own competing tables, laden with cookies. Boxes of cookies....

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Feb. 15, 2015
Last comment by Girl Scout, on Feb 3, 2017 at 5:03 pm | 34 comments | 17435 Views

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How I decided not to wait for my first heart attack before changing my relationship with food.

When my old doctor at PAMF 2 ½ years ago congratulated me for crossing over into the obese category it finally hit home. What the heck was I doing to myself? I...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Severin @ the Y, on Feb 24, 2015 at 11:01 am | 4 comments | 14215 Views

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Top 6 Issues Affecting Seniors to keep an eye on as Donald Trump takes over

1. Services funded through the Older Americans Act (OAA) such as Meals on Wheels, adult day care, and information assistance could all be targeted. 2. Significant...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Jan 25, 2017 at 11:02 pm | 10 comments | 11480 Views

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FREE: Opportunities to Join in With Assistive Tech Program at Stanford

I mentioned this Stanford course last year and it’s starting up again tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 4:30pm. The first session will be a course overview....

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jan. 9, 2017
There are no comments yet. 10647 Views

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Long Term Care Insurance - Friend or Foe?

I'm 62, near the upper limit age-wise of when someone would/should/could be buying long term care insurance. I'm on the fence. I can't decide. Should I spend approximately...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Mar. 15, 2016
Last comment by spudguy, on Apr 11, 2016 at 10:42 am | 18 comments | 10209 Views

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Can Coffee Shops Offer a Safer Alternative?

As of today, June 11, 2020 Peet's Coffee on Charleston near Middlefield has switched over from taking your order and payment at a table blocking the front door and...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jun. 11, 2020
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Jun 13, 2020 at 10:07 am | 12 comments | 9703 Views

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FREE Stanford Course Explores the Design, Development, and Use of Assistive Technology - Seniors Welcome

Perspectives in Assistive Technology is a Winter Quarter Stanford course - now starting its eleventh year - that explores the design, development, and use...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Oct 21, 2016 at 8:12 pm | 4 comments | 9123 Views

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50 Marathons in 50 Days in 50 States: Don’t try this at Home

Yes, you heard it right. And it was heard last night at Keppler’s Book Store. Dean Karnazes, the “Ultra-Marathon Man” himself, talked about his new book The...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Oct. 28, 2016
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Oct 30, 2016 at 7:09 pm | 3 comments | 9016 Views

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What the Health – a New Documentary

What the Health is a new film by the creators of Cowspiracy (discussed here in a previous posting.) “This film exposes the collusion and corruption in government...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jun. 30, 2017
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Jul 28, 2017 at 7:18 am | 2 comments | 8919 Views

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Why Making Music is So Important for Your Brain

Music has been a part of just about everyone’s lives, often from before birth while still in the womb. Whether for entertainment, relaxation, spiritual prayer,...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Feb. 3, 2018
Last comment by Hi Note, on Feb 4, 2018 at 9:51 pm | 2 comments | 8497 Views

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1 pound weight loss unloads 4 pounds of joint stress

If you have problems with your knees (very common amongst seniors – I do, from way too much basketball) it’s a well-known fact that for every pound of...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jun. 20, 2016
Last comment by reader, on Jun 25, 2016 at 10:35 am | 1 comment | 8481 Views

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How to Encourage Healthy Food Choices & Reduce Health Care Costs

You know how folks who receive food stamps cannot buy certain supermarket items such as cigarettes, alcohol, candy (I think that's on the list) with them? Here's...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by forbrukeretaten.no/, on Sep 16, 2017 at 12:17 am | 5 comments | 8462 Views

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"Just enough is as good as a feast"

That's a little piece of advice I received once, and it never rings as true as it does around Thanksgiving time. Ah Thanksgiving: a time when families come together...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 8268 Views

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A “Hi-Tech” Solution with a Low-Tech Payoff

One of the primary factors in seniors maintaining their health and independence is the isolation factor. As people age, and especially if they age alone due to the...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Oct 22, 2016 at 6:27 am | 2 comments | 8221 Views
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