Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

RESOURCES FOR NEW HEALTHCARE LAW

Sep 20th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Factual Answers for Legitimate Questions SCJ has received several inquiries about where to go to learn about the new healthcare law, known on the streets as Obamacare, and more accurately the Affordable Care Act (ACA). There are certainly enough distortions and outright lies out there that contribute to confusion and mistrust on the part of [...]



TAKING A HUNTING VACATION? PRACTICAL TIPS FOR PREPARING

Sep 3rd, 2013 | By Guest Post | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

It pays to do a little research and learn about a destination before packing your guns and hitting the road. Rules and regulations about your guns or bows, hunting seasons, limits and where you can and cannot hunt vary from state to state, so it’s important never to assume that the way you do things [...]



Identity Thieves Target Victims Through Their Bank

Aug 26th, 2013 | By Guest Post | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Identity Theft Increasing Identity theft is on the rise, and many people fall victim when cyberthieves target their banks. In 2012, 12.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft. CNN.com reported on Houston veterinarian Mike Janney, who was completely unaware of any fraudulent activity until Bank One contacted him about an $85,000 outstanding credit line. [...]



FATIGUE MAY BE CHRONIC FOR SENIORS

Aug 5th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Meds That Can Create Fatigue Many seniors deal with chronic fatigue syndrome, and many who do not still feel ‘washed out’ and lacking in energy much of the time. There can be many potential causes of such problems with retirees. A recent AARP article about chronic fatigue led to some interesting considerations.// The article describes [...]



TREATMENT OF SYMPTOMS vs HEALTHY SENIOR LIVING

Jul 24th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Seniors Identify Symptoms Physical illness and disease increase with many seniors as we age. Lifelong issues become more troublesome and new dis-ease crops up with annoying regularity. AARP recently published an article about symptoms we should not ignore: pain, shortness of breath, confusion, unexplained weight loss, fever and swelling in legs. The article is a [...]



Vacation Reading Essentials: Books to Pack In Your Beach Tote

Jul 10th, 2013 | By Guest Post | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Summer Reading for Seniors The weather’s heating up, and it’s vacation season. Suddenly you have a summer reading list that rivals the syllabus of an Iowa Writer’s Workshop. First off, ladies, you’re not in Iowa. You’re sitting poolside in Miami or lounging along the shore in Nantucket. Second, there is a rule for packing books [...]



SENIOR CITIZEN HEALTHY LIVING

Jun 23rd, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Good Diet Critical to Healthy Aging Many seniors today know the value of a healthy diet, with nutritious food that nourishes our bodies rather than creating disease and illness. But what a lot of us do not know is some of the research and science that goes in to healthy food.// Our daughter recently invited [...]



SENIORS LOOK AT TRANS FATS

Jun 5th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Trans Fats Linked to Coronary Disease Senior citizens have been warned for a decade now that trans fats are health hazards. Just what are trans fats?  Wikipedia says this: “Trans fat is the common name for unsaturated fat with trans-isomer (E-isomer) fatty acid(s). Because the term describes the configuration of a double carbon–carbon bond, trans [...]



Prevent a Break-in: Beware of Dog Signs and Other DIY Projects

May 24th, 2013 | By Guest Post | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Seniors Fear Break-Ins Property crimes continue to be on the rise, according to FBI statistics, and as seniors, it’s tough not to feel more vulnerable to a break-in. There is plenty you can do as a homeowner to protect your domain. Here are six easy DIY projects that you can take care of this weekend [...]



IS SEMI-RETIREMENT AN OPTION FOR YOU?

Apr 30th, 2013 | By Guest Post | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Retirement doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing proposition. In fact, many doctors will tell you that complete retirement isn’t always good for your health. A better option is semi-retirement, where you continue to contribute to the community while enjoying what you’ve earned — more time for yourself and the family. What you decide to do [...]