Posts Tagged ‘ senior healthy lifestyle ’


Aug 21st, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Some days seem to invite sufficient energy and motivation to take more on. More? Yes, more. And, it is that more that one needs to refine and define if it is to have the desired effect.

The temptation of aging is to settle into a deep groove and stay there. The habits of a lifetime seem to take over and rule one’s routine. Routine, by definition, can be its own discouraging and limiting condition.

Waking up to new opportunities and experiences requires a willingness to grab yourself figuratively by your shoulders and shake vigorously. Coming to that moment when realization dawns and one discovers the


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 [...]


Jun 6th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: For Senior Women

Healthy Senior Living has long been a proponent of exercise and nutrition for a healthy senior lifestyle. Research across the board tells us that both components contribute to longevity and healthy aging. And often when women begin to make healthier choices, their male counterparts follow along.// Healthy senior living is a choice. We seniors [...]


Jan 24th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Whether or not the weather affects your mood depends both on you and the weather. Some seniors are met with a daily challenge to take on and win the day. Sharon, my spouse, has had a continuing battle with SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder, in which cloudy and overcast days seem to pull her down and contribute to depression and otherwise low days. But let the sun come out and she is up and at it.

Of course, some folk claim to be in a down mood, no matter the weather. They seek for and often find some rationale for a depressing state of mind and give permission to this disorder to order their lives.

Weather or not, the day is ours to maneuver. Excluding SAD victims, whatever the weather, our frame of mind and our willingness for the day to be one in which we are productive, ready to take on its challenges,