There are many keys to active aging, proven pathways to a life of passion and purpose. If there is one thing that makes all of the keys more effective, it’s socialization. No matter what you’re doing, doing it with others is good for your health and wellbeing. Friends fuel the life force. Just ask 103-year-old Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins.
Doctors and researchers continue to work to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Speed is, unfortunately, of the essence, as most people diagnosed with ALS die within two to five years of the start of symptoms. Even with treatment options to help extend life, ALS is 100% fatal. Money spent on research has tripled each year for the last few years, and that’s in large part due to people sharing their personal stories with the disease, and advocating for change. Here are just a few of those.
For the last several years, Growing Bolder has given you in insider’s look at a revolutionary new building taking shape in Winter Park, Florida. In just days, the Center for Health & Wellbeing, which combines wholeness, fitness and medicine under one roof, will open its doors. Growing Bolder has been there every step of the way, documenting the journey from dream to reality. Watch this mini version of our upcoming documentary, “A Revolution in Wellbeing.”
If you couldn’t find an assisted living center good enough for your mother, would you build one? Larry Pino did. How is it different than traditional centers? What did he learn during the process. He explains.
Can you have the wisdom of experience and the biology of youth at the same time? Deepak Chopra says, YES!
Are you an “adult-onset exerciser”? One of the keys to active longevity is movement — getting and staying fit. What your mind believes, your body can achieve, and Dr. Vonda Wright is busting myths about aging and activity.
The role of your physician is changing. No longer are they merely in charge of treating illnesses; these days, more and more physicians are acting as catalysts to help their patients prevent diseases and in some cases, reverse diseases already in progress. Dr. Sharon Wasserstrom of the UCF College of Medicine, explains how lifestyle medicine is changing the way doctors and patients interact.
Did you know COPD, chronic pulmonary disease, is now the third leading cause of death in the United States? Marcia Katz, M.D. is a nationally recognized expert on lung diseases and she discusses the alarming rise of COPD and offers tips for avoiding it.
Kay Van Norman took on the senior living industry to try and make a better life for those they serve. Find out what changes she thinks are necessary to help us all age better.
Dr. Daniel Amen is one of the world’s leading experts on brain health. He talks with Growing Bolder to offer practical tips and ways to improve your brain and thereby your entire body. Start feeling better today with his simple steps.