By Margretha Koehn, Licensed Massage Therapist
My story begins more than 30 years ago. I was asking what I really needed to do with my life, and I felt called to help people feel better. I started learning about natural health using nutrition and holistic
Here’s the latest research on smart food choices as we age
‘Prehabilitation’ is slowly being recognized as valuable for success after a procedure
By Judith Graham for Next Avenue
A dozen years ago, at the age of 50, Lillie Shockney decided to have breast reconstruction surgery after two bouts of cancer and two mastectomies. The procedure called for removing a flap of skin and fat from her abdomen, used to rebuild her breasts.
This spring, follow these tips to avoid injuring yourself
By Linda Melone, CSCS for Next Avenue
Warmer weather and the smell of spring in the air provides major motivation to get outside and dig in the garden — an enjoyable exercise that doesn’t involve a treadmill. Pushing a mower, pulling weeds, digging holes and carrying soil require the
Improve your range of motion and balance in less than 10 minutes
By Rashelle Brown for Next Avenue
Balance and mobility training can benefit us at any age, but it becomes more important as you reach and pass the age of 50.
Maintaining joint range of motion allows you to move naturally and helps to combat the postural problems that cause neck, back,
Strength and conditioning classes focus on fall prevention and connecting with others
By Sherri Snelling for Next Avenue
Dance is for everybody. I believe it came from the people and it should always be delivered back to the people.
– Alvin Ailey
Verine Morris, 42, has spent more than a decade with a fear of falling. Wheelchair-bound for 10 years after a nasty fall at
Research on animals suggests we could improve humans’ healthy lifespan
By Felipe Sierra for Next Avenue
Editor’s note: This article is part of Next Avenue’s 2015 Influencers in Aging project honoring 50 people changing how we age and think about aging.
No, we cannot “prevent aging”… but what if we could delay it?
Unfortunately, the deterioration
He wanted to find inner peace. Here’s what he found instead.
By Kevin Kusinitz for Next Avenue
For a guy like me, taking up yoga when pushing 60 was a bit like trying to date a 21 year-old — probably good for my circulation but with a strong chance of falling on my face.
No matter. I decided to give it a whirl, as much for a spiritual as physical