Living Well Blog

October 11, 2023
You’re probably already familiar with the concept of lifespan, which refers to how many years a person is alive. Your health span is a newer concept for many people referring to the number of healthy, disease-free years of life you experience.It is possible to have a long lifespan but a short… See more
October 2, 2023
While it isn’t a magic cure for losing weight, research increasingly shows that intermittent fasting, which is known in the weight-loss world as time-restricted eating plans, has promise and may be a smart strategy for some people trying to lose weight.But what’s really interesting about fasting… See more
October 2, 2023
Intermittent fasting (IF), which is also called time-restricted eating, occurs when you limit eating to a short window of time and then eat nothing and fast for another set duration before eating again. Research shows that this approach, like other methods of calorie-restricted dieting, can work if… See more
June 16, 2023
Lab work, screenings and tests may be a hassle, but they can save your life. You’ll notice that your doctor will order some tests during certain periods of your life, while others will be ordered every year.  Here are the preventive screenings you’ll probably have during your life broken down into… See more
June 16, 2023
When it comes to aging, we can’t always avoid major health issues. But even if our genetics set us up for type 2 diabetes, for example, there are plenty of steps we can take to reduce our risk. Which preventive steps provide the biggest return on our effort?  Here’s where science suggests your… See more
May 16, 2023
It’s true that genetics plays a significant role in determining your risk of developing dementia. In fact, studies show that people with a parent or sibling suffering the disease are more likely to develop the condition, with an increased risk of 30 to 40 percent.  With Alzheimer’s disease – the… See more
May 16, 2023
Vascular dementia is the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease and, like Alzheimer’s, can cause decline in cognitive function, memory loss and difficulty performing complex tasks. While we currently have no known way to prevent Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia is largely… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
May 11, 2023
Living longer and healthier isn’t always about exercise and healthy eating. While these things are important and account for a huge part of our health span - the period of our lives we live without chronic conditions and mobility issues -- there are other factors that play a big role too, including… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 13, 2023
Is your doctor on your case to go to the gym? If yes, it’s because strength training helps prolong your life. In fact, the British Journal of Sports Medicine published a review 16 studies of that found just 30 to 60 minutes a week of… See more
January 18, 2023
The average American will live into their late 70s. While medical experts expect life spans to increase in the coming years — possibly to more than 100 years of age — they’re increasingly worried about our health spans. Health span is the period of our lives we live without debilitating diseases… See more