Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro: Insights

Life at 50. I took off 3 years ago with The Brit, an ex-pro cyclist, to travel the world. What an adventure its been. After 30 hours of flying – including a 5 hour layover in Doha, India – we land in Moshi, Tanzania, in East Africa. It is near midnight and there are no […]

Let’s Hike Peru

hiking in peru during menopause

Our recent trip to Peru was not your typical Peruvian trip. We did not visit Macchu Picchu, nor did we go to Cusco, the capital of the now-defunct Incan Empire. Instead, we took a decidedly different track and planted ourselves in Arequipa, the 2nd largest city in Peru, and one we had no knowledge of […]

The Anti Aging Pill: Does It Work?

Does the anti-aging pill work against menopause

THE SHORT ANSWER IS, YES. AND ITS CALLED NICOTINAMIDE RIBOSIDE (NR).Note: There is no complete answer to this question and, in fact, the jury is still heavily out as to what the full impact of this supplement will be. It is, however, a compound that should be on your Watch List for future articles and […]

A Better Butt At 50

how to get a better butt after 50 and menopause

Have you ever felt something dragging behind you, only to turn and discover its your butt…on the ground? Yep. As we age, that lovely friend, Gravity, comes to visit and parts of our bodies begin that descent downtown. BUT, this doesn’t have to happen quite as quickly or as definitively as it seems. One certainty […]

Does CBD Work?

CBD oil is found in everything from coffee, to lotion to cocktails, meatballs and just plain gel caps. But does it work? And for what? Those are the questions currently swirling and yet unanswered, from a scientific point of view. Anecdotally, however, many people are singing the praises of a combined CBD/MCT product (MCTs = […]

81 And Fit

Ernastine Shepherd is 81. The picture of her is current. She is a phenom and role model for us all. Ernastine began exercising at the young age of 56. She is now a fitness instructor, body building competitor and inspiration for older women. Her mantra is “Determined, Dedicated, Disciplined to be Fit”. At one point […]

Essentials Of Health

Health is a specific term that conjures thoughts of disease at worst or peak fitness at best. In between, however, are numerous attributes that are only recently beginning to get credit for keeping us functioning at our happiest and healthiest levels. Researchers from studies like The Blue Zones have examined populations from places on earth […]

Overcoming Tragedy

Marie Boudreau-Ninkov has been through a lot. She lost her mother at 14 years old to breast cancer. 24 years later, she lost her twin sister, at the age of 38, to the same disease. For many of us, that would be enough pain and loss for a lifetime. Instead, Marie fought back by having […]

Improve Your Chances Of Reaching Your Goals

Today was a swim day. I’m back in training mode for two upcoming 1/2 Ironman triathlons, later in the summer. In order to be ready, one has to start swim, bike and running in various sequences, up to 6 months prior to the event. But today was one of “those days.” You know the kind……..the […]

Take The Garbage Disposal Test

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is one of my fave organizations. They prioritize taking care of the planet and eliminating animal cruelty. This week, they posted a startling statistic: “a new report finds that poor diet is a global epidemic, responsible for more deaths than tobacco.” (citing The Lancet). My reaction: good job America. […]