Category Archives: Health

Here are all of my posts featuring health-related topics with tips for aging gracefully beyond the age of 50.

Mouth Matters

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 IN: Fashion Health

Mouth Matters
I escaped into classic elegance earlier this month when I explored the lives of the ultimate costumer, Edith Head and one of fashion’s greatest couturiers, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Now, it is time to get back to health awareness. Let’s look at mouth matters, specifically flossing.

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Bison Men

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 IN: Health Lifestyle

Bison Men

Recently, hubby and I motored to Washington, D. C. for a dinner date with some Bison men and their wives.  I call them Bison men because they all matriculated at the Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.  The bison is the school mascot.

I chose a fit and flare sleeveless dress to defy the heat dome that evening.

Bison Men

At this stage in our respective lives, it’s an excellent time for rekindling college friendships.  With all four couples being empty-nesters, it’s now easier for all of us to make time on our schedules to get together.
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Sneaky Creatures

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, July 11, 2016 IN: Fashion Health

Sneaky Creatures
My recent Colonoscopy follow-up appointment with my gastroenterologist (GI) revealed interesting information: I had some sneaky creatures inhabiting my stomach called H.pylori.

Sneaky Creatures

Before my actual Colonoscopy, the bowel preparation was worse that the actual procedure. In fact, I don’t remember the process.  Anyone remember Propofol? I can see why Michael Jackson used that drug to get to sleep. You quickly nap and wake up at a moment’s notice.
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Cherries Jubilee

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 IN: Fashion Health

Cherries JubileeDo you love cherries and are smitten with Cherries Jubilee? Did you know that it was a special dessert prepared for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee celebration in 1897?

Cherries Jubilee

Since then the dish, made with fresh cherries, liqueur and flambéed, then served over vanilla ice cream, has grown into one of America’s favorite desserts.
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Longest Day

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, June 20, 2016 IN: Fashion Health

Longest Day
Monday, June 20th is the summer solstice — the official start of summer and longest day of the year.  The sun will rise early and set late. Today will be a  great day for fun in the sun: some yard work, a day at the beach or a perfect time for me to get in at least 10,000 steps.

Longest Day

Actually, because of my commitment to health and wellness, the focus this month is Alzheimer’s disease. I am doing my part to fight Alzheimer’s by educating myself and others in my age group and participating in the Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day.

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Getting the Blues

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, June 6, 2016 IN: Fashion Health

Getting the Blues
Why is the color blue associated with depression?  Does anyone know why this color is affiliated with being in a funk?  Let’s examine what ‘having the blues’ really means.

Getting the Blues

In my Just Do It post, I shared the checklist for important screenings and check-ups.  When I compiled the list, I couldn’t help but notice the amount of notations associated with mental health. That’s because physical and mental health are closely connected.
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Say What?

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, May 16, 2016 IN: Fashion Health

Say What?

I must admit, I occasionally consult the Urban Dictionary for a better understanding of terminology that I hear Millennials using, most recently I looked up “say what?” The website told me that saying derives from a video game and an MTV show that aired from 1998 to 2003 with the same name.
Say WHat?Today’s focus, however, is slightly different. Let’s talk about hearing loss. The health and wellness tips I feature on The Age of Grace are not only for you, the readers, but for myself as well.  My post, Just Do It reminded me that as an adult, I’ve never had my hearing checked.

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Just Do It

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Sunday, May 8, 2016 IN: Fashion Health

Just Do ItToday, May 9th is Women’s Check-Up Day.  And what an appropriate reminder to Just Do It when it comes to scheduling those very important appointments.
Just Do It
Nike coined their trademark Just Do It slogan in1988, and today, it still has a universal appeal to motivate and encourage people of all ages in every aspect of life. It just so happens that catchphrase was aptly introduced during fitness craze in the ’80s.
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Gut Check

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 IN: Fashion Health

Gut Check
Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that so many TV commercials seem to be about bloating, gas, and cramping? Perhaps, because April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) awareness month. A perfect time to remind you about a gut check.

Gut Check

First of all, let’s look at the facts: IBS is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder of unknown cause, meaning it’s idiopathic. This syndrome affects between 25 and 45 million people in the United States— so, that’s about 10 to 15% of the population.
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What I Am Seeing

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, April 4, 2016 IN: Health

What I Am Seeing

I hope you agree that the more we learn about nutrition and health the better decisions we will make regarding aging gracefully.  Everyone knows that exercise, a healthy diet, complete with essential vitamins and minerals, is a key part of living a long healthy life.  Today, let’s get the lowdown on the impact of what I am seeing with Vitamin C.

C-ing

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