Health & Fitness


COLUMN: Ask Your Daughter - In my afternoon of life

I have been a bit on the fluffy side (I refuse to say overweight) for most of my adult life. And I have always taken a perverse kind of pride that despite the dire forewarnings about my spotty eating habits and non-existing exercise regime; I was healthy. Then I reached the afternoon of my life (late 50’s) and without any provocation, my body announced its resignation. My less than stellar food choices caught up with me, and for the first time, I am concerned that I may not be aging well.

COLUMN: Healthy Living - 6 ways to keep your mind sharp

The National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Aging identify certain risk factors such as age and genetics that are out of a person’s control. However, there are several areas that we can modify that may help prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Strategies for managing memory loss

An educational program entitled “Memory Loss and Strategies for Management” will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Kingsway Manor Assisted Living, 357 Kings Road in Schenectady.

COLUMN: Ask Your Daughter: Let me be your virtual daughter

Monika Boeckmann is the Executive Director at Senior Services of Albany. She is also the daughter of Christian and Gerlinde, two Austrian immigrants who moved their family to America in 1968. She is full of good information and ready to be your daughter too.

Learn to dine with diabetes

Dining with Diabetes, a four-part series to help people prepare healthy and delicious meals, will include demonstrations on how to cook with less fat, salt and sugar without cutting the taste.

Senior expos planned for fall

Two days promise loads of resources for seniors in the Capital District

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Bikes bring balance

YMCA’s Pedaling for Parkinson’s comes to the Capital District

New YMCA program helps relieve the symptoms Parkinson's disease.

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Art that speaks

People with memory disorders are using creativity as a way to communicate

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60 years strong, 80 years young

Albany Memorial honors longtime nurse Esther Rappold for decades of service

Friends, family and coworkers gathered at Albany Memorial Hospital to celebrate 80-year-old Esther Rappold's 60 years of service at the facility.

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Tonko tackles health care changes

Congressman fields questions on Affordable Care Act at V’ville library

Rep. Paul Tonko held a forum Wednesday, March 27, at the Voorheesville Public Library to discuss health insurance changes taking effect later this year as part of the Affordable Care Act.

COLUMN: Healthy Living - The best anti-aging plan: Exercise

I can hear some moans and groans at the thought of exercising as the way to prevent aging. I hear you… but exercise does not have to be going to a gym and sweating for an hour.

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COLUMN: Healthy Living - 10 Ways to Improve Sleep

Sleep deprivation affects your health; so before you end up exhausted and sick, try these tips.

Caring for caregivers

Alzheimer’s support groups provide empathy and encouragement

The Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York offers support groups at more than 30 locations across 12 counties to help care-giving partners and individuals with early stage Alzheimer’s or others forms of dementia.

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Hooked on pickleball

Area seniors are finding the game of pickleball a perfect way to stay active.

COLUMN: Healthy Living - No more New Year's resolutions

This year, instead of making your resolution a big change that will be difficult to maintain long-term unless someone is keeping you accountable, try choosing small changes that you can follow daily.