Some of you jazz fans out there probably know the Charleston-based quartet called “Gradual Lean.” If you don’t, you should. They’re the epitome of cool – with none other than Charlton Singleton (trumpet), Quentin Baxter (drums), Lee Barbour (guitar) and Kevin Hamilton (stand-up bass – check ‘em out).
I have a confession. I have not exercised since basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in 1971. Just didn’t see the need. I’d always been slim, felt healthy, and motored through life without all that stretching and lifting and huffing and puffing. Then I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
When we were young, we heard our grandparents say it., but at the time it didn’t register. “As long as you have your health,” they said, “you have everything.” As we age we come to know how true that simple statement is.
So we’re only barely into the New Year, but it doesn’t take long for old habits to creep back up and nudge good intentions out of the way. Researchers who track this kind of thing say that nearly 62 percent of us make some New Year’s resolutions
Happy Halloween from Roper St. Francis! Our favorite tricks and treats for a healthier you. Spoiler alert: candy corn is not part of this post. Here’s a frightening fact: Halloween has become our second most commercial holiday – one pumpkin-carved carnival of sugar and costumes.
Heads up! Our fall issue of House Calls will be landing in your mailbox any day now, and it’s full of great fall recipes (meatless!), exercise tips and a helpful overview of the often confusing world of cholesterol. But we’re most excited about our feature on Power Agers
Do the numbers on the scale keep going down but the person in the mirror stays the same? Maybe your mirror is lying to you. Studies show that women who have lost weight sometimes perceive “Phantom Weight.” This means they believe they are still overweight and view themselves that way when in reality they are not.