News and Tips from Third Age Health
June 2012
Welcome to the June issue of my Healthy Aging Newsletter where I share with you common sense, non-medicinal, and free or low-cost solutions to aging well.
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Getting Back to Health - The 3 Phases of Recovery from Sports Related Injury?

sports injury The smart folks at Harvard Med share their recommended approach to recovering from sports injury. They break down the phases into immediate post-injury phase, recovery period and the functional phase. For what these phases look like and how to act wisely during these phases, Read More.... 
Light at Night is Bad For Your Health.      
In this modern age we spend more and more of our time in front of blue light screens. It's taking a toll on our health according to the Harvard Medical School. Exposure to this type of light boosts attentiveness and mood during the day but has several adverse impacts after dark. Read more for what you can do about it. 
Keep Moving to Lower Alzheimer's Risk?
New research suggests that elderly folks who move around more -- even gardening or puttering around the house -- are less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than more sedentary seniors. How much activity makes a difference? Read More...
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  Dr. Joan receiving a book award from the International
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"Sitting Kills, Moving Heals has made me rethink my daily routine... Dr. Vernikos' book is a real eye-opener." ~ www.hvparent.com 

Dr. Joan's Life Tip of The Month  

Walk regularly at moderate intensity for easily achievable benefits - 100 steps per minute is great, To keep that pace hum or listen to the Bee Gees' song Stayin' Alive while you walk. The song's tempo is 100 beats per minute. (Thanks to Simon Marshall, PhD at UC San Diego for this tip).  

 What is Dr Joan up to?


May has been a busy month of talks and visits. I find my message is taking me to more senior residential facilities. It is very interesting to compare the differences. So much is dependent on their leadership and staff:
- A wonderful visit with my son George in Steamboat Springs, CO to spread the Sitting Kills, Moving Heals word. First on May 2nd spoke at the strikingly beautiful and organized Werner Library. Then May 3rd was welcomed by Joan Lucas at the Doak Walker Center and exchanged stories with about 15 spry ladies, ranging in age from 80s to 100. The centenarian was the liveliest and engaging lady of the group. My observation is that those who age best have great attitude, curiosity and pride in themselves and their appearance.
-May 17th I was the lunch speaker at a packed main dining room of the Baptist Residential Community Center on the Importance of Moving to those considering their own long-term care .
-Beth Howard of US News & World Report interview on May 24th for an upcoming special issue on the health hazards of too much sitting. Look out for it!
-NEW BOOK OUT!!: Ritardare l'INVECCHIAMENTO e Possibile (Delaying Aging is Possible) co-authored with my colleague Dr. Felix Strollo, Scientific plansThought Editions publishers(2012). It is the Italian version based on my book The G-Connection: Harness Gravity and Reverse Aging (2004).


Some of our Upcoming Events:

-Summer is fun time. Ah, swimming!!

-Scheduling talks for later this year and next year.

-Catching up with writing on the 2nd edition of Stress Fitness for Seniors with new sections added on the stress of Loss, Loneliness, Care-Giving and Care-Receiving. 

-New Institute on Space Health & Aging to be launched under the auspices of Taksha University

Words of Wisdom 
"As long as this exists, and I may live to see it, this sunshine, the cloudless skies, while this lasts, I cannot be unhappy." ~ Anne Frank on happiness   
Thanks for reading. I look forward to providing you with more ways to improve your daily life.


Joan Vernikos

Third Age Health 

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