Category: Well in Your 40s & 50s

Conversations for those in their 40s and 50s

Eye Love: Caring for your Aging Eyes

woman wearing glassesSimply-Women-logo Did you know that women are more likely than men to have glaucoma? They also are more likely to become visually impaired or blind due to glaucoma. And, statistics show that women are 24 percent less likely to be treated for the disease, which could be due to the fact that it often presents no symptoms until vision loss begins.

Colorectal Cancer: Education = Prevention

listen to your bodyDid you know that colon and rectal (colorectal) cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in young adults? March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and this cancer doesn’t discriminate. In fact, there has been a 51 percent increase in young-onset colorectal cancer incidence. One in seven of those young adults are diagnosed under the age of 50, and they more likely are discovered in stages III or IV when the disease is hard to treat. Early detection is key so become aware of the symptoms, and listen to your body. Educate yourself by looking at this infographic.

Cardiovascular Fitness – A Powerful Predictor of Health and Longevity

running heart graphicGuest Blogger: Janet Huehls, RCEP, CHWC, registered clinical exercise physiologist and certified health and wellness coach, UMass Memorial Weight Center; author, Keep Moving blog. 

If you’re looking to lower your risk of heart disease as you age, there is great news ahead! Research indicates you can lower your risk by improving your cardiovascular fitness, even as you age. Cardiovascular fitness is a powerful predictor of health and longevity, so powerful it can reduce the risks from having other risk factors. That is powerful stuff!