Category: Well in Your 40s & 50s

Conversations for those in their 40s and 50s

It’s No Joke – Laughter Just Might Be the Best Medicine

Laughter is the best medicine

Whether you’re laughing at the Saturday morning cartoons, listening to your favorite comedian or on the verge of tears from the office clown, a good laugh seems to do wonders for your mind and body.

Aside from improving your mood, bringing people closer together and making any activity more fun, research has shown that laughter has amazing health benefits. Ready. Set. Laugh!

Can We Talk? We Hope So!

That’s why we created Simply Well … the new UMass Memorial Medical Center blog for people like you.

Tell us what’s on your mind. What are your important health questions? Do you have practical advice to maintain a healthy lifestyle? Or do you want to hear more about balancing family and work outside the home? Maybe you’ve figured out the secret to life? From parenting to wellness to midlife and everything in between, you can find advice and a place to share your opinions, tips and successes.

5 Steps to Help Avoid Osteoporosis

Getting Vitamin D from the SunWomen older than 45 spend more time in the hospital because of osteoporosis than any other chronic disease, including diabetes, heart attack or breast cancer. Once women reach menopause, their risk for osteoporosis increases as bone loss accelerates and bones weaken. In fact, most of the calcium that went into building strong bones was added by the time you turned 17. Now, you need to do the right things to keep your bones strong.