Want to live a long, healthy life? Add this powerful food to your plate.

“How to Live to Be 100.” That was the title of a course I taught when I was a professor at Georgia State University. Faculty were asked to develop 1-credit hour courses on topics that might interest young college students. Since I was interested in healthy aging, I wondered how I could get a youngContinue reading “Want to live a long, healthy life? Add this powerful food to your plate.”

Keeping your food and family safe: A COVID-19 update from the experts

One year ago, we learned a whole new vocabulary: coronavirus, COVID-19, fomites, masking, and social distancing were words we had to use, and we continue to use. But we’ve learned a lot in the last year and where science usually moves slowly, food safety experts really upped their efforts to help us stay safe….on theContinue reading “Keeping your food and family safe: A COVID-19 update from the experts”

Food & Fitness After 50: Life is a Balancing Act

Food & Fitness After 50: Life is a Balancing Act I completed this interview with Becky Dorner before COVID-19 changed our lives. Her work in long-term care is well known in the nutrition community and she has developed a web page with free information on what we need to know about food safety and the virus.Continue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Life is a Balancing Act”

Food & Fitness After 50: Is There a Best Diet for Losing Weight?

Each week Obesity and Energetic Offerings arrives in my inbox. It is a weekly roundup of research from Indiana University School of Public Health and University of Alabama Birmingham Nutrition Obesity Research Center. One of my favorite features is called “Headline vs Study,” and a recent one on weight loss diets was intriguing. The Headline:Continue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Is There a Best Diet for Losing Weight?”

Food & Fitness After 50: Owning a Dog Might be Good for Your Fitness

Thanks to Dr. Bob Murray for writing this post. As a dog-lover and dog-owner (well, I think Samson and Buddy own me!) I can related to the benefits of having a dog. Even when I don’t feel like walking, those pleading doggie eyes get me every time! That sure is a wishy-washy title.  Why notContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Owning a Dog Might be Good for Your Fitness”

Food & Fitness After 50: The Value of Life-Long Learning

We often hear about the value of life-long learning, but how many of us are stuck in our daily grinds and tell ourselves that someday we’ll get around to reading that book or taking an online class to improve a skill that has eluded us? Well, not Elizabeth, who at age 89, is still learning.Continue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: The Value of Life-Long Learning”

Food & Fitness After 50: The Power of Moving Well to Be Well

  Now at age 75, Harry doesn’t run marathons anymore, but after completing 11 marathons, he is still running 5-6 miles four days a week with a longer run thrown in to keep it interesting. He also walks and occasionally cycles. He works fitness into everyday life, like walking the stairs, standing on one legContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: The Power of Moving Well to Be Well”

Food & Fitness After 50: Does your food support your fitness?

This post is a summary of a nutrition session I conducted for the Bell Family YMCA in Hartwell, GA on November 14 & 28, 2017. Are you doing all you can to achieve your fitness goals with the foods you choose? Before you can answer that question, it is important to step back and askContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Does your food support your fitness?”

Food & Fitness After 50: Be Well by Being Humble and Kind

Perhaps you’ve heard the Tim McGraw hit, “Be Humble and Kind,” and while many of us strive to be both, we often fall short. I know one person who is always humble and kind, and she is so humble, that she will not agree with my assessment, although she is too kind to tell meContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Be Well by Being Humble and Kind”

Food & Fitness After 50: Top 5 Exercise Tips

This guest blog post was written by Dr. Bob Murray In Food & Fitness After 50, we describe the importance of regular exercise for health and longevity.  We know that for many people, words such as “exercise”, “training”, and “workouts” are turn-offs, terms they can’t relate to and don’t want to consider as part ofContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Top 5 Exercise Tips”