Healthy Recipe: Macaroni with Sausage & Ricotta

This quick and healthy pasta recipe serves six. You can use any tubular pasta with it to satisfy the need for yummy comfort food. Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 6 tablespoons finely chopped yellow onion 6 ounces mild pork sausage, casings removed 1 14-ounce can no-salt-added whole peeled tomatoes, chopped, with their juice ¼ […]

19 Reasons to Stick with Your Fitness Commitment in ‘19

We’re still in January, far too early to even think about giving up on healthy habits for the year. Whether you made a resolution to get fit or just renewed your commitment to exercise and eat right, we’re here to keep you going throughout the year with these 19 reasons to stick with it in […]

Healthy Recipe: Warm Berry Crisp

Nothing beats the smell of bubbling fruits mixed with fragrant spices and fresh lemon juice wafting through your home. Heart-healthy almonds and oats give this warm and satisfying dish just the right amount of crunch. This may be the perfect dessert to satisfy your craving for something sweet. Ingredients 5 cups mixed fresh blueberries and […]

Weightlifting Improves Sleep – Plus More Tips for Restful Nights

Weightlifting has countless health benefits for people over age 50, all throughout life. Resistance training for mature adults keeps us from losing muscle mass as we age. You might already know that it helps with weight loss, balance, blood pressure, and mood. Did you also know that it helps with sleep, too? That’s right. Just […]

Healthy Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

This dish proves meat and cheese aren’t really necessary for delicious, satisfying tacos. Hearty pinto beans provide the base, and the veggies are the real stars: cauliflower, poblano peppers and tomatoes, dusted with chili powder and roasted to sweet, crispy perfection. These are packed with nutrients and fiber, too. Ingredients 1 head cauliflower, cut into […]

3 Myths about Staying Fit as We Mature

Remember the old “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” commercial? It’s amazing how that image of a helpless, frail and frightened older woman has persisted. In fact, it reinforces one of the top myths about Baby Boomers, a marketing agency reports. “Consumers 55 and over are actively pursuing a wide range of physical connections,” […]

Healthy Recipe: Turkey Bacon and Spinach Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Usually made with gobs of cheese, heavy cream, and eggs, quiche is normally a calorie-dense dish. Instead, this recipe (from the American Heart Association) slashes calories and fat with egg whites, fat-free cheese, turkey bacon and skim milk. The crust is made of grated sweet potatoes and is so tasty, you’ll never miss traditional pastry […]