Cheryl McDonald


Set Your Pace; Retirement Comes With Fitness Challenges and Opportunities

This will be my last blog post, because I’m having a “senior moment.” No, I didn’t forget my ATM PIN, nor find my car keys in the refrigerator cheese drawer.


Remember to Exercise: Physical Activity Linked With Sharp Memory in Older Years

Recent research shows there’s a relationship between physical exercise and improved memory as we age. The Wall Street Journal health blog recently reported on a…


Senior Medicare Patrol Helps Fight Health Care Fraud; You Can Too

Health care costs are on the rise, and one reason is health care fraud. Fraud is a major contributing factor to rising health care costs and can also put your…


Getting Fit After 50 is Easier Than You Think

It’s time for Michigan’s aging baby boomers and older generations to get up and get fit. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most…

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Sink Your Teeth Into This Dental Weight-Loss Plan: Brush Away Sweets Cravings

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, so I want to share one of my best weight-loss tips. What’s the connection, you ask? Two years ago, when I decided to…


Most Breast Cancer Occurs in Women Over Age 50

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer kills more women than any other type of cancer except lung cancer. According to the National…


A Helping Hand in Reach for Michigan Seniors

Michigan seniors across the state have friends they can turn to for support — via the Internet or by phone. Like a good friend who can put you in touch with the…


Living to 100? New Study Ties 4 Lifestyle Habits to Longevity

If I'd known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself." That’s what actor and comedian George Burns, a notorious cigar smoker…


Studies Show Eating Less Salt May Lower Risk of Dementia

You already know that consuming too much salt combined with an inactive lifestyle leads to heart disease. According to a report in USA Today…

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Set Aside Just 5 Minutes a Day to Get Fit for Life

As we age, it’s even more important to be physically active every day. And the common wisdom is to aim for at least 30 minutes five days a week. Some weeks…


Michigan Man Takes Silver in Tennis at 2011 National Senior Games in Houston

The image of senior citizens settling for bridge and bingo isn’t enough for some Michigan seniors. More than 10,000 athletes age 50 and older from across the U.

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