As we age, our brains become less malleable, and some areas of the brain shrink in size and lose volume. Normal aging alters the brain and its performance, affecting the ability to remember names and words, limiting attention span and impacting the ability to perform everyday tasks.
My dad loved to spend his days and nights pretending he was Jessica Fletcher. For nearly 30 years, he was consumed with thought: "What would Jessica do? What would Jessica eat? What would Jessica wear? Would Jessica make a blueberry pie or blueberry muffins this morning? What flowers would Jessica plant in her garden? Will Jessica take a bike ride to the docks today? Is tonight a good night for Jessica to invite friends over for a lobster dinner?"
Since 1980, every ten years the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has developed a comprehensive agenda for the upcoming decade to increase the health and well-being of the entire nation.
You know you need to do it, and you promise to start tomorrow. But the road from the sofa to the gym, pool or yoga studio can prove insurmountable when the day dawns. You're just not into exercise. And you're not alone.