Senior Health

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on senior health...
Four ways to boost heart rate variability (HRV)

Four ways to boost heart rate variability (HRV)

Heart rate variability (HRV) is one of the five new "vital signs" - strong predictors of vitality and longevity. Here are four tips to give your HRV a boost.
Another reason your running slows down as you age

Another reason your running slows down as you age

Tenocyte in its connective tissue web   In another article, I discussed one of the reasons given for ...
Why older runners can’t run as fast

Why older runners can’t run as fast

There are plenty of ways you can improve your fitness at any age. Someone who’s sixty can train to run faster or ...
Do this every day to keep your brain sharp

Do this every day to keep your brain sharp

Write the alphabet with your non-dominant hand. This forces the brain to forge new learning pathways and new ...
Walk on cobblestones to improve your balance and blood pressure

Walk on cobblestones to improve your balance and blood pressure

In today’s modern age, we’re missing out on something - irregularity. In particular, challenging ourselves to walk ...
Two reasons to avoid a Medicare Advantage plan

Two reasons to avoid a Medicare Advantage plan

Medicare Advantage plans sound good, but they limit which doctors and hospitals you can use and they lock you in, making it difficult to get out.
Why your low back aches when you get up from sitting

Why your low back aches when you get up from sitting

The reason why your low back aches when you get out of a chair.
Restless leg syndrome and gut bacteria

Restless leg syndrome and gut bacteria

Restless leg syndrome has been linked to small intestine bacterial overgrowth.
Sitting shrinks your brain

Sitting shrinks your brain

Science keeps demonstrating the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle. Add to the list of negative effects the shrinking of a key brain region involved with memory.
Another reason bouncing back from an injury can be a challenge

Another reason bouncing back from an injury can be a challenge

Once you've injured your muscles or joints, it can be a challenge to return to full activity without further risk. ...
Protect your knees by walking fast. Five minutes will do it.

Protect your knees by walking fast. Five minutes will do it.

Humans are designed to move. But now we’re learning that we’re also designed to move fast. A team of ...
Today’s inspiring quote – from Viktor Frankl

Today’s inspiring quote – from Viktor Frankl

Inspiring quote from Nazi Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl
Want to control your blood pressure without pharmaceuticals?

Want to control your blood pressure without pharmaceuticals?

Natural remedies for high blood pressure
The one exercise you’ve got to do to prevent falls

The one exercise you’ve got to do to prevent falls

Strengthening your toe muscles is one of the single most important things you can do to prevent falls.

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