Good NEWS—Weight loss drug Ozempic -called Wegovy in Canada -can reduce heart attacks and cardiovascular disease by as much as 20%. Evidence that weight loss can reduce health risks. Originally approved for people with diabetes, the drug’s off-label use has quickly become a popular weight loss drug. Listen here for more info on Ozempic/Wegovy in Canada.
According to the US National Institute of Health study on Drug Use/Abuse in the past five years.
While binge drinking has generally declined among younger adults, adults 35-50 reported the highest prevalence of binge drinking in this age group. Listen here for more info on this study and healthy aging tips.
Did you know your grip can predict your overall health, strength, and risk of heart disease? As you age, the stronger the grip, the more likely to survive diseases such as cancer. After age 40, muscles tend to lose their mass. A strong grip at an older age is an indication of longevity. There are ways to measure grip in some doctor’s offices. However, to keep your strength, train regularly and improve overall muscle strength and fitness. Want to learn more? Listen here!
RSV is a contagious virus that affects the respiratory system with flu-like symptoms. If you are over 60, Immunocompromised, or have a child under 1 years old, RSV shots are available. Listen here about RSV on my weekly healthy aging tips on ZoomerRadio with Marilyn Wetston AM 740
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Optometrists perform routine eye exams, prescribe corrective lenses, and know when a person needs to see an ophthalmologist. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors that specialize in more complex eye disorders and perform eye surgery. More #healthyaging tips #saturdaymorning #zoomerradio #marilynwetston
Asthma. Is today’s poor air quality making it harder to breathe? You may have #asthma. Smoke, smog, moulds, chemicals, pets, cold weather often triggers #asthmaattacks. If you are having difficulty breathing talk with your doc. medication can help. More of my healthy aging tips #sat #zoomeradio #marilynweston #healthyaging. #FAWP
Listen Here: What is asthma? What are the triggers?
The WorldHappiness.report 2023.
Yes! There is a Happiness Report that ranks the happiest countries on the planet. Trust and social connectedness, well-being and state effectiveness are the key elements that make a country and its citizens happy. The Scandinavian countries come out on top. Canada is 14th. A consensus is forming that a country’s success should be judged by the happiness of the people. Listen here #zoomerradio w/ #marilynwetston.
New App helps you get & stay BrainFit.
BrainFit is the only app of its kind to focus on optimizing brain health, with an emphasis on each of the Six Pillars of Brain Health— Exercise. Nutrition, Mental Stimulation, Social Activity, Stress Management, Sleep. Completely free. BrainFit provides users with timely and substantiated information to foster brain-healthy habits to get and stay brain-fit, along with helpful words of encouragement and support. Learn more here or #zoomerradio #saturdayam #healthyaging tips #womensbrains www.womensbrainhealth.org
Global Guidelines & Recommendations
Menopause is now considered to be an important gender & age equality issue. Dealing with it should be part of maintaining an inclusive work environment. Recommendations are contained in a global report released by the European Menopause & Andropause Society.
1. Dim the lights before bedtime to signal your brain that it’s time to wind down.
2. Avoid caffeine and alcohol at least 6 hours before bed as they disrupt sleep patterns.
3. Skip intense exercise within 2 hours of bedtime to allow your body to relax properly.
MORE #healthyaging TIPS #Zoomerradio #saturday #healthyhabits #SweetDreams #sleep #sleepstudy
A landmark Harvard study, eight decades ago, discovered that our well-being doesn’t solely rely on traditional markers like blood pressure. Instead, the quality of our relationships serves as a powerful predictor of our happiness and overall life satisfaction. So let’s celebrate the importance of joy in our lives and honor the wisdom of the Harvard study that stood the test of time. In my weekly Healthy Aging Tips #saturdat on #Zoomerradio with #MarilynWetston, I unpack the six qualities the study and values that make up a healthy and happy life.
Being steady and strong as you age will help prevent falls. Maintain regular exercise, improve balance, and create a safe home environment. Listen to more tips on preventing falls on this podcast or on ZoomerRadio AM 740 with Marilyn Wetston every saturday
The International Journal of Environmental Health Research study. Listen here for more information or at #zoomerradio w/ #marilynwetson
Omega-3’s found in salmon & fatty fish support a healthy heart, brain, and eyes and support of your cell membranes.
While taking fish oil supplements may seem easier than eating fish twice a week, they have a more limited
fatty acid profile than whole fish and don’t contain selenium, which reduces mercury toxicity.
Learn more about Omega-3’s today on Zoomer Radio interview with Marilyn Wetston. Discover my tips for healthy aging and living.
As the World Health Organization moves to declare the Global Health Emergency over, The National Advisory Committee on Immunizations in Canada issued updated guidance on who should get the new COVID booster. Listen here for the latest recommendations.
Healthy Aging Tip–Health checks and medical screening tests become more important as we age. Here are the essential tests to consider at 50. Cancer: Colonoscopy, Mammogram & Pap Test. Others Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Hearing, Eye Exam, Skin. Listen here for more info
Here’s a list of routine vaccinations for individuals over 50+ & 65+
Healthy Aging Tip on Portions vs. Servings. A portion is how much food you eat at one time. A serving is a standard measurement of the food. To maintain a healthy weight, Consider serving size—make informed choices. Don’t get caught up in portion distortion. Read labels. A Good rule of thumb. Make ½ your plate veggies, ¼ protein & ¼ carbs. #healthyaging tips w #marilynwetston #zoomerradio.
A comprehensive talk about women’s health by Dr. Brown that she recently gave sponsored by Medcan. Includes an overview of all things preventive health, from telomeres to stress, diet, and the importance of self-education to promote brain health.
There are many brands on the market- some can be destroyed by stomach acid even before they hit your gut. Here is a clinical guide to Probiotic Products available in Canada. www.probioticchart.ca More Healthy Aging Tips every #sat #zoomerradio #marilynwetston
What makes an effective probiotic?
- Soil-based and shelf-stable. Doesn’t need to be refrigerated.
- Choose a probiotic brand with more probiotics, from at least 40 billion to 75 billion per serving. Latest studies have found the best probiotics contain 51 Billion CFUs and 18 different strains.
- Strain Diversity: Select a probiotic supplement that has at least 15 or more probiotic strains, such as Bacillus coagulans, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium, and Streptococcus thermophilus strains.
- Survivability: Look for formulas that are in delayed-release capsules such as DRcaps that protect the probiotics from stomach acid, or at least have MAKTrek in their formula.
- Prebiotics: To support the growth of probiotics once they get into your system, it is essential that prebiotics are also included in the formula.
New Pneumonia Vaccine is now available. Pneumococcal disease is a serious infection caused by bacteria that can infect the sinuses, inner ear, lungs, blood, and brain. Newer vaccines contain 20 different types of pneumococcal bacteria to help your body develop immunity to the disease. #marilynwetston#zoomereradio. Every #satmorning #zoomereradio
What you need to know about Pneumococcal Vacines.
A 65% drop in cervical cancer incidents for women in their early 20s proves that the HPV vaccine works and saves lives. The women would have received the HPV vaccine in 2006/07. In Canada, there were 380 cervical cancer deaths last year. Talk to your doctor. The HPV vaccine is available for all ages. Listen to my healthy aging tips every #Saturday w/ #marilynwetston #zoomerradio or HERE
Take guess. 42. That’s a good start, but a better way is to refocus on self-care, have goals, and don’t eat yourself up if you fall short. Try to do better.
The best diet is the one that works for you. However, US News and World Report rank the BEST DIETS 2023. The Mediterranean diet comes out on top, as well as the DASH diet. All best diets include lots of fruits and veg, and limited protein and fat—More on the Best Diet #healthyagingtips w @ #marilynwetston #zoomedradio https://health.usnews.com/best-diet
More than 42% of Americans are not getting enough vitamin D that our skin produces from sunlight. Canadians too. Known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D Is needed to build & maintain healthy bones, is an antioxidant, and supports immune health.
Vitamin D is the one supplement you should consider taking-1-2K IU daily
January Blues and feeling down in the dumps could be the lack of sunlight and Vitamin D.
Here are a few tips from my weekly interview with Marilyn Wetston From A Women’s Perspective on
Zoomer Radio AM740.
Are you at risk for dementia? Let your BMI -Body Mass Index be your guide. Greater than 30 puts you at risk.
Make Good Choices. It is never too late or too early to start on a path of healthy aging. More on brain health & healthy hemispheres
#bodymassindex #healthyaging #brainhealth Find your BMI https://bit.ly/3WKreeO
OBESITY & DIABETES ARE ON THE RISE. PARTLY DUE TO SUGAR CONSUMPTION.
You may think you’re eating healthy but check out the sugar content in your fav foods. Flavored low-fat Greek Yogurt has more sugar than 2 donuts A salad with dried fruit, raspberry dressing has up to 80 grams of sugar equaling 6 donuts. Don’t be fooled. Make healthy choices this holiday season. Choose a diet based on whole foods, not processed. Eat fresh veg & fruits.
Approximately 4,100 Canadians await a lifesaving organ transplant. Each year hundreds of Canadians die waiting. 90 percent of Canadians say they support organ donation, yet only 32 percent have actually registered their decision It is not easy to have the conversation. Learn more
Taking a mindfulness meditation course may be as effective at reducing anxiety as medication. A new study in JAMA Psychiatry indicates that both groups -those on a common anti-anxiety drug or those using mindful meditation reduced anxiety by 20% There was no difference. It means that a meditation program could be prescribed in lieu of medication for patients who experience severe side effects or have allergies to anti-anxiety medications.
Yes, for certain ppl a 4th booster is advisable. Those who are
70+, Immunocompromised, underlying chronic diseases. Its boosts your protection as your immunity wanes.
More healthy aging tips every #sat w/ #marilynwetston #Zoomerradio AM 740
Your child may already have received a meningitis vaccine when they were younger. But that doesn’t mean they are protected against Meningitis B. The meningitis vaccine most people receive covers meningitis groups ACWY but not B. The vaccine was not available until 2014. MemB can cause an infection of the membrane that surrounds the spinal cord and brain. It can also cause septicemia, a serious infection of the bloodstream. It is not a regularly covered vaccine Suggested for 16-23-year-olds. Check with your doc.
Follow the MIND Diet to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s. It’s believed to protect the brain from inflammation and lower the rate of the disease by as much as 53%! The diet focuses on lots of veg, legumes, whole grains, fruits, and nuts, Wine too! What to eat? Learn More
Moderna’s Bivalent vaccine combines and targets the original SARS-CoV-2 virus from 2019 and the Omicron (BA.) the prevalent virus today. I highly recommend that you get the booster this fall. Studies have shone the vaccine greatly reduces the severity of the illness. More here and on Zoomerradio with Marilyn Wetston every Saturday morning at 8 am.
Blood Pressure measures the pressure inside your arteries as it beats. The top number (systolic) is blood flow pressure when the heart contracts, bottom number (diastolic) is the pressure between heartbeats. 120 over 80 is normal. More Healthy Aging Tips #sat w/marilynwetston #zoomereradio AM740
Sneeze/cough into your elbow, wash hands and sanitize, wear a mask in crowded places indoors, and spend more time outdoors.
Personalized medicine uses an individual’s genetic profile to guide decisions in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Knowledge of a patient’s genetic profile can help doctors select the proper medication or therapy and administer it using the proper dose or regimen. In this podcast, I go into detail about the exciting developments in Genomics and Personalized medicine and how it is being used.
Hair loss over 40. Why and What you can do about it.
Iron Deficiency Anemia means you don’t have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen from your lungs to other parts of your body.
You may feel tired, dizzy, or experience shortness of breath. Every Saturday morning on AM 740 #zoomerradio w/ @marilynwetston, I offer
Healthy Aging Tips-Learn how to overcome Iron Deficiency Anemia.
Chronic stress can wreak havoc on your mind and body. You likely face many daily demands, such as taking on a huge workload, paying the bills, and taking care of your family. As a result, you may feel as if you’re constantly under attack. But you can fight back. You don’t have to let stress control your life. Learn to say NO to say YES to yourself & How to Combat STRESS. More Healthy Aging Tips every #Saturday Am at #zoomerradio w/ @ marilynwetston AM740.
Studies show that people who have close connections as they age not only live longer but also cope better and are less likely to get depressed. So try new things, keep up with friends and family walk to the neighborhood coffee place, volunteer, and keep active. More of my #HealthyAging Tips every #Saturday w/ @marilynwetston AM740
Dr. Brown’s Healthy Aging Tip of the Week on ZoomerRadio AM 740
Dr. Brown’s weekly tip on AM 740 Zoomer Radio Every Saturday at 8 am.
Dr. Brown’s Healthy Aging Tips. Every Saturday at 8 am on Zoomer Radio AM 740 w/Marilyn Wetston
From A Woman’s Perspective
70% of all new Alzheimers cases are women. More study on women’s brains is needed. Here’s why.
How to get a good nights sleep! Why your circadian rhythm is important.