Staying Fit After 50

February 18, 2016
Hosted by Dr. Irene Conlan

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Cardiovascular disease remains the #1 killer of Americans, even though it’s largely preventable. No one wants to die, so what’s going on? A recent study reveals that 94 percent of us are not taking very good care of ourselves. More research and education on healthy lifestyles and heart disease prevention have been disseminated over the past two decades than at any time previously. Investigators from the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, compared the results of two large-scale studies of the U.S. population that shows the percentage of adults aged 40-74 with a body mass index greater than 30 (obese) has increased from 28 percent to 36 percent, and physical activity 12 times or more per month has declined from 53 percent to 43 percent. The bottom line? As a population we’re getting fatter and more sedentary. Some would say, fatter and lazier. We’re going to talk about that today and get some ideas about what we need to do to reverse the trend.

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Dr. Irene Conlan

Dr. Irene Conlan

Dr. Irene Conlan is serious about helping you find the tools you need to achieve your self improvement goals and begin to experience the happiness you deserve and desire.

She has a Masters degree in nursing and a Ph.D. in metaphysics. Irene has taught nursing at ASU, served as Administrator of Nursing at a major Phoenix hospital, and served as Assistant Director in the Arizona Department of Health Services. A certified hypnotherapist, Irene has had her own therapy practice for the past 16 years.

Irene believes that in this stressful world we need help more than ever. We rush from one place to the next, to work, the store, to appointments, to get our kids to soccer practice, ballet, gymnastics, school or the mall. We can be found 24/7 by email, cell phone, or pager. We are stretched to the max and wonder why we can’t sleep, can’t think, and can’t relax. We are enticed by drugs, alcohol and sex to give us an outlet or deal with the stress and many choose to use them. Some rage. Some over-exercise. Some go out and shoot other people. Some simply quit.

In this frenetic activity there is one constant – we are each looking for happiness. Ask the addict, the thief, the anorexic, the debutante, the CEO, service professionals, people you meet on the street or while shopping – ask them what they want. They will, if they can verbalize it, tell you what they truly want is happiness.

Let’s talk about the improvements we can make that help us be happy now.

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