Nadine Ekrek on April 27, 2018

10 Smart Tips to Downsize in Style

As you ready for your new fun-sized lifestyle in a smaller space or apartment, here are some tried-and-true ways to create a stylish, streamlined look. Voilà! More room to enjoy what matters most.   1. Shift your mindset. There’s a lot to look forward to in a smaller space. If...
epoquegolden on April 25, 2018

Your Adventure Guide to Mud Season

Ahhhhhhh. Springtime in Colorado: those sloppy, unpredictable months when the groomers are lousy for skiing, many resort-town businesses shut down, and most trails are still too slushy to enjoy. Conventional wisdom says to avoid the mountains during April and May, but 5280 found 24 reasons—from sublime spa deals to epic...
epoquegolden on April 19, 2018

Health Benefits of Kombucha

Though kombucha didn’t appear on the shelves of U.S. health food stores until the 1990s, humans have been swilling the fermented tea for more than 2,000 years. Legend holds that this mystical brew was first consumed by Emperor Qin Shi Huang in ancient China, one of the first civilizations to recognize...
epoquegolden on March 29, 2018

Health Benefits of Wine

Two studies reveal that grape compounds’ anti-inflammatory properties that can help depression and the brain. Two lesser-known grape compounds could help treat and defend against stress-induced depression. In a study published online in Nature Communications, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York found that...
epoquegolden on March 6, 2018

Easy Exercises to Flatten Your Belly

Waist measurement is an important indicator of potential health problems. Those with a larger waistline have a greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. People over 55 should minimize their health risks by keeping their stomach trim and not developing...
epoquegolden on December 6, 2017

6 Ways to Fight the Flu

If you could avoid the misery of the flu—the fever, the aches, the knives in your throat—wouldn’t you? Wouldn’t anyone? Yet most of us don’t take the proper precautions. In fact, nearly 60 percent of American adults fail to get their annual flu shot. If you’re one of them, please...
epoquegolden on November 10, 2017

The Secret to Healthy Aging

Who doesn’t wish for a fountain of youth? Magical youth-restoring springs exist only in legend, but science does point to a few simple, healthy habits that can help extend your life. Heather Whitson, MD, associate professor of medicine (geriatrics) at Duke University School of Medicine, shares the most effective tips....
epoquegolden on October 24, 2017

Easy Swaps for a Faster Metabolism

A speedy calorie-burning system means you burn more fat when you’re doing anything—including sitting down. Here’s how to give it a boost.   Reach for the ‘good’ carbs Instead of: Higher-glycemic foods (white rice, rice cakes, raisins) Try: Low-glycemic foods (couscous, pumpernickel bread, apples) If you’re trying to amp your metabolism in hopes...