Tag: healthy aging

Strong Ones Stay Young

Wonder Woman Nancy @OaksSpa

Last month I talked about the value of stretching, this month I want to talk about the importance of including a muscle fatiguing strength training session three to four times a week, for at least 30 minutes. What does strength training do for you? Quite a bit, actually! Strength training, aka toning, muscle conditioning, etc.,… Read more »

Defying Gravity

Have you seen the play, “Wicked”? Great show, with the apex being a song called, “Defying Gravity”.  Love it. Worked for her, but for us 50 to 70 something gals, it’s not as simple as a catchy tune. Aside from nipping, tucking, and lifting surgically, let’s face it, just like Newton’s apple, breasts, underarms, bellies,… Read more »

Brain, Brain – Don’t Go Away

Your brain is involved in all aspects of day-to-day living, and the long, slow decline of “brain power” is NOT inevitable. Every human brain is wired differently, so part of our life journey is coming to understand our wiring so we work with our brain to learn, not against it. Within those differences in how… Read more »

Healthy Legacy

We are celebrating Mothers and Daughters this whole month here at the Oaks. It’s a wonderful time of connection and laughter and love here for staff and guests alike. The Oaks and a Spa Experience is one of many wonderful things moms we see are passing down to their daughters. So looking back, what did… Read more »

Aging, OaksSpa Style

As you may know, if you’ are “one of us”, the Average Oaks Guest isn’t a “20-something” ..or even “30-something” anymore.  Our demographic is a powerhouse on many fronts. Many of us are approaching the aging process differently than any generation before us, with good health as our goal. So let’s clarify that goal! Have… Read more »

Live a Little More

Whether just yesterday you discovered that first gray hair or it happened during the last millennium, do you wonder what it will take to stay in good health for years ahead?   As a mom and grandmother, I plan to be around a good long time to have fun with my family. So I began… Read more »