Generations Magazine Winter 2010


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Lifestyle magazine for 45+ demographic. Articles included in this issue are, Fit and Fabulous at Fifty, Depression - how to beat the blues, Fashion solutions for any shape, Smart Investment Moves for 2010, House & Home, Giveaways, Free Theatre Tickets, Simple Household Budget, Dental, Laugh More in the New Year etc

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Generations Magazine Winter 2010

  1. 1. EE WINTER 2010 FR opy C redefining life after 45 Fit & Fashions Fabulous that Flatter at 50 Bring out the best in Jodi Harrison, your figure Nutrition & Fitness Expert Giveaways Enter to Win on pg. 22 Depression How to beat the blues Smart Investment Moves for 2010 Jonathan Bostwick offers advice Generations is now available in all Nassau & Suffolk CVS stores! $295 Photo credit: G&L studios
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  6. 6. rner ’s Co asked and you answered! her We Pu blis Much of the subject matter in this issue is in response to questions posed by our readership. Keep it up, and we will post and answer those questions for you in future issues. Most readers are concerned with staying healthy. As we all know, good health begins with a healthy body weight. Read 20 Ways to Cut 500 Calories a Day, and Obesity Solutions, and practice better eating habits. Jodi Harrison takes the blame away from age; Fit & Fabulous at 50 proves that a healthy diet and exercise will increase your metabolism, thereby making your body more efficient and burn more calories. Two problems that are predominant during the winter are discussed in Facts about Depression and Healthy Winter Skin. Get the tips and solutions! In our Lifestyle & Entertainment department we now feature a giveaway page and calendar of events, what I call the “fun stuff.” We have also included some uplifting reading: Resolve to Laugh More, and Skiing toward Enlightenment. Generations wants to help you look your best with tips on hair color, fashions that flatter, accessorizing and putting it all together. Finally, as this year is underway and with hope for a stronger economy, our financial department can answer some of your questions about forming a household budget, smart investment choices and common pitfalls to avoid when financing your child’s education. Winter is a time when we bundle up and hunker down. The cold nights keep us at home, so enjoy a hot meal (maybe a hearty bowl of soup), a warm fire and a good movie. The shortest day of the year has passed, and you can now notice minute by minute, the days getting longer, as another winter will soon pass on and we look forward to the first signs of spring. Gia Ricottone - Publisher redefining life after 45 Publisher CONTRIBUTORS Gia Ricottone Terry Shapiro, DMD Generations Magazine Lisa Makrides, MD, PC Editor PO Box 961 | Port Jefferson Sta., NY 11776 Pamela Smith Jonathan Bostwick ph. 631.473.0388 Kathy Savage Art Direction Dr. Edward H. Cussatti Advertising Dynamics & Art Inc. Jodi Harrison The contents of Generations Magazine may not be reproduced Paul Anthony without the publishers written consent. Advertising Sales Dorothy Ricottone Joanne Nelson Generations Magazine provides information of a general nature with the understanding that neither Generations Publishing nor its Paul Gembs Bridgette Raes affiliates are engaged in rendering medical advice or recommendations. Information provided should not be considered a substitute for a consultation with a licensed physician. 6 | WInter ‘10 | generations
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  8. 8. winter 2010 Win Free Gifts! redefining life after 45 You can enter to win by visiting and clicking on "Giveaways" cover articles See page 22 for details 12 Jodi& Fabulous at 50 fitness expert Fit Harrison, nutrition & 16 Depression 26 How to beat the blues Fashions that Flatter Bring out the best in your figure FREE 33 Smart Investment Moves for 2010 subscription Jonathan Bostwick offers advice to Generations Magazine departments Name Health & Wellness Address 5 Pain & Stress Relief through City, State Massage Therapy Zip Email 9 Obesity Solutions Phone 13 Healthy Winter Skin Birth date / / Gender K Male K Female 14 20 Ways to Cut 500 Calories a Day Occupation 35 Oral Cancer Screening Do you: K Rent? K Own? Lifestyle & Entertainment Where did you get your 18 Laugh More in the New Year copy of Generations? 20 Skiing Towards Enlightenment 22 Giveaways - Click & Win What topics would you like to see in future issues? 24 Calendar of Events 35 Crossword Puzzle SEND TO: Generations Magazine • PO Box 961 Port Jefferson Sta., NY 11776 Beauty & Fashion OR EMAIL US AT: 28 Fabulous Fashion Tips 28 Is Your Hair Color Aging You? crossword House & Home 30 Recipes: Soup is Good for the Soul solution puzzle on page 35 Money & Investment 34 Financing Your Child's College Education 36 Simple Household Budget 8 | WInter ‘10 | generations
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  12. 12. Fit & Fabulous Full pg. Cover article – you can use her at Fifty photo again if you want Fit and Fabulous at Fifty Jodi Harrison is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, an AFAA Certified Aerobics Instructor, a Certified Nutrition Many of us blame our age on the reason Specialist and a 2 time National we’re gaining weight. The older we get, the slower Bikini Champion, Master's Division, our metabolism becomes (the amount of calories Fitness America and Fitness our body burns to maintain itself) because we’re Universe Pageant, 2009 with 20 years experience in the fitness not moving around as much as we once were. industry. For further information Odds are that we’re also eating more than we should please visit be. The five extra pounds that crept up without warning Photo credit: G&L studios have suddenly turned into a stubborn 10 or 20 that just won’t seem to come off. What can we do? As we approach our mid-thirties, our metabolism bran should make up roughly 50% of your daily food slows by three to five percent per decade. At age 55, we intake. The remaining 20% can be reserved for healthy require 150 fewer calories per day than in our thirties. fats, such as olive oil, fish oil (liquid form is best), salmon, Simply put, the more calories you take in than you and avocado. These healthy fats are an essential burn, the more weight you’ll gain. ingredient in building lean muscle mass. The more lean muscle mass on your body, the higher your metabolism To find out exactly how many will be – ultimately resulting in weight loss. And, contrary to popular belief, do not skip meals! calories you require daily, calculate Starving yourself will only slow your metabolism further. your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) – the It’s important to eat four to six low calorie meals each day amount of calories your body needs to function – to keep your metabolism going and those unwanted by using the following equation: pounds off. The same goes for water – depriving your WOMEN: 65+ (4.3 x weight in lbs) + (4.7 x height in body of water can encourage it to ‘hoard’ rather than inches) - (4.7 x age in years) ‘burn,’ so try drinking eight to 10 glasses every day. MEN: 66+ (6.3 x weight in lbs) + (12.9 x height in Get Moving inches) - (6.8 x age in years) Exercising will boost your metabolism and burn fat. For those without a regular workout routine, start out Your BMR is the largest factor in determining your by doing cardio at an easy pace for about 20 minutes a overall metabolic rate and how many calories you need to day. Walking is a great exercise for beginners. Once you maintain, lose, or gain weight. feel comfortable, increase your workout by five minutes So what can you do to boost your metabolism as you each week. To get that metabolism going and shed the age? Maintaining or increasing your metabolism is most body fat, a 30-40 minute intense workout, five days absolutely possible, but it does take motivation, a week is ideal. consistency, and dedication. By following a few simple Did you know that one pound of fat burns only two steps, including exercising and eating right, you can shed calories a day while one pound of muscle burns 50? The unwanted weight and live a healthier, longer life. more muscle you build, the faster your metabolism will be… and the more calories you will burn while you rest. Redefine Your Diet Weight training, which will increase your lean muscle The idea of changing your diet can be scary and mass, is the final step in boosting your metabolism into a disconcerting. Over the years you’ve developed personal fat burning machine. The thing to remember tastes to foods and nobody likes the idea of suddenly with building muscle is that the actual muscle growth having to give up the foods they love. With a few easy occurs after the weight lifting workout. changes, however, you will see results. Follow these simple steps and you can start burning Increase your consumption of lean proteins (chicken fat, lose weight, and most importantly increase your and turkey breast, white fishes, lean meats, and egg metabolism. Remember, this is not a diet change; it’s whites) to 30% of your daily diet. Vegetables, fruits, and a lifestyle change – one that will allow you to live life to its complex carbohydrates such as oatmeal, brown rice, and fullest. So, what are you waiting for? Get moving! 12 | WInter ‘10 | generations
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  14. 14. 20 Ways to Cut 500 Calories a Day If you indulged more than you should have over the holidays, don’t panic. You can drop a pound a week by trimming 500 calories each day. Get back on track with these great calorie cutting ideas. 1. Don’t eat in front of the TV. You’ll eat 500 calories. Can’t resist them? Eat pistachios: Two up to 288 calories more. Instead, eat at handfuls are just 159 calories. the table, and trade one hour of TV for 8. Skip the whip. Dessert-like coffee can contain as a casual walk. Together, that’s 527 many as 670 calories with options like whipped cream, calories burned. whole milk and syrups. Craving whipped cream? Try it 2. Simple tricks to fill up. For breakfast, on a shot of espresso for a total of just 30 calories. You eat two boiled or poached eggs. (You’ll save 640 calories! feel fuller and eat about 416 fewer calories 9. Drink sugar-free. A 20-ounce tea with added fruit the rest of the day.) Before lunch and dinner, juices can have 400-plus calories. A 12-ounce soft drink enjoy 1 cup low-cal soup. (You’ll eat about 134 calories has about 160 calories. Choose sugar-free beverages or less at each meal.) And save a total of 684 calories for drink water. the day. 10. Make a swap. Use 1 cup of plain fat-free yogurt 3. Limit salad toppings. A big salad might seem healthy, instead of 1 cup heavy cream in a favorite baking but all those goodies on top make it a high recipe. Save 684 calories. calorie meal. Cheese, caramelized nuts, 11. Clean house. Tidy up for 2 1/2 hours and burn 510 bacon, and dried fruit add lots of calories. calories. Save 500 or more calories by having just one 12. Think small at the ice cream shop. Even if you topping, adding flavorful lower-cal veggies indulge in your favorite flavor, you’ll save as many as (roasted bell peppers, grilled onions, or 550 calories with a 5-ounce instead of a 12-ounce. mushrooms) and using half the dressing. 13. Order spaghetti with meat sauce. Choose meat 4. Use smaller plates. Swap your 12-inch plate for sauce instead of Italian sausage and save 560 calories. a 10-inch one. You’ll eat 20 to 25 percent less—and save up to 500 calories. 14. Shovel snow. Clearing the driveway and sidewalks for one hour and 15 minutes will torch 5. Ditch that buttered movie popcorn. The large 510 calories. popcorn at the concession stand weighs in at a whopping 1,005 calories. Bring your own (microwave- 15. Go window-shopping. An afternoon of popped, 94 percent fat-free) and save more than 700 walking around and trying on clothes can burn calories. 548 calories. 6. Count your chips. No, you can’t eat your 16. Hit the pool. Do one hour of laps or 55 snacks from a large bag or box because minutes of jogging in the water to burn 500 calories. it’s waaaay too easy to eat until the 17. Play a game of touch football or basketball with bag is empty. A 9-ounce bag is your kids for one hour and burn 500 calories. 1,260 calories. Stick to one serving 18. Tackle the garage. Clearing out junk for 1 hour and of 15 chips, (140 calories) and save 30 minutes will burn 510 calories. 1,120 calories. 7. Step away from the nuts. Nuts 19. Rake the leaves. Do yard work for 1 hour and 45 minutes and burn 512 calories. have heart-healthy fats, but they’re also high in calories: One handful (about 1 ounce) of 20. Exercise at home. Pop in a one-hour aerobics DVD, oil-roasted mixed nuts has 175 calories; three handfuls and finish with 20 minutes of yoga—500 calories, gone. have 525. Cut out nuts altogether and save more than 14 | WInter ‘10 | generations
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  16. 16. Depression the facts about Depression is a common, serious medical illness that involves the brain. It’s more than just a feeling of being “down in the dumps” or “blue” for a few days. If you are one of the more than 20 million people in the United States who have Gender - Women experience clinical depression depression, the feelings do not go away. They nearly twice as often as men. The reasons may persist and interfere with your everyday life. include hormonal changes women go through during menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth and Symptoms can include: menopause. Q A persistent sad, anxious or “empty” mood Co-occurrence - Depression is more likely to occur Q Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you used to with certain illnesses, such as heart disease, cancer, enjoy Parkinson’s, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and hormonal Q Reduced appetite and weight loss, or increased disorders. appetite and weight gain Medications - Side effects of some medications can Q Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping bring about depression. Q Fatigue or loss of energy Genetic- A family history of clinical depression Q Feeling guilty, hopeless or worthless increases the risk. Q Thoughts of death or suicide Situational - Difficult life events, including divorce, What causes depression? financial problems or the death of a loved one can Following are factors that can contribute to the illness: contribute to depression. Biological - People with depression may have too little { or too much of certain brain chemicals. The good news is that the majority Cognitive - People with negative thinking and low (80-90%) of people who receive treatment for self-esteem are more likely to develop depression. depression experience significant improvement, and almost all individuals gain some relief. Teen depression is a Teenage Depression Talking about death or suicide common problem Warning Signs (never to be taken lightly) Not caring about appearance Although teens will normally go Between 10 to 15 percent of Running away from home through some of these following teenagers have some symptoms of teen depression at any one time. signs, when they occur for Who’s At Risk for Teen 30 percent of teens with extended periods of time and/or Depression? occur in conjunction with each Every teen is at risk in developing depression also develop a other it’s important to look at what major teen depression, but there substance abuse problem. may be causing them. are certain groups of individuals Teens with untreated depression Sadness or hopelessness that are more prone to this type of are more likely to engage in risky Low self-esteem disorder. sexual behaviors. Substance abuse Females are 2x more likely to Teens with depression catch Spending more time alone develop adolescent depression physical illnesses more often than Decrease in desire to do things than males other teens. they used to like to do (sports, Abused/neglected individuals Untreated depression is the hobbies) Children that have or have had number one cause of suicide, the Physical ailments (headaches, long-term/chronic illnesses third leading cause of death appetite problems, sleeping Teens that have a family history of among teenagers. problems) depression Less than 33 percent of teens with Problems in school (falling grades, Teens with family disruptions at depression get help, yet 80 percent getting into trouble) home (divorce, death in family, of teens with depression can be successfully treated. etc) 16 | WInter ‘10 | generations
  17. 17. the facts about depression Foods that help 1) Complex Carbohydrates. Because they boost serotonin activity in the brain. Some good sources of complex carbs are: whole grain breads and beat depression cereals, brown rice, leafy green vegetables, pasta, potatoes and winter squash. Brain chemicals such 2) Folic Acid (vitamin B11) People who are depressed often exhibit a as dopamine, deficiency in Folic acid which is available in: asparagus, beets, spinach, serotonin, and avocados, brussel sprouts, bok choy, cabbage, beans, chick-peas, soybeans, norepinephrine are lentils, oranges, peas, turkey, and broccoli. believed to promote 3) Magnesium (acts as a natural muscle relaxant): black beans, artichokes, calmness and ease spinach, chocolate (oh yea!), pumpkin seeds, oysters, sunflower seeds, depression. Foods brazil nuts, avocados, almonds, barley. themselves don’t 4) Niacin. Positively affects nerve cell function and can provide some relief contain these for depression as well as feelings of anxiety and panic. High-Niacin foods chemicals but what include: brown rice, chicken, pomegranates, tuna, lamb, wheat, turkey. you eat may be able to 5) Omega-3 fatty acids. A well-known building block of human brain tissue, increase their these are available in: salmon, trout, tuna flaxseed, flaxseed oil, soybean oil, production in the brain, having an effect pumpkin seeds and walnuts. on how you feel and 7) Vitamin B6. Plays a significant role in the tryptophan-serotonin pathway alleviating some of the in the brain. It’s relatively easy to boost in your diet, either with a symptoms associated supplement or through foods such as: breakfast cereals, chicken, turkey, with depression. bananas, brown bread, and white fish. Exercise as an Antidepressant How can you help The Release Of Endorphins Exercise helps to reduce the symptoms of depression because it causes the body to release a chemical called an endorphin. Endor- phins are the body’s natural pain reliever and help create a sense of happiness and wellbeing By causing a release of these substances you are triggering bodily systems that are targeted towards feeling better. { someone with depression? DO... It may be difficult to get moving when you feel depressed and you You can help someone by: may wonder, why bother? One reason is that you can get some imme- Q Spending time talking about their diate relief, even if you can only manage 10 or 15 minutes of exercise. experiences Studies have shown that exercise can improve your mood for up to 12 hours. How can you overcome the inertia that often accompanies de- Q Indicating that you’ve noticed a change in pression? their behavior Set simple goals. It doesn’t take much exercise to lift your mood. Set a Q Letting them know you’re there to listen goal to walk around the block. Promise yourself you’ll walk around the without being judgmental block at least 3 times that day. The next day, do more. Q Encouraging them to become involved in Do what you usually enjoy. Think about what you normally like when social activities you’re not depressed. If yoga feels good to you, spend a few minutes Q Encouraging them to exercise and eat well going through a few simple poses. If you like fresh air, go for a walk or a bike ride. You may not enjoy it at first, but even a small change in Q Providing a change of scenery occasionally your mood can make a difference. Q Maintaining contact Make it social. Find a friend to walk with. Talking to people can help DON ’T... raise your energy and remind you that you’re not alone. Get outside. Even a little sunshine can help boost your mood and re- It’s unhelpful to: mind you that there’s a world out there. Q Pressure them to ‘snap out of it’, ‘get their Work with your doctor. Be sure to talk to your doctor about your treat- act together‘ or ‘cheer up‘ ment options and your plans to exercise. Q Stay away or avoid them Whatever you do, remember that you’re not alone and that there is Q Tell them they just need to stay busy or get hope. Exercise is just one more tool to help with your moods and the sense of accomplishment can add a new dimension to your day - out more something you can be proud of and feel good about. Q Assume the problem will just go away. | 17
  18. 18. Make a Resolution to Laugh More in the New Year! So, how are all those New Year Resolutions The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, going so far? Uh huh, that’s what I thought. sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is Can I make a suggestion? Make one resolution you can shared, it binds people together and definitely live with… laugh more in the New Year! increases happiness and intimacy in Paul Anthony is the Research has shown that laughter provides many health addition to providing the many health official host of the benefits including strengthening your immune system, benefits we’ve mentioned. annual Long Island helping to reduce your food cravings and even increasing The bottom line is laughter is a Comedy Festival and produces comedy your threshold for pain! Think about that the next time powerful antidote to stress, pain, and showcases all across you slam your finger in the car door or bang your shin on conflict. Nothing works faster or more Long Island. He enjoys the coffee table... try laughing about it! The medical world dependably to bring your mind and making people laugh! is also embracing laughter’s health benefits. An entirely body back into balance than a good For upcoming comedy new field of therapeutic research is emerging, also known shows check out his laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, official website: as humor therapy. It’s designed to help individuals heal inspires hope, connects you to others, more quickly through the use of humor! Let’s try it out and keeps you grounded, focused, and with this joke from Henny Youngman: “A doctor gave a alert. man six months to live. The man couldn’t pay his bill, so With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to he gave him another six months!” I’m feeling better laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for already! How about you? surmounting problems, enhancing your relationships, Let’s face it, today we’re all experiencing higher levels and supporting both physical and emotional health. So of stress than ever before. Well guess what? Laughter is get out there and stick to your New Year’s Resolution this great with helping you manage your stress too! But don’t year and laugh it up! just take my word for it; let’s take a look at some of the Sources: actual science behind it all: Laughter: Boosts the immune system by decreasing stress hormones and increasing immune cells and infection- fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. Worried about the H1N1 flu? Laugh it off! Mark your Calendars...for these two Upcoming Shows! Provides both a physical and emotional release. This is the great feeling you have after a good laugh, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes. Gives you an internal workout. A good laugh actually exercises the diaphragm, contracts the abs and works out the shoulders. Your muscles feel more relaxed afterward. Here’s what Gives us a better perspective some famous when we are dealing with people have said stressful situations, making them less threatening and more February 13- about laughter: positive. March. 20 “A day without laughter Protects the heart. Laughter MAIN STAGE TICKET PRICES: is a day wasted.” improves the function of blood - Charlie Chaplin vessels and increases blood January 9-30 Saturday Evenings $28; Friday Evenings $23; All other performances $21 All children’s tickets: $14 all performances flow, which can help protect you “Laughter is an instant against a heart attack and other Children’s Theatre All tickets $8 vacation.” cardiovascular problems. STARSHIP IMAGINATION: SHEEP IN SPACE . . . . . . . . .January 16-30 - Milton Berle Connects us with others. THE THREE LITTLE KITTENS (revival) . . . . . . . . . . . . .February 17-20 “When people are laughing Let’s face it, laughter is THE GOLDEN GOOSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .February 27-March 13 they’re generally not killing contagious. So if you bring more Excellent Group Discounts for 10 or more! Call Doug, Group Sales Coordinator (631) 928-1130 each other.” laughter into your life, you’ll (Tues. - Fri. 10am - 3pm) also be helping those around Box Office (631) 928-9100 (Mon. - Sat. 10am - 5pm) - Alan Alda you to laugh more, thus 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 reducing stress levels all around! 18 | WInter ‘10 | generations
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