Dr. Cheryl Woodson

Age Excellently

  • Woodsonian Informational Thoughts on Thursday- Age Excellently Series, Pt. 6 :Eat Yourself Healthy


    Eat early; eat often; eat less. Your metabolism drops while you sleep, and it will stay there unless you eat first thing in the morning. If you eat smaller portions every 3-4 hours, not only will you not be hungry, you will burn fat more efficiently. If you eat only 1 or 2 big meals […]

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  • Woodsonian Thoughts on Thursday: Put Your Hands on the Wheel and Drive Your Weight Healthy!


    Joan Lunden invited me to her women’s retreat, Camp Reveille in Maine, to participate in a discussion of healthy lifestyles. The former anchor of Good Morning America and national eldercare spokesperson is also an intrepid warrior against her own health challenges. Joan asked why women have so much trouble losing weight. My answer was that […]

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  • Woodsonian Thoughts on Thursday: How To Age Excellently. Keep Control with Advance Directives


    Advance directives keep you in control during a life-threatening condition, but they also make your illness easier on your family. Instead of leaving them alone with the anxiety and guilt of making tough decisions, in a sense, you are there, holding their hands, reassuring them. Review advance directives with your advocate and family at least […]

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  • Woodsonian Thoughts on Thursday: Advance Directives – Not About Dying, but Describing How You Want to LIVE


    Advance directives direct your doctors, other health care providers, and your family about your wishes in advance, before a serious illness steals your ability to speak for yourself. These documents are not about dying. These documents describe the how you want to live, and they are not just for the aged. Listen parents: once your […]

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  • Organize For More Effective Communications


    Because of a technical glitch, the blog post I scheduled for today actually posted on Aug 11, so here’s a short piece on how to make it easier to share information with health care professionals. Create a binder, or folder to organize your health information. Bernie Ryan is an amazing caregiver who showed me an […]

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  • BE A MORE EFFECTIVE HEALTH CARE CONSUMER


    LEARN ABOUT THE SCREENING TESTS and TREATMENTS, RECOMMENDED FOR YOUR AGE AND SITUATION. Public health officials publish regular updates about scientific evidence that certain tests and treatments do, or do not promote wellness, cure illness without doing harm, detect diseases in time to preserve health, or improve quality of life. These “evidence-based” recommendations empower doctors […]

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  • Woodsonian Thoughts on Thursday. Plan to be a Silver Fox


      Welcome to Woodsonian THOUGHTS ON THURSDAYS, a place where we can share information that empowers you to take care of yourself and your seniors. For the next four weeks, we’ll discuss how you can PLAN TO BE A SILVER FOX. Stay tuned every Thursday and share your comments. I can’t wait to talk to […]

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  • Battle Obesity: Put Your Hands On The Wheel, and Drive Your Weight Healthy


    Dr. Cheryl Woodson presented with Fitness Instructor, Ryan A. Murff on healthy lifestyles at the Jubilee Faith Community Christian Education Series on April 19, 2014. Click here to download the Diabetes and Battling Obesity Handout

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  • Our Deepest Fear


    OUR DEEPEST FEAR by Marianne Williamson from  A RETURN TO LOVE:   Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am […]

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  • Do You Want to AGE EXCELLENTLY?


    The media would have us believe that if we eat right, live right and take all of the right medicines and supplements, aging is optional. It isn’t. Medical technology adds years to life, but not always life to years. We’re all likely to live into our eighties, but don’t you want to be alive when […]

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