Friday, May 29, 2009

Avoiding the midlife diet crisis

While time may adorn you with new lines on your face, a new color hair (gray) and a new waistline, the passing decades are not to blame for all of the changes in your body. Your eating habits, your attitude and your approach to everyday experiences also play key roles.

As we age, our bodies lose muscle and gain fat. Our nutritional needs change, as well. But you don’t necessarily feel these changes on a daily basis. Metabolism gradually slows each decade after age 20, so it's not as if you suddenly wake up 10 pounds heavier. It creeps up slowly. Fortunately, you do have some control over your changing body and slowing metabolism. Some strategies to help you avoid a midlife diet crisis:

Click here to read about the midlife diet strategies.

American Red Cross headquarters reopens on Canal Street

"After almost four years on the move, the American Red Cross has returned to the heart of New Orleans to renew its mission of relief and support for the city.

The organization's Southeast Louisiana chapter headquarters officially reopened its doors at 2640 Canal St. Thursday during a ceremony at which the building was renamed for Robert Merrick, a local businessman and former board chair of the chapter."