Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Cost of Living Longer

2016-02-26T19:06:55+00:00

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]As regular readers know, I am a proponent of trying to stay healthy – especially as we age. Aside from the obvious benefits, such as avoiding hospital waiting rooms and enjoying better quality of life, being health-conscious is good for our pocketbooks. Fewer visits to the doctor mean lower copays and deductibles.  So theoretically, [...]

First Snow

2016-02-08T12:21:29+00:00

The Boston area had been experiencing an especially mild winter until last Friday’s storm, which dropped around 7 inches of very heavy snow on the North Shore. We ended up losing the only tree in our front yard and another adjacent to the driveway. It’s heartbreaking to think that I planted those trees, while in [...]

Will Running or Walking Make You Live Longer? (Which Will Cost You More?)

2016-02-03T11:18:41+00:00

I recently asked an orthopedist: “What is better for your health, walking or running?” Without any hesitation, he smiled and said, “Running. It’s putting my kids through college.” My wife, Marea, runs three to five miles most days, while I briskly walk 3.5 miles around the neighborhood in slightly less than an hour.  So, “medically [...]