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December 20, 2019

Are You Resolving to Lose Weight in the New Year? Here’s Some Motivation

  It’s no secret that Americans are overweight. And seniors are gaining weight at rates faster than most Americans. According to a poll conducted by Gallup and Healthways, the obesity rate among seniors increased by four percentage points during the years 2008 to 2014 – from 23.4 percent in 2008 to 27.4 percent in 2014.... Read More
September 20, 2019

The Six Building Blocks of Brain Health

  September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day. Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. One in three senior die with the disease of another form of dementia. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the country and with an aging population, its impact on society will continue to grow.... Read More
August 5, 2019

A Positive Attitude Can Determine How Well You Age

  Many of us, when we face challenges in life, aren’t interested in people telling us to “look on the bright side” or to keep a positive attitude. We want to be acknowledged for our pain and suffering and validated for feeling sad, angry or lonely. When the challenges in life create hardship, it’s entirely... Read More
July 5, 2019

Summertime Provides Opportunities to Get and Stay Active

  Physical activity is one of the single most important things you can do for your health. And now that summer is here, there’s even more opportunity to get moving and stay active. Hiking, bicycling, swimming, kayaking, and just walking around the neighborhood all provide great exercise, which can keep you performing at your peak.... Read More
June 20, 2019

Natural Ways to Help Manage Chronic Pain

  America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. In the late 1990s doctors began prescribing opioids in greater and greater numbers, as they were very effective at managing pain and pharmaceutical companies assured doctors that their patients wouldn’t become addicted. Unfortunately, many did become addicted, which led to the current crisis. According to... Read More
June 5, 2019

Sleep Is an Essential Part of Healthy Aging

  The reason for sleep has been a mystery to researchers for millennia. For many of us, sleep may seem like wasted time. Think of all the things you could be doing, new adventures you could be having and places you could be exploring if your body didn’t get tired each day. But, as it... Read More
May 6, 2019

How People Living with Mobility Challenges Can Stay Fit

  May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. This is a good reminder that remaining physically active is essential to our overall health and well-being. But what if your ability to be active is limited due to a chronic health condition? What can you do to stay fit? The good news is that there... Read More
March 20, 2019

Seven Ways You Can Improve Your Health Right Now

  Maintaining good health doesn’t have to be all hard work. Yes, exercise is important, which we discussed in our last blog post. So is eating healthfully (which we have also discussed). But there are things you could be doing right this minute that not only require little effort, they’re actually fun! Here’s just a... Read More
March 5, 2019

Exercise Is a Critical Component in Aging Well

  People engaged in the science and art of aging well are beginning to look more closely at extending a person’s health span in addition to their life span. It’s no longer enough to extend one’s life – it’s about extending the quality of life. The famous centenarian George Burns once quipped, “If I knew... Read More
February 5, 2019

Meditation and Yoga Can Help You Age Well

  The ancient healing arts of meditation and yoga have been around for millennia. Yoga began in India as a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices. Meditation also has its roots in spirituality, as it was practiced by many eastern religions. Today, yoga and meditation have gone “mainstream” as both are used as a... Read More