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As many of us have experienced, navigating the healthcare system can be overwhelming. And as we age, the level of care we need increases so keeping up with it all can just be too much to manage. Becoming a health or patient advocate can be a very helpful course of action to help a lovedContinue reading “Help a Loved One Manage Their Health: Become Their Health Advocate”
Spring is upon us and while we might have accomplished some goals set for the New Year, it’s an excellent time to assess our physical and mental health as many of us start to emerge from our homes a bit more. This checklist is a good reminder of the important items to address now: Don’tContinue reading “Spring 2022 Health Checklist”
Having a hobby that you enjoy—whether that’s knitting, scrapbooking, cooking, hiking or dancing—has all sorts of proven benefits, from lower stress levels to an increased sense of belonging and purpose. On the flip side, when we don’t feel a sense of purpose, there can be proven effects like a decrease in mental and physical health. WithContinue reading “Discovering Hobbies: Spending Time Doing What You Love”
For many older adults, the pandemic has made retirement a reality sooner than expected. To be more precise new research found that more than 3 million Americans retired early because of the COVID-19 crisis. Some retirees may be struggling with the transition without adequate time to prepare. Here are five ways to make that transitionContinue reading “Retire Earlier Than You Thought? 5 Ways to Ease the Transition and Live Your Best Life”
The new year is upon us and if you’re like most people, you are thinking of making changes. Hopefully your health is at the top of the list. Your health has an impact on every other area of your life so it’s something to focus on in the new year. And the good news isContinue reading “Setting Health Goals for the New Year that will Stick”
During this time, there is unlimited access to leftovers, not to mention, numerous social gatherings that all tend to revolve around food. It can be challenging to stick to a diet and stay healthy with all the temptations everywhere you turn. As we get older, managing blood sugar levels become increasingly more difficult yet simultaneouslyContinue reading “5 ways to eating smart around the holidays”
When Thanksgiving draws near, most think of gathering with family or close friends. Some will remain virtual but many of us will finally be seeing our family this year around the holidays and that alone is something to celebrate. And what better way to spend quality time with family than with planned arts and craftsContinue reading “Thanksgiving Crafts with the Grandkids: All About Gratitude”
We all know we should get moving and exercise regularly. The guidance is nothing new. But it can feel scary and intimidating if you are not used to being physical or don’t already have a routine. We are here to tell you it’s okay not to work out hard using the formal exercise routines youContinue reading “Starting Small: Staying Active Every Day”
To think your bones are living tissue that change over time is a strange thought but it’s true. And without proper care, those bones will decrease in strength, become brittle, making them more fragile and susceptible to fractures. As bone density diminishes, osteoporosis occurs, something that over 200 million people worldwide suffer from (thirty percent ofContinue reading “There is No Time Like the Present to Strengthen Your Bones”
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