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10 Ways to Love Your Brain

From the Alzheimer’s Association  Growing evidence indicates that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by adopting key lifestyle habits. When possible, combine these habits to achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body. Start now. It’s never too late or too early to incorporate healthy habits. Break a sweat. Engage in regular cardiovascular exercise… Read more »

Caregivers in the Garden

From Approved Senior Network, written by Brenda Funk It’s summer and that means gardening season is underway. For those who want to garden and grow their plant seedlings, they would have had to get their garden planted by now. For those who are planning to go to a nursery to pick up tomato plants, cucumber… Read more »

10 Ways Seniors Can Boost Their Well-Being

From Everyday Health, By Diana Rodriguez , Reviewed by Pat F. Bass, III, MD, MPH A challenged brain is a happy brain. So when the kids are grown and you’ve retired from your job, you could find yourself struggling a bit to stay busy and engaged, and you might feel depressed. You wouldn’t be alone. The National Alliance on Mental Illness says that more… Read more »

6 Simple Ways to Regain Your Balance and Prevent Falls

From Everyday Health, By Lynda Shrager Both my daughter and I admit to being frequent fallers. We’ve missed a step, gotten knocked over, and she even once fell up a hill. I should have paid more attention to the curb. Her heels were too high. We can blame it on various things.  The bottom line is that… Read more »

Choosing the Right Workout Clothes

Source from Everyday Health, By Diana Rodriguez | Medically reviewed by Christine Wilmsen Craig, MD Never mind fancy labels or the latest fashions: The best workout clothes are designed to make working out as comfortable as possible. After a hard workout, you’ll feel exhausted, tired, sore, fantastic — and will probably be covered in sweat. Believe it or not, the… Read more »

Falling: A Hidden Health Issue for Seniors

Written by Mark Huffman, a consumer news reporter for ConsumerAffairs since 2004 |  Article from http://www.consumeraffairs.com/ The physical ravages of aging are well-known. The older you get it seems the more vulnerable you are to heart disease, cancer and other infirmities. But one of the biggest threats doesn’t get a lot of attention – simply falling… Read more »

Managing Stress and COPD

Source from Everyday Health,  Chris Iliades, MD, medically reviewed by Niya Jones, MD, MPH Stress due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is different from everyday stress. When you live with COPD, the anxiety caused from being short of breath is always with you. Stress and COPD are closely linked because everybody has an alarm system deep in… Read more »

Digital Damage to Your Eyes

  Source from CNN.com Our lives have increasingly become more digital today. While some may see this as a benefit, others are finding that it can literally be a pain in the eye. Digital eyestrain is now a common problem. Eye and vision problems are reported in 70 to 75% of computer workers, according to the American… Read more »

Prevent Arthritis in 7 Simple Ways

Taking action with these 7 steps can help prevent arthritis according to sources at AARP. Enjoy a Cocktail: Women who consumed more than three alcoholic drinks a week over a 10-year period reduced their risk of rheumatoid arthritis by about half, according to a study in the British Medical Journal. It doesn’t matter what you drink: Beer,… Read more »

Losing Weight from the Polar Vortex???

Sounds too good to be true. Well almost. The Huffington Post is reporting that all of that shivering your body is doing in these freezing temperatures, could be to your advantage! A new study shows that when a person shivers, a hormone called irisin is released for the purposes of producing heat and maintaining body temperature through… Read more »