4 Ways to Boost Your Mental Health

In October, we observe World Mental Health Awareness Day but our mental health is something that should be taken care of year-round. Good mental health enables you to handle the natural ups and downs of life, have stronger relationships and maintain physical health and well-being. Here are four tips to help you boost your mental well-being: Meditate. Meditation can be a great solution for letting go of daily stress, frustration or anxiety. Mental and emotional stress can affect how you...

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Preparing for Flu Season

Autumn is here, which means so is the peak season for influenza, a viral infection that attacks the nose, throat and lungs. For individuals 65 years and older, they have a higher risk of developing serious flu complications compared with young, healthy adults. This increased risk is due in part to changes in immune defenses with increasing age.  While flu seasons vary in severity, during most seasons, people 65 years and older bear the greatest burden of severe flu disease....

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Celebrating Healthy Aging Month This September

As we age, health becomes more important. Thanks to improvements in medicine and health, we live longer lives now which means it’s even more important than ever before to develop healthy habits as we get older. September is Healthy Aging Month, which was designated in order to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. Healthy Aging Month is not just about establishing healthy habits. It also encourages you to act how you feel — instead of acting...

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You Are Never Too Old to Get Moving: 3 Exercise Ideas for Seniors

Getting older doesn’t mean you have to slow down. While being active during your younger years can stave off some of the signs of aging, you might find as you get older that certain exercises start to hurt more than they help.  Whether you’re nursing an injury or looking to add some gentler exercises into your workout regimen, these low-impact activities will keep you get fit regardless of your current age: Tai chi. This low impact form of martial arts...

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5 Ways to Jump Start Your Brain Health

Did you know that different activities can help you keep your mind sharp as you age? While some of us have been less active than we might like over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are plenty of fun things we can do to keep your brains healthy, engaged and looking toward the future: Train your brain. Use online programs and other tools focused on helping you strengthen your brain health. There are several different apps and...

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Men’s Health: 4 Tips to Improve Your Loved One’s Health and Well-Being

Summer is a time to celebrate fathers, so it is appropriate that it is also the time to observe Men’s Health Week, a time to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This week is a time to recognize that preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because the impact these issues can have on wives, mothers, daughters and sisters, it is truly a family...

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Understanding the Healthy Diet, Healthy Mind Connection

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Exercise is excellent for the body, especially the heart. Few people stop to think about the importance of diet when it comes to brain health. Many studies have found that a healthy mind requires a healthy diet. Here are what the studies show and what foods you should eat if you want to take care of your brain for optimal mental health as a family caregiver.   What Studies Find About the Healthy Diet, Healthy Brain Connection One of the...

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Taking the First Step: Diabetes Care Management and Prevention

According to the American Diabetes Association, 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. In an effort to combat rising cases, especially with Type 2 diabetes, the American Diabetes Association created Alert Day, encouraging Americans to make simple lifestyle changes in order to manage their diabetes or prevent a diagnosis all together.  Below are some simple lifestyle changes you can make: Eliminate sugary and fatty foods. Eating healthy and high fiber foods will help you maintain a healthy weight...

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Tips for Eye Health in Seniors

As we age, our eyes naturally deteriorate and our vision becomes less effective if we do not take the proper steps to maintain it. Thanks to research and technology, there are several opportunities to keep your sight maintained.  Below are some 20/20 tips to keep your vision in shape: Schedule regular visits. Develop a consistent schedule with an eye doctor, so any problems will be detected before they become irreversible or chronic. Seniors should also make sure to visit an...

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Keeping Seniors Active This Winter

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Keeping active is important all year, but when the temperatures drop and snow starts falling, it can be hard for anyone to do so. Especially seniors. While it may be difficult to go outside and move every day, there are a variety of ways to keep your loved one active and moving during the winter months: Indoor exercises. Physical activity increases blood flow to your whole body and performing even a minimal amount of daily physical movement can even help...

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