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Six Ways Your Diet May Be Keeping You from Optimum Health

July 20, 2018 — Is coffee good for you or bad? What about red meat? It’s hard to know what to believe when it comes to healthy eating these days as the research seems to be all over the map. But there are a few things on which most scientists can agree. Here are just a few of some... Read More

How Your Thoughts Help Shape Your Reality

July 5, 2018 — Norman Vincent Peale, author of the book The Power of Positive Thinking, once said, “Change your thoughts and you can change your world.” Can we really alter our future by changing the way we think? In a study conducted by Harvard University, psychologist Ellen Langer invited elder men in their 70s and 80s to a... Read More

How to Create a Life of Balance

June 20, 2018 — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year, one in three adults age 65 or older falls. And the consequences of falling also increase as we age – seniors are much more likely than their younger counterparts to experience a hip fracture or traumatic brain injury after a fall. The CDC... Read More

Some Ways to Improve Health Are Easy and Enjoyable

June 5, 2018 — Most of us have heard the conventional wisdom on what it takes to stay healthy as we age – exercise, eat right and abstain from smoking and drinking to excess. For some of us, these things can be challenging – either because physical limitations make it difficult or we simply lack the willpower to maintain... Read More

Are Seniors Taking Too Many Drugs?

May 21, 2018 — One of the most common aspects of growing older is the likelihood that we’ll be taking more prescription medications. While this may seem intuitive, that number of medications seniors are taking is beginning to alarm America’s physicians. In one instance, a woman was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia, making it difficult for her to... Read More

Five Tips for Living Better with COPD

May 7, 2018 — Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a variety of progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma, and cystic fibrosis. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 12 million Americans are diagnosed with the disease and another 12 million are thought to be undiagnosed. Death rates from the disease... Read More

Learning to Become Still Can Increase Your Well-Being

April 20, 2018 — Meditation has been described as the “art of being still.” For many, being still is a challenge. There always seems to be something – or someone – that demands our attention. And the world in which we live often doesn’t seem to value the simple act of doing nothing. We’re taught that to achieve takes... Read More

Five Ways to Increase Your Social Interactions

April 5, 2018 — As human beings, we are designed by nature to seek out others and connect with each other. According to Matthew Lieberman, author of the book Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect, “Being socially connected is our brain’s lifelong passion. It’s been baked into our operating system for tens of millions of years.” And... Read More

How to Stay Physically Active with Limited Mobility

March 20, 2018 — Most everyone is aware that to age well, it’s important to exercise. But what can you do if you’re living with arthritis, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease or another mobility-limiting condition? Many people living with these conditions restrict their physical activity, either because it’s painful or under the mistaken belief that exercise will worsen their condition. The... Read More

Maintaining Good Nutrition Remains Important as We Age

March 5, 2018 — March is National Nutrition Month, a time to bring attention to how eating well can help us age well. According to the National Institutes of Health, even if you already have one or more chronic diseases, eating well may help you better manage conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Mediterranean-style diets... Read More