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Monthly Archives: March 2017

brain health

‘Minding’ your business: Tips to boost your brain health

The heart and the brain – they’re the two most important organs in your body. And, while there’s myriad information available how to maximize the health of the former, the latter often gets overlooked. And that’s a shame because, as we age, we definitely need to pay attention to maintaining our cognitive health. Here are a few ways to help ensure that your brain remains working at its peak in your golden years: Limit your sugar intake Sugar causes inflammation in ...Read More

Health and Fitness Trends

The Latest Health and Fitness Trends

Every year, health and fitness trends evolve. The more new information researchers get, the more likely they are to find out what works effectively and what doesn’t. For some folks, it’s a back-to-the-basics way of approaching their health: simple bodyweight exercises (pushups, pullups, dips, etc.); natural raw foods (vegetables, fruits, lean meats); plenty of quality rest. For other folks, it’s all about the newfangled: high-tech gadgets; anti-gravity training; smartphone apps. With...Read More

feet

Put your best foot forward – by keeping them healthy!

Oh, the stress we put daily on our feet! Every step we take creates several hundred pounds of force on the tiniest bones in our body. In a typical day, the average, active 130-pound person absorbs up to 1.5 million pounds of “step-force” in a day. Multiply that over a year … and then over a lifetime … and, well, it’s easy to see understand why folks so often complain about their aching feet. But we’re not here to complain. No, we’re here to help – as in, help you maintain the health of ...Read More

Driving

SENIOR SAFETY: Driving tips

Driving is one of many daily tasks that most of us take for granted. However, as we age, it’s important to recognize that many factors which affect our ability to operate a vehicle change – unfortunately, for the worse. Being mindful of these changes is crucial because driving a vehicle when we are no longer able to safely do so is extremely dangerous. Another reason to focus to focus on these factors is that there are steps we can all take along the way to help preserve the necessary skil...Read More

Healthy Snacks

EATING HEALTHY: 5 Snack options for seniors

Eating healthy  is always a good idea, regardless of age. However, it becomes increasingly important for seniors who, most likely, have limited mobility and slower metabolisms. Another factor to consider is that seniors tend to have lesser appetites. On the surface, this may sound like a good problem to have. While it’s true that we should eat in moderation and monitor our caloric intakes, it’s also important to be sure we’re getting the necessary amount of proper nutrients, vitamins, etc....Read More

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