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Looking to Make 2020 Your Best Year Ever? Volunteer!

January 10, 2020 —   This is the time of year when many of us pause to evaluate our lives and make plans and resolutions to improve our state of being. One great way to improve our lives is to volunteer. For older Americans, volunteering is a great way to age well. Here are just some of the ways... Read More

Don’t Let Winter Be an Excuse to Let Healthy Habits Slide

December 10, 2019 —   At this time of year, staying physically active and eating a healthy diet can be challenging. The holidays offer numerous temptations to eat less healthfully than we normally do and the cold weather makes us want to stay indoors and curl up next to the fire with a good book. So what can we... Read More

Make Giving Thanks a Yearlong Tradition

November 12, 2019 —   November kicks off the holiday season for most Americans. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, people celebrate their many blessings. It’s a time to give thanks for the abundance in our lives. Unfortunately, all too often, when the New Year comes around, it’s back to business as usual. What would happen if we practiced gratitude... Read More

Social Connections Remain Important Throughout Life

October 10, 2019 —   When we’re young, we understand the importance of developing friendships. They help enhance our experience of life as we experience the trials and tribulations of school, early career choices and building a family. As we age, friends may become more scarce as people pass away or move to be closer to their children. For... Read More

Essential Nutrients for an Aging Body

September 10, 2019 —   Although the New Year is still a few months away, for many of us, September always feels a little like a time for new beginnings. Schoolchildren start a new year of learning, football fans get ready for four months of cheering their favorite team, and the crisp air and turning leaves remind us that... Read More

Protect Yourself from Adverse Drug Events

August 12, 2019 —   An adverse drug event is a harmful reaction as the result of taking a drug. This may be from taking drugs that are dangerous when taken in combination, an overdose of a certain drug, or simply a bad reaction to a single drug. As more than a third of Americans over the age of... Read More

Physical Therapy and Other Natural Ways to Treat Chronic Pain

July 10, 2019 —   According to the National Institutes of Health, pain is the number one reason people seek medical attention. One of the most common ways doctors help ease patients’ pain has been to prescribe a painkiller. This started to change when more people started becoming addicted to their pain medication, leading to a national epidemic. According... Read More

Quality Sleep Helps Maintain Good Health

June 12, 2019 —   Many of us probably don’t give a lot of thought to those hours that we’re slumbering. But as it turns out, there are some pretty remarkable things that go on when we’re sawing logs. Your brain is very busy during sleep. The regions of the brain involved in learning, processing information, and emotion are... Read More

Exercise Is a Critical Component in Aging Well

May 8, 2019 —   May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Its purpose is to highlight the importance of physical activity in maintaining good health. People who study how to age well are beginning to look more closely at extending a person’s health span in addition to their life span. It’s no longer enough to extend one’s... Read More

Fasting May Help Heal Your Body and Your Mind

April 10, 2019 —   Last month, we discussed superfoods that may help improve your health. This month, we’re exploring how abstaining from eating – commonly referred to as fasting – may also benefit your health. Fasting is a controlled window of time — 16 hours, a day, or even a week — where one goes without food (but... Read More