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Articles, Guides and trends to stay healthy and fit in retirement.

Hearing Loss

How to Prevent Hearing Loss

May 30, 2022

A lot can be said about our ears. These amazing organs are a key part of our lives: they allow us to easily communicate, can alert us to danger, and even bring us joy. Anyone lucky enough to have hearing should do everything they can to preserve it. Understanding Hearing Loss There are 3 kinds…

National Senior Health and Fitness Day

National Senior Health and Fitness Day

May 23, 2022

National Senior Health and Fitness Day is celebrated each year on the last Wednesday of May. Advocated by multiple organizations, this holiday encourages older Americans to start and keep healthy habits. National Senior Health and Fitness Day is celebrated in over 1200 locations across the country, including senior centers, recreation centers, health clubs, retirement communities,…

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day

May 16, 2022

May 21 is Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day! These power foods are rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fibers. It’s recommended that older adults eat 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruit and 2-3 cups of vegetables a day, but the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) found that only 1 in 10…

mental health

The importance of being your own mental health advocate

May 5, 2022

According to the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, 20% of people over 55 suffer from some type of mental health concern. As health care professionals increasingly take a holistic approach to health, mental health should be as prioritized as physical health. That’s why the Mental Health Foundation started National Mental Health Awareness Week. Celebrated in…

Symptoms of Melanoma

Understand the Symptoms of Melanoma

May 2, 2022

A holiday called “Melanoma Monday” might not sound like a ton of fun, but it might just save your life! Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and it affects 1 in every 50 Americans. The American Academy of Dermatology established Melanoma Monday on the first Monday of every May to encourage melanoma prevention.…

National Vitamin C Day

National Vitamin C Day

April 4, 2022

April 4 is National Vitamin C Day! A special day designated to celebrate this incredible vitamin and encourage people to get more of it! Possible benefits of Vitamin C According to WebMD, science is still learning all the benefits of this powerful vitamin. So far, we’ve learned: Vitamin C helps us ward off colds and…

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning Can Improve Your Mental Health

March 21, 2022

Do you often feel overwhelmed and stressed out while trying to relax at home? It might be your clutter’s fault. Studies show that our mental health can be directly affected by the space around us. So if you’re looking for ways to improve your health and overall well-being, it’s time to tackle your Spring Cleaning.…

sleep affects your health

How sleep affects your health

March 11, 2022

There’s no question: sleep affects your health. You can feel it every day you don’t get enough sleep. But besides just feeling groggy for a day, a poor sleep schedule can have long-term effects on your physical and mental health. In order to highlight the importance of good sleep habits, the National Sleep Foundation created…

American Heart Month

February: American Heart Month

February 1, 2022

February is American Heart Month! While your cardiovascular health is always important, this is a great reminder to evaluate your habits to stay happy and healthy! Nearly half of adults in the U.S. have hypertension (high blood pressure), but only 25% actually take steps to keep it under control. Hypertension drastically increases your chances of…

Healthy Tips for the New Year

Healthy Tips for the New Year

December 28, 2021

As the holidays wind down, people start considering their New Year’s resolutions. But rather than setting big goals, a smaller step-by-step approach is a much better way to approach your New Year’s resolutions. As you approach the age of retirement, you can really explore new (and old) goals for yourself. Resolutions to keep calm, commit…