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health benefits of meditation

The Many Health Benefits of Meditation

What if someone told you they had a pill that would reduce stress, improve mood, increase energy, make you more creative, increase patience, and extend your life? Would you take it? The effects listed are the tip of the iceberg of the health benefits of meditation for older adults.  Let’s take a closer look at…

The Negative Effects of Stress

The Negative Effects of Stress

Stress is a commonly discussed topic, so most people know it doesn’t do the body any favors. However, it can be hard to understand what qualifies as stress and precisely what you’re supposed to do to combat it. This is important because the negative effects of stress are profound. In this article, we’ll unpack what…

Social Lives & Senior Health

Social Lives & Senior Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have said that loneliness is linked to serious health conditions. What’s most surprising is how much these issues affect older adults. In fact, a recent study found that more than one-fourth of adults aged 65 or older are socially isolated.1 That’s because they commonly find themselves living…

Health benefits of massages

Health benefits of massages

Getting a massage is often thought of as nothing more than a luxury. While it’s ok to spoil yourself occasionally, you might find it difficult to justify the expense of a massage on a regular basis. If that’s the case, we have news for you — massages are actually good for your health! Sometimes they…

Men's Health Week

Celebrate National Men’s Health Week

Each year, the week leading up to Fathers’ Day marks National Men’s Health Week. So let’s talk about men’s health and how you can keep it in focus not just this week, but every week! Men’s health is so much more than a yearly physical and the occasional trip to the gym. In fact, there…

National Gardening Exercise Day

National Gardening Exercise Day

Calling all green thumbs! June 6 is National Gardening Exercise Day. This fun holiday celebrates the labor of love we give to our plants. Gardening is an enjoyable, relaxing, even creative outlet for many people. But it’s hard work! Many gardens require hours of manual labor tilling, digging, planting, weeding, trimming, watering, and picking. Not…

Hearing Loss

How to Prevent Hearing Loss

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

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 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

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…