When Low Cholesterol Isn't a Good Thing

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You can’t watch TV for more than a short while without seeing commercials aimed at seniors for some medication to lower cholesterol or a new food product that promotes lower cholesterol levels. Can your cholesterol ever be too low? The answer is yes...and no. If you are taking a statin or foll...

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Mindfulness Activities

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Mindfulness is a term frequently heard in conversations on mental health, but what exactly is it and how can it benefit the senior community? Mindfulness is an umbrella term that includes brain healthy activities such as meditation, breathing exercises, journaling, and mood tracking. Stress manageme...

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Tech-Savvy Seniors

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Technology is used in every aspect of modern life. Seniors can easily be overwhelmed by this new technology. This is understandable—once one thing is mastered, another new and improved version comes along, which seems unavoidable. Learning recent technological advances is meant to make life ea...

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The Power of Positive Thinking

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Growing older brings its own unique set of challenges. Older adults are more susceptible to illness and multiple chronic conditions than any other age group. So, when it comes to recovery, disease management, and general aging, the power of positive thinking could not be more crucial or play a more...

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Older Workers

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There are several misconceptions about older adults in the workforce, including that they work too slowly or are unable to keep up with their coworkers. However, this is not necessarily true. Older workers bring a certain level of experience and knowledge that cannot be taught, such as life experien...

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Exercising Safely

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It is essential to our well-being to keep moving and remain active, regardless of age. However, it’s especially beneficial for people as they grow older. Seniors who exercise regularly are less likely to depend on others and have an overall higher quality of life. Older adults must take extra...

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Try Resistance for Better Resilience

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When it comes to exercise many seniors consider their daily walk enough to keep them healthy. While walking can be an excellent cardio workout on a daily basis, adding resistance training a few times a week can build resilience, overcome the natural loss of muscle mass, and increase agility and stab...

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Drive Longer, Be Safer

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Losing your driver’s license can be a hard hit to the independent living of many seniors, but there are ways to keep your driving skills sharp and hold onto your license longer. One of the reasons driving skills can deteriorate as we age is simple lack of use. Older people tend to drive less,...

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Live Simply, Live Better

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The older we get the more cluttered our homes can become, and although it can be nice to look around a room and see items that bring us happy memories, it’s also a good idea to simplify our surroundings as we age. For starters, there’s the upkeep. Trinkets collect dust, and more dust mea...

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Why Work After Retirement?

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Few people actually want to work for their entire lives, and most look forward to the time when they can finally put their feet up and retire. However, there are benefits for seniors having a part-time job. The best advantage of part-time work after retirement is maintaining an active brain and body...

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Color Your Way to Calm

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Having a creative outlet is important for everyone, and it is even more vital for retirees and seniors. But for some people, creative juices don’t flow easily and the idea of suddenly enrolling in a painting class or taking up sculpting is intimidating. Adult coloring books come in a wide vari...

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Filling in the Gaps of Medicare

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Medicare helps a great deal when it comes to lowering the inevitable medical costs that come with getting older. However, it does not cover everything, and those uncovered expenses can add up quickly. It may, therefore, be worth considering a Medigap policy to keep those uncovered costs from overwhe...

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Keeping Your Identity Safe

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Identity theft is becoming an increasing problem for many, but seniors are targeted at a much higher rate than younger people. However, there are several steps you can take to keep your assets and identity safe. To begin with, opt out of as many “pre-approved” credit card offers as you c...

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Food After Fifty

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Changing any type of long-held habit is difficult for most of us, but even more so as we age, and especially when it comes to food. However, if your goal is to stay healthy, active, and live longer, there are changes you should make after age fifty. Refined, processed sugars and simple carbohydrates...

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Dance the Night Away

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Music can sooth animals, both wild and domestic, lull infants to sleep, and bring people together. It also has excellent benefits for the elderly. Music can lessen stress responses such as increased heart rate and the production of the stress hormone cortisol. It can improve speech abilities for tho...

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The Benefits of Outdoor Living

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Getting out in the fresh air can improve everyone’s health, but it is especially important for seniors for several reasons. The most obvious benefit is physical health. People are more likely to be active, walking, jogging, and bird watching when they are outdoors and away from the lure of the...

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Write It Down

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A life well-lived deserves to be examined and shared with the world. A terrific way of doing that is to write down stories and facts that will be appreciated and enjoyed by future generations. Families especially may benefit from them and build upon these narratives, and when the time is right, add...

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Getting By Giving

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Volunteering your skills, knowledge, companionship, and time is a wonderful benefit to your sense of well-being as you age. You can share decades of learning and experience with others who may benefit from it. If you have already crossed a bridge, you can help build one for the person coming behind...

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A Beautiful Day on the Course

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Golf is a wonderful sport, and literally millions of senior citizens enjoy and benefit from it. The advantages range from the physical improvements it can make in one’s life to the social aspects of playing with like-minded people. The average golfer walks four miles on an eighteen-hole course...

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Take a Painting Class

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Even if you have never picked up a paintbrush in your life, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy painting or become great at it. Painting is subjective. Some people love Picasso while others like Michelangelo. Beauty is different for everyone. A skilled art teacher can help you get started.&n...

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Where Is Your Car?

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We have all done it: Parked our car and forgotten where it is. Luckily, there are now apps to help you pinpoint the location of your car. Some apps will also alert you to locations of your friends if they use the same app. Assisting you in finding a parking space is another feature available on...

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Joining A Book Club

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Joining A Book Club

Joining a book club can enrich your life in so many ways. You may meet new friends who share their perspectives, experiences, and knowledge with you. Because books have the unique ability to transport you to different places and times, they will expand your horizons and, possibly, challenge the way...

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Beneficial Herbs

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There are numerous beneficial herbs that strengthen our immune systems. Among them are basil, oregano, mint, parsley, and thyme. Many of these herbs are easy to grow indoors during the winter and can be placed outside during the summer months. They can also flavor our food in a tasty and natural way...

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Schedule A Day Trip

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Schedule A Day Trip

Most people love to travel, and senior citizens are no different. However, as people get older, they may have to deal with health issues and have less energy than they used to, and they may encounter other factors that can cause travel to be more challenging. Fortunately, there are many companies th...

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