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Spirituality and Aging

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We’re often told that people become more spiritual as they age. In a similar fashion, the message has gone out that seniors who are more in touch with their spirituality have better health outcomes. The reality is that spirituality and aging isn’t the easiest subject for researchers to study, but they keep trying. It’s certainly …

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Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion

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Although people love to glorify summer, I think we can all agree that sweltering summer days aren’t much fun. No matter what your age, it’s dangerous to spend too much time outdoors in scorching temperatures. The risks are higher, however, if you’re over the age of 50 and have other health problems. So take care …

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How to Destress Before Bed

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For some of us, getting a good night’s sleep is an ongoing battle. Going to bed stressed out can make you lose that battle without even realizing it. If this sounds familiar, it’s time to learn how to destress before bed. How to Destress Before Bed You may notice that when you’re experiencing a lot …

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How Much Fiber Do Seniors Need?

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They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. When it comes to fiber, there’s more truth to that than you might think. How much fiber do seniors need? How Much Fiber Do Seniors Need? If you’re a senior, odds are good that your doctor has encouraged you to eat more fiber at some …

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Benefits of Gardening for Seniors

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The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the weather is finally warming up. There’s a good chance you’ve spotted potting soil or starter planters outside of your grocery store – but what if you’ve never gardened before? You may shrug it off and tell yourself, “Gardening just isn’t for me.” But try not …

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Loving Your Aging Face

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As we get older, we’re fortunate to hold more and more memories, life lessons, and adventures. These things are gifts, and they often begin to show in little laugh lines, eye crinkles, and other signs of aging. And while it might be tempting to look in the mirror and lament the physical signs of getting …

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How Long Does It Take to Lower Cholesterol?

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How long does it take to lower cholesterol? If your cholesterol numbers are creeping up, and your doctor is making worrying noises as they review your lab work, it’s only natural to wonder how quickly you can get those numbers to drop. Fortunately, there are several proven strategies you can use that should help your …

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When to Worry About Forgetfulness

Senior man looking at photo while sitting in home

You walked purposely into the kitchen this morning, and you realized that you had no clue what you were there to do. So, you emptied the dishwasher and cleaned out the refrigerator before remembering that you were supposed to be checking the calendar to see what was on the day’s agenda. At least you got …

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Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors

Senior woman in the early morning, outside, performing tai chi

Have you ever seen a group of people performing tai chi in a park? At first, the movements may have looked unfamiliar and a bit funny – but if you kept watching, you likely appreciated the beauty in the dance-like exercise. Tai chi is sometimes called “meditation in motion,” and it’s easy to see how …

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How Music Therapy Works

Senior man thoughtfully listening to music, open laptop

Music transports us back in time, grounds us in the present, and helps us appreciate life’s special little moments. Think about your childhood, your wedding, or a grandchild’s graduation. Do you associate certain songs with those cherished events? It’s hard to deny the power of music. In fact, music can be so powerful that experts …

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