Senior Living Blog | Healthy Aging

How Shedding Unwanted Pounds Can Improve Your Health

Published: February 5, 2020

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third of adults age 65 and older were obese during the period from 2007-2010. Since that time, obesity rates for all Americans has increased – and obesity among older adults has risen most of all. According to a poll conducted by Gallup and… Read More

Start the New Year off Right with Tai Chi

Published: January 6, 2020

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to get more exercise and/or reduce stress? Well, we may have the perfect answer for you. Tai chi! Tai chi is both a physical and meditative practice that has many health benefits. As we mentioned in an earlier post, exercise remains important, even as we age. Tai chi… Read More

Man’s Best Friend May Improve Your Health

Published: December 20, 2019

Anyone who owns a pet can tell you about their animal’s ability to provide joy, lift one out of a funk and even create a purpose in life. But they may provide even greater health benefits. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), owning a pet may have the following health benefits: Decrease… Read More

Laughter Has the Power to Heal

Published: November 5, 2019

We’ve all heard that laughter is the best medicine. That old adage may turn out to be truer than many people thought. According to numerous studies, laughter does indeed have many health benefits. Norman Cousins, an American journalist, professor and world peace advocate, published about his ability to heal himself with laughter in the New… Read More

Start Your Weight Loss Plan Before the Holidays

Published: October 21, 2019

The holidays are right around the corner, tempting us with some of our favorite foods and traditions. But if you’re one of the estimated 160 million Americans who could benefit from shedding a few extra pounds, making a weight reduction plan now can help you resist those temptations. We’ve all heard that being overweight has… Read More

A Good Night’s Sleep Can Boost Your Overall Health and Well-being

Published: October 7, 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 more… Read More

Is Alzheimer’s Preventable?

Published: September 5, 2019

September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day. Many experts believe that one-third of all cases of dementia could be prevented through lifestyle changes. Engaging in healthful activities – from exercise to eating well to learning new skills – may be able to delay or prevent Alzheimer’s symptoms from developing, even in people who have some of… Read More

Does Spirituality Play a Role in Healthy Aging?

Published: August 20, 2019

We all understand the importance of physical activity, eating well and keeping our minds engaged to help improve our overall health and well-being. But the link between spirituality and good health has been less clear. Science is beginning to take a closer look at spirituality’s role in health and aging. Several studies over the past… Read More

Dispelling the Myths of Growing Older

Published: July 22, 2019

One of the reasons ageism is so rampant in America is that there are numerous erroneous and deeply held beliefs about what it mean to grow older. You’ve undoubtedly run across many of these yourself. The media is rife with aging’s negative stereotypes – from a grumpy old man to a frail older woman, society… Read More

Exercise Remains Important, Even as We Age

Published: May 20, 2019

May is National Physical Fitness Month. This is a good reminder that engaging in physical activity is an essential part of maintaining good health, even as we age. In fact, the older we get, the more important exercise becomes. Seniors need to exercise more than their younger counterparts because they are at greater risk for… Read More