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Light exercise elevates the spirits

According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, about 60,000 Americans are diagnosed per year, with approximately seven to ten million worldwide living with the disease. Anybody who’s had a friend, or family member facing this illness knows how important it is to be a strong support system, and encourage them to focus less on the can’t …

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Loneliness is an emotion more common than depression, and the effect has been likened to the health risks of cigarettes or alcoholism. In an age of technology, it seems like socializing on a face to face basis is a lost art, and as interactive as our society is on screen, we can’t thrive this way. …

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how to hygge

Leave it to the Danes, to sum up how we feel about a cup of tea, lunch with a friend, or a plush blanket. Social media and wellness advocates are all about hygge, the trending buzzword that’s inspiring homebodies everywhere. I have to admit the first time I saw the phrase associated with a room …

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Thought lifting weights was just for twenty-somethings? Think again. Strength and resistance training is as beneficial at 75 and it was at 25. Older adults who participate in muscle building exercises can rebuild lost muscle mass, and improve endurance.  Sarcopenia is the medical term for muscle loss that occurs as we age. After age 30, …

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In the movie Steel Magnolias, Dolly Parton’s character wisely said, “Honey, time marches on, and eventually it marches across your face.” While there’s no escaping the inevitable wrinkle here and there, do we actually wake up the dawn of our birthday and say wow I feel a year older? Not really. In fact, most of …

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There’s a big misconception out there that fitness after retirement means you’re limited to water aerobics or a stationary bike. The truth is, participating in hobby sports whether it’s skiing, tennis, or maybe even a triathlon doesn’t just do a body good, but it alters the stereotype that getting older means putting on the brakes. …

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Leave it to the Danes, to sum up how we feel about a cup of tea, lunch with a friend, or a plush blanket. Social media and wellness advocates are all about hygge, the trending buzzword that’s inspiring homebodies everywhere.  I have to admit the first time I saw the phrase associated with a room …

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I met a psychologist seventy years young who decided at age fifty-six to make her dreams come true and head back to class for her doctorate degree. She loves what she does, and has no plans of calling it quits. From Martha Stewart to the Queen of England, women are finding “retirement” age comes and …

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