What Makes A Great Life?

What Makes A Great Life? Gallup Inc. has given a variety of surveys over the years, but one of the most comprehensive of them all is its “well-being” survey which the organization wanted to discover: What makes a great life? Gallup first asked the question in 2006 about well-being, which is used interchangeably with “happiness.” … Continue reading “What Makes A Great Life?”

Breathing Tricks to Reduce Stress

Breathing Tricks to Reduce Stress One of the best relievers of stress is something that we do all the time and take for granted: Breathing. A growing number of studies show that breathing exercises can improve our digestive system, immune system, lungs, brain, and heart, as well as help chronic health conditions. Breathing can also … Continue reading “Breathing Tricks to Reduce Stress”

Tips on Eating Right

Tips on Eating Right The familiar phrase, “you are what you eat,” holds for people of all ages, especially adults over 50. Why is this so? Because studies have shown that your metabolism, which helps the body convert food into energy, slows down as you age. This means the body burns fewer calories, and it’s … Continue reading “Tips on Eating Right”

Seniors: Mental Health Awareness

Seniors: Mental Health Awareness The normal aging process can cause cognitive abilities to decrease, but a new study shows that a certain part of the brain may help older adults compensate for the mental decline. The brain-centered study found people over 60 had better psychological health than younger people in their 20s. But, the decline … Continue reading “Seniors: Mental Health Awareness”

Prediabetes Diagnosis Can Be A Start To a Healthier Life

Prediabetes Diagnosis Can Be A Start To a Healthier Life Helen Hopkins went to see her doctor because she had not been feeling well. Hopkins, 42, said she had “pins and needles in my feet and hands, had put on weight, and was just generally lethargic.” She was surprised when her doctor told her that … Continue reading “Prediabetes Diagnosis Can Be A Start To a Healthier Life”

Exercise to a Longer Life

Exercise to a Longer Life Routine exercise is not on the top of everyone’s list. In fact, exercise may not be on the list at all. But, a growing number of studies are finding that certain exercise habits can slow the aging process, and that’s good news for older adults. Health experts say that consistent … Continue reading “Exercise to a Longer Life”

Walking: Cut Your Risk Of Heart Disease

Walking: Cut Your Risk Of Heart Disease When we think of boosting our heart health with physical activity, swimming, jogging or playing tennis might come to mind at first. But, an activity that is just as effective and beneficial—to both your physical and mental health—is walking. Walking is one of the best workouts around because … Continue reading “Walking: Cut Your Risk Of Heart Disease”

Your Eyes Can Indicate If You Have High Blood Pressure, Also Known As Hypertension.

Your Eyes Can Indicate If You Have High Blood Pressure, Also Known As Hypertension An old proverb says, “the eyes are windows to the soul,” meaning that your eyes can reveal your emotions and even your thoughts at times. Similarly, the eyes can indicate whether a person has high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. … Continue reading “Your Eyes Can Indicate If You Have High Blood Pressure, Also Known As Hypertension.”

How Can I Get More Energy As A Senior?

How Can I Get More Energy As A Senior? If there’s one complaint that older adults have in common, it’s a lack of energy. For instance, the activities that older adults had energy for a few years ago may now cause them to run out of steam. Older adults experience tiredness and fatigue primarily due … Continue reading “How Can I Get More Energy As A Senior?”

Walking: Start Doing It For The Health Benefits

Walking: Start Doing It For The Health Benefits Al Roker, the popular weather forecaster on NBC’s Today Show, reached a milestone in his walking routine. Roker, who has chronicled his weight loss journey for the past two decades on the morning show, recently walked more than 10,000 steps a day for 210 days straight. With … Continue reading “Walking: Start Doing It For The Health Benefits”