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  • Perceptions of Healthy Aging Among Different Groups0

    When we think of aging well, we might have different opinions, as the definition of happiness and well-being can vary from person to person. Some people envision retirement as sipping an umbrella drink on a beach and wasting away in Margaritaville. Others think of endless hours playing with grandchildren and watching Little League games. Still,

  • Social Connection is Critical to Wellbeing0

    It is estimated that social isolation and loneliness in seniors account for an additional $6.7 billion spent in Medicare costs each year, mainly due to longer hospital and nursing facility stays. For people still working, missed work due to stress-related loneliness accounts for approximately $154 billion in the U.S. annually. With figures this high, you

  • Tips for Improving Concentration0

    In an article published by the Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kirk Daffner, Director for Brain/Mind Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, states that people have trouble filtering out information that is irrelevant to the task at hand as they age. In addition, Dr. Daffner says that the slowing of mental processes is

  • Boredom Leads to Brilliance0

    Ever wonder why some of our best ideas come to us when we are not consciously thinking about them or actively problem-solving? We might be out for a walk or tossing a ball around with the kids, then — wham! It hits you. The idea, not the ball. It is because our brain was always

  • Five Rules for Strength Training After 500

    I have said this before. In my humble opinion, strength training is the foundation of health. There are many types of strength, including the ability to lift something heavy once and the ability to lift something light many times. In this case, I am using the term in a general sense. I am talking about

  • Four Keys to Effective Communication0

    A number of years ago, I was shopping at a local grocery store after work. I wanted to pick up a few items, including ingredients for a butter chicken recipe. The list included naan bread, a very common flatbread often associated with Indian, Western Asian, or Caribbean food. You can find it at pretty much


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