Archive for 2018

goal setting for seniors-bucket list

“It ain’t over till it’s over,” so wherever you are on your journey—retired, semi-retired, planning to retire, still working—keep setting goals. Why? Because life is a continuum. So, what if I told you the end goal of life is to attain wisdom?

Researchers have identified wisdom as a positive predictor of successful aging. Happiness is deeply rooted in wisdom. It’s not surprising, then, that researchers such as Drs. Monika Ardelt, sociologist, and V. Jeste, neuropsychiatrist would suggest that seniors should set as their goal to attain and grow in wisdom. He…

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woman with outstretched arms

Many older adults choose the new year to think about the upcoming 12 months and plan out what they want to accomplish and what they want to check off the bucket list. Whether you’ve been too busy to plan out the year ahead or you simply want to cross-reference your resolutions with another source, we’ve got you covered. 

We scoured the web in search of our favorite resolutions. Plus, we’ve added a few oddities we stumbled across for good measure. So, before the ball drops on 2018, let’s get to it. Here are 12 senior-focused New Year’s resolutions.
To strengthen your so…

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dumbbells, sneakers

At Christmastime and when you don’t have time to exercise, try high intensity interval training (HIIT). When you need some pep in your step, try HIIT. When you need a boost of energy, try HIIT. When you need to lose weight and need to see results in two weeks, try a HIIT workout. Sounds too good to be true? But it is!  There is a lot of science to back up the benefits of high intensity interval training. HIIT has been one of the top fitness trends for over a decade. The growing evidence in support of its benefits has been pointing to the value of it for seniors in preser…

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pay off your credit cards before entering retirement

More and more, seniors are heading online to get their holiday shopping done — and scammers everywhere are taking notice. 

 

Just how big has online shopping become? The National Retail Federation (NRF) expects this year’s online retail spending to hit a staggering $678.75 billion (not just from seniors, that’s everybody).

The closer we get to the holiday, the more vulnerable you become. Reason: When people let their Christmas shopping go until the last minute, they tend to let their guard down and become more susceptible to the types of too-good-to-be-tru…

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Immune boosters for body and soul

By Etta Hornsteiner
December 3rd, 2018 Health & Wellness No Comments
immune boosters for seniors

The holidays are here and so is winter, bringing with it freezing temperatures, cold winds and snow—coughs, sneezes, runny noses, colds and flu. Even if you have gotten your flu shot, it is still wise to fortify your fortress—your immune system—against unwanted visitors. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that during most flu seasons in the United States, an estimated 90% of flu-related deaths and 50% to 60% of flu-related illnesses occur in people aged 65 or older. Here are some immune boosters for seniors from handwashing to essential oils to for…

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