Archive for September, 2020

Think you can’t volunteer because you’re mostly homebound? Think again. Then start volunteering from home.

Not only is it a good thing to do for others. Volunteering will help improve your mental health, too.

Whether you’re at home to stay safe and/or healthy these days, or you were homebound before the coronavirus, the good news is you’ll feel better when you volunteer.

Researchers at the University of Exeter found volunteering:

Reduces the risk of depression, anxiety and stress. Volunteering – even from home – helps people make meaningful connections and soc…

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Kids are learning online, why not you?

By Michele McGovern
September 7th, 2020 Health & Wellness No Comments

Back to school, and most kids are learning online. Why not you, too? Now’s the time to gain skills and new knowledge with online learning.

You know the saying, You’re never too old to learn something new. Even better, researchers recently found older adults benefit from online learning more than anyone ever thought.

Research published in the Interactive Journal of Medical Research found older adults who took online courses reduced feelings of loneliness and isolation.

And a Harvard Medical School study found learning helps older adults keep their memory strong and …

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Especially during stressful times, we can all benefit by taking a moment to relax and unwind. This progressive muscle relaxation exercise can help you learn how to reduce stress and anxiety in your body.  It will guide you to slowly tense, and then relax, muscle groups in your body. You can do it sitting or laying down.  Whenever you feel the need to slow down and relax, gift yourself ten minutes of self care.

Did you follow along and practice the technique? Do you feel more relaxed now?  We encourage your comments.  Ple…

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