Posts Tagged "activities"

Ah, finally time to get back into the Spring of things! If you were cooped up this winter, you’re probably ready to get out and enjoy springtime activities again.

Those activities might hold more meaning this year, as many older adults hunkered down for nearly a year to stay safe and healthy in the pandemic. Now, many people have or hopefully will receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

And springtime might feel like the right time to get active and outside again – with safety in mind, of course.

So, whether you want to try something different this year, or stick to hobbies,…

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25 ways to take a virtual vacation

By Michele McGovern
February 15th, 2021 Health & Wellness No Comments

Whether the pandemic grounded you, or you prefer to stay home, take a virtual vacation. It’s the way to travel this year.

The variety of vacations you can take from the confines of your home are practically limitless. In fact, older adults might be able to travel more than ever this year because you can go from beaches and mountains to art museums and historical sites virtually.

Here are a multitude of vacation ideas to enjoy from home:
National points of interest
You can take a virtual vacation to visit national monuments, historical points of interest and national…

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Spend five minutes practicing mindfulness today, and you can help improve your life.

Even older adults who claimed they didn’t have the time, patience or attention span for it have found big benefits from a tiny act of mindfulness – which is the practice of focusing on and being fully aware of the present moment and nothing else.

With that, you also calmly accept your feelings, thoughts and sensations without judgement. It’s a quiet, still practice with lasting positive mental and physical effects.
Research proves the benefits
Mindfulness helps older adults maintain…

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Eating healthy should be enjoyable, whether you’re homebound or on the go.

But older adults sometimes lose interest in eating, find food preparation taxing or leave behind good eating habits. And that’s dangerous because eating right can help keep your body and mind healthy and extend your quality of life, according to researchers at Harvard University.

Fortunately, older adults can start or reignite necessary healthy eating habits, regardless of their activity and mobility levels.

“An important consideration, is it’s never too late to build better habits and impro…

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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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