Posts Tagged "aging"

Calling it the holiday blues seems a bit dismissive. For many seniors, the sadness they experience during or after the holiday season is much more serious than a cute catch phrase. 

And a lot of folks suffer. In fact, an eye-opening 64% of adults says they’re affected by the so-called “holiday blues,” and more than a quarter say they’re affected “a lot” by this phenomenon, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

What’s worse, when combined with other factors – failing health or immobility, loss of friends or family, etc. – the holiday-…

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There’s good news and there’s bad news when it comes to daily stress. First the bad: Eight out of 10 Americans reported that they frequently (44%) or sometimes (35%) encounter stress in their daily lives, according to a recent Gallup poll. 

The good news is there’s no shortage of simple tips and techniques you can do right on the spot to get back on track when stress is making work unbearable. Here are seven of these tips:
1. Go for a walk
One of the best ways to relieve tension is simply to get up and go. Walking for as few as 10 minutes every three hours will …

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A few days ago, my sister sent me a story about Susan Lucci. It seems Lucci had posted some of her vacation swimsuit pictures on her Instagram page and they were causing quite a stir. When I saw the beautiful pictures of 71-year-old Lucci, who looked as if she was 45, and read the latest news briefing about her, I was convinced that to be old is a state of mind not a number.
Baby Boomer, Susan Lucci, Redefines Aging
I grew up watching soap operas. And Susan Lucci, who played the infamous antagonist Erica Kane on the daytime soap opera All My Children, was my favorite soap…

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Further research on the benefits of meditation has led to a plethora of fascinating discoveries, including its overwhelmingly positive impact on aging brains.

Meditation is the practice of shifting your focus to the present moment. Clearing your mind for just 10 minutes every day significantly reduces stress, controls anxiety and promotes good health.

Unfortunately, despite the proven benefits, many older adults don’t participate in meditation. Many say they don’t have time, and others claim they’re unable to clear their mind of all thought. The good news is, medi…

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People over the age of 50 are more tech savvy than any previous generation. The last of the Boomers and early Generation X kids have seen a variety of technological advances during their lifetimes — mobile phones, the Internet, HD television and virtual reality.

Technology gets less expensive and more powerful each year. Now there are more ways for people over the age of 50 to use smart phones to live healthier lives, save money and time, and connect to the individuals and entertainment at the touch of a finger.

One of the most promising and influential trends in tec…

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