Older adults are smart to focus on heart health year round. But now – in the wake of a pandemic that adversely affected people with heart conditions – it’s more important than ever.
Heart disease is the No. 1 leading cause of death in adults 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It’s the second leading cause for deaths in adults 45-64, the CDC says.
The good news, most adults are taking steps to improve their overall health in response to the pandemic. And those with chronic conditions are giving it extra attention, the Parad…
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…
Keep this one area in check as you age—your waistline. Forget the scale! People put too much emphasis on the scale. Simplify life and keep your waistline in view. Why? A midsection measuring more than 35 inches puts a woman’s health at risk. And a man’s midsection measuring more than 40 inches puts his health at risk. These measurements increase the chance of heart disease and diabetes in males and females. However, the battle to keep your waistline in check as you age becomes more challenging if you do not develop healthy habits that manage your hormones and stress…
You’re a new empty nester looking for ways to fill your time. You don’t have anyone to cook for anymore. No summer reading assignments, and no more swim lessons. So, what to do with all this newfound time on your hands?
Rescue a dog!
Now is the perfect time to adopt that four-legged friend you’ve always wanted. Summer months are filled with fun activities, and you can add even more fun to your summer by giving a dog a home. There are so many great reasons to rescue a dog this summer, and here are a few.
You’re Saving a Life
Nearly 2.7 million…
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