Posts Tagged "health"
If you’re worried your metabolism will slow – or already has – and that’ll lead to unhealthy weight gain, stop fretting.
Turns out, you have much more control over metabolism than you ever thought. And the long-believed theory that our ability to burn calories and fat diminishes with age is practically a myth, according to extensive research published in Science.
What is metabolic rate?
Your metabolic rate – what we usually refer to as our metabolism – is the rate your body burns calories to keep you alive and functioning. Ideally, you take in the right number of calor…
It’s time to get outside and enjoy the sun, warmth and all the summer has to offer. But don’t let safety fall by the wayside while you jump into the fun days ahead.
Older adults benefit from getting outside and being active. Participating in safe outdoor activities in good weather can help improve physical and mental wellbeing, according to research compiled by My Open Country. Specifically, older adults who participate in outdoor activities can:
Increase Vitamin D intake, which may reduce the risk of heart disease, dementia, stroke, autoimmune disorders and diabete…
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…
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