Posts Tagged "wellness"

5 tips for safe spring cleaning

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

Time to turn the page on winter doldrums and give a nod to spring. And no better time than now to think about spring cleaning, whether you endear or dread it.

Spring cleaning will help clear your home and mind – a sort of physical and mental decluttering.

Of course, older adults want to put personal safety at the forefront of any cleaning effort so you can continue to age in place for years to come.

With that always in mind, here are five tips to get your home clean for the spring.
Start with a list
Write it on a piece of paper or make notes in your tablet. But b…

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6 ways to protect your heart health

By Michele McGovern
February 1st, 2021 Health & Wellness No Comments

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…

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Holiday stress takes on a whole new meaning this year.

You might face the standard holiday stressors – too much to do and too many people to please. Then there are stressors added by COVID-19 – perhaps fear of the illness, sadness from isolation and concerns about family and friends.

In fact, 64% of people admit they suffer from some degree of holiday blues, according to a study published in the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Nearly 25% say the stress and blues affect them a lot.

So it’s time to get ahead of the stress and work toward enjoying the best of th…

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Most older adults enjoy their independence – and wouldn’t want to lose it because of home safety issues.

That’s why you want to be aware of home safety, and more importantly, the modifications and fixes that can make your home even safer.

Falls are the top reason older adults lose some or all of their independence, according to research from the National Council on Aging. What’s more, falls due to hazards in the home cause older adults billions of dollars each year, not to mention the time lost living the life they love.

But there are many ways to eliminate hazards…

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Boost your physical health with a good walk. Boost your mental health with a safe “Awe Walk.”

Even as the weather changes, older adults who normally enjoy the outdoors can get the benefits of walking inside or outside. And researchers recently found you can maximize any walk by taking more moments to be “awed.”

Older adults who took a fresh look at world around them – in a way, “drank it in” – felt more upbeat and hopeful than people who didn’t take the moments to look around. The Awe Walk boosted their body and mind, according to research from Memory and Aging Center…

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