For a start, 70% of your body is made up of water, so it’s essential to keep it fresh and topped up to keep the body working properly. When the body’s water requirement is not met, it has a variety of netative short-term and long-term health consequences. Help your by drinking water after waking up…

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Practicing gratitude boosts emotional and physical well being. A growing body of research is confirming that an ounce of gratitude is worth a pound of cure. “The practice of gratitude can have dramatic and lasting effects in a person’s life,” said Robert A. Emmons, professor of psychology at UC Davis and a leading scientific expert…

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 To use your senses to quickly relieve stress, you first need to identify the sensory experiences that work best for you. This can require some experimentation. As you employ different senses, note how quickly your stress levels drop. And be as precise as possible. What is the specific kind of sound or type of movement…

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Accident insurance pays a benefit in case of accident, right? Disability insurance pays if there is a disability. Fire and flood insurance pays if there is a fire or flood. You get the picture. So, doesn’t it make sense that life insurance pays something during your life? Well, it certainly can. Most of today’s policies…

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At some time, you will feel concern or even fear that your parents should no longer drive an automobile. This is one of the most important deliberations, considerations and possible actions you will probably face as the family caregiver. A person’s age is not and should not be the reason for taking away the car…

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The National Institute on Aging has terrific exercise tips that will put some spring in your step! Go4Life offers free, evidence-based resources for older adults in one convenient place. Who should exercise? Almost anyone, at any age, can do some type of physical activity. You can still exercise even when you have a health condition like…

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There are more than fifty published evidence-based studies that attest to the benefits of exercise to improve daily living for Persons with Parkinson’s. The studies range from examining fitness programs necessary for things like household chores to more advanced fitness levels needed to ski, play golf or hike. My personal favorite of the many published…

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Benefits of Social Life Proven Again The benefits of a good social life have been proven once again in new research. A study from Humboldt University points out that the final years of life, even when challenged by health problems, can be better for both men and women if they stay active socially. “Our results…

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There’s documented proof that stress wreaks plenty of havoc on the body. But stress can be damaging in more ways than you may think. For one, feeling stressed out increases the likelihood that seniors will develop mild cognitive impairment, often a prelude to full-blown Alzheimer’s disease, according to research. Scientists find that highly stressed participants…

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  Are you terrible at remembering names? Are you worried it may be a sign of becoming older, or even worse, the onset of dementia? Worry not, my friends. Scientists at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital are discovering that our ability to reason, learn, and recall information changes over our lifetime. In fact, some things…

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