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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The UN defines volunteerism as a basic expression of human relationships: the need people have to participate in their societies and to feel that they matter to others. Volunteering creates social relationships that are intrinsic to the work and are critical to individual and community wellbeing. The ethos of volunteerism is infused with values such…

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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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You’ve Won a Prize! I was sitting in my upstairs office, deep in thought on the subject of coronary artery disease (because these are the scintillating subjects I spend my days writing about), when I heard a commotion at the foot of the stairs. Mom was calling me, “Quick! Pick up the phone! You’ve won…

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Have you ever considered that today’s generation of elders has all, or most, of their teeth, as opposed to past generations who wore dentures? Due to good preventive and restorative care, and good home care protocols, we are saving our teeth for a lifetime. But what happens when someone can no longer take care of…

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Falls Prevention By Ben Thomson, M.A., HHP Please do not try the following activities without the direct, in-person guidance of a certified instructor. Author is not responsible for any illness or injury resulting from these practices. A few days ago I lost a loved-one to complications resulting from a fall. I am inspired to write…

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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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Your Main Artery of Health From the day you are born blood flow supports all healthy cell function. It is the foundation for living life to its fullest. Without robust blood flow your cells suffer and this can lead to all sorts of disorders as you age. Your circulation slows down because of our modern…

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