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  • The Eyes Have It - The Surprising Benefits of Eye Exercises

    We all know that exercise is good for us, keeping our joints limber and our bones and muscles strong. However, have you ever considered exercising your eyes?

    With roots in traditional Chinese medicine, as well as yoga practices, the idea of eye exercises is not contemporary. In the West, eye exercises and their potential positive impact on eye health have become more popular in recent decades. The idea behind eye exercises is simple. Like the muscles in the rest of our body, the muscles in our eyes must be cared for to ensure optimal performance and prevent injury. The movement of the eyes within the orbit is controlled by 6 muscles. An additional muscle within the eye controls the thickness of the lens, allowing for vision accommodation (refracting light to varying degrees and allowing us to see things at different distances). In addition to being helpful in reducing eye fatigue and strain, it has been proposed that eye exercises may improve and prevent refractive errors that lead to nearsightedness.

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  • Summer Safety for Seniors

    Winter is long gone and it’s time to enjoy the sun. Keep in mind these tips on summer safety for seniors before you head outside.

    Summer is one of the best times of the year for seniors as they have less joint pain, a decreased risk of illness, and improved levels of vitamin D. However, a sunny day can quickly become problematic if you don’t prepare yourself for temperature and UV exposure. Let’s review the best summer safety tips for seniors.

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  • Hormone Balance For Women Over 50

    From the very moment we are conceived, until our final breath, ‘hormones’ play an integral part in our health and overall well-being. Each and every step of life is influenced by an ever-present cascade of hormones. Hormones have a direct regulatory impact on every cell, tissue, and organ of the ... View Post
  • Vitamin D: Not Just the Sunshine Vitamin Anymore

    The ever-so-popular “Sunshine Vitamin” (vitamin D) has been known for many years to be the bone vitamin that people sometimes lack when they don’t get enough of the sun’s UV rays. View Post
  • Treatments for Osteo and Rheumatoid Arthritis

    (Originally published on Health & Nature News with permission) As we get older, way too many of us begin to notice the snap, crackle, and pop of some of our most-used joints as we try to go about our day bending and twisting as we did in our youth. We might go throughout our day in extreme di... View Post
  • 5 Steps To Promote A Healthier Brain

    As you go about your health promotion plan, whether it includes a diet plan, an exercise plan, a mindset strategy including meditation, or otherwise, it’s important not to overlook the brain in all of this. Many people have a strong tendency to consider their heart health, their bones and joints... View Post