Health Topics

  • 5 Ways to Boost Brain Power

    Concerned about your cognitive health? Want to improve your memory and make sure that it stays sharp for years to come? Let’s look at 5 easy ways to boost your brain power and care for your cognitive health. 1. Try Meditating Once thought to be an ancient practice for monks or spiritual teacher... View Post
  • 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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  • Get Stronger, Build Muscle and Benefit from More Rest Time

    As we age, we are fighting against natural degradation of connective tissue, joint health, and muscle mass. Living a sedentary life will dramatically increase the rate of breakdown while increasing your risk for injury. The best way to halt age-related breakdown is to focus on building functional strength and lean muscle tissue through a resistance training program. View Post
  • Healthy Habits That Keep You Young

    Wondering how to stay young? From exercise to meditation, here are healthy habits that keep you young.

    The older you get, the more important it is to find ways to improve your overall health so that you can feel younger and maintain your independence. You don’t need to take huge steps to feel better; small changes are more than enough to support your physical and mental health. Here are several healthy habits that will keep you young.

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  • Put the Brakes on Incontinence

    Do you suffer from an overactive bladder? If you answered yes, know that you are not alone. Urinary incontinence is a fact of life for many people, women in particular, sometimes even before the onset of menopause. View Post
  • 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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  • Proven Benefits of Turmeric

    Who doesn’t want to improve exercise performance and recover faster? The benefits of turmeric can help anyone jump back into a workout routine.

    A member of the ginger family, turmeric has become a rock-star ingredient in many supplements because of the compound found within called curcumin. Many of the proven benefits of turmeric are all thanks to curcumin.

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  • 10 Unexpected Causes of Fatigue

    Have you noticed that you’re feeling more tired than usual over the last few days, weeks, or even months? Feeling a little tired occasionally is normal, but when you feel extreme tiredness that occurs seemingly out of nowhere, there may be an underlying problem.  View Post