Health and Wellness

How you live may be more influential than genes in determining lifespan and health

Telomeres, the part of chromosomes that affects aging, has been used by the media a lot recently. Its popularity will continue to grow thanks to a research study by the University …

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Older adults have specific nutritional needs for health and a strong immune system

The food choices we make have a direct impact on our health. This is true for everyone, especially for older adults whose nutritional needs have changed with age. Our goal …

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House plants get a big (green) thumbs up on their therapeutic benefits

Because we live in a high-tech world, it’s good to remind ourselves that the some of greatest gifts to humankind come from simple, natural sources. Take plants, for instance. NASA …

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Meditation & Seniors

Our goal in this blog is to shine a light on ways to help you live your best life. As we’ve discussed on more than one occasion, a wealth of …

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Food safety for seniors: best practices for handling, preparing and storing food at home

There seems to be a lot of media stories in recent years about food safety. While many of us think we are up to snuff on best practices in the …

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Using ‘love language’ to communicate with a person with Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s have unique needs. And although their memory robs them of the details of their life, it doesn’t take away their ability to feel love. A Live Strong …

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Fitness programs for older adults remain popular with fitness professionals worldwide

It came as no surprise to Meth-Wick staff that “programs for older adults” is predicted by fitness professionals worldwide to be one of the year’s top 20 fitness trends. Meth-Wick’s …

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Yale Study Finds Book Reading Can Add 2 Years to Your Life

Expanding on last week’s blog, a study by Yale University found that people who read books live an average of 23 months longer than those who don’t. The findings were based …

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People Who Read Fiction Novels Enjoy Better Brain Function

Bookworms, take heart. Two studies reveal significant health benefits as a result of reading books. We’ll discuss one study in this blog and tackle the second one next week. In …

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Older Adults Benefit from Connectivity with Young People

“Connections between generations are essential for the mental health and stability of a nation.” – Margaret Mead Over the last several months, we’ve touched on topics that increase health in …

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