Health and Wellness

Summer in Cedar Rapids: Things To Do

Fill up your social calendar this summer with plenty of fun-in-the-sun around Cedar Rapids. Check out our guide of places to go and things to do with friends and family. …

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Staying Fit After 60

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Blood pressure, muscle mass, metabolism, bone density, memory — just a few of your body’s functions and features that change with age. It’s best to learn how to manage these …

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Hidden Costs of Aging in Place

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As you plan for the next stage of your life, there’s one big question every person has to consider. Do I want to stay in my home or move? For …

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Who Knew? Life Begins (Again) at 65

By Bruce Horovitz, Kaiser Health News I was convinced I would become an adult when I turned 21. But now, I’m certain that turning 65 was the watershed moment that …

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Dietitian Tips: Pumpkin For Dinner

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A chill is in the air, leaves are slowly changing colors, and pumpkin is in season! Pumpkin is a popular fall flavor that’s everywhere this time of year. You’ll find …

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Dietitian Tips: Mindful Eating

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Mindful eating is a practice of awareness that keeps you in tune with your hungry body. When you pay attention to internal and external hunger triggers throughout your day, your …

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What to do after a fall

Our bodies change with age. Our vision can get fuzzy, our muscles may get weaker, and our steps can get shorter. It’s a normal part of the aging process, no …

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WelTracs: Making Wellness a Priority

Shantel Phipps stays busy on Meth-Wick’s campus. As a Successful Aging Coordinator, she personally developed and now implements the health and wellness program WelTracs. Once a new resident is accepted …

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Important Exercise Habits for Seniors

Regular physical activity can prevent many common health problems faced by older adults, like high blood pressure, poor balance and obesity. If you’re not currently active, get together with your …

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Are you seeing the right doctor?

A routine yearly exam is an integral part of preventive medicine. You can work with your doctor to identify problems before they develop further, which is especially important as you …

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