Health and Wellness

Mother Nature is a darn good therapist

The University of Washington’s College of the Environment (UWCE) is on a mission to prove that green space is a valuable currency for human health. On its website, “Green Cities: …

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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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