Category: Wellness and Aging

Mindful Quotes for Aging Happily

Growing old is not just a fact of life it’s also a blessing. But, when you wake up and you have aches and pains it can be hard to appreciate this miracle. Sometimes we need inspirational quotes to keep us motivated and upbeat about the future, and fortunately, some of the world’s most creative and…
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The Key to a Long Life

SELF Care Aging Program Aging can be quite an adventure. Staying active and developing wellness practices that you do regularly are keys to a long, happy, and prosperous life. Attitude also had a tremendous influence on how you age. Aging is a fact of life and it helps create health and happiness when you have…
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Blueberries: The Anti-Aging Fruit

Blueberries are nutritional “super fruits” that you should definitely keep in your fridge. They are packed with vitamin C, vitamin K, and fiber and have numerous health benefits. In fact, these delicious berries have anti-aging properties that can help you age gracefully. Including blueberries in your salads, smoothies, and desserts can help you age gracefully,…
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Can Breakfast Make Seniors Stronger?

Muscle strength dwindles as we get older—that’s why eating meals packed with protein is so important. While people tend to include some source of protein (whether vegetable or meat) in their lunch and dinner meals, what about breakfast? A new study shows that having protein for breakfast is the best way for senior citizens to…
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Midlife Crisis vs Midlife Transition

It’s common for a middle-aged American to experience a midlife crisis, but this chapter in their lives doesn’t have to be a breaking point. With Mindful direction, a midlife “crisis” could be an opportunity for growth. The term “midlife crisis” was first coined in 1965 by psychoanalyst, Elliot Jacques. It’s defined as a time in…
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Super Grandparent Stress

Are you a super grandparent? A super grandparent is someone who regularly cares for his or her children and grandchildren. It’s a lot of work that sometimes goes unappreciated. All of this work can eventually lead to stress. There are millions of grandparents in the U.S. (about 65 million), and many of them care for…
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Love Gives You New Life

Sharing your stresses and concerns with others helps the mind and body relax and renew.  Research tells us there is a positive relationship between having community and our health and longevity. Meet with a friend or friends at least once a week for a meal.  When we have a physical connection with others we produce…
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4 Brainpower Tips

Eating the right foods and participating in playful activities have been proven to boost your brain power. Now there are many apps (for cell phones and tablets) that can do the same. The National Institute of Aging and the National Institute of Nursing Research funded the ACTIVE study. They tested the efficiency of mental exercises…
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Tea Helps with Aging

Nothing warms your body and your soul like a warm cup of tea on a winter morning. Drinking hot tea can positively impact your health and since January is Hot Tea Month, it’s time that we embrace tea’s delicious anti-aging properties. History of Tea People have been drinking hot tea since 2700 B.C. It began…
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Beets: Top Youth Secret?

Beets aren’t the most popular vegetable, but they do have definite health benefits. In fact, a preliminary study from Wake Forest University shows that drinking a beetroot juice could help older brains function more efficiently. Researchers from Wake Forest University are studying the effect beetroot supplements have on older adults. Their preliminary findings are that…
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