Healthy living can help us all enjoy a better quality of life. The journey to healthy living starts with each of us making choices every day that improve our physical, mental and spiritual health.
Find your inspiration below and take the first step on your health and wellness journey today.
Coping with the loss of someone you love
It may seem counterintuitive to talk about grief in a column dedicated to healthy living, but grief in response to the loss of a loved one is something everyone will experience in their lifetime. Talking about grief and how it affects a person both mentally and physically is an important part of any discourse on healthy aging. Grieving is a very personal journey, and no two people travel the exact same path.
Keeping the brain healthy as you age
We can develop new connections in the brain, even into old age – so yes, you can teach that old dog new tricks!
Here’s a new twist on those old New Year’s resolutions. Have you ever thought about getting your brain in shape? Keeping your brain active is as important as being physically active. And like any other part of your body, your brain needs a workout to stay healthy. So maybe it’s time to put the brain on a fitness program. Ready, set, learn!
The benefits of walking
Imagine if you could live longer and be more creative by doing one simple thing every day – the same thing that the father of western medicine and a famous English poet believed to be the very foundation of good health. What could it be, you wonder? Well, it’s as easy as putting one foot in front of the other.
Hoarding has its dark and dangerous side
Modern society is defined by its consumerism; people love to collect things. So many of us have mementos we cherish from our past. And while you may have a Life Magazine collection dating back to the moon landing, others keep so many things that it starts to affect their quality of life and may actually be hazardous to their health. This is the complicated world of compulsive hoarding.
Poor sleep hygiene? Here’s how to clean up your act
Your sleep needs don’t diminish with age. But sleep can become a lot more elusive when you’re older.
There is one persistent myth about sleep that just won’t take a snooze – the older you get, the less sleep you need. Sleep requirements actually remain quite consistent throughout your lifetime, with experts recommending around seven to nine hours a night, regardless of age. And while you may need the same amount well into your 60s and 70s, a quality, uninterrupted night’s sleep may be harder to come by.