Category 'Healthy Living'

University-Based Retirement Communities Offer an Alternative to Traditional Retirement

A growing number of American seniors are opting out of traditional retirement communities, lush with golf courses and nearby shopping, for university-based retirement communities.

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Boosting Memory Power With Age

Exercising the brain throughout one's life is scientifically proving to preserve memory into older age.

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Baby Boomers’ Health Worsens

If you’re a U.S. baby boomer, the odds are in your favor for longevity, but against you on good health.

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Volunteering Lowers Blood Pressure

Besides the enjoyment of getting out and helping others, research shows that volunteerism can reduce the risk for hypertension, or high blood pressure, by up to 40 percent.

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Seniors Can Visit National Parks on the Cheap

For just $10, seniors can purchase a lifetime access pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites, national parks and national wildlife refuges.

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Take a Trip! You’ll Live Longer

Vacations are not only relaxing and exciting, they are actually proven to boost your health and lengthen your life.

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Exercise Your Brain After Retirement

We’ve long heard that physical fitness contributes to improved overall health, but scientists are now proving that your brain needs its own fitness program, especially if you are retired or over 65.

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Home Care Can Combat Loneliness; Needs of Those With Alzheimer’s Aren’t Met

These and other stories are in the June edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Grandparents and Grandchildren Enjoy Traveling Together, Without Mom and Dad

Multigenerational travel with grandchildren – without the middle generation – is becoming increasingly popular as grandparents, who often live at a distance from their families, invest in family togetherness.

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Practicing Tai Chi Can Lead to Many Health Benefits for Elders

Medical research finds that tai chi decreases joint pain and the risk of falling for older adults.

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