Aging

meditation neuroscience

Neuroscience Shows That 50-Year-Olds Can Have the Brains of 25-Year-Olds If They Do This | Inc.com

Meditation Neuroscience Meditation neuroscience may be a thing. As more Westerners look to mindfulness practices like meditation, yoga, tai chi, qi gong, and more there is growing opportunity for Western science to play a role. The Modern Lifestyle as well as social determinants have been highlighted as not only the cause to many of our …

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Elderly Flexibility

Tenacity and flexibility help maintain psychological well-being, mobility in older people

Elderly Flexibility It is too easy to forget that older folks still have and need goals. Elderly flexibility in attaining those goals can be very important to a healthy lifestyle that gets elderly citizens up and moving, according to new research.  Older people who persistently strive for their goals, but at the same time are …

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Financial Wellness: Aviva Romm, M.D. – mindbodygreen

Overcoming Financial Fear Overcoming financial fear is not just a topic at the Holidays… or when the bills come due after the Holidays. For many, financial fear is a major source of source and bears directly on their health and well-being. Just as there are complementary practices to help us deal with traditional health problems …

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elderly dehydration

Drink Up: Dehydration is an Often Overlooked Health Risk for Seniors – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic

Elderly Dehydration Sometimes it’s the little things that make such a difference. For senior citizens the little thing might be drinking enough water. The Cleveland Clinic warns us to pay special attention to elderly dehydration and not assume symptoms associated with dehydration are just part of aging. Imagine it’s peak summer and you’ve just finished …

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2017 us life expectancy declined

U.S. life expectancy declines again, a dismal trend not seen since World War I – The Washington Post

2017 US Life Expectancy Declined 2017 us life expectancy declined despite spending more money on healthcare overall and per capita than any other nation. The US has plenty of knowledge and research that social determinants of health account for 80% or more of our health, yet we spend well over 90% of our healthcare dollars …

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healthcare everyday low prices

Walmart wants to bring its ‘everyday low prices’ to health care

Healthcare Everyday Low Prices If the only problem with the US healthcare system was cost then this injection of competition from Walmart and other retailers might be “just what the doctor ordered”. Unfortunately cost is only a symptom of a much larger, long-term malady… the modern Western lifestyle. With constant stress, stimuli, poor nutrition from …

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apple watch lures baby boomers

Apple Watch Lures Baby Boomers By Focusing On Health & Wellness

Apple Watch Lures Baby Boomers As a technology, the new Apple watch is cool. It has FDA approval. The new Apple watch can detect Atrial Fibrillation as well as falls (one of the leading causes of death and injury among seniors). However, as a health / wellness / well-being (pick your favorite term) is still …

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loneliness is deadly

Loneliness is deadlier than obesity, study suggests

Loneliness Is Deadly We need to rethink Loneliness. This has become far more than a quick feeling of isolation while friends or family are away. Loneliness has become a lifestyle and is a deadly precursor to many diseases. Like many other Lifestyle diseases, the treatment goes beyond a pharmaceutical or surgery.  While the US continues …

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downwardly mobile retirement

Almost half of middle-class Americans face downward mobility in retirement | BenefitsPRO

A Downwardly Mobile Retirement During the Golden Age of the US Middle Class, Hollywood often portrayed retirement as that time when an employee received a memorable gold watch for decades of loyal service and then headed off to some warmer clime to enjoy the “twilight years”. That is no longer the case. Today’s retirees face a …

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Loneliness might be harmful to more than just your mental health

Is Loneliness The Real New Smoking? There has been a flurry of headlines declaring that sitting is the new smoking. There is certainly merit in getting folks up and about. Those nifty elevating desks might even make sense for some. However,  perhaps loneliness is the real new smoking. The UK has already appointed a Loneliness Minister.  …

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