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Improve Your Eye Health by Simply Getting Outside

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Research shows outdoor activities are good for your eyes By VSP Vision Care March 26, 2018 We all know exercise is good for our bodies and minds, but did you know simply getting outside exercises your eyes and improves your overall eye health, too? That’s right. Studies suggest increased use of computers and other screens limit […]

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How to Help Your Older Loved One Feel Less Lonely

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Older adults are at particular risk of the health effects of isolation By Melanie Haiken, for Next Avenue Here’s an all-too-common scenario: An older adult in your life is becoming increasingly isolated, and you worry that he or she is lonely, but you’re not sure what to do. It’s not the easiest subject to bring up, […]

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How to Bounce Back From a Health Crisis

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It’s not the cards you’re dealt, but how you play them By Claire Zulkey January 22, 2018 After a major injury or illness, your own participation and perspective can make the difference between moving past a health crisis and letting it define the rest of your life. Psychologist Elizabeth Lombardo cites two reasons why. First, the right attitude […]

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4 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

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Use these ‘light’ tips to brighten your days. By Patricia Corrigan for Next Avenue When the sun wakes up late and slips away before the workday ends, when many a day is dark and gray, when it’s Groundhog Day and even an early spring seems far away, many large, hairy mammals — Punxsutawney Phil, included — choose to […]

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The Best Diet You’ve Never Heard Of

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9 eating and drinking habits you should try to practice every day By Rashelle Brown for Next Avenue When most of us hear “diet,” we think of a four-letter word meaning something we must suffer through — a short-term means to a desired outcome. We imagine our future selves leaner, sexier, happier. And so we grin and bear […]

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Making Art Has a Profound Effect on Vulnerable Older Adults

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WHEN ‘SOCIAL INCLUSION’ INCLUDES ART, EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY BENEFITS By Suzanne Gerber for Next Avenue If social inclusion is an important factor in promoting optimum wellness in older adults, what happens when you add arts to the equation? Elaine Moody was curious about that question, so the nurse who was working on her Ph.D. at the University […]

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Are You Getting Enough Protein? Too Much?

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HOW OBSESSING OVER PROTEIN COULD BE HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH By Rashelle Brown for Next Avenue If you’re like me, you often find yourself confused by how many health headlines contradict one another. Lately, I’ve found this to be true where protein is concerned, particularly the protein needs of adults aged 50 and over. In one study, published Jan. 1, […]

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Turkey With a Twist: Rethinking Thanksgiving

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Our readers tell how they’ve adapted tradition to changing times By Liza Kaufman Hogan for Next Avenue November 26, 2015 As readers gather together for Thanksgiving, many will be surrounded by family and friends they’ve celebrated with for years, sharing the same dishes they wouldn’t think of leaving off the menu. And while they treasure tradition, some have […]

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