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Happy California Homeowner Solera at Oak Valley Greens

18 March, 2016

Solera at Oak Valley Greens is a Del Webb active adult community ideally located in Beaumont, California between San Bernardino, and Palm Springs.  Since opening in 2003 this beautiful gated community has built over 1,200 homes with the choice of three single story floor plans, and boasts an array of amenities to suit any lifestyle. The city of Beaumont is a Southern California gem situated in the San Gorgonio Pass, and offers a small town vibe paired with the convenience of big...read more

Keep Moving - Low Impact Cardio

14 March, 2016

Back strain, knee pain, sprained ankles oh my!  Orthopedists, and chiropractors will tell you the majority of injuries they encounter are sports, or exercise related.  High impact exercise like running, or Plyometric jumping stresses joints, and may not be for everyone.  People new to exercise, arthritis sufferers , or those with chronic injuries can still get an effective fat burning workout without the joint strain.  Don't despair if you've had to retire your runnin...read more

Happy Florida Homeowners at The Lakes of Mount Dora

14 March, 2016

The Lakes of Mount Dora is a beautiful 55+ community located about 40 minutes from Orlando and features options for custom, and waterfront properties with an expected 950 homes upon completion.  Located near the quaint town of Mount Dora, residents can enjoy the charming small town ambience and savor the good life.  Reminiscent of New England, the town boasts plentiful shopping, dining, year ‘round events, and a taste of Southern hospitality. If you're considering...read more

A Personal Focus on Social Media

08 March, 2016

A few nights ago I was sitting down to dinner scrolling through Facebook, which I know is bad table etiquette, but I WAS by myself. I came across post after post of beautiful food photography, fun times others were having, and found myself caught in the comparison trap, feeling a bit envious. The topic of social media, and how it affects our self esteem, is an issue for many of us regardless of age, or status. Bettering oneself is a mantra that we all strive for, but feeling inadequa...read more

A Personal Focus on Social Media

08 March, 2016

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What to Consider When Becoming a Caregiver

08 March, 2016

It's not an easy thing to see your elderly parent struggle to care for themselves when throughout your life,  they've been that  invincible hero.  Deciding whether to choose an assisted living facility, or the comfort of your own home is tough because we feel a natural obligation to give back, and be the primary caregiver. There are many questions to consider before making this decision that involve much more than having an extra room in your home. Remember tha...read more

Let's Drink to Good Health

30 March, 2015

What do Merlot, Cabernet, and Syrah have in common?  Well if you're thinking a leisurely afternoon at a winery than you're right! But did you know that enjoying that glass of red wine is good for your heart and may prevent falls?  

The skins and seeds of the grapes used to produce red wine contain a powerful antioxidant called resveratrol which has been shown to have effective anti-aging properties.  Antioxidants as we know work to protect tissues...read more

Daily Dose of Sunshine

30 March, 2015

Known as the sunshine supplement, vitamin D3 is getting a lot more attention especially for folks over 50.  It's usually calcium that gets the acclaim for it's bone building benefits, but D3 is becoming recognized for it's ability to not just strengthen bones, but reduce inflammation and treat autoimmune disorders.  

Vitamin D3 is obtained through sun exposure, but as we age changes in organ function can make absorption more difficult . Some are mo...read more

Get Clean Using Eco Friendly Products

23 March, 2015

Using "green" household cleaners is important for anyone but especially for those with compromised lung function such as COPD or asthma.  Conventional cleaning products expose us to toxic fumes, and harmful chemicals that can seep into the skin and cause serious long term effects. Fortunately gentle, and safe formulas are readily available to buy and even easier to make yourself! Here are a few simple ways to cut the cost on both your health and pocketbook.

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Staying Healthy While Eating Out

23 March, 2015

Dining out can be a fun way to try a new cuisine, or enjoy the company of friends and family. The best part about going to a restaurant is that with some smart strategies you don't have to sacrifice your healthy goals to enjoy the experience! 

Most meals served in restaurants contain enough calories and sodium to go well over the average daily recommendation.  A Canadian study published by JAMA Internal Medicine in 2013, showed that one meal served at a ch...read more

Nature's Superfoods

16 March, 2015

A "Superfood" is not always an expensive supplement or extract.  Nature has provided a bounty of colorful fruits and vegetables that are true nutritional superstars. While there are so many options to choose from, i've narrowed them down my favorites. It can be exciting to shop your local produce department and choose what looks beautiful and fresh!

Kale:  Belonging to the cruciferous family, this green warrior is an incredible source of iron, vi...read more

Nathan Carlisle St. Patrick’s Day Event!

14 March, 2015

Join Us for the Nathan Carlisle St. Patrick’s Day Event!  If you are Irish—and even if you’re not—Nathan Carlisle Homes invites you to a hum-dinger of a St. Patrick’s Day Event on Saturday, March 21!  

Wear some green (or any color you choose) and enjoy some lively Irish music from “5 Second Rule” which is one of the Lone Star State’s top Celtic bands!  

Also, arrive thirsty since we will be se...read more

Our Pets: Good For The Heart & Soul

12 March, 2015

Nothing is more comforting than the company of our beloved pets. Most of us consider them members of the family, and take great joy in caring for them. Their loyalty to us, and unconditional love is what makes sharing our lives with them so fulfilling.  The benefits of pet ownership go beyond just emotional wellbeing.  They can help us improve both our physical and mental health as well.

Studies have proven that owning a pet can ease depression, lower blood pr...read more

Staying Social As We Age

12 March, 2015

The Alzheimer's Association has shown that keeping our minds active as we age may help protect against this disease and improve brain function.  Staying socially engaged is important to maintain alertness, and our ability to continue learning.  We are social beings by nature, and getting out there and interacting with others can boost cognitive health as well as self esteem.

Getting Technical:  In our electronic age, social media outlets such a...read more

A Healthy Balance

05 March, 2015

A healthy digestive tract does wonders for overall wellness.  It keeps our skin glowing, helps combat poor immunity, and flushes out pesky toxins.   We've all heard about how taking probiotics,  eating a fiber rich diet and avoiding the "white stuff" such as refined sugar and flour can help keep the good bacteria doing the wonderful job that they do!

Did you know that an imbalance in healthy gut flora can begin during infancy?  The...read more

Fitness for Life

05 March, 2015

Our bodies are designed for movement.  Regular exercise can help alleviate joint pain and stiffness particularly with arthritis. It is important for heart health as well as reducing stress.

There is no one size fits all approach to exercise.  It is important to check with your doctor to know what is right for you. If you're just starting out, begin with something like a brisk walk around the block or a joint friendly pool workout and you'll notice a gr...read more