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A Few Great Reasons to Consider for Living in an Active Adult Community

Your home may be feeling empty now that your children have left the nest to lead their own lives. You may be wondering what to do with your life and how to keep yourself occupied. One of the best ways to stay active and enjoy your new life of “no responsibilities” is to move into an active adult community. If you are not sure about this, and if it is a whole new idea that you never considered, below are a few great reasons to give yourself a nudge in the right direction.

Your Health

Healthy living is a guaranteed possibility when living in an active retirement community. Every community is built and managed to cater to the requirements of seniors who are independent and active. Therefore, you will typically find a health center, spa, swimming pool, tennis and various other means of physical activity in such communities. Apart from the opportunity to maintain or improve your physical health, you can be sure to improve your emotional wellbeing too as you take part in various activities such as crafts, billiards and book clubs with likeminded individuals. This will bring more enjoyment to your life, and as the saying goes, a happy person is a healthy person!

Financial Tips for Seniors – How to Live Well on a Fixed Income

Day to day living on a fixed income can be extremely tough for anyone. This fact is especially so for seniors on fixed incomes. As nothing much in life can be done without money, you need to know how to make the most of your senior years and live well on your fixed income. Below are a few financial tips that will help you through this phase in life where income is a fixed derivative of the efforts you had put in, during the working years.

Unique Tools to Help Chronic Stress from Destroying Your Memory

Chances are that if you’re reading this article, you’re familiar with the more significant impacts of stress, like heart disease, obesity, diabetes, gastrointestinal problems, Alzheimer’s, accelerated aging and even premature death.
But there’s another less-widely known group of low-grade symptoms that come from what are considered low-grade chronic stress and anxiety.

This is the kind that lurks just below your surface of awareness–the chronic worrying or uneasiness, the vague fears or preoccupations that may come and go without you even knowing and contributes to these symptoms:

How can Seniors Sleep through the Night

The older you get the more difficult it becomes to sleep through the night. Insomnia has become an epidemic and many adults, over the age of 50, suffer from insomnia. We, as older adults, require approximately 7 to 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Why do I highlight the word, “uninterrupted” is because most of us get up at various times during the night to visit the bathroom! There are two reasons why we cannot sleep properly in the night. This could be because we nap often during the day or because we tend to sleep earlier and earlier and wake up earlier as a result. So, the bottom line is, you and I both need some much-needed sleep. What do we do?

Problems that occur with Inadequate Sleep

A whole load of problems, health-wise, can crop up because of sleep deprivation. Inadequate sleep can increase our risk of heart disease, diabetes, stress, lower immunity and more. A study conducted by Johns Hopkins University also concluded that sleep deprivation can also take away our independence as we age. According to this study, researchers found that sleep-deprived women who were monitored over half a decade were more likely to be placed in nursing homes within those five years. Sleep deprivation also increases our risk of dementia and can cause mobility issues. Sleep deprivation can also increase our risk of obesity. It is stated that people who sleep less than six hours have a higher than average body mass index (BMI). This coupled with lack of exercise and the consumption of wrong foods raises our risk considerably. So, the question remains, what do we do about sleep deprivation?

Maintenance-free living

Are you getting Adequate Fresh Air?

More and more Americans are spending time indoors. This is quite common in the elderly. The attraction of indoor heat during the cold, winter months and the added bonus of television and other electronic games etc. increase the appeal of the indoors. If the number of hours you sleep, plus the number of hours you spend indoors are calculated, you really have to wonder, just how many hours are you spending outdoors? Two, three tops? That’s terrible! Why the concern about the outdoors? Let me tell you why……

Are Eggs Good for you?

To eat or not to eat eggs? That is the question. There has been plenty of controversy regarding eggs over the past years. So much of conflicting information has been provided regarding the goodness and the harm in eggs, that you can be as confused as me about eggs and their implications. Hearing all this information may have stopped you having a nice sunny side up or a good hearty omelet. So, what’s the real deal about eggs? Are we to eat it or are we to put it aside?

The Truth About Antioxidants for Aging Well

We are all aware of the benefits of antioxidants. These are substances that help the body defend itself against free radicals. Free radicals cause various diseases. Many experts believe antioxidants prevent atherosclerosis – hardening of the arteries, cancer, and arthritis. Antioxidants increase immunity, which prevents free radicals from causing colds, flu, and various other infections. This connection between antioxidants and aging is a new discovery and awareness levels on these anti-aging properties of antioxidants are still at a low level.

Breat Cancer Awareness

Why Women Over 50 Should Worry About Breast Cancer

Women over 50 are at Higher Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

According to BreastCancer.org 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer in the course of their lifetime. According to the National Cancer Institute, in 2013 alone, there will be 232,340 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer forms in the tissues of breasts, usually the breast ducts and lobules. It develops as a malignant tumor that can grow and invade surrounding tissue. Did you know that this disease is not only specific to women; that men too, can get breast cancer?