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5 Sports Activities Seniors can Engage in to Stay Young and Healthy

The answer to heart health and aging gracefully is not only eating the right foods and getting the proper number of hours of sleep. It also includes staying active. Your energy levels and brain activity increase greatly by keeping your body moving. An active lifestyle will also minimize many ailments which many seniors suffer with. Here are some sports activities that you can engage in to stay young and healthy.

Travel Tips That Give Jet Lag the Boot

The jet-setting season is fast upon us with baby boomers, and retirees heading off to far-off places, to explore the world or take a domestic excursion. Traveling is an exciting way to experience life beyond our own backyards, and meet new people, but can also be draining especially when we transition between time zones, and disrupt our normal rhythm. Train, plane, or automobile, active adults can learn to outsmart jet lag, and take advantage of every adventurous moment with travel-friendly tips worth packing their bags for.

Health Benefits of Biking

Biking is a Beneficial Pastime for Active Adults

An active life is important to ensure health and longevity. For this, the love of the activity, many active adults have taken up biking. Are you a biking enthusiast? Even if you are not, biking is a great way to stay fit and enhance your social life.

Health Benefits of Biking

Biking has a number of health benefits. Plus, it is an ideal way to exercise, especially for baby boomers. Bike riding is easier on your joints than many other activities. You burn calories, maintain a healthy weight and build up cardiovascular endurance through biking. If you exercise on a bike, you have the added advantage of doing so outdoors and indoors. However, outdoor biking is better as you get to take in fresh air and sunshine, and also enjoy the view. Imagine, riding your bike on a warm, sunny day and feeling the wind rushing up to your face.

Tips for Seniors Dipping their Toes into the World of Technology

It’s not easy keeping up with all the new trends, changes, and gadgets that are appearing and disappearing from the world of technology. However, the world of technology is helping boomers stay connected with loved ones irrespective of where they are. Although the world of technology is enabling a better social life for seniors, there are things you need to know before dipping your toes into it. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Isolation during Senior Years, Can Cause Depression

Once your children have left your home and gone on to pursue their own dreams, goals, and different lives, you may well experience a myriad of emotions. You may feel sadness, loneliness, anxiousness and above all, a sense of isolation. You may not have anyone to talk to or listen to your problems.  You may not know of anyone who is going through the same “rough patch” as you.  Research has shown that many seniors who find their home empty, once their children leave it, can become extremely depressed. Isolation is a major risk factor for the onset of major depression.

Benefits of Going Back to School

Are you Ready to go Back to School?

We never stop learning. We are always learning new things even when our academics are complete. We learn at home, when working, through our interests and hobbies, etc. But, going back to school gives us an added advantage. This enables us to gather more knowledge, through a course or degree that can help us improve our lifestyle. So, why not consider going back to school, now that you are retired and have the time?

Current Scams Targeting Seniors

Seniors Beware – There are many Scammers Targeting you!

Seniors fall prey to various scams. These can be financial scams, counterfeit drug scams, funeral and cemetery scams, telemarketing scams and many more. Why are seniors so susceptible to scams? Why do scam artists target them? Seniors are an attractive target to many scam artists because they are more trusting than others, isolated from their families and also because they are considered more prosperous. Provided below are several types of scams that you may fall prey to and how you can avoid them.

Why Drinking Tea Is Good for Your Health When You are Past 50

Is drinking tea good for your health?  YES!  That’s the answer given by many researchers who have carried out studies on the subject.  The health benefits identified so far, show that seniors are to gain more than the others.  If you thought a cuppa is a cuppa, no matter what color it is, think again!  Green tea has been proven to be more beneficial than other types like black tea and white tea.  Having three or four cups a day can help us, seniors, to keep healthy and live longer.  Let us see what the experts have found about effects of tea drinking.

Though the benefits of tea drinking were known from ancient times, several recent studies have managed to identify some of these chemicals that bring out the beneficial effects on your health.  Tea leaves contain more than 750 chemicals and many of them can affect human health positively.  Among the compounds that are relevant for health and long life are antioxidants, flavonols, flavonoids, polyphenols, and catechins.  So, if you need some reasons to plugin that kettle for a cup of hot tea, here they are.