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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.

At Home Jobs for Retirees

3 At-Home Jobs for Retirees

Retirement does not have to mean you have to live on a fixed income. You can do so many things, from home, to earn some extra money to pay your bills. These are not scams and are quite lucrative and provide many retirees a good income. Here are three at home jobs for retirees.

Home buying checklist

Things to Look for When House Hunting

Are you hunting for a new/old home now that you are retired? If you are, there are a few things you should know so that you don’t make any mistakes. A home is a huge investment, so, you really don’t want to make the wrong choice. Here is a little advice that will help you make a wise choice.

The Health Benefits and Considerations when Gardening

Summer is here and it is time to shed those heavy boots and coats and replace them with shorts and t-shirts. It is also the time to step out into the garden and begin the act of tending to your plants. Gardening can be a great pastime for many seniors during the summer months. Besides this, gardening can have many health benefits.

Benefits of Gardening

Your overall physical and mental health is benefited by gardening. Here are some of the benefits.

The Evergreens at Smith Run – A Luxury, Active Rental Community

One of the best things about living in a luxury, maintenance-free community is the fact that you do not have to spend time mowing your lawn or raking leaves. One of the best things about living in luxury, maintenance-free, rental community is that you get all the above facilities and more AND still get to save your nest-egg without depleting your savings. There are many rental active adult communities out there. One of the best rental communities that deserve to be mentioned is The Evergreens at Smith Run in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Avoiding Serious Hip Injury with Exercise

As you age, no matter how physically fit you are, you may be prone to serious hip injuries.  Hip injuries can be extremely debilitating, painful and can lead to costly hip replacement procedures. This means you need to take care of hips so that even if you do have a small accident, you do not cause serious injury to your hips.  One of the best ways of avoiding costly hip replacement surgery is by taking care of your hips so that you stay active for many more years.  Below are some exercises that help you to take care of your hips.

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.