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Enjoy an Active Holiday Season with These 5 Outings

Enjoy an Active Holiday Season with These 5 Outings

The holiday season brings family gatherings, memorable traditions, and lots of delicious food! If you’re looking to incorporate more active events and outings this season, there are plenty of ways to enjoy festive cheer while getting out of the house and moving!
Don’t Give Up On Your Fitness Goals in the Winter With These Tips

Don’t Give Up On Your Fitness Goals in the Winter With These Tips

With freezing temperatures, snow, and the business of the holiday season, staying active during the winter months can be a challenge for even the most physically fit and motivated.
8 Essential Ways to Have a Stress-Free Holiday Season

8 Essential Ways to Have a Stress-Free Holiday Season

The busy holiday season has its perks, but it can also cause emotional stress as we navigate family, events, shopping, cooking, and more. Learn how to make your mental wellness a priority with a few expert tips.
Reasons You Should Volunteer and How to Get Started

Reasons You Should Volunteer and How to Get Started

Giving back to your community and donating your time to help others has multiple benefits, especially as you age. It keeps you physically active, engages your mind, enables you to meet new people, and even teaches you new skills. To help you get started, here’s a look at some reasons why you should volunteer and some popular opportunities to lend a hand.
Why You Should Incorporate Weightlifting Into Your Routine

Why You Should Incorporate Weightlifting Into Your Routine

Many seem to think that light cardio is the only exercise appropriate for active aging adults, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Strength training and weight lifting should be a part of every older adult’s routine. Here are some tips on how to incorporate these exercises into your life at any age.
How Caring for a Pet Improves Mental Wellness

How Caring for a Pet Improves Mental Wellness

Pet ownership can be rewarding and therapeutic for older adults. Caring for an animal can bring joy, comfort, and companionship – which relieve stress, and improve mental well-being. Building a relationship and being responsible for meeting a pet’s needs also creates a sense of purpose and provides structure to a daily routine. Here’s a look at the many benefits of caring for a pet.
How to Use Portion Size for Balanced Nutrition

How to Use Portion Size for Balanced Nutrition

Using portion control helps ensure we are eating enough of the foods that are good for us while limiting those that are not. Here are some ways seniors can measure and manage portion size to optimize their nutritional needs.
How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

Despite the excitement of upcoming festivities and holidays, many adults experience symptoms of depression during the fall and winter months; older adults are at an even greater risk. Understanding seasonal depression is key to learning how to cope during the darker months.
Why You Should Join (or Start!) a Book Club and How to Do It

Why You Should Join (or Start!) a Book Club and How to Do It

Don’t let the cooler temperatures affect your social life! Here are five ways to start (or join) a book club this month.
How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Although no known cure for breast cancer exists, exercise is one of the main things you can do to lower your risk. No matter your age or where you’re at in your fitness journey, there are steps you can take towards staying healthy.