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The Physical Toll of Excessive Stress

The psychological toll that stress takes on us is well reported. It can lead to depression, anxiety, insomnia, and irritability, among a host of other conditions. But less commonly spoken of is the physical toll chronic stress lays on our bodies. In fact, excessive stress can inhibit or affect most of the systems of our […]

Recovering from a Broken Bone

Broken bones hurt, no matter what your age or physical fitness, but seniors tend to be affected even worse. Not only are they more prone to break bones, it can also take longer for them to heal. Preventing broken bones is great, but what should you do if you’ve already broken a bone? First, go […]

What Are Service Animals?

If you have a pet, you may agree that they can help you emotionally, but there’s a special designation of animal that takes help to the next level. These are service animals. And, while they are almost always dogs, they can also be miniature horses. Service animals have gotten a bit of a bad rap […]

5 Healthy Ways to Stay Busy on a Rainy Day

Spring can be an unreliable time of the year in terms of the weather. It can be a beautiful day in the morning, only to turn ugly and rainy out of nowhere. This can throw a wrench in your plans, if you were hoping to go on a long walk or hike, for example. On […]

Ways to Avoid Getting Sick

It’s flu season! And, you’re likely also hearing a lot about the coronavirus right now. With it being on every continent except Antarctica and there being 92,000 cases confirmed worldwide (as of publishing this article), it’s no wonder why. To date, over 3,100 people have died globally from coronavirus, though the official fatality rate of […]

The Health Benefits of Photography

Photography can be a fun hobby to pick up and a very popular art form to get into. It allows you to capture an image of the world around you, showing others your particular point of view. Through a creative use of lighting, angles, framing, props, and scenery, you can turn everyday imagery into a […]

Giving Your Home a Fire Safety Check

House fires are sadly very common in the United States, with 1.3 million occurring in 2017 alone. They resulted in roughly $23 billion in damages and over 3,000 deaths that year! The risks of fires at home fall especially hard on seniors, who suffered a staggering 40 percent of all fire deaths in 2015. With […]

More Simple Tips to Stay Mentally Sharp

Staying mentally sharp as you age is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your quality of life. Our cognition, how we perceive and understand the world, directly influences how happy we are in life. Luckily, there are plenty of ways that you can stay mentally sharp, no matter your age. […]

The Health Benefits of Knitting

Crafting can refer to a wide range of activities, from knitting to woodworking, that utilize your skills to create something. Whether that something is a new chair, a sweater, or a new coffee mug — that’s entirely up to you. What doesn’t change, though, is the multitude of health benefits you can achieve by taking […]

Recharging After a Bad Night’s Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best things you can do for your body. Being well-rested can help you feel less stressed, have more energy, and become more focused. But sometimes, it’s tough to get a good night’s sleep. Whether you’ve been tossing and turning for hours or had an hour stolen […]