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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 […]

Exercises to Fix Your Posture

Your posture can hugely impact your health and comfort. While it may feel comfortable to slouch or recline in a chair, you may be adding to a growing problem that can lead to headaches, back pain, and even arthritis. Luckily, you can reverse the effects of bad posture with persistence, some minor changes, and a […]

The Health Benefits of Good Posture

If you’ve ever been told to stand or sit up straight, or stick your chin out, by some authority figure, you’ll know that there are plenty of people out there who believe in the importance of good posture. Usually, we’re just told that it’s important, not why it’s important. As frustrating as the reminders to […]

6 Winter Driving Safety Tips

Winter can be a beautiful time of year, with snow laying on tree branches or dancing through the air as it falls to the earth. But, hidden beneath this beauty is the potential danger that winter can present. While you can help mitigate some of the risks by preparing your home for winter storms, there […]

What is Diabetes, and How Can I Prevent or Manage It?

Diabetes is an incredibly common condition in the United States. In 2017, the CDC reported that over 100 million Americans were either diabetic or prediabetic. But, what does this mean? We hear about diabetes and the different types of diabetes all the time, but for some, it’s just words that Wilford Brimley used to pronounce […]

The Health Benefits of Coloring Books for Seniors

Coloring books are often associated exclusively with children, as something to give them to keep them busy and quiet. But in 2015, adult coloring books became the trend in the publishing world. While some declare adult coloring books a dead fad, others argue that the market simply shifted to Amazon or independent publishers. This is […]

What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

If a loved one is stricken with blindness, you may have a lot of questions. This is only natural, since blindness is a bit of a fuzzy term. In fact, the National Federation of the Blind considers blindness to be when your sight is bad enough, even with corrective lenses, that you need alternative methods […]