Active Adult Health

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    by Elliot Crumpley on November 26th, 2016No Comments

    Being young at heart enables you to see the humor in life and the ability push fear aside and try new things. This is as true at 65 as it is at 18 and staying young at heart has a positive effect on your overall health. Having a hobby that focuses your attention on an activity that you enjoy is another way to stay young at heart and gives you a common interest with others who participate in the same activities. The following are hobbies that will keep you healthy and provide hours of personal and physical satisfaction.

    by Mayra Rocha on November 10th, 2016No Comments

    Today’s Baby Boomers are more active than ever so it’s no surprise to see them searching for an ideal retirement destination that caters to their vibrant lifestyle. According to data from the National Household Travel Survey, biking rates among people between the ages of 60 and 79 are on the rise. Not only is getting around on two wheels better for the environment, it’s also a healthier and affordable option for many retirees. With more retirees ditching their cars and replacing them with bicycles, their search for a bike-friendly retirement town may be challenging. Luckily, there are plenty of cities across the country implementing better bicycle infrastructures to meet the growing demand of the biking population, which includes active adults. Some of these great cycling cities not only offer miles of designated bike lanes, bicycle-sharing programs, and facilities but they are also perfect for Boomers seeking a safe and active retirement location. So if you’re ready to get rid of your four-wheel vehicle then hop on a bicycle to cruise through these bike-friendly retirement destinations listed in no particular order.
    When it comes to your health, we often tend to seek the advice of doctors and healthcare professionals. Sometimes they give us contradicting advice and we are left wondering who or what to believe. They may also change their minds a few months or years down the road leaving us as patients confused or unsure. But with medicine and science always evolving and new medical discoveries being made, we don’t always have a guarantee on what will work and what won’t for us. Healthcare professionals have also realized that just because old treatments and medical procedures were published in a scientific study or journal in the past, it doesn’t mean it can still apply to the health issues of today’s modern world. Check out some of the 4 things healthcare professionals have changed their minds about below.

    by Elliot Crumpley on August 26th, 20167 Comments

    Living on or near the water has more benefits than just its inherent beauty. It can provide health benefits that sooth the soul and offer a peace not found anywhere else. There are many lakeside, riverside, and ocean front homes across the country. Whether you are looking for a home in Alabama or Washington, finding one on the water will give you more than a home by offering health benefits for you and your family.

    by Elliot Crumpley on August 8th, 20169 Comments

    You do everything in your power to protect your health. But are there external factors that can negatively impact your mental and physical well-being? According to research, the answer is yes. The area you live in affects your health in many ways, including the following.
    Yoga and meditation typically go hand-in-hand and have been around for many years. They have been used as an alternative form of exercise to keep the mind and body healthy and happy. Practicing yoga improves balance, endurance, flexibility, and strength while meditation helps keep the mind sharp, relieves stress and anxiety, and can strengthen your immune system. Following a few simple poses, breathing techniques, and developing positive coping skills can help retirees manage stress, improve mental clarity, manage chronic conditions, and promote a healthier lifestyle. With so many health benefits linked to these traditional practices, many Baby Boomers are taking notice and incorporating these techniques into their lifestyle. Check out these 10 surprising benefits of yoga and meditation.
    Health and active adult living go hand-in-hand. After all, the point of being active is to stay healthy physically and mentally. Fitness centers, aerobics studios, and walking trails are very common in 55+ communities, yet many of them take it a step further by offering health classes and seminars.

    by Elliot Crumpley on March 18th, 2016No Comments

    Moving to a new location brings up a lot of questions that need to be answered. Where will I go for basic shopping trips? How’s the cost of living going to change my lifestyle? Will I like the new location?

    by Mayra Rocha on February 11th, 20161 Comment

    February is National Heart Month and our friends at Bankers Healthcare Group are raising awareness about cardiovascular disease via their “Take Charge” initiative. Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death among men and women in the U.S. Studies also show that heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women each year.
    Do you associate cold weather and the winter season with unhealthy foods? You're not alone. One of the many reasons that people stop eating healthy in the winter is because their favorite produce is not as easy to come by, or simply more expensive. Just because your favorite summer produce isn't as easily available, doesn't mean you can't find new fruits and veggies for the winter. There is plenty of cold-weather produce that you can get during the winter season. The key is to look for produce that’s in season so you can get the best and freshest food available. We don’t want to see you let the cold weather stop you from enjoying delicious and healthy food. So, here are some fruits and veggies to get you started this winter.

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