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    Living in a 55-plus community means opening new doors. It means finding the home you want to retire in, being part of a community, and enjoying life without the hassle of home maintenance. While living in a 55-plus community might require less lawn mowing and leaf raking, it doesn’t have to mean a lack of physical activity. A prime factor in the growth of age-restricted communities over the last few decades is – unsurprisingly - to stay active in retirement. Communities across the country are focusing on providing modern amenities and classes emphasizing the best ways to use them. It’s likely once you move into an active adult community, you’ll be overwhelmed at all the ways you can spend your leisure time.

    by Elliot Crumpley on November 22nd, 2016No Comments

    Maintaining your physical health increases your life span and ability to enjoy life now and in retirement. There are numerous ways to exercise, whether you're 18 or 80. Running, jogging, or doing some laps in the community pool will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. A post-workout routine will help you to receive the most benefit from your workout, whether exercising to lose weight or add bulk. Following are five important things to do after your workout that will help you get the most from your exercise regimen.
    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.
    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.

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