Positive connections with family are every bit as powerful as adequate sleep and a good diet. Dozens of studies have shown that people who have satisfying relationships with family are happier, have fewer health problems, and live longer. Researcher Dan Buettner advises the longest-living people in the world to value family relationships and realize these Read More
Category: Health and Wellness
Catching Strokes Early
The long-standing basics for catching strokes early may be familiar to you, as they start with the first three letters of the word stroke, STR: Ask the person you suspect has suffered a stroke if they can SMILE, TALK in a simple sentence, and RAISE both of their arms in the air. But the newish Read More
Most people are not truthful with their own doctor
Many people aren’t upfront with their doctors and other health care providers about some of their habits and behaviors, which likely reduces the quality of care they receive. Some of the questions patients are less than honest with their physicians about include: Exercise and/or diet habits. All the medications they’re taking. Not taking medications as Read More
The Third Age is now considered by many to be the “golden years” of adulthood.
Most of us imagine young adulthood to be the peak of happiness and older adulthood to be the time for things to “go downhill.” Research tells us a different story, however. It turns out that life satisfaction is like a U-Shaped Curve. We start in childhood pretty happy, and then as we progress into adulthood, Read More
Variety – Not only the spice of life… It’s GOOD for you.
Many people feel secure in eating the same food every day because those foods are convenient, and it makes them feel safe in having a habit they don’t have to think much about. According to experts, it’s essential to change up your meals regularly. There are several reasons why it’s so important to vary what Read More