‘Tis the Season…For Illness! How Seniors Can Boost Their Immune Systems

These days, we’re all thinking about our health and immune systems, and if you’re an older adult, that probably goes double for you. But even before people of all ages were wondering whether they should be disinfecting their groceries, you’d probably been noticing that your immune system just wasn’t what it used to be. And…

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Mental Health: There’s an App for That

Seems like there’s an app for everything these days. You can keep track of your sleep, track your fitness, find a date, make sure you’re drinking enough water or standing up enough, monitor your heart health...and the list goes on and on. But did you know that there are actually a ton of apps -…

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It’s Time to Get the Skinny on Fats

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and your thoughts might be turning to the damage that this time of year can do to your waistline, and maybe you’re even making some early resolutions to avoid all that fatty food that you ate last year. But wait! Before you start swearing off anything that isn’t low-…

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Bullying Doesn’t Always Stop at the Playground: Dealing with Bullies as an Adult

There are some things you just want to be done with once you’re an adult, like braces, acne, homework, bedtimes (although you really should have those), and, without a doubt, bullying. But while the word “bully” might conjure up images of children or adolescents tormenting each other in the schoolyard, the truth is that there’s…

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The Hidden Problem of Seniors and Alcohol Abuse

We’re heading into what, for some, is the most wonderful time of the year; for others, though, it can be the most stressful, or even the loneliest. It’s also the time of year when some people will be enjoying a few drinks with friends at dinners and parties, while others will turn to alcohol use…

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Is 10,000 REALLY a Magic Number When It Comes to Your Health?

Do you wear a fitness tracker? If so, do you love the little celebration it gives you at the end of the day when you’ve hit that magical target of 10,000 steps? And do you feel a little bummed if you don’t get to that goal? It’s understandable - we all want to feel like…

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No More Excuses: You CAN Get a Great Workout at Home!

You know what stinks? Getting in your car and having to drive to the gym to get your workout in -  in fact, it’s a pretty convenient excuse for not exercising! But if not wanting to join and commute to a gym is an excuse you’ve been using not to move your body, we’re here…

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Is This Normal? A Revealing Look at Breasts

It’s time to talk about “the girls.” October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so there’s going to be a lot of focus on preventing, detecting, and fighting breast cancer this month - and all of that is incredibly important! But since we’re already focused a few inches below your collarbone, let’s take this time to…

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You’re Only As Old As You Feel? Subjective Age Vs. Chronological Age

Here’s what we want you to do: close your eyes for a moment and try to forget how old the calendar says you are, then think about how old you feel. Is every joint and bone aching and creaking, making you feel your age or even older - or do you feel a whole lot…

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Dry Spell? The Effects of Not Having Sex on Your Mind & Body

Not getting any? Hey, we’ve all been there! Anyone who is sexually active knows the feeling of also being, well, sexually inactive. And that’s totally OK: dry spells happen to everyone, whether by choice or not, and whether you’re in a long-term relationship or not. Maybe you’ve had a bout of ill health, you’re stressed…

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The Ultimate Guide to Arguing: How to Fight the Right Way

Are you a lover or a fighter? Or are you both? If you answered “both,” we’ve got good news for you: arguing with your partner is actually good for your relationship. In fact, a survey of almost 1,000 adults found that couples who argue effectively are 10 times more likely to have a happy relationship…

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The Truth About Seniors and Technology

How many times have you heard your children, grandchildren, or any other younger person talk dismissively, or even mockingly, about the way that older adults use technology? They might find it amusing, and they might think that the blanket generalizations they’re making are true for all seniors, but the truth is more complicated.  First of…

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Recognizing Financial Abuse

Domestic (or partner) abuse, whether it’s emotional or physical, shatters lives. But if there’s anything positive we can say on this topic, it’s that, as a society, we’ve finally begun recognizing it, and taking steps at least towards helping those who are experiencing it and those who have survived it. But if we are just…

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Supporting Mental Health: We’ve Come a Long Way, But We’ve Still Got a Long Way to Go

October 10th is World Mental Health Day, a time, according to the World Health Organization, “to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health.” And if it seems to you like we’ve all been thinking and talking nonstop about mental health since the start of…

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Resisting the Urge to Splurge: How to Stop Impulse Buying

We’ve all been there. You go to Target to pick up a few necessities and you come home with enough new throw pillows to cover your entire couch. Or you head to a discount department store, telling yourself you’re only going to pick up those socks you need, and you end up with the most…

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Are So-Called “Superfoods” Just Superhype?

What’s that in your smoothie? Kale, avocado, blueberries? Sounds like a who’s who of superfoods! But let’s take a minute and think about that word: “superfood.” Seems like it’s been thrown around so much for so long now that maybe we don’t really know what it means anymore - if it ever meant anything in…

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Taking Control of Your Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is one of those things that we kind of started to make light of during the pandemic - you know, saying how we finally had an excuse to cancel our plans, and stay home and avoid the “peopley” outside world. But if you’re living with social anxiety disorder (SAD), even more mild versions…

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Is Revenge Bedtime Procrastination Sabotaging Your Sleep?

What time did you go to bed last night? Wow, that’s late! And what were you doing up so late? If you’re like a lot of people, you might struggle to answer that question, or your answer might be, “not much,” or at least not anything you needed to be doing at 2 am. Maybe…

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