Beets: Top Youth Secret?

Beets aren’t the most popular vegetable, but they do have definite health benefits. In fact, a preliminary study from Wake Forest University shows that drinking a beetroot juice could help older brains function more efficiently. Researchers from Wake Forest University are studying the effect beetroot supplements have on older adults.…

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Tea Helps with Aging

Nothing warms your body and your soul like a warm cup of tea on a winter morning. Drinking hot tea can positively impact your health and since January is Hot Tea Month, it’s time that we embrace tea’s delicious anti-aging properties. History of Tea People have been drinking hot tea…

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You Get Better With Age

Just like a fine wine, you get better as you age. With every new year. you grow wiser, more emotionally stable, and more comfortable in your own skin. In short, aging increases your well being and new research proves this. Last month, Florida State University’s Pepper Institute on Aging and…

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Can Breakfast Make Seniors Stronger?

Muscle strength dwindles as we get older—that’s why eating meals packed with protein is so important. While people tend to include some source of protein (whether vegetable or meat) in their lunch and dinner meals, what about breakfast? A new study shows that having protein for breakfast is the best…

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Midlife Crisis vs Midlife Transition

It’s common for a middle-aged American to experience a midlife crisis, but this chapter in their lives doesn’t have to be a breaking point. With Mindful direction, a midlife “crisis” could be an opportunity for growth. The term “midlife crisis” was first coined in 1965 by psychoanalyst, Elliot Jacques. It’s…

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Love Gives You New Life

Sharing your stresses and concerns with others helps the mind and body relax and renew.  Research tells us there is a positive relationship between having community and our health and longevity. Meet with a friend or friends at least once a week for a meal.  When we have a physical…

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4 Brainpower Tips

Eating the right foods and participating in playful activities have been proven to boost your brain power. Now there are many apps (for cell phones and tablets) that can do the same. The National Institute of Aging and the National Institute of Nursing Research funded the ACTIVE study. They tested…

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Mindful Alzheimer’s Tips

You can preserve your mental health by reducing your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. And there are many Mindful  Alzheimer’s tips that can help you do just that. Alzheimer’s disease is “a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior.” It is the most common form of dementia,…

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