Category Archives: Wellness

Live Strong with Mindfulness & Meditation

What is Mindfulness Meditation? Mindfulness Meditation is being aware our feelings, thoughts, sensations and our environment in the present moment.  Mindfulness also involves accepting ourselves in the present time without judgement.  There is no “right” or “wrong” way of feeling and thinking. It is simply being aware of our senses and feelings in the present […]

9 Tips for Healthy Nutrition

  No matter how old we are, healthy food is an essential ingredient for healthy living. Food choices that we make today have a profound effect on our long-term health. In this article, you will find the benefits of healthy nutrition, and 9 tips for healthy nutrition across ages. Why is nutrition important? Food choices […]

Stretching isn’t just for the younger generation!

Dynamic stretching is one of the best ways to stay limber, strong, and find relief from arthritis in day-to-day life. In this article, you can find dynamic stretching exercise videos that can promote flexibility for years to come. What is Dynamic Stretching? Dynamic stretching is stretching-in-motion. You continue moving during each stretch without pausing, which helps […]

The Serious Challenge of Elder Abuse

Parents, grandparents and other older loved ones often play big roles in our lives and who we become. Role changes are often so gradual that we don’t notice until we’ve become their caretakers, but with that job comes great responsibility. Our elderly loved ones need not just our care but also our protection against potential […]

Support Groups for Seniors: Knowing When to Seek Help is Important

As we become older, our lives change in many ways. People retire, children grow up and move out, friends move to distant places, and some friends and family members pass away. “These are natural life changes, but they can bring serious consequences for our health if they leave us feeling isolated,” says Susan Houston, Vice […]

How to Feel Less Lonely with 70 Strong

Do you worry about your aging parents, grandparents, uncles, and aunts? At the nonprofit Peninsula Family Service, we focus on keeping older adults active, engaged and supported through peer counseling and other services. A terrific program for older people who live in the Sequoia Healthcare District is 70 Strong– it’s a combination of a free referral, website and […]

Top 5 Exercises to Prevent Heart Disease

The key to living a long and healthy life is exercise, especially the older you get. According to WebMD, aerobic exercise “helps cut your chances of getting heart disease. It’s good for your blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, energy level, and mood.” Furthermore, studies in the past have shown that regular exercise—30-60 minutes a day–can help […]

6 Best Exercises for Seniors

Staying active is an important habit when looking to maintain your health and well-being throughout all stages of life. In fact, regular exercise is essential for seniors. When you have a regular exercise routine, you can better control your body weight, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure. This, in turn, can help prevent and reduce your risk […]