Take a Deep Breath: Stress Relief Techniques for Seniors

Stressed Out In many ways, stress represents one of the few permanent components of life. At just about every point in our journey, a stressor – whether positive or negative – will arise. For older adults, the stressors that accompany middle age, like raising children and career responsibilities, are exchanged for others. Seniors may begin … Read More

How Does the Skin Change? As they say, the one thing you can count on in life is change. That certainly applies to our skin as we begin to age. Years of exposure from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light diminishes the skin’s elasticity, while the natural thinning of the epidermis (surface layer) causes the skin … Read More

Age’s Impact on the Lungs It’s estimated that more than 80% of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) cases are linked to smoking. How often do you think about your lungs? Breathing is so automatic that it’s unlikely you give them much more than a passing thought. But just like all our other organs, the lungs … Read More

Aging’s Impact on Oral Health There have been numerous advancements in the world of oral health over the last few decades, from increased education on the importance of proper care to the ever-evolving sophistication of dental technology. But despite these positive changes, one segment of the population still faces significant challenges when it comes to … Read More

Short of Breath Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, more commonly referred to as COPD, is one of the most significant health problems facing adults in Canada.  COPD is a leading cause of death, falling just behind heart disease, cancer, and accidents. In fact, it’s slated to become the third leading cause by 2020. COPD is a … Read More

Changes – Both Good and Bad There’s much to enjoy about the transition from summer to autumn. The intense heat begins to subside, the leaves change color, and we ready ourselves for the holiday season. But like all other seasonal transitions, there’s a tradeoff, and with the positive changes come certain challenges to our health … Read More

A Growing Problem It seems that there is a new recall on produce, poultry, dairy, or fish almost every week – not to mention reports of illness or hospitalization from contaminated food in restaurants. The threat of bacteria and parasites contaminating our food remains constant, even in a world of increased safety and regulation. And … Read More

What Makes Vaccines Important? Research shows that a number of older adults aren’t getting the vaccines they need to help reduce their risk of serious illnesses. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2017 report showed that 43% of older adults (age 65 and older) aren’t up to date on their tetanus shots. … Read More

A Big Piece of the Puzzle When it comes to feeling our happiest and healthiest, two of the most significant factors are undoubtedly physical and mental wellbeing. There’s no question that staying fit, following a healthy diet, and keeping the brain sharp, are pivotal in shaping the way we live our lives. But what about … Read More

Diminishing Returns If someone ever asks you what you’re made of, the appropriate response should be, “water.” After all, throughout most of our lives, water makes up more than 50% of our body content – a majority of which is contained inside our cells. And while it may sound like a lot, we’re not exactly … Read More

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