Socializing and living in a community is important for people of all ages. Having strong ties to others reduces the risks of isolation and loneliness, and it can even help you live longer. One study concluded that individuals with lasting ties to friends and family had a 50% greater chance of outliving those that were not as steeped in community.
Chicken soup and related recipes have been a go-to concoction for treating colds and other ailments for centuries. But does this home remedy really work, and if so, why? And should seniors take any precautions when cooking up and enjoying batches of chicken soup when they don't feel well? We've got the answers below.
When asked where the true source of happiness lies, accomplished scholar and practiced meditator Karma Trinlay Rinpoche replied, “In clarity of thought.” It’s common to instinctually associate meditation with its religious origins, but sometimes in doing so, it becomes easy to overlook its scientifically proven health benefits. Exercises in daily mindfulness are not solely reserved for followers of Krishna, Buddha or Lao Tzu. They can be a chance to find a moment of internal stillness in an external world filled with noise and chaos, and when implemented as a habit in your daily life, the effects can be surprising and positive.
The third largest city in Missouri, Springfield is a gorgeous and exhilarating destination in the southern United States with an abundance of fun activities for people of all ages. In addition to countless cultural attractions such as the Springfield Art Museum and the Route 66 Visitor Center, the plethora of parks, trails and rivers throughout the city have earned Springfield the well-deserved title of “the Gateway to the Great Outdoors.” With a total of almost 100 unique parks in Springfield-Greene County alone, it’s a perfect place to inhale fresh air, stretch your limbs and take in the majesty of God’s creation. Here’s a look at some of the most awe-inspiring and stimulating natural destinations in Springfield, MO.
Another year has come and almost gone in what feels like the blink of an eye. A new one is lingering just around the corner — and with it a chance for new opportunities to improve your quality of life and set better and healthier habits for yourself. To make the most of your New Year’s resolutions, take a look at what makes them important and how to keep them.
Lung capacity refers to how much air your lungs can hold at a time. Starting in the mid-20s, a person's lung capacity slowly decreases. It's a trend that continues for the rest of your life, but you can slow it down and contribute to lung health as you age.Find out more about lung capacity and health below and get some tips for exercises you can do to help improve yours.
Music has been around since the Stone Age, and for good reason — it's a powerful force that has reached into people's hearts since the first notes were ever played. But there are a multitude of benefits to listening to music besides the cathartic release it stirs within the spirit. Here are six positive effects that actively listening to music can have on your life.
Gardening is a rewarding hobby at any age, as medical studies have discovered in recent years. Getting hands on with nature offers a host of benefits, including increased peace, physical strength and mobility, which is why we at Bethesda Gardens encourage our residents to exercise their green thumbs both indoors and out. Whether you grow them for their beauty, aroma or edible offerings, tending plants and enjoying the results can provide a great deal of satisfaction and accomplishment. It's easy to get started with as little as a few herbs or sprouts on your windowsill inside your assisted living apartment. However, with the right tools, gardening outdoors can be just as accessible and offer many more possibilities.
Whether you're someone who has paid attention to fashion magazines your entire life or you like to find comfy clothes for bargain prices, style is part of who we are. And seniors that enjoy remaining stylish don't have to give that pursuit up when they retire.
Keeping your lungs healthy is vital to keeping your entire body healthy. So, we put together a few important things seniors need to know about lung health.