Strategies for Fall Prevention

Every September on the first day of fall, the National Council on Aging’s Falls Free Initiative promotes National Falls Prevention Awareness Week. Their goal is to raise awareness about the impact of falls among older adults and offer practical falls prevention solutions. This Falls Prevention Awareness Week, learn what you can do to keep yourself […]

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Better Sleep: 7 Mindful Practices to Improve Your Rest

By Jamie Benjamin If you struggle to fall asleep at night, endlessly toss and turn, or wake up stiff and tired, practicing mindfulness may help. The practice of being mindful means dedicating your full attention to something. To truly be mindful, you need to slow down, take a breather, and focus entirely on what you’re […]

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Planting the Seeds for Gardening Health

Spring is here! The weather is warm and the leaves are green, which means many people will spend more time outside planting bulbs, mowing the lawn and pulling weeds. Gardening can provide a great workout, but with all the bending, twisting, reaching, and pulling, your body may not be ready for exercise of the garden variety.   It […]

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Fall Prevention

With aging, bodily systems that keep us balanced and standing upright require more awareness. You may no longer see or hear as well, for example, which can affect your coordination. Nerves that carry information from your brain to your muscles may deteriorate, slowing your reaction time and making it more difficult to move away from oncoming pedestrians or adjust to icy […]

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Make Your Home Workstation Work 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are finding themselves working from home–with very little notice to prepare. Some without a dedicated home office are using coffee tables, recliners, kitchen tables and counters, and any number of other surfaces and locations as makeshift workspaces. All can potentially lead to aches and pain.     […]

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