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5 smart steps to preserving brain health

(BPT) - Everyone knows aerobic exercise gets the heart pumping and lifting weights keeps muscles strong. But when it comes to keeping the brain healthy, most people are unsure what to do.

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Friday 12/09/2016
5 tips to get fit and stay fit
Updated: December 10, 2016 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - To lose weight and/or get in better shape consistently ranks as one of the top New Year’s resolutions. However, many resolutions to reach this goal fall short or last less than a month because a great idea is seldom successful without a plan to make it happen.

Tuesday 12/06/2016
5 things life insurance companies don't always tell you
Updated: December 10, 2016 - 1:31 am

Monday 12/05/2016
A senior-friendly workout to improve movement and prevent injury
Updated: December 10, 2016 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - Exercise is good for everyone, but seniors with mobility or balance issues may wonder what kind of exercise they can do that will be safe, easy and effective. Jogging outdoors, running on a treadmill or lifting weights at the gym aren’t always practical — or enjoyable — activities for everyone. However, one type of exercise works for everyone, no matter your age or ability, because it relies on improving practical movements often involved in everyday activities.

Thursday 12/01/2016
Home for the holidays: What to look for when visiting your parents
Updated: December 02, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - The holidays are for more than talking turkey. While it’s a chance to spend precious time with your parents, for long distance caregivers, it’s also an opportunity to see how Mom and Dad are coping on their own.

Wednesday 11/30/2016
Are you receiving the best care for your medical problem?
Updated: December 08, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - As we age, maintaining our health becomes increasingly important. For Baby Boomers and adults caring for older parents, better health depends on wellness initiatives and receiving care from the proper professionals.

Monday 11/28/2016
At-home first-aid tips to manage the stress of caregiving
Updated: December 06, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Nearly 10 million adults over the age of 50 are caring for their aging parents — a number that has tripled over the past 15 years. With careers, children and grandchildren added to the mix, many baby boomers are feeling the mounting stress of caring for young, old and themselves! One way to reduce stress is to have peace of mind in knowing you’re prepared for emergency first-aid situations, such as cuts, scrapes and burns. In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, we’ve outlined some basic first-aid tips that can prepare you in case an emergency strikes, whether at home or on the go.

Important safety steps to keep kids' holidays bright, happy and burn-free
Updated: December 06, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - You bake their favorite treats, search stores for the toys they have begged for all year, stuff stockings and deck the halls to help ensure your children’s holidays are full of warm, happy memories. However, it is also important to ensure the holiday season is safe for kids and the whole family.

Sunday 11/27/2016
How to Take Care of Bruised, Fragile Skin in Winter
Updated: November 28, 2016 - 1:31 am

(StatePoint) Many people who bruise easily breathe a sigh of relief in the winter, because long sleeves and leggings or slacks can conceal myriad skin issues. But, it’s important to note that while the outside world can’t see what’s going on under the layers, leaving these skin issues untreated may lead to more serious problems down the road.



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