Wellness & Nutrition

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Heart Talks: 10 Tips for Avoiding Heart Disease

Heart disease is common in the United States, and many of us know that it can be challenging to maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle at times. As we age, our risk for cardiovascular health concerns only rises. According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. This statistics isn’t […]

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How Nutrition & Dining Affect Brain Health

Current research says a brain-healthy diet encourages blood flow to the brain, bringing in the right balance of nutrients to function well. But did you know that the act of dining—of socializing with others and building connections and community—can also contribute to better brain health? In fact, to be most effective, a brain-healthy diet should […]

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Why Boosting Our Immunities is Essential

Information about “boosting” your immune system through dietary and nutritional supplements is constantly pushed on us in essentially every sphere: whether it be on social media, an ad in your favorite magazine, or on the radio as you commute to work. It seems that if you aren’t adding a supplemental source of immunity-boosting vitamins to […]

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Understanding Diabetes Risk Factors

Since the 1950s, the number of people with diabetes in the United States has steadily increased, and today, around 1 in 10 people across the U.S. have diabetes. This statistic is alarming – and it means that you or someone you know either has or will develop diabetes in the future. Because this percentage continues […]

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Healthy Diet, Healthy Brain

Dieting can be a sore subject for a lot of people. Just saying the word “diet” reminds people of rapid weight loss attempts, long days of counting calories and overall dissatisfaction. But by shifting the idea from a period of restriction to a beneficial lifestyle change, we can begin to reap the true benefits of […]

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A New Approach to Medicine / Integrative East-West Medicine

When was the last time you evaluated your approach to healthcare? In America, we typically view healthcare as a one-size-fits-all approach, but this can be extremely detrimental to our health. What if we could rethink this approach and incorporate other medicinal philosophies with our own? This collaborative approach may be the one the United States […]

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Minding Our Memory: Challenges and Training Techniques

What does it mean to mind our memory? As we age, many of us will experience some sort of cognitive decline, whether it’s age-related memory loss or dementia. By minding our memory and prioritizing cognitive health, we can help prevent cerebral atrophy and maintain stable levels of cognitive function. According to Dr. Linda Ercoli, there […]

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Reframing Old Age into a New Map of Life

Today people are living longer than we ever thought possible. Since 1960, life expectancy has increased by nearly a decade to 77.8 years. And our aging population will continue to grow, with our Baby Boomer senior population almost doubling in the coming years. As we live longer, how can we enjoy the years that come […]

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Never Too Late: A Senior’s Journey to Wellness and Transformation

How many times have you wondered about your physical health in relation to your age, or even your physical health at all? Discouraging thoughts such as “I wish I could go back to my younger years and focus on my health,” “If I were a little bit younger, I would make my health a priority,” […]

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Six Tips to Mitigate Cognitive Decline Without Meds

With an estimated 6.2 million Americans age 65+ living with Alzheimer’s disease, many families struggle to slow cognitive decline in loved ones. There has been virtually no innovation in medications since 2003, and recent breakthroughs are limited and costly. However, non-medicinal interventions can be very effective. Belmont Village Senior Living shares six lifestyle tips that […]