Ward off Dementia and Alzheimer’s with Diet and Leisure Activities

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Written by Silver Team of Healthy Living

Healthy Eating dpYour brain is a many-splendor thing. Whether we’re playing chess, reading, giving a speech, or sleeping- the brain is a highly responsive and fine-tuned organ. The brain’s perception of the world can even change our feelings – whether it’s anger, frustration, satisfaction, or elated happiness, so it is important to keep your brain happy and healthy!
The brain is a vast, complicated network of highly- electrical nerves surrounded by fatty tissue for insulation. Just like a piece of wire is made up of copper strands to conduct electricity and enveloped by a plastic and rubber insulation, your brain tissue and nervous system functions in a similar – though certainly much more complicated—way.
When the outer insulation—or myelin sheath—of nervous tissue is damaged, wires get crossed and tangled, signals become mismanaged and quite a bit of confusion can result. Damage to brain tissue is thought to be a result of inflammation, age, and possibly our diet.

How to make friends during retirement and why older people need to

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Written by SUNRISE SENIOR LIVING

for blogIf you’re retiring or recently retired, you probably have a long list of things you can’t wait to do.

There’s a certain irony about retirement. Now that you have the time for all those back-burner projects and activities, you may have trouble finding people to do them with.
That’s because once you retire it can hard to keep up a network of friends.

Last year, the Stanford Center on Longevity produced research showing that older generations (boomers) are the most likely to be ‘disengaged’ from social networks. Other studies correlate those findings; with the 50+ set most likely to report they feel isolated and lonely.

Isolation and Loneliness are Bad for Health

5 FOODS THAT CAN LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE

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Written by Sunrise Senior Living | March 21, 2017

Heart DietDid you know that 75 million Americans live with high blood pressure?

That's every 1 in 3 adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, making it a very common condition.

Blood pressure is defined as the force that your blood circulates against your artery walls. Normally, it rises and falls throughout the day. If it reaches high levels and stays there consistently, it then has the ability to damage your heart and increase your risk for chronic conditions such as heart disease and stroke.

"Signs and symptoms are not always present."

Unfortunately, high blood pressure has also been known as the "silent killer,"

Keep Your Brain Young by Staying Fit

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Written by Elizabeth Agnvall, AARP Bulletin, August, 2016

DSC 0851Sudoku. Crossword puzzles. Computer training. Half of Americans believe these games and mental tasks keep their brains healthy, according to a 2014 AARP survey — but there is little evidence that they do. If you really want to retain mental clarity and improve your odds of staving off dementia, researchers say, hit the gym.

In the past decade, scientists have begun to understand the crucial relationship between exercise and brainpower. Just as exercise helps keep muscles strong,

Exercise: Benefits of Exercise

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Written by NIH Senior Health

ExerciseHealth Benefits

One of the Healthiest Things You Can Do

Like most people, you've probably heard that physical activity and exercise are good for you. In fact, being physically active on a regular basis is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself. Studies have shown that exercise provides many health benefits and that older adults can gain a lot by staying physically active. Even moderate exercise and physical activity can improve the health of people who are frail or who have diseases that accompany aging.

Being physically active can also help you stay

Eating Well as You Get Older

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Written by NIH Senior Health

figure32 rHow can I limit added sugars in my diet?

The Nutrition Facts label tells you the total amount of sugars in one serving of a product. However, added sugars are not listed separately on this panel. 

 

 

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