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Building Community: It’s Easier Than You Think!

Just as we all experience success and important milestones, we go through times of adversity and pain. Having a community around to lift us up in a time of need and praise us when we

Processed Foods: Good or Bad?

Avoid processed foods. It’s one of the most unchallenged dietary recommendations for anyone trying to lose weight or gain health. The advice is not without good reason, of course. Numerous highly palatable, packaged foods line our

Keep Your GI Tract on Track!

As we get older and start to focus more on healthy aging, our bodies tend to change. Sometimes certain foods don’t sit well with us, our metabolism slows down, and we experience digestion issues and

The Sandwich Generation: Finding Balance When You’re Caught in the Middle

Today’s world can be incredibly hectic. In addition to taking care of ourselves, we often find that we are supporting our children. Whether it’s teaching them to drive, helping them navigate their finances, or encouraging

Creating Balance as We Age

Trying to “stand still” can be a bit of a contradiction. Even when your body is still and inactive, there are many muscles moving within your legs and core that create continual small adjustments to

Protein: How Much is Enough?

You probably already know that as we age, our calorie needs decline and our need for protein increases. Yet many older adults who don’t have general knowledge about the body’s need for protein will opt

How to Avoid Injury While Exercising

Exercising is a smart way to stay in shape and remain active. To help you stay strong and healthy, consider incorporating certain techniques and methods before, during, and after your exercise routine. Stretching is a

Daily Ways to Age Gracefully by Decade

Aging gracefully and healthfully is something that many of us strive for. As the years go by, overall health and nutrition become more and more important, and we might try tricks or hacks to counteract

4 Ways to Enhance Your Purpose With Pets

It’s no secret that owning a pet can help lift your spirits and keep you active. But taking care of a furry friend has many other benefits that could help improve your quality of life

The Importance of Protein for Healthy Aging

Did you know that getting enough protein in your diet can be just as important as getting enough calcium or vitamin D? While you might think you are getting enough, your protein needs increase as