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Wellness/ Healthy Living for Seniors & Caregivers

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INTRODUCTION TO WELLNESS: OVERALL TIPS & ADVICE:

OVERALL TIPS & ADVICE FOR WELLNESS:

Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions - for Caregivers and Seniors
December 31, 2013 Posted by Editor
Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions - for Caregivers and Seniors

UPDATED: This article is updated from an article that appeared on HelpingYouCare® on December 31, 2012. Happy New Year! Now is the exhilarating time for a new beginning -- the time to make New Years resolutions for the coming year! Have you tho...

Tips & Facts to Help You Celebrate a Happy, Meaningful & Safe Fourth of July!
July 3, 2013 Posted by Editor
Tips & Facts to Help You Celebrate a Happy, Meaningful & Safe Fourth of July!

As we all know, Independence Day, the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States.  It is a day on which we celebrate the founding and independence of our nation.  The Declaration of Independence, declaring independence from the Kingdo...

AMA Votes to Recognize Obesity as a Disease
June 22, 2013 Posted by Editor
AMA Votes to Recognize Obesity as a Disease

The American Medical Association (AMA), the largest and primary professional organization of medical doctors in the U.S., passed a resolution at their annual meeting on June 18, officially declaring that obesity shall be recognized as a disease. T...

President Obama Delivers Father's Day Address Encouraging Responsible Fatherhood
June 16, 2013 Posted by Editor
President Obama Delivers Father's Day Address Encouraging Responsible Fatherhood

Drawing on his own personal experiences, including his own lack of a present father in his life -- experiences that taught him the importance of a responsible father for every family -- President Obama delivered a moving message for all Dads this Fathe...

See More Overall Tips & Advice for Wellness

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PHYSICAL WELLNESS:

DIET:

Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions - for Caregivers and Seniors
December 31, 2013 Posted by Editor
Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions - for Caregivers and Seniors

UPDATED: This article is updated from an article that appeared on HelpingYouCare® on December 31, 2012. Happy New Year! Now is the exhilarating time for a new beginning -- the time to make New Years resolutions for the coming year! Have you tho...

AMA Votes to Recognize Obesity as a Disease
June 22, 2013 Posted by Editor
AMA Votes to Recognize Obesity as a Disease

The American Medical Association (AMA), the largest and primary professional organization of medical doctors in the U.S., passed a resolution at their annual meeting on June 18, officially declaring that obesity shall be recognized as a disease. T...

Eating Vegetables May Prolong Your Life, Large New Study Finds
June 17, 2013 Posted by Editor
Eating Vegetables May Prolong Your Life, Large New Study Finds

Many sources recognize June 17 as "National Eat Your Vegetables Day." Whatever the origins of this national health observance, the wisdom of encouraging Americans to consume more fruit and vegetables is underscored by a large new study published on Ju...

A Father's Day Health Message
June 16, 2013 Posted by Editor
A Father's Day Health Message

The following video produced by Wellness News, presents a moving tribute in song to Fathers. At the same time, it reminds whole families of important steps that men can take to protect their health and wellness.   View the Video » ...

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EXERCISE:

Michael Garland and Carol Constant - Both in their 60s - Prove that Dancing Keeps You Young!
September 10, 2014 Posted by Editor
Michael Garland and Carol Constant - Both in their 60s - Prove that Dancing Keeps You Young!

Michael Garland, 67 years old, and Carol Constant, 68, perform regularly at "all the best Dance Clubs" in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. The former Texas State Dance Champions continue to WOW audiences with their dancing - including everything from fr...

Study Finds 3 Best Exercises to Cut Upper Arm Flab & Strengthen Tricepts
November 3, 2013 Posted by Editor
Study Finds 3 Best Exercises to Cut Upper Arm Flab & Strengthen Tricepts

A study conducted by scientists at the University of Wisconsin has isolated the three most effective tricepts exercises - which are most effective in eliminating upper arm flab. The study was sponsored by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), a ...

The Poms Senior Dancers Show That Dance Keeps You Young!
October 16, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor
The Poms Senior Dancers Show That Dance Keeps You Young!

The Poms, a group of senior dancers in Sun City, Arizona, perform to sold-out crowds and impress young and old alike with their agility, balance, headstands, and amazing moves! They are inspiring proof of the benefits of regular dance exercise for he...

AMA Votes to Recognize Obesity as a Disease
June 22, 2013 Posted by Editor
AMA Votes to Recognize Obesity as a Disease

The American Medical Association (AMA), the largest and primary professional organization of medical doctors in the U.S., passed a resolution at their annual meeting on June 18, officially declaring that obesity shall be recognized as a disease. T...

See More on Exercise for Healthy Living

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SLEEP, HYGIENE & OTHER HEALTHY PRACTICES:

Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions - for Caregivers and Seniors
December 31, 2013 Posted by Editor
Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions - for Caregivers and Seniors

UPDATED: This article is updated from an article that appeared on HelpingYouCare® on December 31, 2012. Happy New Year! Now is the exhilarating time for a new beginning -- the time to make New Years resolutions for the coming year! Have you tho...

Tips & Facts to Help You Celebrate a Happy, Meaningful & Safe Fourth of July!
July 3, 2013 Posted by Editor
Tips & Facts to Help You Celebrate a Happy, Meaningful & Safe Fourth of July!

As we all know, Independence Day, the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States.  It is a day on which we celebrate the founding and independence of our nation.  The Declaration of Independence, declaring independence from the Kingdo...

95% of People Do Not Wash Their Hands Sufficiently, New Study Finds
June 24, 2013 Posted by Editor
95% of People Do Not Wash Their Hands Sufficiently, New Study Finds

For a new study published in the Journal of Environmental Health, researchers from Michigan State University, watched 3,749 people attempt (or not attempt) to wash their hands after using public bathrooms located across a college town in Michigan. The...

A Father's Day Health Message
June 16, 2013 Posted by Editor
A Father's Day Health Message

The following video produced by Wellness News, presents a moving tribute in song to Fathers. At the same time, it reminds whole families of important steps that men can take to protect their health and wellness.   View the Video » ...

See More on Sleep, Hygiene & Other Healthy Practices

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INTELLECTUAL WELLNESS:

ACTIVITIES FOR MENTAL ACUITY:

Meet Amazing and Inspiring Edith Kirkmeyer - Facebook's Oldest User at 105 Years Old!
August 24, 2014 Posted by Editor
Meet Amazing and Inspiring Edith Kirkmeyer - Facebook's Oldest User at 105 Years Old!

At 105 years old, Edith Kirkmeyer is said to be Facebook's oldest user! She says, "When I was 95 years old, my children gave her a computer, a printer, and a digital camera, and turned me loose!" And, she has made good use of them. On Facebook, sh...

Exercise Better than Mental or Social Activity to Protect Brain from Shrinkage, Study Finds
November 1, 2012 Posted by Editor
Exercise Better than Mental or Social Activity to Protect Brain from Shrinkage, Study Finds

A new study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Association of Neurology, has found that among older adults, regular exercise was more effective in protecting against brain shrinkage than were either mental or social activities....

Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50
September 8, 2012 Posted by Editor
Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50

The month of September has been designated as Healthy Aging® Month, an annual health observance developed to help individuals think more positively about growing older, and take actions to promote their own physical, social, mental and financial well-...

Johns Hopkins Health Alert Features 8 Key Strategies to Protect Your Memory
August 17, 2012 Posted by Editor
Johns Hopkins Health Alert Features 8 Key Strategies to Protect Your Memory

A new Health Alert published by Johns Hopkins Medicine features 8 key strategies that the Johns Hopkins experts say can help preserve your memory and brain health. The Health Alert, entitled "How to Protect Your Memory and Brain Health," is writte...

See More on Intellectual Wellness: Activities for Mental Acuity

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SOCIAL WELLNESS:

SOCIAL INTERACTION & A SENSE OF CONNECTION TO OTHERS:

108-Year-Old Blogger
March 26, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor
108-Year-Old Blogger

108-Year-old Olive Riley was believed to have been the world's oldest blogger. She began her blog at the age of 107 and continued until her passing at age 108. According to Wikipedia, Ruth Hamilton of Orlando, Florida was later found to be older, and...

Vision Problems Commonly Lead Older Adults to Limit Activity for Fear of Falling, New Study Finds
January 10, 2013 Posted by Editor
Vision Problems Commonly Lead Older Adults to Limit Activity for Fear of Falling, New Study Finds

A new study by doctors at the University of Montreal and an associated Montreal hospital have found that about half of seniors with visually impairing eye diseases report limiting their social activities due to fear of falling. This also places the se...

Happy Thanksgiving to You from HelpingYouCare®
November 21, 2012 Posted by Editor
Happy Thanksgiving to You from HelpingYouCare®

As we gather with family to give thanks for our Blessings this Thanksgiving, let us all remember in gratitude our senior loved ones and their family caregivers, and the love they give and sacrifice and many contributions they make to better the lives o...

Exercise Better than Mental or Social Activity to Protect Brain from Shrinkage, Study Finds
November 1, 2012 Posted by Editor
Exercise Better than Mental or Social Activity to Protect Brain from Shrinkage, Study Finds

A new study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Association of Neurology, has found that among older adults, regular exercise was more effective in protecting against brain shrinkage than were either mental or social activities....

See More on Social Wellness: Social Interaction & A Sense of Connection to Others

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OTHER AREAS OF WELLNESS: »»

EMOTIONAL, ETHICAL/ SPRITUAL & VOCATIONAL WELLNESS (A Sense of Purpose):

Happy Thanksgiving to You from HelpingYouCare®
November 21, 2012 Posted by Editor
Happy Thanksgiving to You from HelpingYouCare®

As we gather with family to give thanks for our Blessings this Thanksgiving, let us all remember in gratitude our senior loved ones and their family caregivers, and the love they give and sacrifice and many contributions they make to better the lives o...

Mental Health Awareness Week & World Mental Health Day Educate About Depression
October 8, 2012 Posted by Editor
Mental Health Awareness Week & World Mental Health Day Educate About Depression

October 7-13 has been declared "Mental Illness Awareness Week" in the U.S.  This annual health observance to raise mental illness awareness was declared by an Act of Congress in 1990, to occur in the first full week of October each year. The observ...

Perceived Stress Increases Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds; Plus How to Handle Stress
October 1, 2012 Posted by Editor
Perceived Stress Increases Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds; Plus How to Handle Stress

A new analysis of studies involving 118,696 participants, conducted by Donald Edmundson, PhD, a professor at Columbia University Medical Center, and colleagues, has found that self-reported perceived stress was associated with a 27% higher risk of coro...

Is Stress at Work Adding to Your Stress as a Family Caregiver?
September 22, 2012 Posted by Editor
Is Stress at Work Adding to Your Stress as a Family Caregiver?

Feelings of stress commonly arise out of the challenges of being a family caregiver. And, managing caregiver stress is a huge part of proper caregiver self-care. But, if you are also working outside the home, is stress at work adding to your burden...

See More on Other Areas of Wellness: Emotional, Ethical/ Spiritual & Vocational (a Sense of Purpose) Wellness

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EXAMPLES OF HEALTHY AGING:

HEALTHY AGING — STORIES OF INSPIRING SENIORS:

Michael Garland and Carol Constant - Both in their 60s - Prove that Dancing Keeps You Young!
September 10, 2014 Posted by Editor
Michael Garland and Carol Constant - Both in their 60s - Prove that Dancing Keeps You Young!

Michael Garland, 67 years old, and Carol Constant, 68, perform regularly at "all the best Dance Clubs" in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. The former Texas State Dance Champions continue to WOW audiences with their dancing - including everything from fr...

91-Year-Old Harriette Thompson Sets Marathon Record
September 9, 2014 Posted by Editor
91-Year-Old Harriette Thompson Sets Marathon Record

On June 2, 2014, 91-year-old Harriette Thompson set a record when she completed the San Diego Marathon in 7 hours, 7 minutes and 42 seconds. This was the fastest time for a woman over 90. The previous record was just under 10 hours. Before the ma...

Meet Amazing and Inspiring Edith Kirkmeyer - Facebook's Oldest User at 105 Years Old!
August 24, 2014 Posted by Editor
Meet Amazing and Inspiring Edith Kirkmeyer - Facebook's Oldest User at 105 Years Old!

At 105 years old, Edith Kirkmeyer is said to be Facebook's oldest user! She says, "When I was 95 years old, my children gave her a computer, a printer, and a digital camera, and turned me loose!" And, she has made good use of them. On Facebook, sh...

The Poms Senior Dancers Show That Dance Keeps You Young!
October 16, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor
The Poms Senior Dancers Show That Dance Keeps You Young!

The Poms, a group of senior dancers in Sun City, Arizona, perform to sold-out crowds and impress young and old alike with their agility, balance, headstands, and amazing moves! They are inspiring proof of the benefits of regular dance exercise for he...

See More Examples of Healthy Aging — Stories of Inspiring Seniors

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See Videos on Wellness: Diet, Exercise & Fitness for Seniors & Caregivers, on CaringTube™ in our CaregiversCollege™.

Find Books on Wellness: Diet, Exercise & Fitness for Seniors & Caregivers, in our Bookstore: BooksForCaregivers™.

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