Resilience tips for the holidays

The holidays are a time for joy and celebration; however, there is often stress associated with these events, particularly for older adults, their families, and their caregivers. If that’s you, know that you’re not alone. Taking the time to make small incremental improvements in diet, exercise, and social connections is an evidence-backed way to improve…

Deep Dive, Vitality: Extending Life

Zinc, selenium, and CoQ10 support healthy aging Zinc and selenium linked to anemia Being low in iron is not the only cause of anemia. In this study, doctors measured zinc, selenium, and iron levels in 285 nursing home residents. Although fewer than 2 percent were low or deficient in iron, 31.6 percent had anemia. Doctors…

Deep Dive, Vitality: Take Back Your Mornings For Better Mental Health

It’s 7 am, and your eyes open to the musical chimes of your phone alarm going off.  Have you thought about how much your brain might be processing during this rushed awakening from slumber to content onslaught? And the kind of mental gymnastics your brain is already performing? Creating a morning routine can help you…

8 Tips for Lymphatic Health

In this podcast, learn about ways you can help support your lymphatic system health, especially during the coming winter season. As always, thank you for taking time to listen to this short, but informative dive into an important aspect of your overall health. Listen here. You can also read the podcast transcript below: You know,…

Deep Dive Vitality: Omega-3s and Selenium Extend Life

According to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, omega-3 fats are part of cell membranes throughout the body. They affect the health of the receptors on cell walls that make it possible for cells to communicate with each other. “They provide the starting point for making hormones that regulate blood clotting, contraction and…

How emotional intelligence can help us

In the early 1990s, Daniel Goleman’s book, Emotional Intelligence (Bantam, 2005), came onto the scene. While his was not the first research to explore the inner workings of our emotional lives, it was nevertheless considered a game-changer. From his work, a shared language came together about the importance and wisdom of our feelings. Since then, more and…

Deep Dive Vitality: 5 Health Benefits of Nostalgia

Good for your mental health and emotional health A blast from the past could be a blast for your physical and psychological wellbeing. Nostalgia—reveling in the past and reminiscing about the good ol’ days—is about more than just daydreaming. Researchers say it’s also the foundation for your health and happiness. Cue sourdough bread-making during the…

Deep Dive Vitality: Mastering midlife with imagination and some new perspectives

Is midlife malaise dragging you down? You’re not alone. Read on for ways of navigating midlife slumps with a positive attitude toward your past and future and enthusiastic engagement in the present. New perspectives on the past Midlife dissatisfaction routinely involves longing for what once was (flawless skin? tireless libido?). Eliminating such longings might be…

Deep Dive: Vitality in Muscle and Bone

How to maintain muscle and bone health Let’s be proactive It’s a natural part of the aging process: degradation and loss of our cartilage, bone density, and muscle strength. So, what can be done throughout those intervening years? How can we manage joint pain and bone and muscle loss before they become unbearable? Read on….

Deep Dive, Vitality: Active aging for a stronger future

Enjoy a longer and more vibrant life Getting old doesn’t have to mean growing slow or falling ill. Active aging invites us to rethink each decade and experience the many aging-related benefits that come with physical exercise. Active aging: the missing wellness link “A lot of the negativity we associate with aging—weight gain, loss of…

Deep Dive: Vitality and Multivitamins

All 2022, we’ve been deep diving into specific areas of health each quarter. Taking a closer look at Immune Health, Metabolism, and the Mind, we’ve touched on subjects like probiotics, blood sugar management, stress, memory and so much more. In this last quarter of 2022, we’re embracing a deep dive into Vitality, looking at subjects…

How vitamin D and vitamin K2 work together

Vitamin D got our attention for its promising role in immune health in 2020, but it doesn’t work alone. Learn about its lesser-known co-pilot, vitamin K2, and how these two nutrients collaborate for many aspects of health. Teamwork No nutrient works in isolation. For many aspects of well-being, notably bone and heart health, vitamin D…