Up and Running: Exercise for Seniors

No matter how old you are, exercise is the key to longevity, vim, vigor, and overall good health. It regulates your blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight, and reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke, osteoporosis, and falls. Exercise is a simple way to maintain...

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The World in Words: Benefits of Reading

We’re always talking about the benefits of working out: it alleviates depression and anxiety; reduces the risks of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and more; makes us fitter; helps us sleep better; and contributes to overall wellness. But there’s another kind of...

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Sleep Tight

Getting a good night’s sleep eludes about 60 million people in the United States alone. That number includes 40 million who suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders each year. 1 Why is something so simple and automatic as sleep so hard for us? There are, in...

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Better Together

Few things worth doing are easy. If they were, everyone would be doing them, and we wouldn’t have much to celebrate. Take a few of our health challenges, like diet and exercise, even quitting a bad habit. Achieving success is tough and rewarding, but you don’t have to...

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Size Matters

Today’s Americans are stressed out. Between our jobs, our kids and their activities, our pets, and our daily needs of sleep and food, we hardly have time to think about taking care of ourselves. Well, it’s no wonder more than one-third of us are obese.¹ We have full...

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Pet Therapy

Does having a pet make you healthier? Studies and logic both say yes. Here are just a few simple ways that pets can make your life healthier and more rewarding. Pets reduce stress. Petting a dog or cat is known to relax you and reduce your heart rate, blood pressure,...

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Free at Last!

Smoking is one of the most physically and psychologically addictive habits. That’s because of nicotine, a substance found naturally in tobacco. Nicotine is a drug that elevates mood and heart rate and promotes relaxation and even stress relief. And that’s why many...

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