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Taking care of plants and gardening can do wonders for your well-being. Scientific research has shown that simply being in contact with plants can improve your mental and physical health. On top of that, gardening is a great excuse to get some much-needed exercise and therefore can help you maintain a healthy weight and blood pressure.
January is the perfect time to transform the winter blues into a warm kaleidoscope of brighter thoughts, feelings, and activities. Here are seven ways to greet the new year with positivity and a lighthearted attitude.
Maintaining, expanding, or deepening social connections in your daily life can help to prevent or ease depression and anxiety, protect your heart, and strengthen your immune system. Studies show that strong social ties and support also boost brain health and may reduce the risk of dementia, lower the risk of physical disability, and are associated with greater longevity.
Chronic stress experienced by many people during the pandemic can accelerate biological aging and interfere with the body’s natural healing processes. The good news is healthy habits such as regular exercise, spending time in nature and practicing mindfulness can ease stress and help slow or reverse its effects on aging. Good nutrition, being in touch with your emotions, connecting socially and laughing can also help lower pandemic-induced stress.
It would be hard to imagine a life without music. It has the power to change how we feel on so many levels. Here are five reasons why listening to music can do a mind, body and soul good
About 40% of Canadians say their mental health deteriorated during the pandemic. Mental health struggles are a normal response to a major crisis and accessing the many free mental health resources available can help people to bounce back.
We all need to see the light. Sunlight—and the vitamin D we receive from it—is important to our health and wellbeing. In fact, science has long made the connection between bone health and vitamin D.
Retirement communities offer built-in social opportunities to enjoy group outdoor activities safely, socialize when you eat, chat with friends next door or down the hall even if from a distance, and be supported by peers and staff.
It’s February and love is in the air! Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful reminder that love of all kinds does indeed make the world go round.
Practicing kindness and patience can help individuals and communities cope better with pandemic challenges and overcome pandemic fatigue.
While there is no one-size-fits-all choice for seniors considering their future living arrangements, a retirement residence can be a smart—and healthy—decision for reasons that might not be obvious at first.
As the days grow shorter and people spend more time indoors amid the pandemic, depression among older adults could become more widespread this winter.

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