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Older adults need to be proactive in addressing pandemic-associated risks that can make early detection and control of type 2 diabetes more challenging. New knowledge about lifestyle measures to prevent, reverse and manage diabetes, and setting age-appropriate blood sugar control targets, can lead to better health outcomes. New tools such as smart phone apps and flash glucose monitoring can also support better blood sugar and diabetes management.
Mounting research shows that staying socially engaged can benefit older adults by keeping brains working properly, and even help to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s.* So while getting together with friends is beneficial one its own, for a fun bonus brain boost, why not add a social component to those three healthy brain habits?
Five new studies show how lifestyle prescriptions promote brain health with aging and lower dementia risk. Four key lifestyle factors – regular physical activity, mental stimulation, social engagement, and good nutrition – each help to keep your mind sharp and lower the risk of developing dementia.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and if detected early, the survival rate is close to 100%. Regular exercise, healthy eating and maintaining a healthy body weight have been shown to lower prostate cancer risk and may help to reduce the risk of recurrence during and after treatment.
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.
Enjoy the freedom of being outdoors and socializing safely this summer. To stay healthy and comfortable, take precautions to avoid harmful exposures to heat, sun, bugs, wildfire smoke and contaminated food.
Research studies show kindness and self-compassion can help ease stress, promote healthy eating and exercise, improve diabetes self-care, build resilience and restore sleep quality.
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.
Monitoring and controlling your blood pressure is especially important to safeguard your health during the pandemic because changes in activity, diet or stress could raise blood pressure levels without you knowing.

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