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Research studies have found wisdom is associated with better physical and mental health, and greater happiness.
Depression is the most common mental illness in older adults, but it’s often overlooked.
Older adults who are chronically angry have higher levels of inflammation and are more likely to develop chronic illnesses. Studies show that letting go of anger and shifting from negative to positive emotions and a positive outlook contribute to happiness and better health. Practicing relaxation techniques, nurturing meaningful relationships, being physically active, doing good things for others and continually learning are keys to happy, healthy living.
Maintaining mental and emotional wellness helps older adults cope with challenging transitions, such as moving into a retirement community, and turn them into positive opportunities. Boost your resilience by taking long walks, making social plans, or meditating. Being positive about aging, reconnecting with your passions and volunteering can also ease stress and make transitions easier.
Dancing has wide appeal for many older adults because of their positive memories and experiences at a younger age. Dancing bolsters physical and mental health by helping to prevent falls, improve posture and flexibility, lift mood and ease anxiety.
Social support and social participation can help widows be resilient after the death of a spouse and gradually move from grieving to healing.
People who smile often not only have better social relationships but enjoy a wide range of physical and emotional health benefits. Smiling helps to boost mood, ease stress, lower blood pressure and strengthen the immune system.
Although a majority of older Canadians report good psychological health, depression and anxiety affect many seniors and can result from challenges later in life, such as physical health problems, grieving losses or caregiving for a spouse with dementia. Building social supports, being physically active, practising yoga or meditation and counselling or self-help groups can boost psychological health and help prevent or ease depression or anxiety symptoms.
Active participation in the arts can have a positive impact on the health and well-being of older adults in many ways. Better physical healt ...
October 12 was  World Arthritis Day. A majority of Canadians will be affected by arthritis by age 70, says the Public Health Agency of Can ...
World Mental Health Day on October 10 is an opportune time to look at the psychological benefits of exercise, one of the most promising, ev ...
September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Alzheimer’s Disease International’s annual campaign raises awareness and challenges the stigma that s ...

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