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Emotional intelligence (EI) is associated with better protection against heart disease, as well as better management of type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions.
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.
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.
The holiday season is a wonderful time to share in the joys of family and friends; however, for some older adults, the holidays can be stres ...
World Letter Writing Day on December 7 is a day when people from around the world will pick up a pen or pencil and write a letter. Expressi ...
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 ...
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 ...
Activities such as mindfulness meditation, tai chi and yoga can offer older adults a wide range of physical, emotional and cognitive benefit ...
“Walking is man’s best medicine,” Hippocrates said more than 2,400 years ago. Regular walking is even more beneficial for our health in tod ...

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