Your Brain: Top Ten Things You Need to Know

Taking care of your brain is just as important as taking care of your body. Below are the top ten things you should know about brain health as you age. Use it or lose it. Exercising your brain is key to maintaining its functioning. Do things that are new and challenging to best work your brain. You can grow new brain cells. This is scientifically proven for brains of all ages. Exercise, nutrition, and mental

Memory Loss: When to Ask For Help

The following types of memory loss are normal among older adults: occasionally forgetting where you left your keys or glasses, forgetting an appointment, walking into a room and forgetting why you entered or not being able to retrieve information you have on the tip of your tongue. These memory lapses have little impact on your daily performance and often require no assistance. So when should I ask for help? If you are having difficulties performing

Active Minds Create Healthy Brains

You’ve may have heard the phrase “use it or lose it” in reference to certain types of learning—perhaps speaking a foreign language—or maybe regarding physical fitness.  But did you ever stop to think this might be relevant for your brain as well? The human brain is the largest muscle in our bodies.  And research indicates that the more we work it, the better it works!  Mentally stimulating activities are associated with a variety of brain

Tai Chi & Qigong for Health, Fitness & Well-Being

   “Qigong (pronounced Chee Gung) and Tai Chi are internal Chinese meditative practices which use slow gentle movements and controlled breathing techniques that strengthen the mind-body connection, reduce stress, promote serenity and improve circulation thereby enhancing the practitioner’s overall health.” — Dr. Roger Jahnke, OMD Qigong – which means Energy Cultivation – is a restorative exercise which involves gentle movement/stretching, breathing, self-massage and meditation.  Sometimes called Dao Yin Yoga, the exercise helps to improve the

Living Stress Free

Stress, you have it, I have it, we all have it and it doesn’t look the same for everyone. Stress can look like emotional distress that can be seen by others:  the agitation, anger, or tremors.  Or maybe your stress is more subtle, maybe you don’t even think of it as stress, such as you can no longer handle certain types of foods, whether it’s nightshades, gluten, corn, or wheat, those are all signs of

The Senior Life Walk

History is not just what we read in books.  It is in our lives. Have you ever stopped to consider who might be interested in the stories we have to tell?  Perhaps our children or family, but increasingly historians are seeking to preserve accounts of times gone by.  In 2000, the Library of Congress began collecting war stories through the Veterans History Project.  Already, tens of thousands of submissions have been made. You don’t have