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Create Your Ideal Exercise Routine

Create Your Ideal Exercise Routine

Exercise is important at every stage of life, but becomes vital as we age for optimum health and wellness. Beyond obvious physical benefits, exercise is also associated with psychological and emotional health. A practical and effective exercise program depends on personal preferences, physical abilities, and one’s schedule. Various types of exercise include a warm up, aerobic, resistance, flexibility, and balance exercises and a cool down. Each type has its benefits, particularly for older adults. Each type has also been found...

Who Is Using CBD and Why

Who Is Using CBD and Why?

A recent and interesting report provides a cross-sectional snapshot of people who use cannabidiol or CBD for various reasons. It appears that almost 62% of participants in the study use CBD for very specific and targeted health issues including pain, anxiety, depression and sleep difficulties. When it came to describing how CBD helped with these conditions, 36% of respondents reported that CBD helped very well by itself. A little over 4% indicated CBD did not help much. It was also...

Compassion, Happiness and Brain Health

Compassion, Happiness and Brain Health

Scientists and spiritual leaders both agree that compassion is the key to less stress and happiness, especially as we age. Some stress, of course, is necessary to motivate action and pursue goals. Too much stress, on the other hand, can have negative consequences on physical, emotional and even brain health. The spiritual leader Dalai Lama says that “We are a social species and our happiness is defined by our relationship with others”. It is important to avoid feelings like anger...