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Physical Activity and Life Satisfaction in Later Life

Physical Activity and Life Satisfaction in Later Life

It’s a well-known fact that staying physically active has positive outcomes on one’s physical health. But did you know that physical activity, performing daily activities, engaging in work and being playful all have positive effects on life satisfaction, happiness and psychological well-being in later life? It’s true! While mental health plays an important role in later-life satisfaction, let’s focus on physical activity. Physical Benefits of Moving Around Physical activity in later life means anything you do that keeps you moving around...

Spiritual Wellness and Why It Matters

Spiritual Wellness and Why It Matters

Among the seven dimensions of wellness – physical, intellectual, environmental, vocational, social, emotional – spiritual wellness may be the source for bringing the other dimensions harmoniously together. It may actually be the most personal and intimate dimension and greatly influence every realm in our lives. What Is Spiritual Wellness? Most people want to live with purpose, meaning and passion. They believe that they matter and make a difference while accepting the concept that they are connected to something much larger than...

Achieving Better Neurological Health Through Mind-Body Medicine

Achieving Better Neurological Health Through Mind-Body Medicine

Studies in neuroepidemiology report that over 40% of American adults diagnosed with common neurological conditions like headaches, migraines, back pain, stroke, and seizures use complementary and alternative medicine. Mind-body therapies are the most commonly used including deep breathing exercises, mediation, relaxation techniques and yoga. The exciting news is that they work. Mind-Body Therapies: A Quick Introduction Mind-body therapies are a form of complementary and alternative medicine which are designed to enhance the mind’s ability to positively impact functions and symptoms of...