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Today’s Solutions: July 13, 2024

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Hard of hearing? Here are 5 ways to improve your hearing health

Have you already been diagnosed with hearing loss? Or do you have a sneaking suspicion that your hearing abilities are not as they once were? Here are five easy ways you can take action to protect your hearing health and diminish the chances of it getting worse. Wear your hearing aids This tip Read More...

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Simple movement is connected to better brain health in older adults

It goes without saying that practicing regular exercise offers plentiful benefits for our overall health, but as we age, engaging in the same exercise regimes that we did in our youth might not be possible or even advisable. However, a new study focused on people in their eighties found that Read More...

Welcome to the silver age

Welcome to the silver age

The new generation of "sixtysomethings" won't sit around the house wondering what to do. They will revolutionize retirement with their commitment to serving society. Jurriaan Kamp and Tijn Touber | May 2006 issue A recent cover of the American music magazine Rolling Stone displayed an intriguing Read More...

From old age to new sage

From old age to new sage

Make the most out of your life by becoming a spiritual elder Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | May 2006 issue I was approaching my 60th birthday, and a feeling of futility had invaded my soul, plunging me into a state of depression that no amount of busyness or diversion could dispel. On the surface, I Read More...

How to get older gracefully

How to get older gracefully

Physical decline may be inevitable but there's plenty you can do to stay vital and healthy Andrew Weil | May 2006 issue In 2002, I turned 60. To help celebrate the occasion, friends organized a surprise party for me. After the festivities, I took some time to reflect, and I came to an uncomfortable Read More...

The two cornerstones of health

The two cornerstones of healthy aging

And ten other tips for a great old age Andrew Weil | May 2006 issue 1. Eat an anti-inflammatory diet An anti-inflammatory diet is aimed at countering tissue inflammation that current research indicates may be the culprit in many chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease. Such a diet Read More...