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Self-Defense For Seniors: How to Protect Yourself

There’s greater need now than in years past for self-defense. The following guide will discuss why self-defense training is important for seniors, how to avoid being targeted, basic techniques for fending off an attack, and how to find a self-defense class that fits your needs.

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Olive Oil: Can it Improve Your Life?

Is olive oil an everyday source of health and wellness? Many believe its incorporation into the diets of the world’s “Blue Zones” is the secret to longer living . “Blue Zones” are areas of the world where people live longer and experience lower rates of chronic disease such as cancer, type 2 diabetes, cognitive decline, and heart disease.

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Spotlight on Seniors: 10 New Year’s Resolutions for the Mind, Body, & Spirit

Happy New Year! 2020 and 2021 brought us more than their fair share of challenges. As we move into 2022 with a sense of renewed vitality, here are some resolution ideas to inspire your mind, nourish your body, and nurture your spirit.

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5 Common Signs That You’re Spending Too Much Money

As the holiday season winds down and our credit cards get a break, many seniors are realizing that it’s time to re-evaluate their spending habits. People of all ages and economic backgrounds were recently affected by the uncertainty of the financial downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But even before the pandemic, American seniors were accumulating more debt than ever before. Learn the 5 common signs that you’re spending too much money.

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Let’s Support Our Veterans the Whole Year Through

The United States has many veterans of all ages and backgrounds, whom we celebrate every November 11th. We have grand parades and speeches. These are all great ways to acknowledge our veterans who have placed their lives on the line to defend our country. In his Veterans Day message[i], Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough stated, “Veterans Day should be a call to action for all Americans to serve those who have served, because that’s our most sacred responsibility, on this Veterans Day and every day.” It is not enough to show appreciation for our troops just one day per year.

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Don’t Weight: A Senior’s Guide to Shedding Extra Holiday Pounds

Some say that the best part about Thanksgiving is the extravagant array of food. Between the stuffing, potatoes, corn, rolls, and pies, this carb-fest makes it easy to put on a few pounds. If you had to unbuckle your belt by a few notches this Thanksgiving, it’s time to step on the treadmill. According to Lisa Moskovitz, R.D., founder of The NY Nutrition Group, Thanksgiving dinner can rack up 4,000 calories or more. Accordingly, you can expect to see a weight gain of two to four pounds. (1) On top of that, eating lots of leftovers for the rest of the week can pack on even more weight.

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Reawaken Your Inner Child with these Classic Holiday Movies

Few activities are as nostalgic as watching holiday movies, whether catching them by ourselves or viewing with loved ones. Many of us know the songs or dialogue by heart and we get magically transported back to our childhood when we watch our favorite holiday special. These flicks are ingrained in our culture so much that we just can’t imagine December without them.

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Baby It’s Cold Outside: Indoor Fitness for Seniors

Even when the weather gets cold, it is important for seniors to be active. According to the Mayo Clinic, seniors should aim for 2½ hours of moderate-intensity exercise per week. (1) Activity helps maintain or improve strength, balance, energy, mental capabilities, mood, and your immune system. If you live in a state where the temperature is starting to drop too low to exercise outside, it is time to move your fitness routine indoors.

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Senior Finance: Setting Boundaries When Lending Money

As a senior, it can be very tempting to lend money to your family and friends when they need it. You want to see them happy and know that they have the things they need. However, you have important wants and needs to consider as well— including making sure your finances will last throughout the coming years and ensuring you will have enough money to cover your bills in case you experience a medical issue or require caregiving in the future. Many seniors have a limited income after retiring. Therefore, they need to be careful with the amount of money they spend as well as lend out to their family, friends, and neighbors. To protect your financial security, use these tips to create a plan for lending money and setting boundaries so that you can protect yourself from future financial difficulties.

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Gobble Up Our Thanksgiving Action Plan for Senior Hosts

Are you a senior hosting Turkey Day’s main event? Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It’s a day to eat some good food, watch a parade, catch a football game, and make some great memories. Last year, 292 million Americans gathered to enjoy this yearly feast. For 2021, you can expect to see more than 700,000 turkey lovers joining this number, according to Finder.com. (1) While entertaining company can be stimulating and good for seniors, it can also be tiring. With this in mind, you may want to consider looking for ways to simplify your Thanksgiving holiday. Doing so can help you save energy and give you more time to spend with your family.

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