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How to Combine Physical and Mental Exercise

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While the body and the mind are one, we need to train both — luckily it’s possible to combine physical and mental exercise. We’ve discussed how these respective exercises can have overlapping benefits. But how can you manage to train… Continue Reading →

Use This Trick to Hide ‘Love Handles’ and Build a V-Shaped Figure

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Especially as we get older, it’s common for our bodies to store more fat. This is especially common for belly fat, resulting in the dreaded “love handles.” This problem can leave you looking more rotund than you’d like. But for… Continue Reading →

The Importance of Carbohydrates After Exercise

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Some schools of thought say carbs are the enemy — but getting carbohydrates after exercise is actually very important. This macronutrient isn’t the villain it’s been made out to be. When taken in proper amounts as part of a balanced… Continue Reading →

The Ultimate ‘Push Day’ Workout for Seniors

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As we’ve discussed here previously, weightlifting is a great exercise for seniors. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to go hard to make it worthwhile. Lifting at your own pace can deliver the desired results, so long as your… Continue Reading →

3 Benefits of Cardio (Beyond Burning Calories)

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There are many benefits of cardio. Whether you’re walking, running, or doing other types of cardio workouts, they can serve your body well. You likely know about the benefits this exercise has on calorie burning. Sure, it can help you… Continue Reading →

The Ultimate ‘Pull Day’ Workout for Seniors

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Of all the great types of exercise out there, few are as popular as weightlifting. We’ve covered this topic before, but now we’re making full workout routines that seniors and older adults can use to build strength. Here we’ll be… Continue Reading →

These Healthy Diets Can Deliver a Wide Variety of Benefits

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Like food itself, healthy diets come in many forms. Here at the Council for Retirement Security, we’ve covered a number of dietary plans that seniors can try out with the oversight of their doctor or nutritionist. Today we want to… Continue Reading →

Indulging in Dining Delights: A Guide to Healthy Restaurant Eating for Seniors

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For retirees and seniors relishing the golden years, dining out at restaurants can be a delightful and social way to savor life’s flavors. However, many seniors find that their desire to eat out sits at odds with their health aspirations…. Continue Reading →

New Study Highlights the Benefits of Mild Exercise for Seniors

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Here at the Council for Retirement Security, we’re all about promoting a healthy lifestyle. Seniors especially should be focused on maintaining their health. We’ve previously discussed some of the many myths about exercise — one of which being that you… Continue Reading →

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Diet in 2024

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Are you looking to improve your diet this year and get healthy? These types of New Year’s resolutions are some of the most popular — and for good reason. It’s always a great idea to focus on improving your health…. Continue Reading →

Is Your New Year’s Resolution to Reduce Sugar Intake? Use These Tips!

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The new year is a time to pursue worthwhile goals for personal improvement. We’ve got one to suggest – how about the commitment to reduce sugar intake? This concept is a popular nutritional foundation for many diets and health perspectives…. Continue Reading →

How to Fit in ‘Cheat Days’ While Eating Healthy

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It’s important to eat right, exercise, and maintain a healthful lifestyle. But what about cheat days? We’re about a month into the new year. By this time, many New Year’s resolutions have gotten off track. However, even if you planned… Continue Reading →

New Year’s Resolutions for Physical and Financial Fitness

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Many New Year’s Resolutions focus on two concepts — a slimmer waist and a fatter wallet. Even if you haven’t grown your fortune or reduced your weight in 2023, a whole new year awaits. If you’re committed to making this… Continue Reading →

How to Stay Slimmer During the Holidays

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The holiday season is a time of festivities, fun, family — and of course, feasting. The last one is as well-deserved as the others. But many people dread entering the new year with the added pounds they’ve packed on. Luckily,… Continue Reading →

Salt vs. Sugar: Which is Superior and Why?

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In the age-old battle between salt and sugar, it’s time to give salt the recognition it deserves for its health benefits. While both substances may appear similar, they are vastly different in terms of their impact on our health. Let’s… Continue Reading →

Helpful Tips for Avoiding Sugar During Fall Feasts

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Avoiding sugar during fall feasts is a wise choice for both your health and your enjoyment of the season. Fall celebrations often feature an array of tempting sweet treats, but excessive sugar consumption can lead to weight gain, energy crashes,… Continue Reading →

Sugar Detox: 7 Days to a Healthier You

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If you want to achieve sweet freedom from sugar, it may be time for a sugar detox. Some people find this substance so incredibly alluring, they end up having it every day. In this regard, kicking the habit can seem… Continue Reading →

Is Sugar Addictive? The Truth Behind This Popular Question

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The concept of sugar addiction has been debated in the scientific community for years. Some studies suggest that sugar can have addictive properties, while others argue that it does not meet the criteria for addiction. Sugar activates the same pleasure… Continue Reading →

3 Numbers That Are Crucial to Senior Health

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When it comes to senior health tips, it’s best to go by the numbers. While there are plenty of fad diets and supposed miracle products out there, most of them are more show than substance. So what’s the real way… Continue Reading →

How Seniors Can Ease Into a Healthier Lifestyle

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It was Mark Twain who said, “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” Especially when it comes to our health, it’s easy to delay picking up good habits. Once retirement rolls around, it’s common for seniors to have a revelation… Continue Reading →

Are You ‘Hangry?’ What it is, and Why Sugar isn’t the Solution

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You’re not you when you’re hangry — yes, you read that right. Hangry represents a unique combination of sensation and emotion, body and mind. Essentially it sees you feeling angry due to being hungry, though it’s much more complex than… Continue Reading →

3 Great Benefits of Mindful Eating

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Have you ever engaged in the practice of mindful eating? So many times, we sit down to eat while watching TV or scrolling through our feed. How many times do we scarf down a meal to rush back to work,… Continue Reading →

Foods to Eat to Keep Cool This Summer

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If you want a summer that’s more soothing than sweltering, it’s important to prepare. This goes beyond making sure your AC is working well and scheduling the occasional day by the pool. It also helps to adjust your diet properly…. Continue Reading →

Can You Treat Seasonal Allergies by Eating Better?

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Aahhh-CHOO! Pardon us — seasonal allergies are here once more. It’s arguably the only drawback of the spring and summer seasons. As the flowers bloom and the temperatures rise, the pollen flies. This can lead to sneezing, watery eyes, congestion,… Continue Reading →

How to Celebrate National Sugar Cookie Day with Sugar-Free Recipes

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July 9 is National Sugar Cookie Day, and this is a delicious occasion for millions. Of course for those of us who can’t have sugar or try to stay away from it, it’s easy to feel left out. It’s almost… Continue Reading →

Drink Up to Celebrate National Hydration Day

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It’s National Hydration Day, and we can drink to that! Water is the fuel of life, and it’s often underappreciated in conversations about health and wellness. Readers of our blog will know that we’ve touched on this topic before. However,… Continue Reading →

Why You Feel Hunger Cravings (When You Really Aren’t Hungry)

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Have you ever noticed you have hunger cravings when you really shouldn’t? Maybe you’ve had all the calories and nutrients you need for the day, but you’re still dealing with the urge to snack? Here are a few of the… Continue Reading →

Celebrate National Play Outside Day to Get Healthy Together

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Here at the Council for Retirement Security, we take pride in helping our seniors get healthier — and what better way to do this than with National Play Outside Day? This occasion brings together some of the best things in… Continue Reading →

How to Reduce Inflammation with the Right Diet

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One of the most common health goals for individuals today is to reduce inflammation. This characteristic is the body’s response to an irritant or foreign agent. Some food choices, injuries, or diseases can cause inflammation. Essentially, your body is sending… Continue Reading →

Celebrate a Delicious and Sugar-Free National Chocolate Chip Day

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May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Day, and it’s a time dedicated to a delightful dessert topping. For those of us who avoid sugar, it may seem at first like we’re left out of the fun. But never fear. Thanks… Continue Reading →

The Connections Between Physical and Mental Health

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When we talk about physical and mental health, we’re talking about two topics — or are we? It’s true that there are different techniques for each of these aims. But there’s something that is often neglected in these conversations. The… Continue Reading →

3 Myths About Weight Training for Seniors

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Weight training is one of the most popular forms of exercise out there. But there are a lot of misconceptions about this type of activity. Since many people want to try it, especially seniors, it helps to get the facts… Continue Reading →

How to Cut Out Sugar (and Why You Should)

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What happens to your body when you cut out sugar? For those with a sweet tooth, they may worry the trade-off won’t be worth it. But before you make that call, consider what the experts say. Since sugar carries so… Continue Reading →

3 Simple Diet and Exercise Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle

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If you want to maintain a healthier lifestyle, there are many ways to go about it. Often, it’s the small and consistent improvements we make that bring the biggest results. Here are a few ways you can eat, exercise, and… Continue Reading →

How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off

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If there’s one wellness goal that unites millions, it’s the desire to lose weight and keep it off. It seems so simple — just eat less, and watch the numbers on the scale drop, right? If only it was that… Continue Reading →

Why Reading is One of the Best Hobbies for Seniors

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Of all the healthy hobbies for seniors, reading could be the most underrated. Mental health is a massive part of overall wellness. When you take time to dive deep into a book weekly or even daily, you’re unlocking some serious… Continue Reading →

Simple Habits That Promote Healthy Eating

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If you’re like most people, you know it’s important to focus on healthy eating. With spring coming soon, many of us are looking for ways to slim down so we can stay active. Healthier eating can lead to weight loss,… Continue Reading →

Sugar-Free Valentine’s Day Treats You Will Love

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These sugar-free Valentine’s Day treats will have you feeling like Cupid has made you a custom dish. A holiday that’s typically dedicated to chocolate, candy, and other sugary delights, this occasion is sometimes hard for those of us who try… Continue Reading →

Power Up Your Morning with a High-Protein Breakfast

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But what about having a high-protein breakfast? Some say that owning the morning is the secret to owning the day. When you’re fueling your body in the early hours, make sure… Continue Reading →

Senior Stretching Exercises for Better Health and Mobility

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These senior stretching exercises can limber you up for a healthier life. There are many benefits to stretching. Especially for older individuals, stretching is crucial for flexibility. It promotes proper muscle function, allowing for healthier and smoother movement. The result… Continue Reading →

Senior Self-Care Tips for a Healthier Life

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Life changes as we get older — and this makes senior self-care a very important matter. Many older adults focus their energy in various areas. They care for multiple generations of family, and work one or multiple jobs. But as… Continue Reading →

Sugar-Free Snacks, Drinks, and More

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In the mood for sugar-free snacks and treats? We’ve got you covered. Whether you can’t have sugar or you’re just trying to cut back on it, you’re in luck. There are plenty of healthy choices you can consider. Dwell By… Continue Reading →

Can the Right Diet Boost Happiness?

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People do a lot of things in an effort to boost happiness — but what about changing their diet? While some people look for joy in recreation, companionship, or entertainment, it can sometimes be found right on your plate. Though… Continue Reading →

How to Design a Healthy Diet as a Senior

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Especially for seniors, having a healthy diet is extremely important. As we age, our bodies change. It doesn’t mean we can’t be healthy and vibrant. It simply means we need to pay closer attention to our nutritional choices. As discussed… Continue Reading →

Celebrate National Cocoa Day with This Delicious Sugar-Free Flavor

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December 13th is National Cocoa Day, and that’s a holiday we’ll definitely drink to. The only problem with drinks like this is they’re (typically) packed with sugar. As we know, sugar is something that’s best to avoid for the most… Continue Reading →

Actively Moving Towards Better Health

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Actively moving can be incredible for your physical and mental health, not to mention it’s super easy to get started. See here.

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