Category: Wellness

Seniors Can Improve Their Quality of Life in the Great Outdoors

Great Outdoors

Like many Seniors, you may have bumped up your time outside given that outdoor activities are one of the healthiest ways to socialize. Spending time outside can also positively impact your health in other ways, including reducing stress and lowering the risk of chronic diseases. A large body of research backs up the health benefits… Read more »

How to Safely Work Out During COVID-19

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After four months away from the gym, you may be anxious to rid yourself of any extra pounds that have appeared while you sheltered in place. But, is it really safe to go back to the gym, even if they are partially open in Tennessee? Sadly, the answer is no, especially if you are over… Read more »

Want a Doctor who Knows You Inside Out? Try Concierge Medicine

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Now that restrictions on medical visits are being lifted, you may eagerly await an eye-to-eye visit with your doctor where you can discuss everything from managing your diabetes and cholesterol to getting better sleep. The trouble is your primary care physician may be so rushed they can only address a few of your concerns–after all,… Read more »

Five Ways to Stay Emotionally Well While Staying at Home

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In these extraordinary times, when we are being urged to “go home and stay home,” it can be easy to slide into a gloomy mood. Fortunately, there are some tips and tricks you can take to help you stay serene and even upbeat while you socially distance. Look for Inspirational Stories Every day we’re bombarded… Read more »

Functional Fitness: Keeping Independent as You Age

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Although exercise is no panacea for some of the challenging conditions associated with aging, it’s far and away the best tool we have. Regular physical activity can slow down the loss of muscle mass, help you lose weight, manage your pain, reduce the risk of falls, and help stave off heart disease. Exercise can also… Read more »

Beating the Post-Holiday Blues

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Now that the holidays are over, would you rather snuggle in bed under a warm comforter instead of getting up and facing yet another cold and dark day? If so, you may be one of the estimated 10 million Americans with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), more commonly referred to as the winter blues. Signs you… Read more »

Four Ways to Get Active After a Fall

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Falls aren’t just painful; they’re scary, too. Then, before we know it, our shaken confidence and fear of falling starts to change our lifestyle. Less gardening, less shopping, less movement. Before we know it, that new “lifestyle of less” snowballs into decline. The reduced amount of activity and mobility leads to muscle weakness and more… Read more »

The SMART Way to Get Healthy

Each year, many of us make a New Year’s resolution to live healthier. And why not? The start of a new year is the perfect time to begin a diet or put that exercise plan to work. We all have high hopes of living up to our resolutions.  However, according to research, half of us… Read more »

Secrets of a Brain-Healthy Diet

It’s no secret that what you eat can have a significant effect on the health of your heart. However, there are also foods that can help or hinder your brain. We focus on one brain-healthy food plan that is seeing positive results. The MIND Diet The MIND (Mediterranean DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet is… Read more »

Fighting Parkinson’s with Boxing Gloves

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In 2006, Rock Steady Boxing was founded in Indiana. This unique program featuring intense and high energy workouts has grown across the country. What makes it unique? It’s designed to help Parkinson’s patients fight against the daily battles waged by the disease. Nashville’s Rock Steady program is located at STEPS Fitness in Nashville and headed… Read more »