Latest in Longevity
  • Bruce Catania
    Published about 13 hours ago
    The AARP and Me

    The AARP and Me

    I dashed for the elevator, happy to be done with yet another session of physical therapy on my surgically repaired shoulder. How much longer before my upper body feels normal again? Will I ever be able to play basketball or suffer through yoga or lift a barbell again? What about the basics… reaching for the top shelf of the pantry or exiting the car, without a twinge or a pull or a jolt? I’m 62 years old, and my weekend warrior body has been breaking down for a while now... Has the inevitable finally arrived?
  • The Green Owl
    Published about 16 hours ago
    How Negative Age Expectations Can Affect How You Age

    How Negative Age Expectations Can Affect How You Age

    Getting older is a fact of life for those of us who are lucky enough to make it past 60. I am well past that age, so I feel I have the knowledge to talk about old age. Personally I have found that as I get older, I still find life to be fun and exciting. However, some people I know do not share my outlook on what getting older means. They believe life after fifty or sixty will be full of challenges. Instead of concentrating on ways to remain active, they seem to fixate on the things they perceive they will eventually be unable to do. It drives me crazy to see how quickly they go downhill after they have constantly self-prophesied how they expect old age to affect them.
  • Isla Wright
    Published about 17 hours ago
    The Benefits of Medical House Calls for the Elderly

    The Benefits of Medical House Calls for the Elderly

    Even though we become wiser with age, being a part of the elderly population also comes with certain downsides. The most unpleasant thing is the fact that we are more prone to different illnesses, and we are not strong and healthy as we used to be. According to the CDC, two out of three older people deal with more than one chronic condition, but it is said to be expensive to treat these conditions, and when it comes to the current hospital-focused method, it is also proven to be inefficient. Luckily, there is always the option to turn to medical house calls, and there are several benefits of these medical visits, besides the fact it all happens in the comfort of your home.
  • Kari Oakley
    Published about 18 hours ago
    Ways to Boost Weight Loss

    Ways to Boost Weight Loss

    Trying to lose weight is hard. Whether you want to lose five pounds or fifty, it's a challenge. New diets seem to be popping up every other week, so how do you know which one is right for you? While many of these diets work well for some people, they aren't all right for everyone. During your journey toward a healthier lifestyle, consider implementing these methods to boost your metabolism and help you shed those pounds.
  • Damien Justus
    Published a day ago
    5 Things MCTs Can Do for You

    5 Things MCTs Can Do for You

    It seems that increasing amounts of people are seeking natural ways to take control of their health, and improve their life. Because of this, new kinds of supplements and natural health boosters appear to be growing in popularity. One thing many seem to be taking notice of are MCTs, which stands for "medium chain triglycerides." Here are a few things to consider, if you think that MCTs might be right for you.
  • Madison Fletcher
    Published a day ago
    What You Should Know Before Getting a Cosmetic Rhinoplasty in South Korea

    What You Should Know Before Getting a Cosmetic Rhinoplasty in South Korea

    Rhinoplasty, or in common terms a lot of referred to as a rhytidectomy, has become a widespread treatment in several elements of the world. What most do not know is that together with the rise in the popularity of Korean skincare also comes the popularity of South Korea in the field of plastic surgery.
Staff Picks
  • Claire Raymond
    Published about a month ago
    My Stress Levels Could Kill Me Within Half an Hour

    My Stress Levels Could Kill Me Within Half an Hour

    It sounds like either major clickbait or a serious overreaction, right? I mean, sure, stress kills many people slowly, but within half an hour?
  • Erica Wagner
    Published about a month ago
    Daring to Dance

    Daring to Dance

    Paulina says: give yourself plenty of permission.
  • Rachel Blanchard
    Published 2 months ago
    Lull: The Mattress That Turned My Four Hours into Eight

    Lull: The Mattress That Turned My Four Hours into Eight

    I know from personal experience that finding the mattress that gives you the perfect night’s sleep can be a foreboding task. As I was searching for a new bed, I was intimidated by the prospect of choosing from hundreds of different mattresses. Each one promised to give me the best shut-eye I’ve ever had and I wasn’t sure what was actually going to make a difference in my sleep. Luckily, I heard about the The Lull Mattress, and ever since my sleep has been completely transformed. I wish I knew months ago that all it would take to overcome my sleepless nights was a new mattress. I hope that my journey to getting a full night of sleep inspires you to do the same.
  • Stephanie Gladwell
    Published 2 months ago
    The Surprising Science Behind Lull, the Mattress That Will Change the Way You Sleep

    The Surprising Science Behind Lull, the Mattress That Will Change the Way You Sleep

    There’s nothing better than crawling into bed at night and there’s no place in the world more comfortable than your own bed (especially in those moments just before you fall asleep). Unfortunately, those fleeting moments of comfort are not as universal as you’d think. According to Consumer Reports, 68 percent of Americans have trouble sleeping at least once a week and Americans spent $41 billion on sleep aids in 2015. From sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome to anxiety and stress, there are plenty of factors that can contribute to a lack of sleep. In fact, according to the National Sleep Foundation, lost sleep can never be recovered. The easiest factor to fix? Your sleep environment.
  • Laura Romberger
    Published 3 months ago
    Overcoming My Fear of Failure

    Overcoming My Fear of Failure

    Adrenaline was coursing through my veins. I started my Fitbit too soon, I had to stop it. I was nervous. I was anxious. I was excited. One by one, clouds of emotions rolled over me. Here I was standing under an overcast sky on an early Saturday morning in June waiting for the announcer to yell, “Go!”. I stood still, holding my balance strong while being bumped around by runners rearing to take off just as much as I was. I was at the starting line of The Baltimore 10 Miler. Thoughts of doubt, thoughts of disbelief, and thoughts of pride circulated through my mind.
  • Jonathan The Wanderer
    Published 4 months ago
    How Meditating Killed Me

    How Meditating Killed Me

    I’m sure anyone who has heard of meditation has heard a story about somebody becoming so ungrounded that they lost all health and stability. Supposedly, finding yourself too high up in your chakras can detach you from your bodily needs and put you in a casket. I waved these exaggerations aside as I stepped into the world of meditation... that is until I found out for myself just how unexaggerated this scenario was.
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Advice
  • Claire Raymond
    Published 25 days ago
    How to Cope with Migraines

    How to Cope with Migraines

    Tell anyone with a migraine that they have a headache and they will headbutt you. Well, they wouldn’t, because it would give them a migraine, but they would want to.
  • Claire Peters
    Published about a month ago
    When It's Medical Malpractice—and When It Isn't

    When It's Medical Malpractice—and When It Isn't

    When you’re a recipient of medical care, it’s important to understand when malpractice may have occurred. This is so that you’ll have a robust case when you enter into a legal proceeding against a hospital or medical establishment. It will help you structure your suit better as you focus on key areas within the treatment provided.
  • Tony Li
    Published 2 months ago
    There's a Hearing Aid with Your Name on It

    There's a Hearing Aid with Your Name on It

    When I grow old, I’m going to wear a hearing aid so that I can hear myself think. It’s funny how we say things like that. Hearing yourself think is something I have said a thousand times before, but what does that really mean? We’ve all said things that we wish we could take back. But once we see the reaction of the person we are talking to, it’s too late to catch yourself. Thinking things through before saying them is the best policy, but it’s not always easy to do that. I think you lose spontaneity if you havr to think through everything you plan to say. Speaking your mind can be dangerous, so watch what you say.
Aging
  • Bruce Catania
    Published about 13 hours ago
    The AARP and Me

    The AARP and Me

    I dashed for the elevator, happy to be done with yet another session of physical therapy on my surgically repaired shoulder. How much longer before my upper body feels normal again? Will I ever be able to play basketball or suffer through yoga or lift a barbell again? What about the basics… reaching for the top shelf of the pantry or exiting the car, without a twinge or a pull or a jolt? I’m 62 years old, and my weekend warrior body has been breaking down for a while now... Has the inevitable finally arrived?
  • The Green Owl
    Published about 16 hours ago
    How Negative Age Expectations Can Affect How You Age

    How Negative Age Expectations Can Affect How You Age

    Getting older is a fact of life for those of us who are lucky enough to make it past 60. I am well past that age, so I feel I have the knowledge to talk about old age. Personally I have found that as I get older, I still find life to be fun and exciting. However, some people I know do not share my outlook on what getting older means. They believe life after fifty or sixty will be full of challenges. Instead of concentrating on ways to remain active, they seem to fixate on the things they perceive they will eventually be unable to do. It drives me crazy to see how quickly they go downhill after they have constantly self-prophesied how they expect old age to affect them.
  • Isla Wright
    Published about 17 hours ago
    The Benefits of Medical House Calls for the Elderly

    The Benefits of Medical House Calls for the Elderly

    Even though we become wiser with age, being a part of the elderly population also comes with certain downsides. The most unpleasant thing is the fact that we are more prone to different illnesses, and we are not strong and healthy as we used to be. According to the CDC, two out of three older people deal with more than one chronic condition, but it is said to be expensive to treat these conditions, and when it comes to the current hospital-focused method, it is also proven to be inefficient. Luckily, there is always the option to turn to medical house calls, and there are several benefits of these medical visits, besides the fact it all happens in the comfort of your home.
Athletics
  • Louise Woods
    Published 9 days ago
    Dancing Is Good for Your Soul, Even Ballet

    Dancing Is Good for Your Soul, Even Ballet

    As a ballerina who believes in God, ballet can be an affair of love and hate, just like some passions in life. LOL. Hence, all of life is a dance and we are all dancers in it. As Albert Einstein says, “Dancers are the athletes of God.”
  • Jade Pulman
    Published 2 months ago
    5 Tips for Post Workout Recovery

    5 Tips for Post Workout Recovery

    Getting a workout in always feels good and makes you want to keep going, but it's important to know how to properly recover from those tough workouts in order to stay healthy and keep your body in good shape without injury. Five tips for staying healthy and keeping your body in good shape after a workout include: drinking milk or a protein based shake, ice your knees, legs and ankles, get plenty of sleep, take chlorella supplements, and eat a healthy yet hearty meal.
  • HB Rich
    Published 3 months ago
    Things to Think About Before Signing Your Kid up for Swim Lessons

    Things to Think About Before Signing Your Kid up for Swim Lessons

    Starting swim lessons is an exciting experience. Whether you’re signing up your kid as a little tike or you’re starting as an adult. It is a very critical skill to learn and helps you not only in swimming itself, but understanding many other life skills.
Body
  • Mikkie Mills
    Published 9 days ago
    Tips to Improve Your Posture at Work

    Tips to Improve Your Posture at Work

    Most of us know that having good posture can improve our health, our appearances and our lives. The problem is that many jobs, especially ones that require sitting at a desk for long hours each day, are not ideal for creating better posture. What can you do to improve your posture in the workplace? Here are a few tips to get you started.
  • Craig Middleton
    Published 21 days ago
    Dealing with Back Pain

    Dealing with Back Pain

    Back pain can be very difficult to deal with as it takes a lot of time to go. It can cause problems in your normal life and make it very hard. There are some ways you can deal with the back pain and mitigate it to a great extent. Some of the ways to deal with back pain are discussed in this article.
  • Janny C
    Published 21 days ago
    Arthritis: Maintaining Your Quality of Life

    Arthritis: Maintaining Your Quality of Life

    Living with arthritis day to day can be difficult. Just doing everyday things that you typically did with ease before is now a painful task. This does not mean you have to sit and petrify. The diagnosis of arthritis does not have to be as disabling as you think. Yes, there are pains and limitations. There are days filled with more pain than others. You do not let that restrict you. Life does not have to get put on hold by arthritis. Here is how.
Diet
  • Anna Maria Hatamian
    Published 7 days ago
    3 Diet Myths You Need to Stop Believing

    3 Diet Myths You Need to Stop Believing

    Ah, the vicious cycle of diet after diet, plank after plank, shakes after shakes and still nothing seems to work. You look behind you as you weigh yourself to see if anyone is tipping the scale, but it's just you. If you have felt that extreme frustration of a failed weight loss plan after you did everything "RIGHT," you're not alone. There is an overwhelming amount of information on losing weight, and it becomes difficult to even keep up. However, if you have been tricked into believing the next three myths, I encourage you to experiment with changing your thought system.
  • Tammy S
    Published 12 days ago
    From Gut Health to Hemp: These 7 Diet Patterns Will Rule in the Future

    From Gut Health to Hemp: These 7 Diet Patterns Will Rule in the Future

    As the ending of 2019 is just around the corner, it's time to take a step back and discuss the various diet patterns and trends that are going to represent this year. Annually analyzing these trends aids people in focussing on the newest food items on the market and making their dietary choices accordingly.
  • Lena Hemsworth
    Published 16 days ago
    Boost Your Productivity with the Right Food Choices

    Boost Your Productivity with the Right Food Choices

    Eating highly nutritious meals can be a bit of a challenge, especially in today’s day and age: we often feel too busy or stressed out, so we tend to gulp whatever comes to our hands first. And it’s not just that we consume bad/junk food, but we also tend to overeat.
Fact Or Fiction
  • Zoe Sewell
    Published 2 months ago
    What Are the Frequently Asked Questions About Prescription Glasses?

    What Are the Frequently Asked Questions About Prescription Glasses?

    Before focusing on the frequently asked questions, let's know more about the importance of prescription glasses and how beneficial they can be in correcting your vision and that too in a seamless way.
  • Ann King
    Published 3 months ago
    526 Teeth Removed from Seven-Year-Old Boy's Mouth

    526 Teeth Removed from Seven-Year-Old Boy's Mouth

    There are millions of people in the world who fear the dentist, but this seven-year-old boy from India needs a reward for what he has gone through! A little boy from India began complaining of jaw pain and swelling in his mouth in July. Like most concerned parents do, they took their son to the dentist and what was found is absolutely insane.
  • Lisa LaRue-Baker
    Published 3 months ago
    This Article Won't Be Popular

    This Article Won't Be Popular

    Coffee has many good uses. There have been studies that have shown coffee plays a role in the prevention of cancer, diabetes, depression, cirrhosis of the liver, and gallstones, and it is also full of antioxidants and polyphenols.
Fitness
  • Haley Peterson
    Published 5 days ago
    9 Reasons Why You Should Give Burn Boot Camp a Try

    9 Reasons Why You Should Give Burn Boot Camp a Try

    If you have never heard of Burn Boot Camp, I am here to educate you. To an observer, Burn may seem like any other small gym. However, if you have talked to any members of Burn Boot Camp, myself included, they will probably tell you that it is so much more than simply a gym. You may be wondering if it really lives up to the hype. Read on to find out more about Burn and the top nine reasons why you should give Burn Boot Camp a try.
  • Tom Sharp
    Published 19 days ago
    Staying Fit in Autumn & Winter

    Staying Fit in Autumn & Winter

    With the weather biting, the sun hiding away and the days getting shorter, finding the motivation to go out and do a run is probably harder than any other time of year. So what can you do to stay active over autumn and winter?
  • Angela Lutton
    Published 26 days ago
    Fabulously Fit at Fifty!

    Fabulously Fit at Fifty!

    If someone would have told me that at fifty I would be a size twelve and feel better than I have in years, I would have said you were nuts. However, I would not recommend this, but this is what worked for me. I had a sciatic nerve problem. What worked to get rid of some of the most egregious pain that I have ever felt was simple; I walked it away. Now you may say walked it away? How did you do that.
Health
  • Damien Justus
    Published a day ago
    5 Things MCTs Can Do for You

    5 Things MCTs Can Do for You

    It seems that increasing amounts of people are seeking natural ways to take control of their health, and improve their life. Because of this, new kinds of supplements and natural health boosters appear to be growing in popularity. One thing many seem to be taking notice of are MCTs, which stands for "medium chain triglycerides." Here are a few things to consider, if you think that MCTs might be right for you.
  • Jessica Grace Raso
    Published 3 days ago
    Two Years Without My Uterus

    Two Years Without My Uterus

    It’s been two years since my uterus was taken from me.
  • Emma Marshall
    Published 7 days ago
    Poisoned

    Poisoned

    In 2019, my life changed forever.
How To
  • Kari Oakley
    Published 2 days ago
    Tips for Getting the Best Sleep Ever

    Tips for Getting the Best Sleep Ever

    The war against exhaustion is being waged in many households across the country. With people pulled in multiple directions—and attempting to balance work, home, and health—stress and anxiety continue to rise exponentially. People wake with little-to-no sleep day in and day out, and continue to wonder why they don’t have the energy or brainpower to get everything done on their list. If you find yourself in this type of pattern, you may want to start by changing your habits to get more sleep. Look at some of these tips and tricks, to help get a more restful night.
  • Dennis McKonkie
    Published 14 days ago
    Three Simple Steps to Get Beach-Ready

    Three Simple Steps to Get Beach-Ready

    Wintertime is coming faster than we’d like to admit, which means that snow, ice and overall terrible weather are coming. If you have the luxury of being able to escape the wrath of Mother Nature and can travel to a warmer climate for the winter, all the better. Who wants to be in charge of shoveling snow, and bundling up to go outside? If you’re going to be spending your winter someplace other than home, make sure that your body is ready.
  • Tobias Gillot
    Published about a month ago
    First Aid Treatment for Accidental Amputation

    First Aid Treatment for Accidental Amputation

    When a body part is completely or partially cut off, quick first aid action should be administered to help ensure the best possible repair. Time is of the essence with any accidental amputation, and although reattachment can be done up to 24 hours after amputation, it has the best chance of being successful if done within four to six hours after the incident.
Humanity
  • Jean Robey
    Published 29 days ago
    Hyperkalemia

    Hyperkalemia

    I am never in the habit of knocking before entering an exam room. It is a byproduct of a day stacked on end and nearly falling over in an avalanche. I only realized after 14 years how intrusive I am.
  • Brian K Miller
    Published about a month ago
    Color and Sound

    Color and Sound

    The world around us is alive with color and sound. Often, there is too much information to absorb, and our minds become overwhelmed with data. Every individual has a different tolerance level for data overload. Some individuals are only comfortable when immersed in color and sound, while others prefer silence and monochrome. There are also individuals who drift between immersion and stillness, sometimes favoring one, sometimes the other.
  • Denise Willis
    Published 2 months ago
    The Journey Through Heart Failure

    The Journey Through Heart Failure

    When I received a diagnosis of congestive heart failure two years ago, I did not know how to respond except to ask the cardiologist how long I would live. She sort of looked down, and then told me that if I had cancer that was as bad as my heart condition, she would advise me to put my affairs in order. News like that has a huge impact on anyone, but the truth is we are all going to die. We just don't know when. At least I have a vague idea of when and how.
List
  • Colton Hunter
    Published 20 days ago
    10 Most Popular Nature Sounds

    10 Most Popular Nature Sounds

    Nature sounds can be a great way to relax after having a tough day, either at work, school, or in your personal life. They also make a calming atmosphere if you play them in the background, while working, studying, or meditating. Before the wonderful world of the internet, people had to go out into the wild to experience the nature sounds, but now you can do it from the comfort of your own home, either by listening on YouTube, sites like Spotify and SoundCloud, or Nature Sounds TV. In this article, we take a look at the 10 most searched for nature sounds, according to Google
  • Tracy Stine
    Published 2 months ago
    10 Things to Know About Deafblindness

    10 Things to Know About Deafblindness

    I was born deaf and legally blind. Throughout the years, I've had to explain and correct so many misconceptions out there.
  • Paisley Hansen
    Published 2 months ago
    5 Better Options than an Energy Drink

    5 Better Options than an Energy Drink

    Everybody needs a little energy booster once in a while. Life gets exhausting at times. A lot of people pick up an energy drink every day. These drinks are not the best for your health, and they aren't your only option. Learn about healthier options that will give you all the energy you need throughout the day.
Meditation
  • Victoria LaPointe
    Published 6 days ago
    Cord Cutting Meditation

    Cord Cutting Meditation

    Cord Cutting Meditation
  • Victoria LaPointe
    Published about a month ago
    Mirror Dragon Tarot (Part 4)

    Mirror Dragon Tarot (Part 4)

    Meditation: Snowy Evening
  • TitTalksTV
    Published 2 months ago
    3 Easy Steps to Get You Started with Meditation

    3 Easy Steps to Get You Started with Meditation

    The M word: meditation. We have all heard of it before. Maybe you heard Dr. Phil or an internet guru talking about its benefits and how it could change your life. Maybe you have had some interest in it but no time to invest into learning about it and grabbing the “gear.” Welp I have been there and resonate with your pain. Like you, I thought meditation was some holistic skill I wasn’t capable of doing. I was this way for a very long time until I discovered a YouTube video that quite honestly changed my life. This video gave me the insight I needed to start meditation. This led me to take the leap into the rabbit hole we call “Self-Care.” I learned a lot in that rabbit hole, but this blog is not about the rabbit hole, but actually about how to prep yourself for that jump in. These 3 easy steps I have listed below are what personally helped me and millions to get started in their meditation journey to a healthier lifestyle.
Mental Health
  • Mia Morales
    Published 5 days ago
    Helpful Ideas for Coping with Stress

    Helpful Ideas for Coping with Stress

    Helpful Ideas for Coping with Stress
  • Emma Marshall
    Published 6 days ago
    When Physical Health Becomes Mental Health

    When Physical Health Becomes Mental Health

    I went to see a new GP the other day. I had to change again after having to move home to my parents' spare room in the middle of nowhere after becoming seriously ill earlier in the year.
  • Olivia Picton
    Published 11 days ago
    How a Full Night's Sleep Affects Your Mind

    How a Full Night's Sleep Affects Your Mind

    Having a good night's sleep is something that is very important when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle and being healthy overall. Sleep has a major impact on physical health as well as our mental health. It is important to understand and recognize the importance that having a good night sleep can have on our lifestyle over all. Here are some of the ways that getting a full night's sleep helps our mind.
Yoga
  • Manmohan Singh
    Published 16 days ago
    What Are the Benefits of Tantra Yoga for Women?

    What Are the Benefits of Tantra Yoga for Women?

    Tantra is a technique used to energize and bring out the best in you. It makes you unfold events gradually and helps you connect with your body and mind. The philosophy of Tantra says that there is no energy in the world that is not present in your body and vice versa. It helps in the spiritual awakening and well being of a person physically. If you desire a stronger love from your partner, to yourself and to the world, you should try this form of yoga, and Yoga retreat in Thailand gives you this opportunity. Here are some benefits of yoga:
  • Coralie Sickmann
    Published 25 days ago
    Inner Pieces

    Inner Pieces

    Slamming the door, she trapped the belt buckle. “Damn." Another minute wasted before graunching into gear and making a foot to the floor takeoff.
  • Patricia H
    Published about a month ago
    Learning Yoga

    Learning Yoga

    I was recently given the gift of yoga. Literally. For my birthday, I was given 10 yoga classes at a yoga studio, along with a yoga mat, yoga mat cleaner, and a box of salt (yes, you read that right) to condition the mat prior to using it for the first time. Sounds like a great gift, huh? It probably is, but I’m not a yoga person.