Wellness and Wisdom

Six Yoga Poses to Release Excess Energy & Focus Your Mind

By Tiffany Lord~ Feeling scattered with big plans and projects? It’s natural to emerge from the hibernation of winter with excitement about the coming seasons, but jumping right on the spring-cleaning train can leave us feeling overwhelmed with to-do lists and excess energy to burn. My yoga sequence below includes poses to release tension with

Vials of Essential Oils for Smell Training for COVID-19 Patients

Smell Training After COVID-19

By Jana J. Pruet~ The smell of coffee brewing in the morning, chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven, or the essence of a freshly squeezed lemon are just a few of the scents we often take for granted — until they suddenly disappear. That’s what happens to many affected by COVID-19. Anosmia, or

Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

By Heather McKinney~ One light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel is the distribution of various vaccines. Beware, though — scammers and fraudsters are attempting to use this breakthrough for their own financial gain. County health services require qualified residents to sign up for vaccines via an online form or over the phone. The

Senior Romance Scams: Beware

By Heather McKinney~ In these isolated times, it is increasingly common to use the internet, social media, and dating apps to make connections. While scams often surface on the internet, seniors especially should be aware of possible “romance scams.” A 2020 report by the Federal Trade Commission called these the costliest scams impacting older adults,

What Are the Types of Lung Cancer?

By Charles Britton~ We live in a time of technological advancement, yet we continue to experience issues with curing and treating some of the most severe health conditions. When it comes to lung cancer, specifically, a massive percentage of the population associates it with smoking and only looks at it from one perspective.  There are

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How to Stop Yourself from Procrastinating

Follow these Tips By Debra Austin~ Did you know many of us spend up to three hours a day procrastinating? That be­­comes 45 days a year and 450 days (64 weeks) in 10 years. In other words, you could lose one year every decade to procrastination. What goal or dream could you achieve in that

Supplements for 50+ —Get the Facts

By Gillian White, RDN, LD, CNSC~ No diet is perfect, and in our fast-paced lives we all look for efficient solutions to stay healthy and energized. Supplements seem like a good option, particularly if we fall in the 50+ category, but are they actually effective? You can decide for yourself. Here are some tricks the

Improving Balance in Seniors

How to Fall-Proof Your Senior Years By L.J. Rohan, MA, GCG, CAPS~ Falling is a major concern of aging. This fear can drastically shrink our activities and the breadth of our lives. However, simple and fun exercises can keep us upright. We are animals built on the principle of “use it or lose it” —

Eat Healthy with Three Ingredients and Three Approaches

By Jennifer “Neily” Neily, MS, RDN, FAND~ It’s the New Year, and we all know what that means: Resolutions! Nutrition, exercise, and weight loss will be top of mind for many, so let’s consider the best approaches. When it comes to eating plans for health and overall wellbeing, we are all unique. There is no

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