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Handle Stress and Live Forever!

by Joe Lawrence January 7th, 2015 | Aging Well
Stress can age a person like nothing else. Just look at before and after pictures of all the Presidents. Presidents Clinton and Obama both look very young prior to assuming office. Then look at them eight years later. Sure they are eight years older, but they appear to have aged twice that much. Why? Stress.

Leading the free world must be a tough job. My boss gets calls for executive level decisions throughout the night and he is only in charge of a small piece of the pie, relatively. It is tough to imagine the calls and the weight of
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Take the Offensive Against Stress

by Joe Lawrence December 3rd, 2014 | Aging Well
Stress is inevitable. Every single man, woman, and child will experience stress in their lives. In fact, in many surveys those asked say they have recently (past six months or sooner) experienced major stressors. We cannot hide from stress, but we can avoid it taking control of our lives.

For years we have been taught that stress is dangerous and that you need to avoid stress. This did not pan out well, because we quickly learned stress is unavoidable. Schools of thought such as this actually harmed our psyche, because it made us fear stress.

Then the big push by the
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Should Eating Habits Change as You Age?

by Joe Lawrence October 2nd, 2014 | Aging Well, Health Observance
One thing people often ask is whether they should change their exercise regimes after they reach certain ages. Most know after they retire they require new hobbies to keep the mind going and something to replace the social aspect of work they once had. Almost everyone knows they need to watch their finances more closely when living on a fixed income. However, almost no one knows or seemingly asks whether they need to alter their diets at all. Spoiler Alert...the answer is 'yes.'

As we age our bodies metabolism slows down. We are no longer able to burn the amounts
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Is Happiness the Real Fountain of Youth?

by Joe Lawrence September 5th, 2014 | Aging Well
It has long been thought that being happy is good for the soul. Many even attribute the positive emotion to helping someone beat sickness more quickly as evident in the age old quote, "laughter is the best medicine." However, it is becoming more and more evident that happiness can increase longevity and boost immune systems.

It goes without saying, those who are more positive are less likely to worry about every potential pitfall of a situation and thus be less stressed on a daily basis. It is not uncommon to hear of a friend or coworker
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Aging and Diabetes

by Kimberly Hays July 10th, 2013 | Aging Well, Health Observance
People with diabetes are often at higher risk of other chronic diseases. Almost 30% of Americans who are over 65 have diabetes, most of the time, Type 2 diabetes. Aside from these numbers, one out of every two people 65 or older has prediabetes. This means that their blood glucose levels are high, but not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis. Prediabetes can lead to diabetes, most often Type 2, if the blood levels are not kept under control. Because there are so many people in this age group with these issues, our best defense is to take care
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All health and medical information is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the medical advice or treatment of your healthcare professional.