Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016
Spring is a great time to declutter
Have you ever had that moment when you’re overwhelmed by the amount of stuff you have? You know it’s time to declutter, but where do you start? You have a home full of things you’ve collected over a lifetime, and it can be difficult to part with your favorite items. The reality is, though, that some of those items may not serve you well any more.
Decluttering is a great first step in downsizing, or “right-sizing,” as some prefer to call it. It’s what you’ll do when you move from your large family home into a more appropriately sized residence, such as a retirement community.Read Full Entry
Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016
Meditation has benefits for minds and bodies
People have meditated for thousands of years. Regular meditators say it’s a pleasurable experience that reduces stress, frees up creativity and helps them make decisions and reach goals. We’re now finding that meditation not only leads to a better mental state but can also produce measurable improvements in health.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Dancing proves to be good for your heart
Which do you think is better for you: fast walking or dancing?
Though fast walking is certainly good exercise, you might be surprised to learn that dancing may have even greater health benefits for your heart than a brisk stroll. Researchers at Western Sydney University in Australia followed more than 48,000 older people over a 10-year period and found that those who danced were 49 percent less likely to die of heart disease than those who rarely or never danced. The study found that the dancers’ risk from heart disease was 21 percent less than those who regularly walked.Read Full Entry