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Your Feet Are Killing You Because You’re Killing Your Feet

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One of the best exercises is walking. It keeps muscles healthy and joints flexible, you can enjoy the outdoors, and, if you join a walking group, you can meet new friends with common interests. The average American walks between 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day, which is approximately 1.5 to 2 miles. To find out how many steps you currently walk, your smartphone probably has a preinstalled...

Tips for One of the Toughest Decisions: When It’s Time For Long-Term Care

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Tips for One of the Toughest Decisions: When It’s Time For Long-Term Care

Recognizing when it's time for a loved one to enter a Long-Term Care facility is hard. Knowing and accepting you've made the right decision for both of you can be even harder. Here are some tips to give yourself the courage and compassion for one of the most difficult transitions of all.

The When, Where, and How of Long-Term Care: Making A Very Difficult And Emotional Decision A Little Easier

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The When, Where, and How of Long-Term Care: Making A Very Difficult And Emotional Decision A Little Easier

Making the decision it’s time for you or a loved one to move to an assisted living facility is always hard. Thanks to the non-profit Families For Better Care and their Nursing Home Report Card, it’s a little easier.

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Visiting The Doctor From Your Sofa: Discovering Telemedicine

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Visiting The Doctor From Your Sofa: Discovering Telemedicine

Telemedicine allows doctors to interact with patients through video conferencing. Many believe the efficiencies of telehealth will persuade more people to choose it as their preferred method to access care now, and beyond the current pandemic. Learn how this innovation in patient care will benefit you.

The Couch Can Wait. Get Up and Work-Out From Home!

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Many people are adjusting daily routines to work from home to reduce the risk of COVID-19. But with gyms and fitness centers closed for the time being, all of us have to find ways to adapt to work-out from home. Maintaining an exercise routine right now is essential. Staying physically active is good for our physical health and our mental well-being. In these times, that latter half is especially...

Want To Reduce Stress? Reduce Your Stress-Eating.

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If ever there was a time for comfort food, this would be it. But if anxiety is causing you to reach for that pint of ice cream, you might want to reconsider. You’re probably all too familiar with sugar’s harmful effects on physical health and how reducing sugar can help lose weight and lower the risk of disease. While reducing sugar intake can result in a physically healthier you, sugar’s impact...

Finding a Long-Term Care Facility Shouldn’t Be a Nightmare

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The media coverage on nursing homes these days is disturbing to say the least. Directly or indirectly, the issue affects us all. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, more than half of Americans turning 65 will need long-term care and services. Whether it’s you or a family member who needs long-term care, it can be challenging to find the right facility. Discrepancies in...

Why You Should Keep Tailoring Your Health Coverage

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“The only sensible person is my tailor. He measures me anew each time he sees me.” —George Bernard Shaw Medical coverage is not one size fits all. Your age, state of health, lifestyle, geographic location and financial situation are some of the factors involved in deciding which supplemental policies you might need to fill in the gaps, since Medicare doesn’t pay for premiums...

Long-Term Care: A Lesson in Asking for Help

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While many of us are good at giving help, asking for it is another story. We think it’s uncool. We’re afraid we’ll appear weak, give up control, or be a burden. None of these assumptions, of course, is true. Here’s the reality: • Asking for help is an act of intelligence. It’s a win-win—for you and for the helpers who live to help people like you. • Control is an...

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