Low Birth Rates and Unemployment: The Effects of Changing Demographics in Italy and Japan

As many already know, Japan has the largest population of people over 65 in the world at 25 percent in 2013. Since the Japanese are known for their longevity, this number may seem like an isolated phenomenon but the rest of the world is catching up. Almost every major country went through a birthing boom after World War II and people are starting to wonder … Continue reading Low Birth Rates and Unemployment: The Effects of Changing Demographics in Italy and Japan

How Improving Mental Health Can Transform Physical Health

Feeling happier reduces or eliminates the feeling of being stressed. Thus, if we can reduce stress, we can reduce the risk of stress-induced illnesses. Excessive or prolonged stress can lead to heart disease and mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. During situations that make you feel threatened or upset, your body creates a stress response. Health needs change as you age, so it … Continue reading How Improving Mental Health Can Transform Physical Health

Promoting Healthy Aging In Your Community

Focus On The Positives One of the things you can do when you are talking to people about being healthy is to focus more on the positives than the negatives. In other words, rather than telling people what might go wrong if they are not living healthily, you can aim instead to talk more about what can go right if they do start living healthily. … Continue reading Promoting Healthy Aging In Your Community

Stuttering In Older Adults: 5 Things to Know

Some people stutter throughout their life into old age. However, when stuttering begins suddenly in old age, it may be a sign of one or more health problems. Speech disfluency in older adults is not uncommon, and stuttering is a type of speech disfluency characterized by repetitions, prolongations, and blocks. Here are some of the common reasons why an older person might begin to stutter … Continue reading Stuttering In Older Adults: 5 Things to Know

Chair Yoga For Strength, Balance, and Mental Health

Mind and Body Benefits Chair yoga, one of the most gentle forms of exercise, is practiced while seated or standing and using a chair for support. It provides numerous health benefits including boosting immunity, something we all value greatly during this pandemic. Backing this claim, new research published in the International Journal of Advanced Research in Microbiology and Immunology found that certain yogic breathing practices … Continue reading Chair Yoga For Strength, Balance, and Mental Health

Why Rest and Recovery Are Critical After Exercise

Meeting your health needs as you get older is not only about learning how to keep healthy, but making sure to incorporate rest and recovery in everyday life. And as we get older, we may think that getting more exercise may lead to increased strength and endurance. But the secret is in the recovery, and not workouts. Beginners as well as many experienced athletes do not recover … Continue reading Why Rest and Recovery Are Critical After Exercise