By Sharon Wagner If you’ve ever asked yourself “What are my chances of needing — and paying for — long-term care?” then this article is for you. Many seniors find Medicare invaluable when it comes to healthcare coverage, but they are often surprised to learn about critical healthcare needs it does not cover. Long-term care, … Continue reading 3 Questions Every Senior Should Ask About Medicare Coverage and Long-Term Care
By Aparna Mele, MD There are many benefits to regular physical activity. Add brain health to them! One study conducted at the Mayo Clinic showed that people who regularly engaged in moderate exercise five or six times per week later in life reduced their risk of mild cognitive impairment by 32 percent compared with more … Continue reading Exercise Your Body and Your Brain!
By Maria Alcoke It was recently Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week and I wanted to remind all Moms out there that our mental health matters and that we are enough. But I can’t tell you how many times I’ve felt “less than” as a mother: that there is never enough of me to go around, … Continue reading A Reflection on Self-Care Inspired by Maternal Mental Health Week
By Matilda Davies Most healthy adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise of 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity every week. Exercise fights stress, anxiety, and depression, can help you get better sleep, boost your heart health, improve brain function, build muscle strength and definition, maintain a healthy weight, and even reduce … Continue reading 31 Creative Ways to Move
By Kim Thomas, Us Health Corps Losing even just a bit of weight can be difficult, but overriding a lifetime of bad habits that have led to obesity is a big challenge. You will be bombarded with contradictory information on how to lose weight quickly and effortlessly, but these methods are short-lived and can actually … Continue reading Fighting Obesity Through Wellness
By Erica Wennell, My Gut Instinct Board Member We often hear that our children are our greatest asset, the door to the future. How can we help them build confidence in their financial future? One good answer is a credit union savings account. By encouraging regular savings at Sun Federal CU, you prepare your kids … Continue reading Get Kids Started on the Right Financial Path
By Laural Miller, My Gut Instinct Board member Stress wreaks havoc in us. This happens whether we physically feel stressed or not. When our body is triggered and the flight or fight mode is activated, no matter how big or small the stressor; our bodies can be set on fire. Now, not all stress is … Continue reading Why Resiliency is the Antidote to Stress
By Paige A. Mitchell, Freelance Writer & Reviewer Mindfulness is all the rage right now, but what does it really mean? We’ve heard of eating mindfully, living mindfully and increasing our ability to be mindful by staying off our phones and maybe even doing some yoga. A good all-purpose definition is that mindfulness is the … Continue reading Creating a Mindful Space at Home
Contributed by Michael Nash from My Fitness Boutique Our greatest intentions to go to the gym regularly can be obstructed by a lack of free time or the growing cost of gym memberships. If your gym plans hit a brick wall and remain unfulfilled, why not try these 30-minute high-intensity workouts at home? No need … Continue reading Burn 500 Calories in Just 30 Minutes!
By Aparna Mele Traveling, whether for business or pleasure, does not necessarily have to mean leave your fitness goals behind. It is true that when it comes to reaching your fitness goals, consistency is always crucial to success. Still, while travel workouts are obviously great if you can fit them in, don’t stress about taking … Continue reading Travelling Exercise