Five Things to Do This Month

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1. Start volunteering. It helps you live longer and keeps you happier.

2. Work out. Resistance training and core work every day improve your well-being.

3. Choose the right health care provider. Find one who is sensitive to your needs and clinically up-to-date; it can mean the difference between life and death.

4. Keep your eyes healthy. The right glasses and a yearly exam can prevent falls.

5.Smile, smile, smile. It creates a positive atmosphere, lowers blood pressure, relieves stress, boosts immunity, and feels great!Read more »

The Benefits of Meditation

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You’ve probably heard about meditation and may wonder, What is meditation, and what can meditation do for me?  Doesn’t it mean sitting all day in silence? Isn’t it for monks in far-away countries who can chant for hours?

Meditation is actually becoming quite popular in the Western world, among people from all walks of life, as a powerful and effective practice for reducing stress and creating relaxation. By quieting your mind, and becoming mindful of thoughts, feelings, and sensations while observing them in a nonjudgmental manner, meditating can help you become tranquil, and many aspects of life become clear.… Read more »