Successful Aging

Always Stay Purposeful

As we navigate the rapidly changing conditions we find ourselves in as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s important that each of us act with prudence—but also with purpose. The hardest part of dealing with isolation and social distancing is the feeling of not being in control. But by focusing on living purposefully...

Creative Outlets Aid the Mind

Did you know that being creative is beneficial for your mind? Being creative in any way – by writing, gardening, woodworking, sewing, playing or listening to music, or participating in dramatic readings – can greatly impact the mind’s ability to think clearly. Here are five ways that being creative has proven to be a...

Practicing Emotional Agility

These last few weeks have stirred up a lot of emotions. That’s understandable, but how we handle them is what’s most important. When our emotions are running high, we must remind ourselves to stay collected and patient with ourselves and others. It’s perfectly fine to feel upset during uncertain times. Our emotions are what...

Health Benefits of Positive Thinking

Positive thinking that typically comes with being optimistic plays a key role in effective stress management. In fact, personality traits like optimism and pessimism can affect many areas of our health and well-being, according to the Mayo Clinic. Many studies indicate that stress management is associated with a wide variety of health benefits. Likewise,...

New Year, New Action

What’s on your bucket list for 2020? If you’ve included trying something new, you’re in good company—and on track for successful aging! According to the National Institute on Aging, “people who are involved in hobbies and other social and leisure pursuits may be at lower risk for (and less likely to develop) health problems,...

Set Smart Fitness Goals

With the month of January in full swing, you may already be planning how you’ll fulfill your 2020 resolutions. Most of us have at least one resolution that’s focused around getting more in shape so that we’ll feel healthier and happier. Unfortunately, this urge to “be healthier” can sometimes become overwhelming. Many people know...