Bending Better: A Quick Tip

Better Bending: A Quick Tip Find Your Next Class Curated collections of classes to meet your needs. All-Around Workouts A set of six daily standing classes adressing each of the cornerstones of movement. Designed to build balance, strength, and endurance. $14.99 View Details The Art of Movement A gentle form of exercise that reinforces movement […]

Exercising for Bone Strength

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The Importance of Exercising with Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is fairly common, with an estimated 10 million people over the age of 50 suffering from this condition. And, about 43 million more people suffer from low bone mass, which puts them at an increased risk for osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is characterized by significant bone loss and decreased bone […]

Natural Remedies for Menopause

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Natural Remedies for Menopause Menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, and weight gain can be uncomfortable, and disruptive to your life as they interfere with your sleep, decrease your energy levels, and negatively affect your mental health. Luckily, there are various natural treatment options that can help to manage your symptoms and make […]

Boosting Brain Health

Occasional forgetfulness happens to everyone at some point in their lives, and although this can be completely normal, it can be quite disruptive to your life. The good news is that your brain is naturally adaptable and has the incredible ability to reshape itself when it comes to learning and memory. You can take advantage […]

Slipping a Disk: We Explain Disk Herniation

Up to 80% of individuals will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, and in many cases, disc herniation is to blame. Despite being incredibly painful for some people, most cases improve with a few weeks to months of conservative treatment including traditional medicinal and complementary options. Spinal Anatomy To better understand […]

Managing Headaches: Causes, Types, and Treatments

Managing Headaches: Causes, Types, and Treatments According to The World Health Organization (WHO) about 47% of adults suffered with at least one headache within the last year, making headache disorders one of the most common nervous system disorders. Headaches affect people across all ages, racial background, geographical location, and socioeconomic status. Types of Headaches While […]

How to Improve Balance and Avoid Falls

Ways You Can Improve Your Balance Balance is vital to performing activities of daily living, including household chores, shopping, cooking, and traveling, safely in older adults. Maintaining balance independence is crucial for health and well-being during the aging process. Poor balance has been shown to be a major risk factor for falls; and falls are […]

Spotlight: Judy Vander

Judy Vander is an accomplished musician, scholar, ethnomusicologist, and composer, writing many of her own works over her lifetime. Here she discusses her current project–an ambitious composition setting Darwin’s “Origin of Species” to music. In addition to music, Judy stays active through volunteering in the community, daily walks, and practicing yoga. Quick Tips for Shoulder […]

Sleeping with the Enemy: Getting a Good Night Sleep with Back Pain

Low back pain is an extremely common complaint, with approximately 80% of the population suffering with low back pain at some point in their lives. One of the main issues that people with low back pain report is decreased sleep quantity and quality. Why is this concerning? Well, poor sleep quality has been linked to […]

Staying Social: Why It’s Important to Our Health

Social connections are essential for health and well-being, especially as people get older. Loneliness and social isolation are quickly becoming public health concerns as the population ages. While loneliness and social isolation can occur at any age, studies have shown that older adults often spend more time alone, leaving them more vulnerable to social isolation […]