elderly man playing harp-managing hormones and stress

Sometimes aging brings on its own stresses as hormones change. Consider weight gain: menopause in women and andropause in men can trigger it. And the condition can be worsened if stress is present.  Why? When you experience stress at the same time your body is undergoing biological change, the discord can be manifested in weight gain. Therefore, managing your hormones and stress level is important to maintaining a healthy weight. And a healthy weight is an essential part of harmony.

Harmony is another word for balance. In music, harmony means the sound of two or more no…

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Eating right and exercising aren’t the only things that factor into your overall health and wellness.

Even those in great shape have developed certain habits that can easily translate to sudden sickness or injury.

Here are eight unhealthy habits that everyone needs to get rid of once and for all:

1. Sticking to organic only

While buying organic has its benefits, it doesn’t always make a difference with certain foods, like eggs or avocados. Many people assume organic food automatically means healthier food. That isn’t the case. In fact, on top of being hi…

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Ask virtually any health and fitness expert to list the best exercises for seniors and you’re all but guaranteed to see two words on each and every expert’s list: Tai chi. 
According to the Mayo Clinic, “Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Tai chi, also called tai chi chuan, is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. Each posture flows into the next without pause, …

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Intentional Aging

You’re not as young as you used to be. But you’re not as old as you’re going to be.[1] So you may as well go ahead and plan how you are going to age. Maybe you thought growing old was something beyond your control—“it just happens if you live long enough!”—but the truth is, you have a say in how you age. You can watch yourself grow old or you can be intentional and age well.

Experts[2] say there are four areas of your life you should focus on if you want to influence the way you age: health, autonomy, security, and happiness.
Health
Decide what to age well mean…

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The success of any day depends on how well you start it. Negativity and stress are pervasive; they are all around. Stress affects you physically, mentally and spiritually. That’s why it is important to prepare for your day by developing good healthy habits, such as getting sufficient sleep, exercising, paying attention and creating a space for recharge. These healthy habits can help you stay grounded so that you are motivated and energized throughout your day.
Here are some things you can do to stay grounded in a stress-borne world.
1. Get sufficient sleep.
You want to…

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