Health & Fitness

Celebrating American Heart Month with Seven Ways to Stay Heart Healthy

February 21, 2019 | Chris Hughes

Each year, one out of every four deaths in the United States is due to heart disease – the leading killer in both men and women, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. While that is a sobering statistic, there are a variety of ways you can remain heart healthy no matter […]


No Matter How You Define it, Research Confirms the Power of Love

January 31, 2019 | Chris Hughes

In 1985, Huey Lewis and the News sang “The Power of Love,” featured in the hit movie Back to the Future. Over 30 years later, researchers are finding that the rock band was onto something. According to the Encyclopedia of Human Relationships, a stable form of love leads to tangible health benefits. Harry Reis, co-editor […]


The Threat of Alzheimer’s Disease Grows as the Race is on to Find the First Survivor

October 16, 2018 | Chris Hughes

If Alzheimer’s Disease cannot be stopped, it’s predicted to be a killer to millions more Americans as the years pass by. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said recently that cases of the most common form of dementia will triple over approximately the next 40 years, unless something dramatic happens that changes this trend. […]


Research: Mediterranean Diet Could Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

September 10, 2018 | Chris Hughes

Until there is a cure for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, the best way we can fight the disease is with prevention. In addition to exercising regularly and not smoking, a new study has emerged that gives clues into which foods may help keep our brain healthy. A report from the National Institutes of […]


Top Foods to Keep Your Brain Healthy

August 2, 2018 | Chris Hughes

You may think of eating healthy to keep your body functioning well physically, but a new study shows a good diet goes a long way for your mental health as well. The Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) released a report recently, concluding that diet impacts brain health – a good diet can strengthen the […]


Sunscreen Questions Answered: How Much, Which Brand and More

July 20, 2018 | Chris Hughes

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in America; and the National Institute of Health (NIH) states those over 65-years-old are the most at risk. It’s even more of an issue for Floridians, as this region has seen the second-most skin cancer diagnoses since 2011. The NIH says elderly people are diagnosed the […]


10 Steps for Making Healthy Changes for a Better You — Today

June 15, 2018 | Patricia Wuest

As we older adults know too well, our brain, muscles, appearance and health change in our seventh decade and beyond — but the good news is that making healthy changes now will reap great benefits in the years ahead. It’s not too late! Here are 10 steps for improving your memory, fitness, looks and health […]


Take Action!

May 15, 2018 | Patricia Wuest

Older adults benefit from healthy lifestyle changes to a greater degree than any other age group, according to the Diabetes Prevention Program study. “The lifestyle change program can help you lose weight through eating better and being more physically active,” reports the Centers for Disease Control. “You will also learn how to reduce stress. All […]


The Jig Does More Than Jostle Your Joints!

April 20, 2018 | R’chelle Cyrus-Hughes

Lake Gibson Village residents had a wonderful time showing off their stepping skills at our Dance To The Music Meet & Greet that took place Sunday, April 8th. Just Dance! Lakeland came out and showed us all how to salsa, two-step, tango, fox trot, hustle and ballroom dance to the beat of some lively music […]


Let’s Play Mind Games

March 22, 2018 | R’chelle Cyrus-Hughes

We’ve all heard the saying, “Use it or lose it.” Well, this is very much the case where our minds are concerned. As we get older and become less involved in stimulating mind activities, we in essence are allowing our brain – the center of our nervous system and the most complex organ in our […]