Health & Fitness

Three Tips to Take That Extra Weight Off for Good

August 6, 2019 | Chris Hughes

Dieting can be more difficult once we get reach 60 years of age due to the body requiring fewer calories, but research shows losing as little as five to 10 percent of your body weight can lower blood pressure, as well as decrease the risk of both heart disease and type 2 diabetes. If you […]


Five Sun Safety Tips So You Don’t Get Burned This Summer

June 14, 2019 | Chris Hughes

With the summer months here, whether it’s at a park or one of our state’s popular beaches, we will be spending more time outdoors. However, the Florida heat can be intense. With that in mind, we would like to share with you five tips to stay safe while enjoying the warm temperatures. Camp Out in […]


How to Recognize Signs of Hearing Loss in Seniors

April 19, 2019 | Chris Hughes

While hearing loss in seniors is common – nearly one in every three people over the age of 65 have some type of hearing loss – having hearing loss treated and diagnosed is another story. According to an AARP poll, 47 percent of those surveyed report having untreated hearing loss. That can be dangerous. Studies […]


Study: Sitting in Front of the TV for Prolonged Periods of Time Dangerous for Seniors

March 28, 2019 | Chris Hughes

Did your parents tell you, or did you ever tell your children, that television will rot your brain? Turns out, that may not be far from the truth – for seniors, at least. One study by George Washington University was conducted over a 10-year period, and it concludes that a sedentary lifestyle with low physical […]


How to Take Control of Rising Healthcare Costs

March 8, 2019 | Chris Hughes

Retirement can be an exciting part of life – extra time to pursue new passions and visit new places that you didn’t have time to do when you were working (at least) 40 hours per week. However, medical bills can crimp even the best retirement plans. The average out-of-pocket healthcare costs in 2017 were $10,739 […]


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 […]