Winos rejoice: one to two alcoholic drinks per day has been found to decrease risk for the most common kind of stroke, ischemic strokes, by as much as 10%. Red wine is considered the most beneficial alcohol because it contains resveratrol, which is thought to protect the heart and brain. But beware—any more than two drinks a day can significantly increase your risk for all kinds of strokes.
Physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle no matter what age you are. Regular exercise improves both physical and mental health, lowering your risk for almost every chronic illness that strikes in old age and slowing the process of mental decline.
Grandparents have a special role to play in the lives of their grandchildren. Having a close familial bond without the day-to-day responsibilities of parenting allows grandparents to form close relationships with their grandchildren based in quality time, play, and shared wonder.
There are many reasons why people often choose to downsize in retirement. Maybe after the kids are out of the house, they just don’t want to continue with the upkeep of a larger home. Maybe their health situation has changed and housekeeping is more difficult than it once was. Or maybe they’re moving to a senior living community and need to reduce the amount of possessions they bring with them.
Many people assume physical decline that comes with aging will prevent them from exercising. In reality, physical decline is a byproduct of not exercising regularly. It’s never too late to start!
Making small changes to your personal habits can have a positive impact on your community’s overall environmental footprint—not to mention your personal wellbeing!