Staying fit in retirement can also reduce health care costs

It's no secret that staying physically active supports overall well-being, especially for older adults. From reducing risks of certain conditions like heart disease and diabetes to minimizing injury and helping maintain independence, exercise is essential to supporting health and wellness as you age. Another noteworthy but often unrecognized benefit of regular exercise is that it improves overall health, which can result in lower healthcare costs. Improved health, lower health care costs and reduced hospital stays are some of the benefits enjoyed by active seniors, according to a recent nationwide study by Avalere Health and Tivity Health, a national provider of READ MORE >>

Staying fit in retirement can also reduce health care costs2021-07-22T22:53:41-04:00

Planning a Joyful Summer Escape

Nearly everyone needs something to look forward to again, and few things can bring more joy than planning the perfect getaway. Many travelers have different ideas in mind when it comes to planning or dreaming about a summer vacation. Some are enchanted by spending time at a beach, others prefer to take in a rich arts or history scene and there are also those who prefer to stay closer to home. According to polling conducted by Michelle Gielan, founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and an expert in the science of happiness, 97% of respondents said having a READ MORE >>

Planning a Joyful Summer Escape2021-07-05T15:38:48-04:00

How to use less data and save money on your wireless plan

Does your lifestyle require an unlimited stream of data? At first glance, there's probably nothing wrong with this assumption: After all, think about how much of your day is spent on data-dependent activities like streaming video and music, or searching the internet. But all of this can be done while using far less, and sometimes even none, of the data from your cellular plan. Try these simple tips to save money on your wireless plan. 1) Tame the video beast Watching video on your smartphone is convenient, but it's a data glutton. A full-length Netflix movie consumes about 1GB of READ MORE >>

How to use less data and save money on your wireless plan2021-07-05T15:38:53-04:00

Easy Spring Home Maintenance Tips

Spring often means it's time to deep clean your home, but it can also be a perfect opportunity to check some key maintenance tasks off your list to create healthier indoor spaces. To welcome a new season, consider these seven tips from the experts at Carrier to create a safer, healthier home. Learn more at corporate.carrier.com/healthyhomes. (Family Features) #15720 Source: Carrier  

Easy Spring Home Maintenance Tips2021-07-05T15:38:52-04:00

4 easy ideas to enhance your 2021 garden

Gardening enthusiasm is surging thanks to our increased time at home - whether on a small-space patio or in a larger backyard. In fact, people spent 42% more time gardening in 2020 than the year before, according to Axiom Marketing's 2021 Gardening Insight Survey, and it is estimated the pandemic contributed to creating nearly 20 million new "gardeners." Many experts agree the trend toward nurturing flowers, plants and vegetables will continue into 2021 and beyond. If you're looking to test your new green thumb or bring this year's garden to the next level, consider these top trends and simple ideas READ MORE >>

4 easy ideas to enhance your 2021 garden2021-07-05T15:39:06-04:00

Make the Most of Holiday Gatherings This Year

The holiday season may look different this year, but family, friends, gratitude and good food never go out of style. This year, you can make the most of your intimate holiday gatherings with new traditions, cooking shortcuts and creative ways to keep friends and family close, no matter how far apart you are. Family Features #15506 Source: Bob Evans      

Make the Most of Holiday Gatherings This Year2021-07-05T15:42:15-04:00

Improve Your Mental Health with Better Sleep

For some, the holidays may be the happiest season of all, but for others the hectic pace and endless to-do lists can take a real toll on their mental health. This year, the impact is heightened by a global health pandemic. According to a survey from Mattress Firm, more than 60 million Americans say COVID-19 has worsened their quality of their sleep, and those losing sleep are often seeing their mental well-being and healthy habits worsen. Nearly half of respondents said COVID-19 has increased their worries and prevented them from falling or staying asleep at night, with 41% reported their READ MORE >>

Improve Your Mental Health with Better Sleep2021-07-05T15:42:25-04:00

Build a Better Health Care Budget

Managing a chronic disease takes plenty of special planning and attention, and in many cases, a lot of money. In some cases, the expenses associated with disease management are overwhelming, forcing patients to skip essential treatments or medication and risk serious health complications. One example is diabetes. A study published in the "Journal of American Medicine" found that 1 in 4 individuals with diabetes had rationed their insulin, which can impact short- and long-term health. Since 2002, the list price of insulin has risen, often costing customers without health insurance or on high-deductible insurance plans upwards of $1,000 for a READ MORE >>

Build a Better Health Care Budget2021-07-05T15:42:26-04:00
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