Are You Nuts for Brain Health?

Posted by Katie C.

Feb 26, 2015 10:00:00 AM

nuts_for_brain_healthDo you have a favorite kind of nut? If you like pistachios, today you can celebrate World Pistachio Day! Pistachios have been around since ancient times, but have only been commercially grown in America since the 1970s. Pistachios are also packed with nutrients that can benefit your health. Read on to learn more!

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Topics: Brain Health

Keep Your Family Safe With These Natural Disaster Planning Tips

Posted by Matt J.

Feb 24, 2015 10:00:00 AM

woman-natural-disasterHow do you reach loved ones if a natural event occurs?   Most of will pick up a land line phone, cell phone or jump on the computer to get more information and reach loved ones.  But many people never think what they would do if they couldn’t reach their loved ones in the face of disasters like a tornado, fire, flood or severe lighting storm.

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Topics: Mindful Tips, Planning

How to Show Your Pet You Love Them

Posted by Katie C.

Feb 19, 2015 10:00:00 AM

how-to-show-your-pet-you-love-themIf you have a pet, you already know about the bond that can develop between a pet and its owner. Pets give us unconditional love, so it is reasonable that we take some time to show them how much we care for them. Tomorrow is National Love Your Pet Day, a day to show some extra love and care to the pets you share your home and heart with.  

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Topics: Making Memories

Lights, Camera, Memory!

Posted by Christine F.

Feb 17, 2015 9:00:00 AM

iStock_000032312124_MediumWhat do films such as Total Recall, The Notebook, Gothika, Inception, Anastasia, Memento, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind — and The Bourne trilogy, have in common?

Besides earning big at the box office, they all invoke memory loss as part of their message. Even though amnesia and other situations that involve memory loss are not common, they’ve been featured often in films, dating back to the pre-1927 silent features.

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Topics: Memory

4 Fresh Ideas for Celebrating Valentine's Day

Posted by Katie C.

Feb 12, 2015 10:00:00 AM

how-to-celebrate-valentines-dayValentine’s Day is fast-approaching. Some may feel like this holiday has been taken over by the greeting card industry and that the true meaning behind it has been lost. Whether you agree with that or not, why not make this year a Valentine’s Day to remember by doing something special with your loved one? Even if you’re single, there are likely people in your life who could be celebrated with love on this special day.

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Topics: Making Memories

An Idle Brain Is the Devil's Playground

Posted by Matt J.

Feb 10, 2015 10:00:00 AM

idle-brain-devils-playgroundThis line, from the timeless musical The Music Man, implied that if you didn’t keep your mind busy with acceptable thoughts, it might lead to ‘terrible vices,’ (like playing pool.)

Acceptability aside, we do have some tips to pass on that can help exercise that unique brain of yours — advice beyond the ‘givens’ of regular physical exercise, eating right, taking vitamins and supplements, getting enough rest and frequent interaction with your fellow human beings. Here goes:

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Topics: Memory

How to Focus on Heart Health

Posted by Katie C.

Feb 5, 2015 10:00:00 AM

heart_healthWelcome to February – the month most often associated with love. The idea of love is connected with our heart, so it is fitting that February is American Heart Month. A healthy heart is just one piece of achieving overall health, and is an organ that works closely with our brain to keep our bodies functioning at their best. If you think of the brain as the main control center, the heart is what powers that control center. Today, we’ll shift of our focus away from brain health and talk about a few ways you can make sure all the systems in your body are working together to ensure your overall health is as good as it can be.

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Topics: Brain Health

Growing Old: Mick Jagger Was Wrong

Posted by Christine F.

Feb 3, 2015 9:00:00 AM

iStock_000020028938_Medium-1The Rolling Stone song lyric of years ago about growing old being a drag made sense for those of us who were younger then, but today’s aging population is proving that assessment needs to be updated.

People born between 1946 and 1964, the bona fide “Baby Boomers” — are a beguiling brood. And while the oldest of this used-to-be wild bunch are pushing 65, the lifestyles formed as they grew up are still with them. And, it seems they plan to put the idea of growing older on its ear.

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Topics: Aging

Volunteer - a Guide to Getting Started

Posted by Katie C.

Jan 29, 2015 10:00:00 AM

volunteerIt’s National Blood Donor Month. While there are only a few days left of January, it’s never a bad time to donate blood. But, if needles make you squeamish, why not find another way to help out a cause that is important to you? It could be anything from volunteering at a local humane society to helping an elderly person clean their house. The hardest part about volunteering is actually doing it, so today we’ll talk about how to get started.

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Topics: Brain Health

The Secret to Living Long and Living Well

Posted by Matt J.

Jan 27, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Living Long, Living WellWhen we use Prevagen to help keep our minds sharp, we’re putting into practice what Star Trek’s Mr. Spock meant when he said “Live long and prosper.” Now there is a guide on ways to achieve it called The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest.  

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Topics: Aging

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