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Health & Wellness

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Strength Training for the Lungs by Madeleine Howell / The Telegraph

(July 29, 2023)
Why heavy breathing could be a shortcut to improving your health…
Topics: Optimal Aging Wellness

How to Keep Your Car's Interior Cooler in the Summer by Elizabeth Yuko / lifehacker

(July 15, 2023)
Because parking in the shade isn't going to cut it
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Safety Wellness

Maintain Your 'Mobility Hallway' by Cathy Nelson / Well+Good

(July 8, 2023)
The Mobility Hallway naturally narrows with age, but these simple mobility strategies can help maintain it…;
Topics: Optimal Aging Wellness

Why I Sleep in a Separate Bed from My Husabnd by Bryony Gordon / The Telegraph

(June 10, 2023)
There’s an assumption that not sharing a bed is the death of a relationship but in many cases it can be the saviour…
Topics: Contentment, Satsifaction Coping Love Optimal Aging Relationships Wellness

Hope and Mental Heatlh (2023) by James N. Watkins

(May 19, 2023)
May is 'Mental Health Awareness' month, so 'Hi, I’m Jim. I struggle with mental health issues.…”
Topics: Faith Hopes & Dreams Humor Mental Health Optimal Aging Wellness

How Loneliness Reshapes the Brain by Marta Zaraska / Quantum Magazine

(March 4, 2023)
Feelings of loneliness prompt changes in the brain that further isolate people from social contact…
Topics: Coping Loneliness Mental Health Optimal Aging Research Science & Technology Wellness

Finding Relief from Neck and Back Pain by Bara Vaida/NPR

(January 13, 2023)
Got neck and back pain? Break up your day with these 5 exercises for relief…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Optimal Aging Wellness

What a 'Tripeldemic' Means to Your Body by Special

(December 13, 2022)
Hoe many times will I get sick this winter?…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring COVID-19 Crisis Disease Health Care

To Get Out of Your Head, Get Out of Your House by Arthur C. Books /The Atlantic

(August 20, 2022)
Spending time in nature can help relieve stress and anxiety…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Attitudes Nature Optimal Aging Stress Wellness

How to Support Your Immune System When It's Running Low by Chloe Gray / Stylist

(August 12, 2022)
Here’s how to look after your immune system as flu season approaches…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Coping COVID-19 Disease Optimal Aging Research Wellness

That Pain in the Neck by Jessica Harris /Stylist

(August 6, 2022)
Ten stretches and exercises that can treat and prevent neck pain…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Optimal Aging Wellness

How Many Hours of Sleep Do Your Actually Need? by Claire Maldarelli / Popular Science

(July 30, 2022)
It depends on how well you want your brain to work…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Optimal Aging Research Wellness

Hope and Mental Health by James N. Watkins

(May 13, 2022)
Observing May as 'Mental Health Month,' Jim shares from his own experience on the subject…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Coping Mental Health Optimal Aging Wisdom

The Vindication of Cheeese, Butter, and Full-Fat Milk by James Hamblin / The Atlantic

(April 22, 2022)
Research has exonerated dairy fats as a cause of early death, but low-fat products continue to be perceived as healthier…
Topics: Disease Optimal Aging Research Trends Wellness

When You Eat Matters by Elena Koning / The Conversation

(March 26, 2022)
How your eating rhythms impact your mental health…
Topics: Food & Nuitrition Mental Health Optimal Aging Wellness

Praise the Lord and Pass the Prozac by Faith A. Watkins and David N. Watkins

(January 28, 2022)
A sneak peak at a book of devotionals for mental health, coming in August…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Bible Contemplation, Insight Coping Depresson Faith Health Care History Inspiration Learning Mental Health Optimal Aging Wellness Wisdom

Coping with Another Tough Winter by Brad Stulberg / GO.com

(January 22, 2022)
5 strategies from the latest research in psychology, neuroscience, and sociology that have a lot to say about getting through hard times…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Coping COVID-19 Research Seasons Weather

COVID Will Become Endemic by Maryn McKenna / Wired

(January 7, 2022)
The world must decide what that means…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Disease News Trends

Don't Ignore Your Heart by Elizabeth Millard / Prevention

(December 25, 2021)
Shortness of breath, leg swelling, and weight gain could all be signs of trouble, along with others…
Topics: Lifestyle, General Optimal Aging Wellness

Don't Be Surprised When You Get Omicron by Yasmin Tayag / The Atlantic

(December 19, 2021)
With the Omicron variant, America is in for a lot more breakthrough infections. Here’s what to do if you fall sick…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Crisis Disease News Trends Wellness

Sleep and What You Eat by Aiden Wynn / Stylist

(December 17, 2021)
The best and worst foods to eat before bed…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Optimal Aging Wellness

Friluftsliv from Stylist / Making the Most

(October 8, 2021)
The Nordic concept that could help to boost your mental health…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Leisure Lifestyle, General Optimal Aging Wellness

8 Balance Exercise Examples by Francesca Krempa / Well+Good

(September 24, 2021)
For better stability as you age…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Choices and Decision Making Opportunity Optimal Aging Wellness

Overcoming Depression by James N. Watkins

(August 14, 2021)
Jim's keynote address (recording) at a May 2021 writers' conference
Topics: Depresson Faith Mental Health Optimal Aging Wellness

The Simple Dutch Cure for Stress by Alice Fleecrackers /Nautilus

(April 23, 2021)
'Uitwaaien' is a popular activity around Amsterdam—one believed to have important psychological benefits…
Topics: Leisure Wellness

We're Just Rediscovering a 19th Century Pandemic Strategy by Sarah Zhang / The Atlantic

(February 27, 2021)
The first way to fight a new virus would once have been opening the windows…
Topics: COVID-19 History Innovation, Invention, Creativity Learning Technology

How to Sign Up for COVID-19 Vaccine in Your State by Selena Simmon-Duffin / NPR

(February 19, 2021)
Advice and an interactive tool to get state-by-state information…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Disease Government Health Care News Wellness

Planning to Get Vaccinated? by U.S. Census Bureau staff

(January 30, 2021)
About half of adults (and three quarters of seniors) yet to receive the COVID-19 vaccine definitely plan on doing so . . .where do you stand?…
Topics: COVID-19 Disease Health Care News Opportunity Wellness

An Effortless Way to Improve Your Memory by david Robson / BBC Future

(January 16, 2021)
A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients…
Topics: Disease Memory (failing, improving) Optimal Aging Research Wellness

Pandemic Anxiety and Depression Among Young Adults Living Alone by U.S. Census Bureau staff

(January 15, 2021)
Living alone has more impact on mental health of young adults than older adults…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Demographics Depresson Living Alone Loneliness Relationships Wellness

Fact or Fiction: Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever by Mark Fischetti / Scientific American

(January 15, 2021)
The answer is simmering in a bowl of chicken soup…
Topics: Beliefs Cooking Optimal Aging Research Wellness

The Nine Habits to Increase Your Energy by Scott Young

(January 9, 2021)
Running out of energy too quickly? Try one (or all) of these tricks to boost it back up and get more out of your day…
Topics: Lifestyle, General Opportunity Optimal Aging Wellness

COVID Vaccine Information Scammers Don't Want You to Know by Stu Johnson

(December 26, 2020)
Behind the good news of vaccines becoming available are scammers who prey on vulnerable seniors…
Topics: COVID-19 Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Fraud Health Care News Risk Wellness

Just Add Water by Kristin Limoges / Domino

(September 18, 2020)
Whoa! This is what happens to your body when you drink water…
Topics: Disease Lifestyle, General Memory (failing, improving) Optimal Aging Wellness

I Tried These 8 Sleep Tricks, Here's What Worked (and What Didn't) by Victoria Smith / Domino

(September 4, 2020)
The tips that finally led me to a better night's sleep…
Topics: Lifestyle, General Optimal Aging Wellness

Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts by James N. Watkins

(July 29, 2020)
Hope and help as the pandemic adds to a worsening trend…
Topics: COVID-19 Depresson Disease Stress Trends Wellness

The Debate Over Masks Submitted by Stu Johnson

(July 25, 2020)
Fighting the push back on wearing masks during the pandemic…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making COVID-19 Current Events, News Disease News Wellness

Peak Wellness By Brad Stulberg

(July 3, 2020)
Avoid the nonsense… here's what actually works…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Food & Nuitrition Knowledge Lifestyle, General Spirituality, Seeking God Wellness

Caution During Reopening by Abby Haglage / yahoo!Life

(June 13, 2020)
CDC provides new guidance to avoid COVD-19 surge during reopening
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Disease News Racism and Inequality Relationships Wellness

What Would Jesus Say About Coronavirus? by James N. Watkins

(March 16, 2020)
Putting fear and uncertainty in perspective…
Topics: Bible COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease Faith Fears, Concerns Jesus News

Flattening the Curve by Stu Johnson

(March 14, 2020)
Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease Faith News Wellness

Avoiding Coronavirus Infection submitted by Stu Johnson

(March 2, 2020)
Tips from CDC and WHO…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News News Wellness

Mind Cancer Awareness Month by James N. Watkins

(November 9, 2019)
Jim declares the need to pay attention to our mental health…
Topics: Coping Social Issues Stress Wellness

Silence by Dan Seagren

(September 8, 2019)
It can be golden, but…
Topics: Coping Health Care Relationships Wellness

Dealing with Depression reported by Stu Johnson

(February 23, 2019)
Columnist Michael Gerson shares his own experiences…
Topics: Depresson Disease Dysfunctional, Broken Faith Personal Issues Wellness

I Forgot! by Ken Potts

(January 27, 2019)
Humility grows as memory fades…
Topics: Coping Memory (failing, improving) Optimal Aging Relationships Wellness

Ten Years Cancer Free by James N. Watkins

(October 27, 2018)
The top ten things I learned from cancer…
Topics: Faith Fears, Concerns God Grace Health Care Learning Stress Wellness

A Paradigm Collapses by Stu Johnson

(November 11, 2017)
Lessons from three decades of the Low-Fat Revolution…
Topics: Change Food & Nuitrition Research Science & Technology Statistics Technology

Help, Lord, I'm Falling Apart! by Stu Johnson

(October 22, 2017)
Calling on faith when your body starts to fail
Topics: Coping Disease Faith Health Care Optimal Aging Relationships Wellness

Dark Chocolate Good for Health! by James N. Watkins

(August 18, 2017)
A perfect food, as wholesome, as it is delicious…
Topics: Food & Nuitrition Optimal Aging Wellness

You Can Clear Your Conscience by Bill Nichols

(May 1, 2017)
Regaining the God-given gift of a good conscience…
Topics: Change Optimal Aging Relationships

When Someone You Know Struggles with Fear, Anxiety, and Stress by Stanley Popovich

(June 26, 2016)
While professional help is paramount, there are things you can do…
Topics: Coping Depresson Fears, Concerns Relationships Wellness

Never Lose Hope Dealing with Fears and Anxieties by Stanley Popovich

(June 19, 2016)
You never know when the answers will come to your doorstep…
Topics: Coping Depresson Fears, Concerns Hopes & Dreams Wellness

Managing the Fear and Anxiety of the Unknown by Stanley Popovich

(June 12, 2016)
When you face the unknown, does it inspire excitement or fear and worry?…
Topics: Coping Depresson Future Wellness

A Review of Techniques in Managing Depression by Stanley Popovich

(June 5, 2016)
You don't need to let depression and fear get the best of you…
Topics: Coping Depresson Wellness

Managing Your Persistent Fears, Anxieties and Stresses by Stanley Popovich

(May 29, 2016)
Technique to help you cope…
Topics: Coping Depresson Lifestyle, General Stress Wellness

10 Early Signs of Alzheimer'sComparing normal age-related changes submitted by Stu Johnson

(September 9, 2015)
When is it time to suspect Alzheimer's? This guide from the Alzheimer's Association compares early signs of the disease with normal changes most of us experience as we age…
Topics: Change Disease Health Care Memories

Mom had Alzheimer's - What is my risk of getting it? by Carol Brekower

(September 9, 2015)
The Washington Post reporter, whose mother had Alzheimer's, seeks out the doctor who treated her for the latest information on the disease…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Disease Health Care Memory (failing, improving)

Natural Carbs That are Good for You submitted by Stu Johnson

(August 12, 2015)
Knowing which carbs are good for you helps maintain a healthy balance to your diet (excerpt from an article by Joshua Steckler in the Daily Herald newspaper)…
Topics: Cooking Optimal Aging Wellness

Five Habits for HappinessA few minutes a day is all it takes Reported by Stu Johnson

(July 26, 2015)
Brigid Schulte of the Washington Post interviews happiness researcher Shawn Achor (excerpt, with links to full article)
Topics: Attitudes Contentment, Satsifaction Optimal Aging

Becoming Like Little Children by James N. Watkins

(July 10, 2015)
Don't be childish, but strive to be child-like…
Topics: Faith Optimal Aging