We’re all familiar with the concept of a lifespan, but what about healthspan? Where your lifespan is understood as your natural life expectancy, your healthspan is the period of time in which you are free from chronic disease & disability associated with aging. Learn more about how healthspan is changing the way we think about healthy aging: ow.ly/Y2Gq50wdPv0... See moreSee less
Healthy aging no longer only looks at lifespan (life expectancy), but also focuses on evaluating healthspan, the period of life spent in good health, free from chronic diseases and disabilities of aging.
At Covenant Living of Geneva, you can receive health care services right in your own home. Whether you’re searching for personal care and companionship or home health services with Medicare-certified skilled nursing, turn to our partner CovenantCare at Home. ow.ly/Uo6W50wbW9S... See moreSee less
Joints. Can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em. Well, that’s not really true. You CAN live with them, if you take care proper care of them as you age. Low impact exercise and a healthy body weight, along with supplements of Vitamin D and calcium, can all help keep you moving and pain free. Read more about some of the ways you can keep your hinges in tip-top shape as part of our Healthy Aging Month educational series: ow.ly/9tUQ50vViYZ... See moreSee less
This week for Healthy Aging Month, we’re taking a look at the best foods you can eat to keep your brain healthy. On the short list for brain-boosting consumables: vegetables, nuts, and coffee! Yes, coffee. Sometimes bad habits pay off. Learn how that delightful and aromatic bean can keep your brain running smoothly in the article below, and stay tuned for more Health Aging Month tips next week! ow.ly/ecZ750vViiJ... See moreSee less
The diet can have a significant impact on the brain's function. A brain-healthy diet, rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, can boost memory and learning while staving off neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease. Here, we look at the evidence for some of the best brain foods...
Exercise seems to endow a wealth of benefits, from the release of happiness-inducing hormones to higher physical fitness. New research shows it may provide a boost to the mind too. ow.ly/lIkY50w3qfj... See moreSee less
Researchers have found that a single bout of exercise benefits some older people's brains. In experiments in which participants aged 60 to 80 exercised once and multiple times, the researchers found some individuals showed improved cognitive functions and working memory.
Happy Healthy Aging Month! Did you know that staying social can improve your health? Staying engaged can help prevent cognitive decline, lower rates of depression, and can encourage you to become more active! Get social by joining clubs or fitness classes. Joining clubs can create new friendships and can peak interests in reading, gardening and cooking that may not have been there before. Stay engaged and find the joy in life and aging with these tips! ow.ly/jwQn50vVi8o... See moreSee less
September is Healthy Aging Month! Every week this month, we’ll be sharing a new post dedicated to the science of aging healthily. This week, we’ve got an eye-catching infographic on the benefits of a colorful diet courtesy of the American Heart Association. Fruits and veggies don’t just look nice in a still life, they’re vital to maintaining a healthy heart! ... See moreSee less