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7 Steps to Clear Thinking

7 Steps to Clear Thinking

Step it up, physical movement helps prevent illnesses that can lead to memory loss by releasing protein ( FDA recommended 50 grams a day) needed by the brain for healthy nerve cells. Park at the end of the lot and walk into stores Try Mediterranean diet research has shown a 20 decrease in memory problems, due to lots of fruits, vegetables, and fish and the use of good olive oil. Engage your brain,mentally challenging activities will keep your mind sharper….

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Do RAK

Do RAK

Where are the kindnesses, we all practiced after 911, 20 years ago?  Kindness and humanity in our nation were everywhere. Let’s all try and bring it back. Need a lift these days and want quick results to try a random act of kindness (RAK). Special credit if you don’t get caught. When we practice random acts of kindness, positivity is release, we feel better and the recipients of our RAK’s feel better, which then makes them more likely to be…

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REV-IT-UP

REV-IT-UP

We grow up with our own good and bad bacterial/viral ratio in our bodies.  Our immune system does the job of supporting the good and fighting the bad, always seeking balance. Our immune systems are under STRESS. Here are ways to engage your immune system. We need to rev it up. .  Follow these basics to engage your immune system in seeking immunity balance. Don’t smoke, as it clogs up our lung filtering system. Exercise, help keep the joints fluid,…

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Brain Less Traveled

Brain Less Traveled

According to both occupational and physical therapist doing  rehab for stroke patients, using the “other side” that awakens and strengthens the neural connections in the brain, and may even grow new ones.   The human brain is an organ that improves through mental stimulation. The brain continuously adapts, grows, and rewires itself through the growth of new neurons. Results show why physical exercise improves a body’s functioning and grows mental muscles It has been determined that creativity of the non-dominate brain is…

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How to get Home HealthCare

How to get Home HealthCare

In the state of South Carolina, Medicare data tells us that MD order Home Health Care on only 3-14%patients that could benefit.  Medicare pays for all PRESCRIBED skilled care. However, you need to ADVOCATE for your needs. Medicare is an insurance company and only pays for prescriptive care. So, start the conversation with your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Key factors you need to ADVOCATE! Home health care is usually less expensive, more convenient than shorter inpatient care. The…

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Hearing and Balance Connection

Hearing and Balance Connection

Many of your body’s systems play a role in balance but your “vestibular labyrinth” know as your inner ear is your body’s primary balance organ.  This means that problems with your inner ear can cause both hearing loss and balance problems. Dizziness and vertigo can be caused by several things: inner ear disorders, medications, poor circulations, and blood pressure problems.  Balance Exercises Weight Shifts   Find a safe space where you can hold on.  Stand feet shoulder length apart, lift one…

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Heart Healthy Diet Power

Heart Healthy Diet Power

“A heart-healthy diet alone can reduce heart disease risk by 30%, “says Dr. Walter Willet Chairman of Nutrition and Public Health at” Harvard. Best success happens by focusing on overall dietary patterns”. Redesign your plate.  Fill your plate with heart-protective foods. Make vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and beans the centerpiece of your meal. You can also move to a smaller size plate. Think meat as a condiment. This means eating beef, poultry, and pork occasionally in the 3–4-ounce range,…

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Get a Better Check-Up

Get a Better Check-Up

Many of our annual check-ups have been delayed. Get ready and GO. Document your agenda. Bring a list of written prioritized questions, concerns, changes since your last visit like recent, falls, chest pain, or shortness of breath. A written list of medications. Write down what you actually take, including supplements and over-the-counter sleep meds, and CBD in any version. Make sure you get a hands-on exam. For a complete exam, you should get undressed. The doctor should check joints, heart,…

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Better You in 7 Steps

Better You in 7 Steps

Step it up, physical exercise helps prevent illnesses that can lead to memory loss by releasing proteins needed by the brain for healthy functioning cells. Try a Mediterranean diet that has shown a decrease in memory problems, as it is primarily fruits, vegetables, and fish and uses good extra virgin olive oil. Remember lo-fat protein is the brain’s fuel= 50 grams a day for adults. Measure for success! Engage your brain with new, different mentally challenging activities each day to…

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5 Mood Boosters Welcoming Humanity

5 Mood Boosters Welcoming Humanity

We have all done what we can to soothe ourselves over this last year of stress.  It may have been increasing our chocolate intake, binge watching Netflix, even going into hibernation. Here are some things to try as we spring into the world to recapture our humanity. Pay attention to your smile. Smiling is a mood booster Make that appointment with your dentist for an oral checkup and teeth cleaning.  Now as we are unmasking flash those pearly whites. share…

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