Regular Walks Can Increase Brain Size, Study Says

By |February 19, 2014|Categories: Advice, Breaking News, Psychology, Retirement Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Taking time out of your day for a walk has numerous benefits – preventing obesity, minimizing depression symptoms, and lowering blood pressure are just a few. New research says that regular walks may also help increase brain size and thereby, decrease the amount of aging in the brain.

Walking and Brain Size

The prevalence of Alzheimer’s and other cognitive diseases is growing rapidly. At a time when the number of Alzheimer’s patients is expected to triple by 2050, it is crucial to understand different ways to help improve our brain function and reduce the risk of these diseases.

Researcher Dr. Kirk Erickson[…]

Exercising the Body Works the Mind, Too

By |November 12, 2013|Categories: Psychology, Retirement Planning|Tags: , , , |

The thought of Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia is frightening to nearly every one. Those who have seen family members or loved ones live through a dementia diagnosis often look to ramp up prevention methods.

Brain Training

Crossword puzzles and Sudoku are two of the most common tools people use to stimulate their brain in an attempt to ward off dementia. A new study suggests that if you are concerned about keeping your brain sharp, your time may be better invested in physical exercise.

While brain training and mental exercises have been shown to help improve cognitive health and curb memory loss, it[…]

Avoid These 3 Diseases Through Exercise

By |May 30, 2013|Categories: Advice, Psychology, Retirement Planning|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Exercise is good for you. There is no doubt about that. Exercising regularly is even better for you. According to the CDC, only 30.7% of American adults engage in physical activity frequent enough to be considered a “regular” activity.

Some other important numbers in terms of health in the United States include the 10% of American adults who are depressed and 35% of American adults who are obese. Adding more exercise to your daily routine can help you avoid joining those statistics and keep your body strong and healthy!

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Wednesday is National Senior Health & Fitness Day

By |May 28, 2013|Categories: Advice, Psychology, Retirement Planning|Tags: , , |

The last Wednesday of every May marks National Senior Health & Fitness Day in the United States. Tomorrow, May 29th is the annual holiday for 2013, at the end of Older Americans Month.

Nationwide Activities national senior health

Senior centers, nursing homes, gyms, and other community organizations across the nation will be participating in National Senior Health & Fitness Day. The day is intended to motivate seniors to stay healthy and fit. Over 100,000 people will be taking part in activities all over the country. In order to hold an official “Senior Day” event,[…]

4 Easy Ways to Stay Active at Work

By |May 21, 2013|Categories: Advice, Insurance Industry, Psychology, Retirement Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

Americans seem to be more and more over-scheduled every year. stay active at work

We cram our calendars full of work and then wonder why we continue to gain so much weight. It isn’t difficult to see the causes, if you pause and take a look. With sedentary lifestyle on the increase and manual labor jobs on the decrease, Americans are moving less each day. Fewer people stay active at work, and life at home isn’t full of physical activity, either. Many people get home from a desk job only to sit down and watch television.[…]