Each February is coated in heart-shaped everything. From sweaters to chocolates and everything in between, this month is defined by those colorful little doodles. However, this month isn’t just about the cartoon version of what beats in our chests—it's also American Heart Month. With that comes increased awareness of what you can do to keep your ticker in tip-top shape.
Behold, the month that truly starts showing the ferocity of summer heat: July. And while it's also Healthy Vision Month, for most, this month includes a plethora of family and friend gatherings, as well as many trips to the beach or the closest pool. If you haven’t made best friends with your neighbors who have a pool, now is definitely the time!
Celebrating Summer and Seniors In 1988, President Ronald Reagan declared August 21, 1988 the first National Senior Citizens Day, a day to recognize older folks for their wisdom and achievements. Historically, older folks across the world have been valued for...
Here we are again at the edge, looking out at the potential 2022 presents. Have you decided what you’d like to accomplish this year? With each January comes a renewed focus on personal health, whether it be physical or emotional health or just general well-being. The onset of a new year is a great time to begin new daily practices that can help nourish you from the inside out.
With autumn well under way, October promises cooler temperatures for Floridians and the hope for less rain than September gave us. Not only does the weather begin to make its seasonal pivot, but this month means the start of the rich, cozy holiday season—starting with Halloween, or Día de Muertos for those practicing Mexican culture, moving to Thanksgiving and finally December’s family-oriented holiday celebrations.
The month of May is always exciting as it marks what feels like the start of summer (even though the season does not officially start until June 21) and several holidays sprinkled throughout the month. From goofy celebratory puns to a somber holiday in which we honor fallen military servicemen and women, here’s your guide to celebrating this month.
March is a great month in Florida – the weather is beautiful, the skies are blue, and the season of festivals and great barbecue is starting up. March brings with it the amazing holiday of St. Patrick’s Day (read more...
September is here, and I know I may be jumping the gun a bit in saying this, but so is fall! Though temperatures still feel the same as they did in summer, we’re moving into the wonderful time of year when we may need to relocate our light jackets. Denim, windbreaker, cardigan, whatever you have—dig it out and keep it close for the season to come!
As the summer season and promise of fair-weather fun approaches, so does the risk of dehydration and heatstroke. And although it’s American Stroke Awareness Month, who’s to say that heatstroke can’t be included in that? Summer Health: 3 Tips to Avoid Heatstroke and Dehydration According to Healthline, seniors are at a higher risk of dehydration for a multitude of reasons. One of which is a lowered thirst response. https://lifestylesafter50.com/2022/05/11/summer-tips-avoid-dehydration/
Each February is American Heart Month, a month dedicated to maintaining or bettering one’s health through paying attention to their heart to protect against America’s number one killer, heart disease. This month has always been about hearts, largely in a romantic connotation, but the American Heart Association is celebrating the 57th annual Heart Month. February was adorned with this honor in 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson, nine years after his own heart attack.