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Senior Living

Getting Active for Spring and Summer as an Older Adult

Adapting to the pandemic for the past year has made exercise and physical fitness difficult, but there are still ways to remain active. And with spring in the air, it’s the perfect time to get back outside and moving. For aging adults, physical … read more

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20 Pet-Safe House Plants and Their Health Benefits for Humans

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from “50 Pet-Safe Plants + Their Health Benefits For Owners,” originally published by Honest Paws. Check out the article for the list of 40 more pet-friendly plants for your home and your garden. Published with permission. When … read more

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Add These Indoor Plants for a Better Yoga Experience (or General Mood Lifting)

Yoga is a way for humans to connect with nature, and plants play a pivotal role in that. Plants increase mood and can help heal the body. Some plants can also clean the air, which can make a pretty big difference in how people feel as they … read more

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6 Tips for Controlling Your High Blood Pressure

Did you know high blood pressure (hypertension) is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and “The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension,” nearly half of U.S. adults have … read more

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How to Avoid Bad Posture That ‘Sneaks Up’ as Shoulder Pain with Age

Shoulder pain in older adults often appears suddenly, as if caused by a sudden trauma or injury. But for many people, shoulder injuries are often the result of musculoskeletal conditions directly associated with aging and, more specifically, poor or weakening posture, according to Kitsap County … read more

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Improve Your Mental Health with These 5 Tips for Better Sleep

For some, the holidays may be the happiest season of all, but for others the hectic pace and endless to-do lists can take a real toll on their mental health. This year, the impact is heightened by a global health pandemic. According to … read more

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Maintaining Health During the Holidays

When the turkey rolls around in November and the oranges, browns and yellows of autumn transition to the reds and greens or blues and golds for Christmas and Hanukkah, for most of us the last thing on our minds is exercising and eating … read more

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physiotherapy

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Physical Therapy

October is National Physical Therapy Month, and Kitsap County physical therapist Hayley Siegenthaler wants to remind community members about the important role improved and restored movement has on well-being. “Movement is central to a person’s quality of life, no matter the age or … read more

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Exercise Essential for a Strong Mind

A relationship between the body and mind has long been theorized. As far back as the 1st century, Roman poet Juvenal suggested people should pray for “mens sana in corpore sano” (a sound mind in a sound body) above power and wealth. Today, … read more

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