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S.O.S. - Save Our Senses

As we age, most people know that our sight and our hearing deteriorate. What most don’t know is that our other 3 senses (smell, taste and touch) can also diminish.

Here’s some practical tips for keeping your senses sharp.

Sight: Exercise (helps blood flow to your eyes) and a good amount of sleep

Hearing: Wear ear plugs around loud noises (lawnmower, power tools, etc.), watch your weight (lower blood pressure helps keep the cells in your ears healthy)

Smell: Exercise, avoid strong aromas and even spending time smell familiar aromas can help maintain your sense of smell

Taste: Maintain good dietary health (blood sugar, etc.) and experience more complex and intense flavors when eating

Touch: Exercise and practice touching and being touched (hugs, pet the dog or cat, schedule a massage, etc.)

Walk - Less - Live Longer

Everybody knows you need to walk 10,000 steps a day to maximize your personal health, right? Wrong. Turns out that “10,000 steps” figure did not come from any scientific study. It was made up by somebody in the marketing field because it sounded good.

Recent scientific studies of approximately 17,000 women showed only 4,400 steps provided a health benefit, while the maximum benefit came at 7,500 steps.

Vitamin C to See

Research indicates that vitamin C can reduce the risk of developing cataracts.

But don’t start popping pills. The study also should that this benefit only comes from dietary vitamin C. In others words, you need to consume citrus fruits and dark green vegetables!

Hot Chocolate as Health Food (No, Really!)

Here's some good news at last!

A 2013 Harvard study indicates that drinking two cups of cocoa a day may help your brain stay healthy and improve critical thinking.

Where did we put the marshmallows?

5 Foods That Boost Brain Activity

Just as we eat foods that can help keep our bodies healthy, there are foods that can improve brain activity.

Here are 5 “smart” things to eat:

  1. Orange Juice – Helps improve memory
  2. Split Peas – Helps mental processing speed
  3. Walnuts – Helps the heart as well as the brain
  4. Asparagus – Help the brain create new neural pathways
  5. Shrimp – Helps maintain the brain’s signaling system

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