1. It’s Okay to Say “No”
We all tend to get overbooked during the holidays. Remember, you don’t have to accept every invitation you receive.
2. Take Some “Me” Time
Yes, the holidays are time for family and friends. But it doesn’t have to be 24/7! This tip goes with the first one. Make sure you reserve some alone time to decompress.
3. Watch the Holiday Treats
Most of what we eat over the holidays is carbohydrates (candy, cookies, etc.). Protein not only helps with weight maintenance, but it takes longer to digest, meaning it takes a longer time to get hungry again
4. Keep Exercising
Don’t wait for New Year’s to resolve to stay fit. Make sure you’re getting plenty of exercise before that ball drops on Dec. 31!
5. Do for Others
Not only is that the real meaning Christmas, but helping others also makes us happy!
Believe it or not, multi-vitamins and other mineral supplements are the one of the leading causes for ER visits among people our age!
But for a very different reasons than what they contain.
Nearly 40% of those visits to emergency rooms and walk-in clinics among our age group are caused by choking or swallowing problems involving vitamins and nutritional supplements!
The experts recommend taking only one pill at a time and always with plenty of liquid to help wash then down.
Before You Investigate Those 50+ Dating Sites - Read This
Single Baby Boomers who want date usually have one problem – finding an available partner in the course of our daily life becomes more difficult as we get older.
Many of us today are turning to the multitude of online dating sites, especially those that cater to people in our age group. These are good places to find people in your area who might make good candidates for dating and maybe something more serious down the line.
But like everything else online, there are some general safety rules you should be aware of first:
When something or someone bothers us, we call it “a pain in the neck.” The truth is, the most common pain is a pain in the back. If you’re one of the more than 31 million Americans who experience back pain at least occasionally, here are some tips that can help you manage it better:
CHILL OUT: Doctors recommend ice to help reduce inflammations. But keep in mind to wrap the ice/ice pack in a cloth or towel to help protect your skin. Also, apply it only in 20 minute intervals to give your skin a rest.
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