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Healthy Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System

Posted on February 16, 2021 by Gina Intoppa in Staying Healthy, in older adults, in seniors, in independence, in positive aging, in healthy

Your immune system is a complex network of cells that defends your body against illness and infection. A strong immune system has always been important to health and longevity, but In the face of a pandemic, many people are exploring the ways they can further protect themselves and strengthen their body’s natural defense. But can you really boost your immune system?


While researchers have yet to scientifically prove the link between lifestyle and immune response, the relationship is intriguing. As we learn more about the effects of diet and stress on the body, appears that certain dietary and healthy-living strategies do have a positive impact on immune function. With many still awaiting the COVID-19 vaccine, making a conscious effort to strengthen your immune system certainly can’t hurt. Here are a few steps you can take to boost your immune system at every age.

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Finding the Positive During Challenging Times

Posted on January 22, 2021 by Gina Intoppa in Staying Healthy, in older adults, in seniors, in independence, in positive aging, in mindset

Life is filled with challenges. It’s unavoidable. As we grow older, we get better at navigating life’s ebb and flow. However, we occasionally find ourselves in a situation where those challenges seem to pile up; where life throws us one too many curveballs at the same time. In those instances it can be difficult to find your bearings and see the light at the end of the tunnel – difficult but not impossible. With conscious intention, and a few mindset tools in your back pocket, you can practice finding the positive, even during challenging times.

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Celebrate the New Year with a Positive Outlook!

Posted on January 4, 2018 by Gina Intoppa in Staying Healthy, in older adults, in seniors, in positive aging

As the Huffington Post points out, positive thinking sounds useful on the surface. After all, most of us would prefer to be positive rather than negative, but positive thinking is also a fluffy term that is easy to dismiss when faced with serious, real-world issues. However, research shows that positive thinking is about much more than wearing a smile and displaying an upbeat attitude. A study by the Yale Public School of Health suggests that having a more positive outlook on the aging process could have an effect on how one experiences it. When older adults view age as a time of wisdom, self-realization and satisfaction their positive mindset opens them up to seeing more possibilities in their own lives, and that brings with it a host of benefits, both physical and emotional.

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