As we get older, we often consider how to keep our brains active so we can live life boldly. One great way to take care of our minds is by reading. Since March is National Reading Month, it's the perfect time to bring attention to the many cognitive, mental and social benefits of reading.
One of the advantages of living in North and South Carolina is that we have many beautiful days all year round to get out and exercise. But rain, early evenings and colder days can make it harder than usual to get outside and stay active. Try these tips to make exercising in the winter easier!
We've talked before about the idea of creating SMART goals (those that are specific, measurable, achievable, results-driven and timely). A SMART goal takes a lifestyle change like "I want to eat healthier this year" and makes it an actionable plan like "I will eat a side salad with every meal and only eat dessert on Friday this week."
At the start of a new year, many of us will be thinking about improving our health. One of the easiest ways to take charge of your health is by scheduling regular visits with your doctor. Taking the extra time annually for these checkups can drastically improve your overall wellness and help you live life boldly!
November is American Diabetes Awareness Month, a chance to bring attention to an issue that affects many older adults. 12.4% of adults in North Carolina and 13.2% of adults in South Carolina have been diagnosed with diabetes. Let’s talk about a few dos and don’ts to manage type 2 diabetes as you live life boldly! Do: Eat a healthy […]
Don't let your fear of falling stop you from living life boldly! There are steps you can take to prevent falling. The ApexHealth team put together these fall prevention tips for older adults and caregivers.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This month, and throughout the year, ApexHealth joins the mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies and community members in promoting suicide prevention awareness.