Tag Archive | healthy aging

Write or Print out Your Usernames, Passcodes, PINs, and Security Questions and Answers – Healthy Habit #18

Write or Print out Your Usernames, Passcodes, PINs, and Security Questions and Answers – Healthy Habit #18

Passcode keepers and your browsers’ ability to save access codes time savers. However, should you have a shared household, need to step in and help someone, or have someone step in and help you – without this information the inability to access your online accounts can be a huge roadblock. I know we have been […]

Review Your Credit Card Charges Every Month – Healthy Habit 16

Review Your Credit Card Charges Every Month – Healthy Habit 16

Credit card fraud where a card is not present for the transaction was $4.57 billion in 2016 and increasing every year. Cyber pickpockets have made checking your statement monthly a necessity of being a credit card holder. I have set up an alert on my card so that every time it is used, I get […]

Develop a regular social calendar – Healthy Habit 14

Develop a regular social calendar – Healthy Habit 14

Studies are showing that half of Americans feel lonely and isolated. Lonely people are 50% more likely to die prematurely than those with healthy social connections. Loneliness contributes to poor health and emotional well-being. Being alone is different than being lonely. I see it in the clients I work with who are adamant they want […]

Brush, Floss, and Visit the Dentist Regularly – Friday the 13th Healthy Habit

Brush, Floss, and Visit the Dentist Regularly – Friday the 13th Healthy Habit

If you don’t know, oral health has a link to your general health. You can get a deeper dive on the topic and the related health conditions from Mayo Clinic. There are many reasons why brushing and flossing are healthy habits, but it’s also important to see your dentist regularly.  They may catch oral cancers […]

Know Short-Term Memory Loss is NOT a Normal Consequence of Aging – Health Habit 12

Know Short-Term Memory Loss is NOT a Normal Consequence of Aging – Health Habit 12

There are many conditions that can cause memory loss and an early diagnosis can make a huge difference for you and your loved ones. When you dig into the science, short-term memory loss is not a normal consequence of aging. You should consider your brain like you do a muscle and it needs exercise to […]

Ask your friends how they are spending their retirement – Healthy Habit 11

Ask your friends how they are spending their retirement – Healthy Habit 11

I have a neighbor that is spending time in a southern location and loving it. She’s quite content and wonders why the rest of us are still working. I am actually frightened of the idea of having unstructured days without a goal. In working with older adults, and after watching how “retirement” dulled my parents […]

Make copies of everything in your Wallet: Healthy Habit 10

Make copies of everything in your Wallet: Healthy Habit 10

Should your wallet every get lost or stolen, having copies of everything that was in it will minimize your stress. It will save you a lot of time when you need to call to cancel credit cards and follow up to request replacements of medical or insurance cards. It will help if you make notes […]