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April is stress awareness month

Stress Awareness Month!

April is stress awareness month! Effectively managing stress is essential for maintaining overall well-being. Acquiring healthy coping techniques, seeking assistance from friends, family, or professionals, and participating in activities that foster relaxation and self-care are vital approaches for mitigating stress and its negative impact on both physical and mental health as we age.

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Can too much screen time accelerate aging?

The use of technologies with screens is on the rise around the world, but did you know that some studies even suggest that adults over 55 use screen time more than young …

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How to stay social later in life & why it will benefit your health.

Let’s say you’re exercising regularly, watching your diet, and getting at least eight hours of sleep every night. You should absolutely be proud of yourself. However, there is one more …

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Cognitive Benefits of Being in Nature

Finding time to get outdoors isn’t always easy. However, studies have shown it is well worth fitting into your schedule no matter how busy you may be. Interacting with nature …

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Mindfulness is a Key Component of Improving Mental Health

During Vivo’s Mental Health Month we have highlighted some of the primary ways to support your overall mental health.  These include: Talking honestly with your doctor if you experience more …

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Community Conversation Takeaway:

A big THANK YOU to Dr. Joe Nocera for his informative talk on research that demonstrates the ways that exercise improves brain function, especially in older adult brains. Dr. Nocera’s work …

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Mental Health and the Complex Connection with Sleep:

Having trouble sleeping? According to some estimates, you and approximately 33% of the world’s population suffer from some form of insomnia! Did You Know that lack of sleep quantity and quality is …

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Nueroplasticity: The Constantly Adapting Brain

Brains adapt in response to new information, sensory stimulation, development, damage, or dysfunction.  Adult brains continue to develop based on new experiences, input and occasionally injury. This process of adaption …

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