Is Attending Live Music Concerts The Ticket To Happiness? Research Says Yes!

If gig-going can help you live longer, then Darren Hogan may well live forever. The Toronto-based 48-year-old attends 25-30 live-music events a year, from major stadium concerts to intimate venues and multi-day festivals. Now a study is backing what Hogan experiences firsthand—attending concerts is good for you. And not just for your soul: Going to a live music gig once every...

Keep Your Health And Save Your Sanity During Separation and Divorce

As Boomers enjoy longer lives, staying in a challenging marriage “until death do us part” becomes a less than attractive option. No wonder almost 40 percent of marriages end in divorce. But, while marital transition can ultimately lead to greater happiness, separation and divorce can take its toll on one’s health. Leaving a romantic union is stressful for anyone. But...

Why You Should Consult A Dietitian for Nutrition Advice To Support Healthy Aging

Optimal nutrition to support each stage of life is essential, and healthy aging is no exception. As we grow older, there are some key nutrients that need special attention1. These include calcium, vitamin D, your B vitamins and iron (to name a few)1. More often than not, with decreasing food intake, these key nutrients are lacking in our diets2. If...

Why You Need To Make A Good Night’s Sleep A Top Priority For Your Health

When Rip Van Winkle took his dog for a walk one sunny autumn day, he had no idea he would drop into a deep sleep for 20 years. According to Washington Irving’s famous short story, the Dutch-American farmer – unlike many of us today – didn’t toss or turn and wasn’t bothered by unusual dreams or awakened by strange sounds....

How To Find Your Inner Resilience And Allow Your Spirit To Soar Again

Hey everybody! I’m Rob. I’m a fully formed human who has recently come to the conclusion that, in spite of my best efforts, I am, in fact, aging. You might be aware of this odd phenomenon as well. I’ve got to say that it came as a complete and utter surprise to me. I am aware that all humans (and...

Amgen Sets An Official Guinness World Record For Most Osteoporosis Screenings In 24 Hours

The results are in! Amgen Canada, together with affiliates in nine other countries around the world, is celebrating a new Guinness World Records title for the most osteoporosis screenings in 24 hours: 5,816. In Canada, an astounding 553 people were tested at Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga, Ont. on May 5th, far surpassing the national goal of 300. Globally,...

Digital Bowling Program Improves Wellbeing For Older Adults

A digital bowling game where participants mimic the motions of the popular sport is proving to be beneficial for people with dementia and physical impairments who attend adult day programs, according to new research supported by AGE-WELL, Canada's Technology and Aging Network. The motion-based technology can “provide meaningful engagement” for a wide range of participants in such programs where staff...

Fan The Flames Of Passion For Healthy Aging Over The Age Of 60

While certain health conditions can affect the libido and sexual capacity, many people still want and need intimacy, or have sexual desires, as they grow older. However, there seem to be taboos and preconceived ideas about the sexuality of older adults. What the research tells us Sexuality is defined by the World Health Organization as encompassing sex, gender identities and roles,...

Is It Time To Add Tai Chi To Your Exercise Routine?

William Leclair had much to celebrate when he approached his 55th birthday three years ago. The Toronto-based communications specialist was fulfilled in his career, proud of his family and he took delight in his circle of close longtime friends. “All things considered, I was in a happy place in my life,” says Leclair. What he did not celebrate was the...

15 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Holocaust Survivors

Holocaust survivors overcame the most severe form of persecution and went on to become productive members of the communities in which they settled. They have exhibited an extraordinary resilience and love of family and community. Their survival is an example of the human spirit’s ability to adapt, rebuild and recover from genocide. As people who have seen the dark...