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Eskaton Blog

Wellness Tip: Light and Well-being

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 20, 2019 4:03:09 PM

Did you know that the average person spends 90% of their day indoors? Light is by far the most important way to maintain the body’s daily rhythm. Our bodies need exposure to bright light in the daytime and darkness at night. Indoor lighting becomes even more important as you age because it can impact your overall health, mood and mobility. 

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Wellness Tip: Sit Less. Move More.

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 13, 2019 5:06:00 PM

“We have a brain for one reason and one reason only—and that is to produce adaptable and complex movement.”   –Daniel Wolpert

Did you know that physical activity has dropped by 32% in the United States in two generations? Vehicles, machines and technology now move for us. Sedentary lifestyles
are normal in today’s society, but evolution designed humans to move.

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Although Ballet Experience is Not Necessary; Movement is Required

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 11, 2019 11:39:53 AM

Eskaton partners with Kaiser Permanente and Sacramento Ballet to provide balance classes to the community. “Be happy and surround yourself with good people,” says Lonnie Capps, resident. Residents from Eskaton Monroe Lodge attend the weekly balance class every Wednesday morning. 

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Topics: Wellness Tips, Age is Beautiful

Seated Exercises Designed to Improve Posture, Balance and Strength

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 5, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Start incorporating seated movements into your routine to improve your posture, strength and balance. Here are 15 seated movements to try at home.  

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September is Fall Prevention Awareness Month

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 30, 2019 2:25:16 PM

September is Fall Prevention Awareness Month. Traditionally, a conversation with a healthcare provider about fall prevention focuses mainly on biological risk factors and incorporating more structured fitness into your routine. This narrow view of health and fall prevention neglects the diverse needs of the whole person. According to the University of Southern California, adults over the age of 65 can expect to live longer today than 40 years ago, but will live with at least one chronic disease or functional limitation.

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Wellness Tip: Managing Pain to Increase Cognitive Health

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 26, 2019 1:19:57 PM

Did you know that chronic pain can impact your brain health? If you find yourself living with regular chronic back pain, you may know all too well how it affects your ability to be able to move and enjoy an active lifestyle. Harvard Medical Center reports that chronic pain actually alters brain function and contributes to mood disorders, including depression and anxiety, sleeping difficulties and coping skills.

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Wellness Tip: Supporting Brain Health

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 19, 2019 5:03:15 PM

August is our Brain Fitness Month. Brain Fitness (or brain health) refers to the ability to remember, learn, plan, concentrate and maintain a clear, and active mind. As we age, it is normal to experience some changes in mental function. The brain needs regular exercise just like the muscles in your body.

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Wellness Tip: Keeping Hydrated in August

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 12, 2019 7:01:00 AM

August means rising temperatures and keeping hydrated becomes even more critical to your health and well-being. When your water intake does not equal your output, you can become dehydrated. 

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Wellness Tip: Practice Compassion with Yourself and Others

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 5, 2019 4:50:18 PM

Did you know that people who respond with compassion to their own mistakes and limitations have been shown to experience greater physical and emotional health? If not, good news! Compassion is a trainable attribute and you can begin cultivating compassion for yourself and others today. 

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How to Get the Biggest Benefits of Walking

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 30, 2019 8:29:57 AM

Walking is one of the best things we can do to improve our overall health, and increase our longevity and well-being.

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