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Eskaton Blog

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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Starting Your Morning with Breakfast

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 23, 2019 10:01:07 AM

Skipping breakfast is detrimental to your brain health, and can negative impact your physical health all day. Eating well in the morning will ensure you are set up to feel great all day. 

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Staying Cool in Hot Weather

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 16, 2019 1:57:50 PM

Exercising, gardening, or simply walking in hot weather puts extra stress on your body and increases your core body temperature. This could increase your risk for heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke.

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Eating Well as You Age

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 8, 2019 2:55:47 PM

As you get older, eating well can help improve mental acuteness, boost your energy levels, and increase your resistance to illness. These nutrition and diet tips can help you feel great at any age. 

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How a positive attitude about aging is good for your health

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 3, 2019 9:32:51 AM

Did you know your attitude about age can greatly influence your health and well-being? Levy et. al (2002) found that a positive attitude towards aging can actually increase your lifespan by 7.5 years. In other words, negative thoughts about aging, also known as "ageism",  may have a cumulative harmful impact on our health. 

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Topics: Wellness Tips, Celebrating Diversity, Well-Being Philosophy, Age is Beautiful

Setbacks Are a Big Part of Success

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 24, 2019 8:58:26 AM

Setbacks are necessary steps toward your ultimate goals! Did you know that accomplishing new things and failing at them can both contribute to your success?

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Gratitude Practices for a Healthy Mind and Body

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 18, 2019 1:51:54 PM

We’re beginning to recognize both how and why gratitude has such profound effects on our physical and mental wellbeing. Not only does being grateful make sense on a gut level, the practice also makes use of hard-wired connections in our mind and body, activating fundamental neurochemical pathways shown to be connected to improve moods. Read on to discover how you can tap into these pathways using simple and meaningful gratitude exercises.

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