Good news: Retirement is good for your health

‘We find strong evidence that retirement improves both health and life satisfaction.’ That’s the finding of a US study of 6,000 people who had worked for at least 20 years before reaching retirement age. It found that these retirees immediately felt more satisfied with life right after they retired.

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Is laughter a way to a healthier you?

Laughter is good for us. It has been suggested that adults only laugh 12-15 times a day while children laugh from 200 to 400 times. The message for those of us in the retirement zone (preparing for or in retirement) is: laugh more.

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Beware the phony foods in the supermarket

Some foods you see in the supermarket may not be what they seem. Marketing, these days, can be misleading with some food claims seeming too good to be true!

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Thoughts about how not to die—prematurely

The book title, How Not to Die! is intended to catch your attention. Its brick-like size says it’s serious—more than 500 pages, about 130 of them listing references.

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Spinach has impressive health benefits

Perhaps Popeye had the right idea about eating spinach for strength! This often underrated leafy green veggie has some impressive health benefits. So much so, that we could all take a leaf (pun intended!) out of Popeye’s book.

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Busting nutrition myths

So, what’s truth and what’s just a big load of hooey when it comes to nutrition?

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How to stop eating emotionally this Christmas

Does stress, sadness or anger drive you to reach for the cookie jar? Do you turn to food for comfort or when you’re feeling bored? It’s common and very much a human behaviour.

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Is retirement bad for your health?

Your retirement may have an impact on your health. That’s the findings of three research projects in different countries.

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Is fasting an effective weight-loss strategy?

Many people eat from the moment they wake up until the time they go to bed. But is this the best dietary pattern for our health?

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Walnuts pack a nutritional punch

Walnuts pack a serious nutritional punch! They contain a wide range of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals that provide us with many health benefits.

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