The Voices of the Village Newsletter

Greetings! We hope everyone is enjoying summer. We know aging comes with new challenges and can be difficult for some. In this week’s newsletter we included a few articles that we hope will help.
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“How To Really Take Care of Your Eyes Over 50”

Weakening eyes are sadly an inevitable part of aging. But that doesn’t mean you can’t slow the process down. This article shares some exercises and tips that will help keep your eyes sharper for longer. Some of the tips include doing eye circles, turning down the brightness on your electronic devices, and eating carrots.

 

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“5 Ways To Tweak Your Routine To Achieve Healthy Aging”

In our later years, when our bodies and minds have more limitations, small things can make the biggest differences. However, it can be hard to know exactly how to improve your lifestyle when there is so much ambiguous information surrounding us and when so many different people tell us so many different things. So, to make it easier for you, here are 5 small things you can do everyday to achieve healthy aging. 
1. Make an exercise routine
2. Listen to your body
3. Eat more health foods
4. Practice self-care
5. Stay active

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Senior man accident falling on snow in winter.

“How Cold Weather Can Affect Your Health After 60”

Fall is finally upon us! However, colds and other respiratory infections are “four times more common during colder weather than during warmer months.” Additionally joint pain can worsen and the number of heart attacks increase. Make sure to stay informed on the effects of weather on your health as it cools down so you can start taking preventative measures! One tip from this article is to increase your vitamin D intake!

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Health is such an important part of living a quality life. With the internet and all of the technology we have today, maintaining our health can be easier than ever. With all of the portable computers we have in the form of phones, pads, and even bracelets we have access to our own personal nutrition at the touch of a button. However, the downside to this is that there are so many apps and products out there. How can we tell which ones will benefit us the most? Here is a resource provided by reviews.com that we encourage you all you use. It will help you with this exact conundrum. This is the most comprehensive and informative review on fitness trackers we have come across that will ensure you make the right decision.

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