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7 Fun Solo Activities To Do at Home

7 Fun Solo Activities To Do at Home

As we age, it's common to spend more time in the safety and comfort of our own homes. The problem arises when we get too used to sedentary lifestyles and mind-numbing activities like watching TV. While there is nothing wrong with spending time alone at home, it's important to keep both your mind and body active each day. Therefore, we've compiled a list of great activities to do on your own at home.

8 Signs It Is Time To Try Hearing Aids

8 Signs It Is Time To Try Hearing Aids

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), hearing loss is a reduction or absence of sound sensitivity resulting from damage to the inner ear caused by illness, injury, old age, genetics, or other reasons. Hearing loss is categorized into several types depending on the extent and presence of symptoms. Some common forms include sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and conductive hearing loss (CHL).

Approximately 430 million people require rehabilitation for ‘disabling’ hearing loss. This number is expected to nearly double to 700 million by 2050. Most older individuals will experience some hearing impairment during their lifetime. Although they can often adapt to these losses, a lack of awareness can cause serious issues.

Let's look at eight signs alerting you that it might be time to seek hearing aid services.

Preparing for Your Next Move: What You Need To Know

Preparing for Your Next Move: What You Need To Know

Moving in your younger years probably meant simply recruiting a pickup truck-owning friend with the promise of pizza and beer. Now past age 50, moving takes on a bit more complexity. It requires forethought and planning to reduce the chance of a stressful experience. In this post, we'll cover four phases for making a move:

  • Planning
  • Downsizing (if necessary)
  • Other pre-moving day preparations
  • Moving day

6 Fun Activities You Can Do by Yourself Outside of the Home

6 Fun Activities You Can Do by Yourself Outside of the Home

Filling up your days with fun activities and with the people you care for can really add value to your life. However, there will be some days when your social battery may be low, and you need time to recharge. Or, you may sometimes find yourself in a situation where your friends are unavailable, and you have no choice but to spend a few hours alone.

Spending time by yourself isn't a bad thing. In fact, in spending time alone, you'll have the opportunity to just go with the flow and spend your day according to how you want – compared to compromising and finding a middle ground when hanging out with friends. Some also believe that spending time alone can help you learn how to be comfortable and happy in your own skin and become more independent.

If you're wondering about fun solo activities you can do outside the home, look no further!

10 Easy Ways To Turn Your Housework Into a Workout

10 Easy Ways To Turn Your Housework Into a Workout

Do you find yourself struggling to fit in a workout? If so, you are not alone. It can be hard to find time to exercise when you are busy with work and family obligations. Fortunately, there are easy ways that you can sneak in some extra exercise while you are doing other things around your home!

This blog post will discuss several tips to help you get moving while you clean up around the house!

Getting Started With Medicare: Medicare Advantage Plans

Getting Started With Medicare: Medicare Advantage Plans

 

Some Medicare beneficiaries want more healthcare benefits than Original Medicare can offer, even with Medigap supplemental policies. Medicare Advantage Plans (sometimes known as Medicare Part C) fill this need by providing more benefits for beneficiaries who agree to extra costs and less flexibility.

The Medicare Advantage Alternative

Offered by private insurance companies, Medicare Advantage Plans provide Part A and Part B coverage as an alternative to Original Medicare. Medicare pays a fixed amount to these insurers for each beneficiary enrolled in their plans but requires these companies to follow specific rules. These rules allow the companies flexibility to offer more services. However, to do this, they may handle out-of-pocket costs differently and impose certain restrictions on enrollees.

The Importance of Warming up Before Exercising

The Importance of Warming up Before Exercising

Warming up before working out is not just important. Rather, it can be considered "crucial". Whether for time constraints or simple laziness, it can be easy to want to skip a proper warm-up prior to exercising. Before you skip another warm-up, think twice.  Below is a list of reasons to back up this statement. You will never want to miss a good warm-up session again.

7 Reasons to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone Today

7 Reasons to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone Today

Living your life with a set routine can be comfortable. It's natural to fall into the trap of never leaving your comfort zone where everything is stress and risk-free.

However, no matter how stressful and anxiety-inducing life can get, it shouldn't stop you from trying new things and exploring what the world has to offer. The more time you spend in your comfort zone, the harder it is for you to leave. By embracing the unknown and the feeling of being uncomfortable, you'll be able to enrich your life in a myriad of ways.

In this article, we'll look at the seven reasons you should step out of your comfort zone.