The Admiral at the Lake Blog

4 Ways to Add the Benefits of Music to Your Life

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Mar 21, 2017 3:59:48 PM

Everyone loves music. Instinctively, we recognize its influence on us.

When you listen to music, a part of your brain called the nucleus accumbens triggers the release of dopamine, sometimes called the happiness chemical.

How can you prevent negative perceptions of aging from influencing your life?

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Why Posture Is Important

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Mar 16, 2017 2:47:52 PM

We take good posture for granted. We also notice poor posture. In Western culture, poor posture is a sign of sloth and low self-esteem.

Posture is important in other ways, because bad posture can lead to injury and chronic back pain.

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Aah...Advantages of Massage for Mature Adults

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Mar 14, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Therapeutic massage is becoming more and more popular. As Baby Boomers grow older, we are adopting it in greater numbers.

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Should You Downsize?

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Mar 10, 2017 10:58:47 AM

Should I stay or should I go?

—The Clash

That’s the question asked by empty-nesters as you plan your future.

Your family home has memories and good neighbors. If you’re like many people who are planning for retirement or already retired, it probably also has empty rooms. And, for many parents, it probably also contains debris from your past you haven’t examined since you carefully—or hurriedly—stored it away.

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Pamper Yourself in Chicago

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Mar 2, 2017 3:28:09 PM

Everyone needs pampering sometime. Taking time for yourself relieves stress and makes you more productive.

And Chicago offers a wealth of ways to pamper yourself—massage, mani/pedis, facials, and more.

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Topics: health

A Laugh A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Feb 23, 2017 12:48:30 PM

Want an exercise that burns calories, relaxes muscles, boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure, relieves pain, decreases negative thinking and eases depression and anxiety symptoms?

That’s a laugh!

No, really…laughter does all of these things.

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Count the Blessings of Growing Older

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Feb 22, 2017 12:35:36 PM

Now that you’re retired, you can use your age to your advantage. Count these 14 benefits of growing older:

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Topics: Blog, Wellness

Are You Older and Wiser?

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Feb 16, 2017 8:37:00 AM

Most older people believe in the phrase “older and wiser”. Each of us can point to situations where we behaved better as older people than we did when we were young.

However, recently, researchers have examined the phrase and found that older people aren’t necessarily wiser. That conclusion makes sense, of course, but why do so many of us believe we are wiser?

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Topics: Blog

10 Ways to Look Younger

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Feb 15, 2017 5:14:22 PM

Some older people view wrinkles as badges of honor. To them, each line and wrinkle symbolizes triumph over adversity.

Nevertheless, most of us want to look younger. We want our appearance to reflect our vivacious perspective on life. 

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How Love Improves Life

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Feb 10, 2017 5:00:46 PM

We all want to experience love, don’t we? Your heart soars, and your attention focuses on the one you love.

When love is good, it’s also good for you, according to research studies.

And although some studies equate love with marriage, since 88% of U.S. residents marry for love, it’s a valid equation.
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Topics: Blog

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