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    Healthy Living Practices You Can Learn from Blue Zones

    In 2005, Dan Buettner first talked publicly about what he calls Blue Zones in an issue of National Geographic. According to Buettner, these are geographic areas where people live longer on average than anywhere else in the world. Buettner didn't discover these zones; that credit goes to Michel Poulain and Gianni Pes, who published an article about the phenomenon in the Journal of Experimental Gerontology.The three went on to expand on this idea and locate additional blue zones where people s...

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    6 Benefits of Spending Time Outside for Seniors

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, individuals who spend time outdoors on a regular basis can reap a number of benefits. Not only can it bring a number of positive effects on our health and wellbeing, but spending time outside can also drastically improve your mood and overall outlook on life. Consider some of the benefits being outdoors can bring.Increased Levels of Vitamin DJust a few minutes a day of direct sunlight exposure is enough to fulfill your daily requiremen...

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    Seven Ways to Enjoy Time Alone

    While regular social interaction is vital for a senior to maintain good overall health, it's important not to overlook the benefits of personal time.Time alone can help seniors rest and recharge after a period of activity. This is especially true if you are naturally shy or introverted.Jesus set an example of withdrawing by Himself to pray during His ministry on earth. The Gospels record that our Lord frequently sought out and spent time alone.

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    What Surviving A Sickness Can Teach You About Faith And Resilience

    The Bible compares humans to wildflowers that are here today and gone tomorrow (Psalm 103:15-16, 1 Peter 1:24). While Christians have likely heard these verses many times, the reality of our own mortality sometimes only sinks in after a serious illness threatens our life.The lack of control we have over our lives and health can be frightening or even paralyzing. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus assures us that God is aware of each tiny sparrow's fall and that we are loved even more than the...

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    Six Bible Verses to Meditate on During Lent

    On Easter, believers join together around our Monument community and the world to celebrate the freedom and forgiveness from sin that Jesus provides for us through His death and resurrection. It's easy to feel our hearts swell with joy and gratitude as we worship alongside our brothers and sisters in Christ, but we often quickly forget these moments when sin is tempting us to lose our patience and snap at a loved one or to gossip and belittle a friend behind their back.The season of Lent has...

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