4 Benefits of Golf To Achieve True Happiness

May 25, 2017
4 Benefits of Golf To Achieve True Happiness

As one goes through the circle of life, one question does remain: how can we achieve true happiness? This is a topic that has been researched by numerous scientists and doctors. Yet, it seems like no one has really found an accurate answer that would define what the triggers of happiness are. In this article, I will try to outline how golf allowed me to be happy during the first 50 years of my life – I hope that you can use some of that information to make yourself happier.


Eating Out Too Much? 4 Tips for Cutting Back

May 24, 2017
Eating Out Too Much? 4 Tips for Cutting Back

If you find yourself getting home from work late several nights a week, the last thing you probably feel like doing is cooking a meal from scratch. It’s so much easier to order delivery, grab takeout on the way home, or gather up the family and head to your favorite restaurant. Unfortunately, if this becomes a habit instead of an occasional indulgence, you may see your wallet shrinking—and your waistline expanding. Eating out is very expensive, and restaurant meals are often served in overly large portions and contain high levels of salt, fat, and sugar. So how can you cut back if your habit is getting out of control? Here are 4 tips for eating well at home.


2017 Angel City Games

May 22, 2017
2017 Angel City Games

In three short years, the annual Angel City Games have become Southern California’s premiere adaptive sports event, featuring a 4 day festival of clinics, competition, activities and celebration of Paralympic sport. The 2017 edition features five adaptive sports – Swimming, Archery, Track and Field, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Tennis – and will be held 6/22-25 on the campus of UCLA. Competition is sanctioned by Adaptive Sports USA and USA Track and Field, and results can qualify youth athletes for the National Junior Disability Championships.


How Golf Can Help Seniors Live A Better Life

May 19, 2017
How Golf Can Help Seniors Live A Better Life

As life goes by, it is key to start taking advantage of the time we do have. Life is an enigmatic concept, and it is often too late when we get reminded to truly enjoy it. For that reason, I do believe that each of us should be entitled to live a fulfilling life, every day. One of the ways to reach this goal is to play sports extensively. Not any type of sports, but specifically sports that will make you a better person. As I happen to know so well, golf is one of them.


Should High Blood Pressure be Approached Differently?

May 18, 2017
Should High Blood Pressure be Approached Differently?

May is high blood pressure month, so it’s a great time to explore the causes and effects of high blood pressure and how the medical field (and society in general) can approach it differently. High blood pressure is extremely common, and there are lots of causes, from stress to sodium-rich diets to hereditary conditions. Common medications like birth control pills also cause blood pressure to rise.


Health and Medical Advice for Seniors

May 16, 2017
Health and Medical Advice for Seniors

You are growing older every passing day. Does this worry you and stress you out? Why? You’ve lived your life, and now is the right time to relax and be care-free.

Yes, your physical health and fitness might lead to problems, which somehow magnify if you income is barely enough for retirement years. But don’t worry, if you take care of a few things, you can be healthy and happy in old age too. Here is some great advice that you should act upon to make the most out of your twilight years.


Older Americans Month and the Benefits of Walking

May 12, 2017
Older Americans Month and the Benefits of Walking

In our modern world, most of us just aren’t moving enough. We sit at desks, on the couch, and walk just a few feet to our cars, driving off to wherever we want to go. This has a negative impact on our health, and many people are beginning to realize that sitting all the time isn’t the answer to a healthy lifestyle. Luckily, you don’t have to do much to gain the benefits of gentle exercise—just 30 minutes a day is beneficial to your health. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits you’ll enjoy by fitting a half hour of walking in per day, whether you take a break during the workday, enjoy a pre-dinner stroll, or set out first thing in the morning.


Discussing Sports Accessibility During National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May 10, 2017
Discussing Sports Accessibility During National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and it’s a great time to shed some light on some of the shortcomings of the sports community, both in who is welcomed and how participants are treated. Below are some ways to highlight pertinent accessibility issues in your local sports and fitness community.


#ShowYourMettle on the Road With These Driving Aids

May 08, 2017
#ShowYourMettle on the Road With These Driving Aids

 

Today, thousands of Americans are wearing and displaying their prosthetics in a show of pride and solidarity. The Amputee Coalition is encouraging amputees to demonstrate their pride online with the hashtag #ShowYourMettle. To show your “mettle” — the ability to resiliently cope in the face of adversity — you should show your “metal”.


How Patient-Centered Care Can Improve Health Outcomes

May 04, 2017
How Patient-Centered Care Can Improve Health Outcomes

You may have heard the term “patient centered care” floating around recently. This refers to healthcare providers that give diagnoses and health recommendations based on a patient’s individual situation. Since health is the wellbeing of the body and mind, and everyone’s body and mind are unique, it seems odd that healthcare wouldn’t be patient-centered in the first place. Unfortunately, in the name of efficiency and profits, many healthcare providers default to making recommendations based on demographic information and other generalized data.