These health tools can help monitor blood pressure, exercise

These health tools can help monitor blood pressure, exercise

New technology comes out every year that make our lives easier, from new smartphone applications to kitchen tools and more. One that we think could greatly benefit seniors is a wearable monitor that checks heart rate, blood pressure, exercise, sleep and other health indicators.  These can help with reaching fitness goals faster and help stay accountable with reminders to keep moving throughout the day. They can also benefit if you live a more sedentary lifestyle and are at risk for hypertension, diabetes and other illness. There are plenty of wearable monitors you can buy, but not all of them are up to standard. It’s important to consider the monitor’s battery life, accuracy, ease of use, durability and whether it is water resistant. We all forget to charge our phones or take off certain items before getting into the shower, so we want to make sure this new device can withstand long periods of time without charge and the occasional shower without...
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Do you know the role humor has played in history?

Do you know the role humor has played in history?

* This article was originally published in the Winter 2020 edition. Updated September 14, 2020. Humor and laughter are unquestionably linked, but they’re not actually the same thing. Laughter is the reaction we have to humor. Humor is something that generates a laugh by being funny or amusing, like a riddle, a pun or a knock-knock joke. This type of wit is often a play on words or provides a punchline with an unexpected turn of events. Of course, the perception of the quality of humor varies with each individual. Research has found that men and women are amused by different types of humor. People from different regions of the country, or even from different parts of the world, often have a regional humor that may not be amusing to others. It can be rooted in a local dialect, a landmark or even native history and homegrown folklore. What is perceived as humor changes over time, as demonstrated by changes in popular...
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Don’t Put Out a Welcome Mat for Home Burglars and Robbers

Don’t Put Out a Welcome Mat for Home Burglars and Robbers

Have you ever said or overheard someone say while in a public place, “The kids gave me a TV for my birthday,” or “I just got a great deal on a laptop computer?” Do you hide a house key under the back-door mat or leave your doors unlocked during the day? If so, you are leaving yourself open to being victimized. It’s important for all homeowners to take precautionary measures, but more so for older adults. Robbers are a threat to physical well-being, as well as personal goods. Being physically attacked can result in long months of rehabilitation. So, keeping within the bounds of common sense, let the evidence be a call to action, not just another reason to worry. Before paranoia sets in, first consider that there are measures you can take to thwart the possibility of a home burglary. Short of installing electrified fencing guarded by watchdogs and high-tech video cameras monitored by security staff (which, by the way, sends a...
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Storm Season Can Cause Your TV to Have Issues

Storm Season Can Cause Your TV to Have Issues

Have you been having issues with your TV with all the storms happening lately? It may be time to get someone to come and check out your TV antenna to make sure it hasn’t been damaged or moved around by the recent storms in Florida. If you’re in the Daytona Beach area, call Halifax TV Antenna at 386-253-3487. They work diligently on any needs you may have and ensure that you’re left with a properly functioning antenna....
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What to Do When You Qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

What to Do When You Qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

Have you recently moved? Did you lose health coverage? If you have, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). An SEP allows you to make changes to your Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug coverage. Customarily changes to your Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug plan are not permitted after the initial enrollment period. However, these life changes grant you the opportunity to choose a new program that can suit your needs accurately. The opportunity is great for people who feel like their current plan doesn't cover their health concerns or if they're dissatisfied with the insurance's customer service. If you made the mistake of choosing the wrong coverage but qualify for an SEP, contact CMD Insurance Agency. CMD Insurance Agency will help you choose the right insurance for your health needs. This dedicated company ensures that its clients are tailored to the best plans for their unique health. Dedicated to providing excellent customer service to their clients,...
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You Can Take Care of Your Family and Your Assets with One Simple Thing

You Can Take Care of Your Family and Your Assets with One Simple Thing

It’s never a good time to think about setting up a will, but it’s always a bad time when families have to go to court to decide where your belongings should go once you’re gone. Wendy Mara can help put you and your family at ease. She has been an elder and family law specialist for more than 10 years in the areas of probate, family law, estate planning, guardianship and business matters. She’s assisted many families in the Ormond Beach, Deland and Palm Coast areas with legal services and she can help you too. For more information, visit her profile here or call 386-313-0113....
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