Boomer and Senior Living Supplement


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1. Have Great Looking Skin at Any Age
2. Five Ways Baby Boomers Can Stay Active
3. New Technology Helps Boomers and Seniors Have Fun and Stay in Touch
4. Many Boomers Turning Their Passions into New Careers

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Boomer and Senior Living Supplement

  1. 1. Old FashionedHomemakingPresentsPhoto courtesy of and Seniors Supplement
  2. 2. Have Great Looking Skin at Any Age(StatePoint) One of the customary perks of getting older is growing a littlewiser along the way. You’ve most likely come to appreciate your “thickerskin” when dealing with life’s sticky situations. However, when you look in themirror, all you seem to see is thinning skin -- your epidermis that is, not yourego.The good news is there are steps you can take to help maintain your skin’sfirmness and elasticity and improve its appearance.
  3. 3. Eat RightAvoid eating too many highly processed carbohydrates and unhealthy fats, asresearch suggests that these foods can promote skin aging, according to theMayo Clinic. Your skin, which is a reflection of your wellness, benefits from ahealthful diet. Opt for fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy andprotein from lean meat. These choices will provide you with a variety ofnutrients for your skin and overall health.RejuvenateDoes your skin bruise easily? Unfortunately, this is a common problem thatcan cause you to feel insecure about exposing your skin. With the use ofcertain topical treatments, you can help repair and maintain elasticity thatmay have been lost due to medication, UV damage, genetics or simply gettingolder.For example, DerMend Moisturizing Bruise Formula can help improve skintexture, as well as maintain collagen and elastin production. DerMendMoisturizing Bruise Formula can help to boost moisture and suppleness, andhelp lessen the appearance of skin discoloration. The formula is non-irritating,fragrance-free and rich in skin penetrating ingredients, such as ceramides,retinol, arnica oil and glycolic acid. Best of all, this formula absorbs easily intoskin and won’t stain clothing. DerMend, which is available online and at selectCVS stores, is a great step to work into your daily morning and evening skincare routine.
  4. 4. Protect YourselfToo much exposure to the sun and the ultraviolet radiation that comes with it,are contributing factors to sunburn, premature aging and even skin cancer,according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Their SunWise healtheducation program advises everyone to wear sunscreen every day, even oncloudy days, and to protect skin with hats, long sleeves and sunglasses.Editor’s Note: Always consult your doctor before using any product on yourskin.PHOTO SOURCE: (c) Monkey Business -
  5. 5. Five Ways Baby Boomers Can Stay Active(StatePoint) While it’s difficult to encapsulate the moods of tens of millions ofpeople born between 1946 and 1964, one thing has often been said aboutboomers -- they share a determination to stay forever young.Next to improving diet and shunning tobacco, nothing a person does increaseslife expectancy more than exercising, according to the National Institute onAging. As such, many boomers are busy with their quest for immortality onthe bike paths and exercise mats of America.
  6. 6. While exercise is great for body and mind, it doesn’t come without risk. Andan injury can derail a routine quickly.Here are five ways boomers can ensure they’re staying safe and having funwith exercise:• Know your limitations: Don’t increase the intensity of physical activity tooquickly, especially if you have existing cardiovascular, joint or muscleproblems that could be aggravated as a result.Work with a licensed trainer at first, who can assess your strength, flexibility,balance and endurance, and create a custom workout program accordingly.• Try something new: New activities can keep you motivated and help youavoid over-working particular joints and muscles. Consider something totallydifferent, such as pickleball, a fast-paced court sport combining elements oftennis, badminton and table tennis.• Take control: Whether gardening, golfing or dancing, it’s inevitable thatphysical activity will create occasional muscle pain, stiffness, swelling andbruising. Pain can be immobilizing and depressing, so managing it isimportant.“Avoid medications that mask pain coming from strained or damaged tissues,”says Jyl Steinback, author of “Superfoods: Cook Your Way to Health,” andexecutive director of “Instead, consider a homeopathicmedicine, such as Arnicare Gel, that works naturally with the body to help itheal and won’t interfere with other medications you’re taking. I bring it withme whenever I exercise.”
  7. 7. Unscented and non-greasy, the gel is quickly absorbed by the skin. Moreinformation about natural muscle pain treatment can be found• Spice rack resources: Turmeric, ginger and cayenne pepper all have anti-inflammatory properties, as well as many other health benefits. Stick to yourgood-for-you, energy-boosting diet by giving your bland foods a low-caloriekick with spices, roots and herbs.• Boost your metabolism: As we age, our metabolism slows down. Avoidcompounding this with stress or fatty, heavy meals. To maintain a healthyweight and avoid insulin spikes or hypoglycemia, try eating small, balancedmeals six times a day, rather than three big ones. Eating at the same time eachday in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere speeds up digestion and makesenergy more readily available.• Recharge at night: You’ll need your shut eye with your new active lifestyle.Luckily, exercise can contribute to longer, deeper sleep, helping replenish andrebuild every cell in the body. This goes beyond beauty sleep. Great sleep canaid longevity.Don’t let potential aches and pains stop you from exercising regularly. Thesooner you start moving, the better you’ll look and feel. With a few tricks, youcan exercise more safely and pain-free.PHOTO SOURCE: (c) Monkey Business - Fotolia.comEditor’s Note: Consult your doctor before starting any exercise plan,medications, or supplements.
  8. 8. New Technology Helps Boomers andSeniors Have Fun and Stay in Touch(StatePoint) Whether you’re a technophobe who is reluctant to make newpurchases, or you warmly embrace every trend, you may be excited to hearabout user-friendly innovations, such as touch screen computers, that canmake life easier and more fun:• Show and tell: Miss your grandkids? New desktop computers, laptops andtwo-in-one detachable PCs like the HP SlateBook x2 make it possible tocommunicate face-to-face without the need for travel. Use a Skype accountand a built-in webcam to video chat with loved ones and friends. Set upafternoon appointments with your grandkids where they can share the big
  9. 9. news of the school day with you in real time or read them a bedtime storyfrom hundreds of miles away.• Dig up the past: Get the family together to take a quick trip back throughtime and explore your family heritage. Discover the root of your surname andexplore your history. You’ll spark great conversation and maybe even a fewfunny stories from the past. Online software can help you create a family tree.• Be artistic: Need a stress-relieving activity? Why not take up painting? Butrather than get your hands dirty, try a free application, such as Windows 8FreshPaint, which offers a realistic alternative to oil painting, without themess. And you don’t have to shell out for painting supplies.• Be a chef: You may already have a collection of favorite tried and truerecipes. But it’s never too late to enlarge your collection. If you have anInternet connection, use it to find new recipes and save them to a computerprogram, such as HP Recipe Box, which is an easy way to organize and storethem. You can even print out a grocery list to save you time while planning.• Take it easy: For those with arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome, or thosewho just like things to be plain and simple, a touchscreen desktop PC such asthe HP ENVY 23 TouchSmart All-in-One can provide much needed relief. Youcan browse the web, play games, and keep in touch without the need for akeyboard and mouse. More information can be found at• Play a game: From Scrabble to Solitaire, you can play any of your favoritegames even when you’re home alone. Either compete against the computer orplay with far-away friends.You may not jump on board every consumer technology trend, so if you’regoing to be selective, look for those technologies that can enrich your life.
  10. 10. Many Boomers Turning Their Passionsinto New Careers(StatePoint) For many years, the average 50-something American lookedforward to a leisure-based retirement. But as Americans are living longer and
  11. 11. feeling younger, many are finding it necessary to remain professionally activebeyond traditional retirement age -- forging new paths that supply bothmoney and meaning.“Boomers are opting to stay in the game, or better, change the game by leavinga mark and making a difference,” says Marci Alboher, vice president, an organization helping people transition to the nonprofit worldand public sector.While moving into a new kind of work is not always quick or easy, someexperts say that middle-aged Americans are well-equipped to handle it.“With midlife comes a newfound capacity to tap into your accumulatedexperience and wisdom to accomplish new things you may have been unableto do earlier,” says Alboher, whose new book “The Encore Career Handbook,”is a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to make such a shift.Whether you’re looking to jump right in or make a plan first, here are sometips and things to consider:• Your new work may involve a trade-off. You may trade money for meaningand flexibility. You may trade power and influence for the chance to workmore closely with people you can help.• Transitions will take longer than you think, so be patient.• Be prepared to face age discrimination. You can counter employerprejudices by ensuring your skills are up to snuff, especially when it comes totechnology. Show you understand the job market today by having a great
  12. 12. LinkedIn profile. Consider tailoring your resume to show your strengths as anadviser and mentor.• Don’t be discouraged by today’s tight job market. The nonprofit sector hasadded jobs over the past decade and our government’s need for highly skilledemployees in a variety of sectors continues to grow. Between now and 2018,experts say that there may be as many as 1.7 million jobs available at all levelsof government.• Instead of jobs, think about projects. Instead of thinking about what youwant to do forever, think about what you want to work on for a year or two.Think about a series of engaging commitments with periodic gaps for apersonal break, retraining or travel in between.• Rarely can you find and craft the job opportunity you want, simply byapplying to job postings. Create your role through networking, volunteeringand retooling for a new kind of work. Consider going solo as a freelancer,consultant or entrepreneur.For tips on making the most of this chapter of your life and work, visit SOURCE: (c) Civic Ventures