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Love Chemistry

What is love? It is a question William Shakespeare had been working on in the 1600’s and recording artist Haddaway has been asking since 1993. Now, scientists are trying to find an answer.

It’s Chemical

Studies have shown that romantic feelings are triggered by an increase in oxytocin, a chemical that promotes intimacy, which leads to an increase of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine produces feelings of euphoria, energy, sleeplessness, and focused attention.

Winter Blues

Do you dread the winter months? Other than those beautiful moments of quiet snowfall, there isn’t much to like about it. It’s dark, plants are dormant and dead looking, you feel tired more, and you have to start your car in the morning so maybe it will be warm by the time you get to work… The list can go on and on.  But there are some people who are affected by these winter months more than others.

11 Ways to Combat Holiday Stress

Ever notice how the most wonderful time of the year can quickly turn into the biggest nightmare of the year? Holiday stress can happen to even the most seasoned holiday expert. There are several major factors that may cause a more stressful holiday season including over commitment, over indulgence, family conflicts, high expectations, and the interruption of regular routines. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you combat holiday stress:

1. Increase Sunlight Exposure

Exercising At Any Age

Regular exercise and physical activity are imperative to the physical and mental health of almost everyone, including older adults.

Being physically active can help you continue to do the things you enjoy and stay independent as you age. Regular physical activity over long periods of time can produce life time health benefits. That's why health experts say that older adults should be active every day to maintain their health.

In addition, exercise and physical activity can reduce the risk of developing some diseases and disabilities that develop as people grow older.

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