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Saving Time : Speedier Recovery
If you are finally on the road to recovery, it can seem like a long journey; especially if you are overcoming a chronic orthopedic condition. While regular communication with your doctor and excellent care can speed up your healing process, you can also take control of your healthtimeline when you’re not at a doctors’ visit. Get back to living your best life faster with these tips: 1. Surround yourself with positive people: Arguments cause stress. Stress triggers the release of cortisol. Cortisol has a negative impact on your body repairing itself. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD, a professor of psychiatry at Ohio State University College of Medicine, conducted an experiment indicating that people in hostile relationships healed at 60% the rate of “happier” couples. It’s not just mental. Because of human’s unique body chemistry, negativity can poorly influence your health. Go ahead! Take your recovery time to cut the bad folks out of your world and enjoy a full body and mind rejuvenation. 2. Do things that you love: In addition to removing the stressors from your life, healing can be expedited by ...

Helping Hands: How Grandparents Shape Lives
"Happy or sad I think that grandmothers are the wisest, most understanding people in the world (excluding, of course, grandfathers)." -Jane Moore, age 10

 Richard and Helen Exley (Eds.), To Grandma and Grandpa As the Baby Boomer generation shifts into the role of “grandparent”, more and more research is being done on the social, financial, and developmental impact that grandparents have on their grandchildren. In the past, parents were given the majority of the credit for the emotional and physical evolution of their kids, but the increased research indicates that grandparents play an equally important role in early-adult-education.

 Additionally, According to AARP, because of trying economic circumstances and increased military deployment, 2.6 million (up 8% from the previous year) grandparents are the primary caregivers for America’s youth. Even if you are not a primary caregiver, you have the ability to influence your grandchildren’s development beyond what you had initially thought.

 The unfortunate thing is that as Boomers age into the role of “grandma” or “grandpa”, so do their joints. It’s important to keep a pulse on your physical health so you don’t miss ...