Physical Health

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Why Staying Socially Active as You Age Is Good for Your Health

February 29, 2020

Senior Scene Why Staying Socially Active as You Age Is Good for Your Health Although loneliness may not seem like a significant issue, lack of social contact can have a seriously detrimental effect on the emotional and physical health of older adults, who are often most susceptible to isolation. It’s a fact of life that …

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Back by Popular Demand: Free Health & Wellness Event!

February 26, 2020

Healthy Living The Seasoned Adult Ministry of First Baptist Trussville will host its 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Event on Thursday, March 12. A panel of physicians and other healthcare professionals will lecture and answer questions on topics including pain management, hip and knee replacement, heart health, kidney disease, hearing and ENT, weight management, stroke …

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Servant Leader: Vestavia’s Ben Cox

February 17, 2020

Special Feature Cheer on Vestavia’s Ben Cox as he bikes across America for people with disabilities! Cox, a sophomore at Troy University and a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, will bike across America from California to Washington, D.C. in an annual cycling trip called The Journey of Hope. Cox plans to raise $15,000 for …

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From Stressed to Blessed

January 27, 2020

Healthy Living You can have peace regardless of your circumstances. My life was killing me. Every morning, when it was time to get out of bed after a night of not sleeping, I would lie there, preparing myself for all the problems, worries, lack, fear, anger, and resentment that would start chasing me down from …

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Brookdale University Park Offers Daily Physical Activity Programs

December 28, 2019

Senior Scene The New Year always brings new goals no matter your age. Most goals center around eating healthier or exercising more. However, residents at Brookdale University Park execute this goal on a daily basis, since physical activity is one of the six dimensions of our Optimum Life Model. Studies show exercise and physical activity …

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Birmingham’s Successful Walk to END EPILEPSY®

November 18, 2019

Healthy Living “We are so excited that we were able to raise more than $65,000 from participants, teams and event sponsors that will be used to mobilize the community to be part of the fight to END EPILEPSY®,” said Sara Franklin, Executive Director of the Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama. “The Walk to END EPILEPSY is …

Give the Gift of Mobility & Accessibility

October 28, 2019

Home for the Holidays As you think of those on your Christmas gift list, consider the gift of mobility and accessibility. Regaining vertical mobility has never been easier in this day and age, and with a stairlift installed in the home, you or a loved one can be on the fast track to independence. A …

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Join the Walk to END EPILEPSY

September 26, 2019

Healthy Living  The Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama will host the statewide Walk to END EPILEPSY® on November 2, 2019 at Railroad Park from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. This family friendly walk brings the community together to affect change through care, advocacy, research and education. Over a lifetime, one in 10 people will have a …

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Creating Accessibility in Your Home: Choosing the Best Stairlift

September 26, 2019

Healthy Living “My husband has knee problems, and he’s having trouble getting up and down the stairs in our home. It’s painful for him, and I’m worried that he might hurt himself. My friend has a stairlift and we are interested in getting one, but we aren’t sure what we need or where to buy …

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First Down Devotions: Winning in the Game of Life

September 25, 2019

Best Books I wrote First Down Devotions: Inspirations from NFL’s Best as part of a series of books that highlights famous professional athletes. It is the second book in a series, with the first one being Dugout Devotions: Inspirational Hits from MLB’s Best.  First Down Devotions features well-known former and current players and coaches associated with the NFL. The …