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Why We Should Embrace the Digital World

                Image Generated by Today’s seniors are living in a technology-enabled Digital World which offers us several conveniences The digital world comes with avenues for information, entertainment, education, learning new skills, networking, and much more So what is the Digital World? According to Wikipedia “ The digital world is the availability and use of digital tools  to communicate on the  Internet ,  digital devices ,  smart devices ,  and other technologies” The Cambridge dictionary defines an analogous term “ Digital Age ” as “ the present time, in which many things are done by computer and large amounts of information are available because of computer technology” How are the generic advantages of the digital world applicable specifically to seniors? 1.       A Digital Economy puts us more in control of our Lives: In my experience, a digital world gives us more control over our lives. As we age we grow physically feebler. We also b

All What You Must-Do & Must-Not-Do

                          Photo by Natalie Dupin from As we lead our lives as seniors it is most important to look out for ourselves.   W e need to do so primarily to lead a quality life in our senior years and to not create trouble for others. Our spouse, our children, our family, our friends, our doctor, etc. What are the ESSENTIALS i.e. what is it that we Must-Do and Must-Not-Do in order to be okay and be taking care of ourselves . So as to not cause distress to ourselves or loved ones? What Seniors Must Do Some forms of Exercise for the Body & Mind – Walking, Yoga, Stretching, Strength Training with Weights, Squats & Lunges. Better still do all of these. Or just Walk for about half an hour daily.   Exercise as per your capability and health conditions WHY? Exercise is proven to help improve Strength, Flexibility, Balance, and Cardiovascular health. Exercise helps keep your weight in check Mental Stimulation:  Engage in activities that stimulate t

What is Mindful Aging & Why it is Important

  What is Mindful Aging & Why is it Important for Seniors?                                     Picture Created by Aging is a natural part of life, and as we age, our minds and bodies go through various changes. For many of us, the thought of aging is scary and overwhelming. However,  the way we approach aging can greatly impact our overall well-being and quality of life.  Let's talk about me.  There are days when I am unable to fall asleep.  Thoughts well up... What if I end up being alone when I'm old? Will my savings be enough for me to live comfortably as I grow older? Will my son go on to have a good career and life? And God Forbid...What if I become so ill as to be unable to take care of myself? And if I am mentally, fully aware of my sorry state....the Worst Situation😨😱. Bleak, Bleaker, and Bleakest of scenarios keep unfolding to my consternation and worry.  Sleep continues to elude me. Let us take a view of my present life rationally, and logically.  I am