Top 10 Blog Posts You Might Have Missed in 2020

As we approach 2021, we are presented with an excellent opportunity to reflect on the things we have learned in the past year. Earlier this week, we released a collection of our most popular blog posts of the year. In this post, we'll bring your attention to ten posts you are most likely to have missed. We hope you enjoy the following posts!

10 Posts You Might Have Missed in 2020

1) These 10 Easy Tips Will Help Tidy Your Closet and Declutter Your Life

10 Organization Tips to Tidy Your Closet and Declutter Your LifeExcerpt: "You are likely familiar with the old saying, "messy closet, messy life." This adage implies that someone with a cluttered closet has an unorganized life. It has been around as long as closets themselves, but it still holds true in the modern world. While centuries-year-old sayings might not be an exact science, the state of your closet can be a direct indicator of your lifestyle. Maybe you don't have the time, space, or physical ability to keep your closet tidy. Perhaps you choose to live a more carefree, throw-it-and-leave-it type of lifestyle.

With the right organization tips, even the busiest or most carefree individuals will still be able to maintain a tidy, well-organized closet. Here are ten easy closet organization tips that help you tidy your closet and declutter your life!"

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2) 10 Tips to Overcome Writer's Block

Copy of 9 Tips to Overcome Writers BlockExcerpt: "Have you found yourself stuck in your writing? Perhaps your pen was flying across the page, and then it seems as if, suddenly, the creativity has run dry? This experience is commonly known as writer's block. It may be discouraging and even frustrating, but you are not alone. Writer's block is a normal sensation. To help get past this roadblock in your writing, consider the following tips!"

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3) Age-Related Hearing Loss: Understanding and Managing Presbycusis

Age-Related Hearing Loss Understanding and Managing PresbycusisExcerpt: The World Health Organization estimated in 2018 that there were approximately 466 million people across the world suffering from hearing loss. That is about 6.1% of the world's total population. It is estimated that one in every three adults over the age of 65 are affected by disabling hearing loss. On top of that, the number of people affected by hearing loss is projected to reach 630 million by 2030. 

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4) What are the Best Sleeping Positions for Older Adults?

What are the Best Sleeping Positions for Older AdultsExcerpt: "Sleep is vital when growing up, and the same is true as we age. However, for older adults, sleeping patterns frequently change. Often, older adults begin experiencing trouble falling asleep or waking up. Others struggle to reach a state of deep sleep. That said, when this happens, don't assume it's a normal part of aging. These could be symptoms of insomnia or other sleep-related conditions. Therefore, ensuring you receive a good night's sleep is important and needs to be consistent, just like when you were younger.

Through a good night's sleep, your mental health and memory improve. Your body can repair worn-out cells and tissues, and your immune system is refreshed. With this, your body can better fight diseases and stay healthy. On the other hand, a poor night's sleep can make you susceptible to memory problems, attention issues, and even depression. Further, it leads to a sense of fatigue during the day and worsened focus."

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5) What is a Care Plan?

What is a Care Plan_Excerpt: "For anyone living at an assisted living or skilled nursing facility, a care plan (for skilled nursing) or service plan (for assisted living) is required to promote resident health and wellbeing.

This comprehensive plan details all aspects of how a resident's care will be delivered. It guides the staff in rendering care tailored to the resident."

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6) 10 Great Activities to Share with Your Grandchildren this Winter

10 Great Activities to Share with Your Grandchildren this WinterExcerpt: "Spending time with your grandchildren is so lovely. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to keep them occupied and attentive, and all too often, you hear that they are bored. This is especially challenging during the winter season when they may not be able to do many of their favorite outdoor activities. If you are looking for ideas to spend quality time together over the coming cold months, don't worry! This article outlines ten fantastic ideas that will not only keep them occupied but help you build cherished memories together too."

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7) Winter is Coming: Combatting Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Winter is Coming Combatting Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)Excerpt: "Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that comes in cycles with the seasons. You may notice that you begin to feel less motivated, have a suppressed appetite, and don't engage with the things and people you love as much as you used to. As the days get colder and shorter, your circadian rhythms, or your internal clock telling you when to wake up and go to bed, get out of balance. In turn, this can affect your hormone regulation, which leads to the feelings associated with depression. 

People who live farther away from the equator, and those with anxiety or bipolar disorder are more likely to be affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder than other individuals. If you have been feeling depressed and it has lasted for more than a few weeks, you may want to try taking some steps to combat this and speak to your doctor about additional options to help you feel better this winter season. " 

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8) Understanding the Connection of Good Breathing to Health

Understanding the Connection of Good Breathing to HealthExcerpt: "Breath is life force and essential to supporting all the functions and systems in our bodies, thereby regulating health. As we age and go through the trials and tribulations of life, it is common that we adopt patterns of breathing that are not optimal. Some of those patterns include mouth breathing, erratic breathing, breath-holding, and even reverse breathing. 

All of these patterns affect how much the diaphragm, our primary breathing muscle, is able to contract and release, corresponding to vagus nerve stimulation, the brain-gut connection, and our body's relaxation response."

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9) Helpful Hydration Tips and 8 Reasons to Drink More Water

Helpful Hydration Tips and 8 Reasons to Drink More WaterExcerpt: "As we age, it becomes increasingly challenging to remain hydrated. Our bodies begin to store less water, and dehydration indicators are frequently milder, so we may not feel parched until it's too late. That being said, remaining hydrated is a crucial piece of wellness and significantly contributes to our overall health.

Many think that the only way to stay hydrated is by drinking water. While this is the primary and best method, there are other ways to help contribute to your hydration."

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10) 10 Tips to Take Care of Your Eyesight in the Digital Age

10 Tips To Take Care Of Your Eyesight In The Digital Age

Excerpt: "While the digital age has many advantages, it also has many downfalls, especially for older adults. The continuous exposure to screens can cause significant harm to our eyes and vision. In this post, we'll review several tips to help take care of your eyes. These simple tips will enhance and preserve your vision if you spend time in front of the screen."

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This is the second part of this blog. If you missed it, click here to read Part 1: Top 10 Blog Posts of 2020

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