Tag Archive: health and wellness

Why Older Adults are Happier

“Getting older rules,” said no one ever. It’s true. Not many of us leap at the chance to age. There’s the well-documented cognitive and physical decline, not to mention the wrinkles and sensible shoes. But research suggests that there’s also a huge upside to aging: the older we are, the happier we feel. More specifically, our mental health – including our overall well-being and how we deal with stress – keeps getting better right up until our last breath. First, let’s look at a few studies: Study 1 In this study of 1,500 San Diego residents aged 21 to 99,

How to Keep Your Memory Sharp

While a lot of our memory prowess depends on genes, there’s plenty of studies that suggests lifestyle choices may actually help make memories stick. Here are some practical things you can do to rev up your recall. Memory is a complicated process, but science is continuing to target new ways we can make simple changes every day to boost our memory capacity. While memory loss is a normal part of aging, that doesn’t mean we can’t slow down the process with these tips. Get some shuteye. For decades, science has indicated that sleep is a critical time when memories consolidate

Spring Cleaning Your Home

Spring is here which means its time for a deep cleaning of your home. It is a satisfying way to prepare for the warm weather and fresh up after a long winter inside. Here are some tips to get the best out of your spring cleaning. De-Clutter Taking some time every so often to de-clutter your items is a great way to stay organize and be more efficient. Studies have also shown that a disorganized home can lead to increased stress. Getting rid of items can help release weight off your shoulders and help you start the year off fresh.

Science-Based Ways to Stick to Your Fitness Routine

It’s winter. Why is it so hard to get off the sofa? Here are 5 proven ways to stay motivated to move. Wake up early. According to a study published in Health Pscychology, morning is the best time to develop a health habit. Why? Because your cortisol levels are higher, giving you a natural rev of energy. As the day goes on, decisions and activities can slowly start to erode your willpower. Get it out of the way first thing, no excuses. Find a buddy or two. Research shows that people who work out with a partner exert more effort and

Top 5 Vacation Destinations for 2019

You’ve decided you want to travel more next year, but you want something different, something inspired. Here are five trending spots experts are saying you’ll want to put on your radar. Morocco Morocco is becoming more mainstream. Tourism has more than doubled since 2002, according to CNN Travel, and the country is making a push to attract tourists for its rich history and intense natural beauty. Get lost in the vibrant alleyways, spice-market smells and lively bazaars of bustling, chaotic Marrakech. Then head to the ancient Kasbah in Ouarzazate to enjoy its unforgettable sunrises and sunsets. Hike between Berber villages

Resident Event Calendar

Epoque has a variety of opportunities to come together, get out and explore, and experience something new. Our extensive list of happenings, both on and off-site, are tailored to all – fitness enthusiasts, social butterflies, outdoors lovers, and serenity-seekers alike. Choose from cooking classes, mountain biking, yoga classes, wine tasting, nature hikes, and so much more! Take advantage of all that Golden, Colorado has to offer and sign up for one – or all – of our upcoming resident events! See what upcoming events are in store at Epoque Golden this March!  

Here’s Why Skiing is Ridiculously Good for You

There’s no greater rush than the wind in your face and the powder under your skin. Bu [spoiler alert] tearing up the slopes also has all kinds of health benefits, too.    It’s great for your heart and circulation. Both downhill and cross-country skiing offer cardio metabolic benefits, including improved insulin resistance, body composition and glucose metabolism, as well as lower blood pressure, lipids and heart rate. Skiing also reinvigorates blood vessels and cell health. It makes you stronger. All that carving, skidding and pivoting puts a fair amount of weight on your knees, ankles and feet, which strengthens the

8 Ways Resistance Training Can Trick the Aging Process

Sure it adds tone and definition to muscles, but that’s just the beginning of what this strength-building superpower can do for your future. Tight abs and sculpted arms aren’t the only benefit of resistance training—the process of using free weights, weight machines, resistance bands and even the weight of your own body to build muscles. There’s also growing evidence that it can slow down the aging process in myriad and profound ways. It keeps you sharp. Building up muscle strength may lead to better brain function. Some research suggests that regular strength training and aerobic exercise help improve thinking and

Power Up with these 6 Classic Yoga Poses

Need a natural energy boost? Coffee’s no match for these six energizing yoga poses you can do any time of the day.   1) Cow/Cat pose Come into tabletop position on the floor, knees hip-width apart under your hips and palms stretched out directly beneath your shoulders. Spread your fingers evenly into the ground through all four corners of your palms. Tilt your gaze down, with head and neck neutral. Move into Cow Pose by inhaling as you drop your belly towards the floor. Lift your chin and chest and gaze up towards the ceiling if it feels good. Draw

A Beginner’s Guide to Acupuncture

If you’ve ever wondered why people pay to have a bunch of needles put in them, wonder no longer. Here is a beginner’s guide to acupuncture, an ancient practice with proven health benefits.   The first practice of documented acupuncture traces all the way back to 2600 BCE in China within The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, but is believed to have been practiced much earlier. The theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns or channels of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for health. Disruptions to this flow are believed to