Tag Archive: healthy living

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

12 Ways to Detox Your Home

Sure, you can cleanse your body, but what about your home? The average household can contain between 500 and 1,000 chemicals. Give your sanctuary a clean sweep with these toxin-busting tips. Crack a window. Ventilate your place periodically to keep fresh air circulating. Indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Avoid plastic. Toxic chemicals can leach from wear and tear, as well as heat, on plastic. Try to replace plastic containers with glass or steel ones. And go easy on microwaving food in plastic. Dust and vacuum often. Dust bunnies attract chemicals and toxins.

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

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

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

10 Smart Tips to Downsize in Style

As you ready for your new fun-sized lifestyle in a smaller space or apartment, here are some tried-and-true ways to create a stylish, streamlined look. Voilà! More room to enjoy what matters most.   1. Shift your mindset. There’s a lot to look forward to in a smaller space. If you’ve shifted from home to apartment, you can enjoy the freedom of maintenance-free, lock and leave living. With less items tucked away in remote basements or closets, you’ve got more of what you need at your fingertips. Embrace the lightness.   2. Measure twice, move once. It sounds obvious, but

Your Adventure Guide to Mud Season

Ahhhhhhh. Springtime in Colorado: those sloppy, unpredictable months when the groomers are lousy for skiing, many resort-town businesses shut down, and most trails are still too slushy to enjoy. Conventional wisdom says to avoid the mountains during April and May, but 5280 found 24 reasons—from sublime spa deals to epic bike rides to effortless fly-fishing—you should head for the hills right now. Go Gravel Riding In the world of cycling, roadies and mountain bikers don’t always agree. But if there is a happy medium both cycling and sbucultures can enjoy, especially in spring when trails are tender and susceptible to