Celebrating Movement: The Benefits of Yoga and Tai Chi

Posted by The Origin Team | 5 minute read

It’s no secret or surprise that maintaining an active lifestyle is a critical element of healthy aging. As you age, physical activity can help prevent chronic illness, prolong independence, enhance overall well-being, and even increase longevity.

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4 Habits That Increase Longevity

Posted by The Origin Team on May 15, 2021 | 8 minute read

At Origin Active Lifestyle Communities, we believe that the quality of life a person experiences in their later years can drastically improve by staying active and engaged in life. While longevity may seem like something you can’t control, some habits known to promote a healthy and active lifestyle have also been linked to increased longevity!

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Topics: Social Wellness, Active Aging

Take a Hike for Mental and Physical Health Benefits

Posted by The Origin Team on May 01, 2021 | 4 minute read

Hiking is an experience like no other. Whether you’re climbing a mountain in search of a 360-degree viewpoint, trekking through the woods to find a hidden waterfall, or just strolling through an open field of wildflowers with the sun on your face, going on a hike can instantly brighten your day. Did you know there’s more to hiking than being a fun activity, though? Hiking provides countless benefits to your physical, mental, and cognitive health—making it a comprehensive exercise for wellness.

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Topics: Active Aging

Understanding & Practicing Mindful Eating

Posted by The Origin Team on April 15, 2021 | 4 minute read

Eating well is about more than just the foods you eat; it’s about how you eat them. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s all too common for people to eat while working, driving, or watching television. These distractions can lead to people mindlessly eating, not paying attention to what or how much they’re consuming.

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Topics: Health & Nutrition

Origin Shares Tips and Strategies for Avoiding Caregiver Burnout

Posted by The Origin Team on April 01, 2021 | 5 minute read

As the Canadian population gets older, many adults will begin to rely on informal caregiving—family members and friends who provide assistance for free—to support their growing needs. As it is, there are an estimated 8 million Canadians who are currently informal caregivers.

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Topics: Caregiving

Relax, Refresh, and Recover: Discover the Benefits of Respite Care

Posted by The Origin Team on March 15, 2021 | 3 minute read

Caring for an aging loved one can be taxing, especially if they have a chronic illness or a memory impairment. While caregiving can be rewarding, it can also be demanding and stressful at times—leaving caregivers with little time to focus on their own health and wellness. With over 8 million Canadians providing care to an older family member, it’s essential to realize that, like the adults they care for, caregivers also need support and attention to remain healthy and refreshed.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Caregiving

Finding Purpose and Community After Retirement

Posted by The Origin Team on March 01, 2021 | 4 minute read

Many people look forward to their retirement for years - they start to save for it as early as possible, they buckle down for decades with one goal in mind, they might even plan a big retirement trip or celebration. However, many adults find themselves feeling bored, restless, and unfulfilled when it finally arrives.

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Topics: Independent Living, Social Wellness

5 Easy Ways to Sneak Fruits & Vegetables into Your Diet

Posted by The Origin Team on February 01, 2021 | 4 minute read

A healthy, balanced diet is a crucial component of overall wellness and leading an active lifestyle. At any age, what we fuel our bodies with determines how we feel, look, and function on a daily basis but nutrition recommendations and needs change with age.

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Topics: Health & Nutrition, Health and Wellness

4 Things About Independent Living You Didn't Know

Posted by The Origin Team on January 15, 2021 | 7 minute read

The prospect of moving out of your home and into a senior living apartment can bring on a broad range of emotions—you may feel like you’re losing your independence, you may not want to leave your home, or you may feel fearful of change and the unknown.

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Topics: Independent Living

Understanding Assisted Living: The Origin Way

Posted by The Origin Team on January 01, 2021 | 4 minute read

It can be an emotional realization when you determine that an aging family member can no longer live alone and may need extra assistance. Many people try to avoid this realization for as long as possible, believing that transitioning into a senior living community could be detrimental to the well-being of their loved one. However, the truth is that senior care and assisted living communities are supportive and positive environments and are often the best place for your loved one to be.

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Topics: Active Aging, Senior Care