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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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Discover Life at Origin: Unique Benefits You Won’t Find at Home!

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

Nearly every (93%) Canadian senior says they want to remain in their homes for as long as possible after retirement. The primary reason for this is to maintain a sense of independence. Still, there are other reasons, including remaining close to family and friends, fostering a sense of belonging, and sentimental attachment to the house.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Health and Wellness

The Ultimate Guide to Yoga for Seniors

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

At Origin Active Lifestyle Communities, we are huge advocates of yoga for our community members. We have seen amazing results from individuals who regularly practice our yoga classes, so we wanted to share our ultimate guide to yoga for seniors!

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Topics: Health and Wellness

Why Maintaining Eye Health is Important for Healthy Aging

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

With warm weather upon us, we thought it would be the perfect time to bring up just how important it is to protect your eyes from the sun. Your eyes do age with you, putting your daily activities like driving and reading at risk.

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Topics: Health and Wellness

Improve Your Health Through the 7 Dimensions of Wellness

Posted by The Origin Team on July 01, 2021 | 8 minute read

These days the term wellness has become trendy, but what does it really mean? To define every angle, the term has been broken into seven dimensions. Each influencing the others, creating a holistic approach to health.

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Topics: Health and Wellness

Exercising the Mind and Body: How Physical Activity Promotes Brain Health

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

You may have heard of the mind-body connection, but what does it entail? This powerful connection is often referenced from the negative perspective: when our minds feel stressed and worried, we notice consequences in our bodies, and if we don’t treat our bodies well physically, we will feel the effects on our mental health. 

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Topics: Active Aging, Health and 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

How to Improve Lung Health to Support Your Active Lifestyle

Posted by The Origin Team on December 15, 2020 | 3 minute read

The involuntary action of breathing is often taken for granted, along with the health of our lungs. We do not think about lung health as much as we do the other parts of leading a healthy, active lifestyle, but this part of the body plays a vital role in our health.

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Topics: Health and Wellness

5 Tips for Maintaining Your Mental Health and Wellness

Posted by The Origin Team on October 01, 2020 | 3 minute read

Our mental health affects nearly every aspect of our lives, including how we handle stressful situations, how we feel, and even how we build relationships. Maintaining our mental health helps us to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. 

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Topics: Health and Wellness