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Get Cooking This Summer: Promoting Healthy Aging with Seasonal Recipes

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

As things open up this summer and social gatherings become more commonplace (while remaining safe), it’s time to enjoy some much-needed family time. Origin Active Lifestyle Communities took the hard work out for you and shared our favourite summer recipes full of seasonal local produce.

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Topics: Health & Nutrition

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

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

What Are the Mental Benefits of Reading Books?

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

For some, reading has been a lifelong passion, while it may be a newly developed hobby for others. Whichever the case may be, if you are reading, you are reaping many mental benefits!

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Topics: Active Aging, Health & Nutrition

Alleviating Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

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

Each season guides in a unique set of weather and climate. While spring may usher in beautiful foliage, and a welcomed respite from the winter months, it can also bring pollen and allergens that can flare up allergies. Allergies can cause discomfort that is similar to the common cold.

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Topics: Independent Living, Health & Nutrition

4 of the Best Vitamins for Seniors

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

Vitamins and proper nutrition are important throughout our lives, but as we age, our body’s needs change. Our metabolism can shift, and it’s essential to ensure we get the right vitamins and minerals in order to stay active and healthy as older adults.

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Topics: Active Aging, Health & Nutrition

5 Tips to Combat Loss of Appetite in Older Adults

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

As our bodies age, our body’s needs and habits can shift. One common change for many is their appetite. While it may not be something you think about, aging and loss of appetite are often linked to each other.

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Topics: Health & Nutrition, Caregiving

Winter Safety: 5 Tips to Ensure a Safer Season

Posted by The Origin Team on November 01, 2019 | 4 minute read

During the winter months, ice, snow, and colder temperatures can make day-to-day activities difficult for anyone. These harsh elements can make trekking outdoors a hazard, traveling a challenge, and can negatively impact your overall mood.

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Topics: Independent Living, Active Aging, Health & Nutrition

The Importance of Relationship Building & a Socially Active Lifestyle

Posted by The Origin Team on October 01, 2019 | 2 minute read

An active lifestyle accompanied by socialization are two significant elements of happiness. At Origin Active Lifestyle Communities, we understand the value of socialization amongst seniors. While it can be challenging to get out and meet new people, relationship building is incredibly important and something we promote at our adult active living communities! 

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Topics: Independent Living, Social Wellness, Active Aging, Health & Nutrition

3 Tips for Enjoying a Healthy & Active Lifestyle This Summer

Posted by The Origin Team on August 15, 2019 | 2 minute read

With summer upon us, you will likely be spending more time outdoors than usual. As summer brings great, clear weather, it also brings higher temperatures. An active lifestyle during the summer can be a bit harder to maintain due to heatwaves, but that shouldn’t stop you! 

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Topics: Social Wellness, Active Aging, Health & Nutrition