How To Maintain And Improve Posture As You Age And Why You Should
If there’s one characteristic that’s become associated with aging, it’s a stooped posture. However, it does not need to be that way, in fact, practicing ways to constantly improve and maintain your posture will keep you looking younger, and feeling better than pricey surgical procedures and “Botox.”
Unless a medical condition predisposes the individual to inevitable spinal issues, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy impeccable health well into your senior years!
How To Breathe Senior Life Into Your Weight Loss
How to Breathe Correctly and What it Can do for You
The way you breathe has a huge impact on your stress levels and can do a great deal to make you more or less stressed. That’s because our breathing is deeply connected to our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and regulates the release of hormones and neurotransmitters such as cortisol, testosterone, and adrenaline. Continue reading “”
Using mindfulness and CBT, it’s possible for us to change the way we react to stressful events and to essentially reprogram our stress response. Likewise, we can use this to improve our happiness, to get to sleep more easily and much more.
But when we do all this, what we’re really doing is affecting the chemistry of our brains. We’re changing the neurochemicals in our brain and that in turn, is changing the way we feel and even the way we perform. This is why it can be a good idea to learn more about what neurotransmitters really are and how they work. Once you do that, you’ll have more idea of what it is you’re actually doing to change your brain functions and in turn, this will make you more effective at it. Continue reading “How To Program Your Brain For Weight Loss”
Mindfulness is a tool that has become exceedingly popular recently. Only a few years ago the general public would not be familiar with the term, whereas today it’s something we hear about all the time in a range of different contexts.
In some ways this is a good thing: mindfulness is a great tool to be aware of and it can be used to greatly improve your concentration, awareness, and happiness. But at the same time, it’s also a bad thing: because it has been misappropriated in many instances and many people don’t actually really understand what it means anymore.
Today Medicare announced the 2017 cost increases for Medicare.
Most important for our clients include: Part B Deductible: From $166 to $183 for 2017
This means those on Plan D or Plan G will be paying the first $183 of Part B (outpatient) services in 2017 before the Medicare Supplement plan kicks in to pay the rest. This means that those cost calculations that go into Plan F rate increases will now have to account for a higher embedded Part B deductible, too (higher rates coming).
In other news, the monthly premium paid to the government by the seniors for Part B will be going from a base of $104.90 to now an average of $109.00.
This is only for those protected by the “hold harmless provision” and not subject to the income-related higher adjustment (MACRA). So, basically, the majority of seniors (not high income) who are drawing Social Security will be paying $109.00 per month for Part B in 2017.
The Part A deductible for going into the hospital is going up by $28 from $1,288 to $1,316, but of course, this is paid in full by the Medicare Supplements that we sell.