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The Importance of Socialization As You Age

As social creatures, we depend on other human beings for our very survival. This starts at the beginning of our lives. At birth human babies are among the most dependent mammals on earth. We depend on human relationships throughout our lives to fulfill our needs for love and intimacy, education and careers, spirituality and emotional bonding. Continue reading

Understanding Gluten vs. Carbohydrates in the World of Dieting

With so much information out there regarding healthy eating and dieting, what to eat and what to avoid, it is no wonder people get confused.  Over the years we’ve seen low-fat diets and low-carbohydrate diets, grapefruit diets, paleo diets, all meat diets and so on. Today we hear a lot about gluten and its role in a healthy diet.  We also hear a lot about low-carb diets. But what’s the real story with carbohydrates and gluten? Is going gluten-free just another “diet” on the long list of “diets?” Continue reading

Keeping Your Bones Strong and Healthy

Chances are, you think a lot about what you eat and how you exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But, do you ever actually think about your bones? If not, you should, because your bones are alive and teeming with cells that breakdown and rebuild bone throughout your life. Continue reading

How do you stay warm this winter? Hit the gym!

To help our members stay healthy and happy one of Viva’s awesome membership perks is help paying for gym costs.

A Viva Medicare membership includes $20 per month toward a fitness center membership! Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity. There is no better or easier way to enjoy a more active and healthy lifestyle than joining a local fitness center. You’ll be able to enjoy the company of others while you improve your health. No matter what your fitness level is, you can get started today! (Always check with your physician before beginning any exercise program.)