Federal Grants Enable Preventive Health Programs to Reach More Older Missourians

By |2019-12-05T17:48:13-05:00March 6th, 2019|News releases|

Oasis, the Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the Curators of the University of Missouri will reach more older adults throughout Missouri with support from the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

Looking to lose weight? Think less about diets, more about lasting lifestyle changes.

By |2019-12-05T21:41:22-05:00January 11th, 2018|Health, National, Volunteering|

Most people associate weight loss with dieting, but for lasting results, developing healthy habits that you can actually stick with is the proven approach. 

An experiment in laughter

By |2014-08-19T00:00:00-05:00August 19th, 2014|Health|

“There is one thing in this good old world that is positively sure—happiness is for all who strive to be happy—and those who laugh are happy." The quote is from Hollywood icon, Douglas Fairbanks, from his book Laugh and Live.Though published in 1917, the sentiments expressed in the book are timeless. Laughter is good for you!

Want to improve your brain health and memory? Try juggling!

By |2014-06-10T00:00:00-05:00June 10th, 2014|Health, Lifelong learning|

Woman JugglingJuggling is not just entertaining, its exercise for the brain and body. Researchers have found links between learning to juggle and an increase in the grey matter in the brain. Twenty percent of the oxygen taken in by the body goes to the brain and 95% of that oxygen goes into grey matter.
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