There’s so much proof behind why your morning routine is so important. Most of the info about the impact of morning routines are targeted toward business-minded people who are working towards peak career success. That’s great, but what about seniors and the people who are having trouble making transitions during their retirement years?

You probably figured that unsweetened cocoa powder is low in calories. You may like it even more once you learn that it's teeming with minerals such as calcium, copper, iron and magnesium and is a good source of protein and dietary fiber. But you might positively flip once you know that they can fortify cardiovascular health, balance cholesterol, deliver antioxidant value, reduce diabetes risk and bolster cognition. If chocolate is a guilty pleasure, then unsweetened cocoa powder is worth spooning up, guilt-free.

Making New Year’s resolutions to eat better, exercise, watch your weight, see your healthcare provider regularly, or quit smoking once and for all can help you get healthier and feel better for many more years to come. The American Geriatrics Society’s Health in Aging Foundation recommends these top 10 healthy New Year’s resolutions for older adults to help achieve your goal of becoming and staying healthy.

Joy to the world! ‘Tis the season to be jolly! Festive music fills the air; holiday cheer abounds. Everyone is happy at holiday time — right? Wrong. Truth be told, many people feel lonely, sad, anxious and depressed at this time of year. How can this be? And what can you do to overcome the holiday blues?

If you've been sweating it out on a regular basis and the scale has barely budged—or worse, it spiked—you can likely blame an imbalance of two key weight-loss players: calories in (how much you eat) and calories burned (how much you worked off). Luckily, a few quick tweaks are all you need to make sure your workouts are helping—not hurting—your pound-shedding efforts.

Although we tend to think of it as a summertime concern, dehydration doesn't disfavor the cooler months. In fact, the likelihood of dehydration is accelerated when you train in cold weather—and at higher altitudes. In these conditions, the air you breathe is drier, and your lungs have to work harder to humidify that air and warm it up. The harder your body works, the more you need to drink. Use these tips to stay hydrated this winter.

Seniors who read often enjoy much more than just a good story. Scientific studies have found many benefits of reading for older adults, from reducing stress and enhancing sleep to improving memory circuits, sharpening decision-making and possibly even delaying the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.