March 19, 2021

Vitamin D for Seniors: Why This Nutrient Is So Important

Vitamin D is one of the most essential nutrients out there. While everyone knows the importance of vitamins C and E, vitamin D is growing in popularity.

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January 28, 2021

10 Ways to Mix Up Your Macaroni & Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is a classic family dish, and it’s a warm, hearty favorite year-round. Although it's traditionally been a side dish and daycare staple, these variations add rich, diverse ingredients to take mac and cheese from the lunchroom...

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December 2, 2020

How to Start Practicing Mindfulness as a Senior

Considering the benefits of mindfulness as you age?

You might be surprised to learn that data suggests that we naturally become more mindful as we age, and that this increase in mindfulness leads older adults to experience more happiness than...

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November 23, 2020

Easy & Hearty Soups for Winter

Few things are better on a blustery winter afternoon or evening than a steaming bowl of homemade soup. However, most people associate winter soups with spending hours in the kitchen, and many simply can't spare the time from their busy schedules...

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November 17, 2020

Caring for Arthritic Joints in Cold Weather

If you have arthritis, you may have noticed that the weather can impact how your joints feel. In this blog, we’ll talk about why weather changes may have an effect on arthritic joints and some remedies to try at home to beat the pain.

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November 11, 2020

Does My Loved One Need Help? 9 Signs to Watch For

The need for additional help as your loved one ages can be a sensitive subject, and it's common for others to notice the signs before your loved one expresses concern. One of the most common questions we hear at Vista Springs is, "How do I know...

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February 6, 2020

How the Mediterranean Diet Supports Heart Health

We know that taking care of our heart is extremely important, and lots of factors influence our heart health, like our diet, activity level, and even mental health. When it comes to our diet, eating heart healthy comes with visions of bland food,...

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January 23, 2020

What is a Plant-Based Diet?


Do you remember the times when a vegetarian diet was the only commonly-discussed alternative eating method? Nowadays there are new diet buzzwords, phrases, and trends that are constantly thrown around. With everything from vegan to keto diets...

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December 18, 2019

Tips for Healthy Eating Over the Holidays


The holidays are notorious for overindulgence, whether it’s from eating too much at the family dinner table or from having too much rich and sugary food that isn’t healthy for us. But what can you do over the holidays to avoid packing on the...

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