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Add Some Spice To Your Life | Grace Pointe Living Health Tips

Making Your Food Taste Better and Your Health Improved

Who loves spicy foods? Have you ever lamented the bland taste of some foods in cafeterias, hospitals and retirement facilities? Don’t put up with it. Spice up your food for taste and most importantly for good health when you follow these health tips!
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We all know that spices and herbs have been used throughout history to make food taste better, preserve food (a necessity before modern refrigeration) and of course for health benefits and healing. Did you know that if you choose wisely you can assist your natural body functions and immune system to help keep your body and mindset in top gear when you reach the age of being ‘retired’?
Yes, herbs and spices can provide benefits in the taste of food, but there are actual curative properties to many spices and herbs. Many scientists are agreeing that food and spices have a good effect on human health. The antimicrobial and antitumorigenic properties of these antioxidant foods and spices make incorporating them into your daily diet a good idea.
What are some of the top picks in choosing a health-enhancing spice for your daily and weekly meal plan?

Garlic with Allicin

Garlic is a strong antibacterial agent and has been shown to speed up DNA repair, kill cancer cells. Garlic has also been studied for its sulfur-containing compounds, which have been found to be abundant in phytochemicals and flavonoids – both powerful anti-cancer substances.

Concerned about skin cancer? A study done at the Amala Cancer Research Centre in India showed that garlic extract inhibited two-stage chemical carcinogenesis on the skin of mice. These results indicate garlic has the potential as an anti-cancer agent as well as an anti-tumor promoter.

Turmeric with Curcumin

Turmeric can be purchased fresh, in its root form (we’ve seen it available at Sprouts and Whole Foods in fresh root form), or dried and powdered. Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which studies have shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties and is widely believed to promote optimal liver function.
Turmeric powder can be used on eggs, added to soups and sauces, or rubbed on vegetables or chicken. Chicken Curry is a flavorful dish that includes plenty of this bright yellow spice.

Hot Peppers with Capsaicin

A powerful spice, the hotter the more effective the beneficial effect. A powerful antioxidant called capsaicin can be found in cayenne pepper and other hot peppers including habanero, chipotle, jalapeno, Anaheim, ancho, and Scotch bonnet peppers. Capsaicin has been shown in several laboratory studies to be toxic to cancer cells.

Oregano with Carvacrol

The popular Italian spice oregano is extremely antimicrobial, high in antioxidants, and has been shown to be a powerful parasite fighter as well as a cancer inhibitor. Ounce per ounce, fresh oregano has been shown in a study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to have higher antioxidants than fruits and vegetables. If you grow it in a flower pot or your herb garden, just pinch some off and eat it. It’s good medicine!
Remember that Turmeric, cayenne, garlic, and oregano are all highly toxic to cancer cells, and each one is super easy to add to your daily meals. 

Enjoy the great clubhouse and exercise equipment available for your use here at Grace Pointe Living, but make sure to incorporate good food and nutritionally effective spices and herbs to enhance your longevity and retirement life with us!


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Visit Grace Pointe Living Soon! | Active Adult Living

Did you make it out to Grace Pointe Living last week?

Wonder what you missed? Wonder what all the excitement is about Active Adult Living? Active Adult Living is a welcome addition to Oklahoma retirees! No cramped apartments, cloistered living, it’s all open concept and quality built homes by Ron Walters!
Did you possibly have missed out ‘Morning Coffee’?
Did your tummy not grumble if you missed our Food Truck Friday?
Surely you stuck around after the Food Truck Friday frenzy and watched the free movie?
You do know that we always have a welcome mat out for anyone interested in superb Active Adult Living, don’t you?
Surely you like playing games with a friend and stretching those muscles of yours in our Pilates classes?
Sounds like you might have missed some fun this week…maybe you should come by next week and learn about the fun, fellowship and amenities of living at Oklahoma’s premier Active Adult Living Community

GRACE POINTE ACTIVE ADULT LIVING!

Discover a community of active, friendly and independent residents ages 55+!
Residents of Grace Pointe Living enjoy the convenience of no yard or home maintenance giving them more time for the activities they love!
It’s a blast living at Grace Pointe Living!
Contact Beth Rutherford, our home leasing specialist and learn all about the advantages of living here.
Give us a call or shoot us an email
Phone: (405) 703-0999
Email: beth@gracepointeliving.com
We look forward to helping you join the Grace Pointe Community in Moore where you can feel inspired every day!

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Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available in Oklahoma! Our premier communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living are taking reservations now! Laurel Springs RetirementGrace Pointe Living, and The Chateaux at Mon Abri are open and offering tours of the best homes and senior lifestyle in Oklahoma. You’ll appreciate the attention to quality, lifestyle, and amenities when you make the move to one of our quality active adult living communities! Contact Us Today!

New Review on Grace Pointe Living! | Oklahoma Senior Living

Grace Pointe Living | Oklahoma Senior Living Update

Touring some of the great Senior Independent Living facilities in the OKC Metro area for clients and I have found one of the most impressive Senior Independent Living spots!
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Grace Pointe Living is a top-notch community in South Oklahoma City and the Moore Oklahoma area. The details about Grace Pointe can be found here and the website for Grace Pointe will show you how amazing this community for 55+ Seniors is.
Some Quick Points about Grace Pointe Living:
  • This is a Ron Walters Innovation that is composed of quality constructed housing, a clubhouse, and amenities that will please anyone who desires to get rid of the overhead of being in a single family home and moving to a community of friends and fun.
  • Security is a top priority for Grace Pointe. Gated security, Individual Burglar Alarms, Covered Car Ports, Extensive Exterior Lighting, and more make for a happy and secure home for the residents.
  • Large 3000 square foot clubhouse
  • Fitness Center
  • Park Benches and Picnic Areas
  • Sports Lounge
  • Walking Trails
  • Fully Stocked Fishing Ponds
  • Water Features including Parks and Waterfalls
I was very impressed with this place! I’ve since come to know many of the staff and residents and I have been helping Seniors sell their single-family homes in order to make the move into Grace Pointe Living. It’s a great place and my clients who have moved here, really love it.
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Interested in making the move to Grace Pointe Living?
Contact them and they will help you schedule a tour of this fabulous Senior Independent Living facility.
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This post by Valerie McEvoy was originally published on her Oklahoma Real Estate Blog. Valerie is the co-founder and managing agent of TopOklahomaHomes.com, a real estate services portal that provides highly personalized residential real estate services for home buyers, home sellers and real estate investors.
Contact Valerie today for free MLS reports and data on homes you view online! Follow her on Twitter at @ListedByValerie or on Facebook.
 
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Avoiding Senior Loneliness | Let’s Call The Parents Today

Want to make someone happy today? Call Your Folks!

At Grace Pointe Living we believe that social connection and friendships are key to a healthy and happy retirement. Keeping family close and sharing quality time together is just as important as spending time with your friends. Grace Pointe Living provides the clubhouse, amenities and social activities for friendship connections, but it’s up to the kids to start making an effort to schedule time with their aging parents and let them know they are loved and cared for as they move through their retirement years.

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Don’t avoid making that phone call and touching base with your aging parents! Better yet, schedule some time in your busy life and get together for dinner and some conversation.

Many of us grow up without really ‘growing up’. We might be nurturing some issue with our childhood or how we were raised. It’s not important in the big picture of things. The big picture is that family is important, forgiveness is necessary and there is no real excuse for not spending time and nurturing your aging parents. After all, who raised and nurtured you?

Recent studies have proved that not providing your aging parents with quality time with you, social interaction and appreciation for all they have done, can significantly affect their physical and mental health. Getting old is not always the pleasurable experience many imagine, as being retired can be great for the more free time available, but more free ALONE time is not good for anyone. That includes your parents.

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What did this study find out about these negative effects on physical and emotional health?

The study concluded that loneliness is a significant factor in the decline of quality of life in older adults, including the risk of depression, cognitive impairment and health problems like coronary artery disease, and may even lead to an earlier death.

Specifically, the study looked at 1,600 adults with an average age of 71. Researchers found that 23 percent of participants who reported being lonely died within six years of the study, while only 14 percent of those who reported having companionship died during the same six-year period.

“Our social relationships are important not only to our quality of life but also our longevity,” said study author Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, to WebMD.

“Throughout human history, we have relied on others for survival such as protection and food, and despite modern advancements that may [help with] certain aspects of survival so that we can live more independently, it appears that our relationships nonetheless still impact odds of survival,” she says.

One great benefit of spending time with others, particularly your parents is the benefit of laughter. You rarely will have a good laugh sitting in front of a computer screen, watching the negative news on television or living at your work desk. Remember that  Laughing is a powerful antidote to declining health, having been shown to boost immunity, lower blood pressure and stimulate both blood flow and mental activity.

So let’s all agree and make an effort to fix this issue of Senior loneliness!

Spending time with your parents benefits you, too. The wisdom passed down through generations can be invaluable, and no one quite understands you as mom and dad.


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Aging and Health – Try Healthy Nuts to Boost Your Longevity

Staying Young And Healthy With Healthy Nuts?

Believe it or not, the first created human beings who inhabited this planet, Adam and Eve, already had healthy nuts in their diet. In the Genesis, God provided them fruits that bear seeds that we now know as nuts. After thousands of years, we now understand why God never failed to create this fruit and seed in one. And a handful of it a day would never let you go wrong. Put healthy nuts in your diet!

A HEARTy Snack

Almonds, macadamia, pistachio nuts, walnuts, and hazelnuts are not just for the appetite, they also are great sources of a number of health benefits. The studies of the Seventh Day Adventists during the 1990s first elevated the status of healthy nuts to its consumers. The study of this religious group in Loma Linda, California indicated that those who eat healthy nuts live two and a half years more than those who do not.

Healthy Nuts for Aging

(The Seventh Day Adventist is a religious group that advocates healthy living by not smoking and drinking, and having a vegetarian diet. Members of this religious domination who live in Loma Linda live 5-10 years longer)

Eating Health Nuts is NOT Nuts!

Nuts are said to contain Omega 3 fatty acids. These are unsaturated fatty acids that may decrease the risk of acquiring coronary heart disease. People who eat five times or more of it every week had roughly a 50 percent decrease in risk of dying from heart disease as compared to those who eat only nuts once a week. Those who eat one to four times in a week reduced their risk of acquiring the heart disease by 25%.

Recently, researchers also found out that walnuts and almonds can lower the blood levels of bad cholesterol which can lead to cardiovascular diseases. Besides its protective effect on the heart, this fruit has a very low glycemic index. In fact, healthy nuts are now being recommended by many dietitians to patients with diabetes mellitus 2.

KEEPING YOU AND YOUR BRAIN YOUNG

Usually, what’s beneficial to the heart is also favorable to the brain. Nuts are not just a hearty snack but also a brain food. It helps keep your arteries clear so it lessens the risk of clogging arteries which can lead to stroke. Healthy nuts also promote the production of precursors of serotonin, a neurotransmitter, which improves the mood, and reduces depression.

One ounce of nuts is the recommended amount to eat. That is equivalent to 24 almonds or 12 walnuts. Nuts are full of calories so be careful in eating too much of eating pleasure. Eating more than one ounce is fine unless you replace unhealthy high-caloric foods in exchange for nuts.

Here’s the deal: those who eat one ounce of healthy nuts five times a week become 3.3 years younger for the males, and 4.4 years for the females.

In addition, you would also live two to three years longer compared to those who don’t.

WHAT SHOULD YOU EAT?

Well, raw, unroasted, unsalted healthy nuts are best for your body.

Almonds are not just tasty but are also beneficial because they are alkaline-formers even though they are high in protein. Having alkaline is good for the body because we need to keep up with the high acidic content of the body (which is the result of the oxygenation of all that we eat).

Walnuts are the healthy nuts that have the most abundance of Omega-3 fatty acids. Walnuts are the kind that is beneficial to the diabetics.

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Grace Pointe Living Retirement Healthy Living Update

What’s the point of retirement if you don’t protect your health and vitality to enjoy it?

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Living long and enjoying retirement lifestyle in Oklahoma is a good thing as long as you have good health. Who wouldn’t want to spend more time enjoying their life, family, kids, friends, and grandkids?

If you want to live a long life and a happy and healthy Oklahoma retirement, you’ll want to take care of your health and also be aware of the reality of aging health conditions. With proper and constant guidance from health professionals and your physician, you should be able to maximize those golden years and live a long and happy life.

Grace Pointe Living Bring You The Best in Healthy and Happy Oklahoma Retirement

So what are the main concerns of seniors and from YOU on your health that you need to pay attention to in achieving good health as you age? What weighs heavy on your mind as you strive to ensure the best retirement life?
Obviously, avoiding habits like smoking, getting your with under control and focusing on being physically active all play a big part in the success of living and long and healthy life.
It is possible to have excellent health in your 60s and beyond, but you have to be proactive and take charge of your health habits.

Here are some suggestions on areas of focus if you are serious about achieving and maintaining a healthy senior lifestyle.

  1. Heart Disease- Did you know that 37 percent of men and 27 percent of women who are 65 and older can have heart and cardiovascular issues? The accompanying concerns of high blood pressure and dietary factors like high cholesterol play a big part in this being a serious watchpoint for seniors. Focus on exercise (easy to do here at Grace Pointe) and healthy eating habits. Keep in touch with your doctor and use the wellness benefits of Medicare and your health professionals to maintain good health when it comes to your precious heart.
  2. Bone Density and Osteoporosis- You don’t want to lose your mobility and ability to get around the world and visit your friends and family. Low bone mass can create serious problems! Fractures, bone breakage, loss of movement and mobility all can accelerate an already fragile senior health issue into the critical stage. Diet and proper medical advice and medication can greatly help here!
  3. Diabetes- Did you know that 25 percent of seniors can face problems with diabetes? Ask your physician, exercise advisors, and health professionals to set you up with good diet plans and medical programs that can avoid serious blood sugar and diabetes problems.
  4. Balance and Fall Dangers- Falling has been the downfall (no pun intended) of many seniors. In later life, the most critical lifestyle incident can be the unexpected trip or fall. Most falls occur in your personal residence. Think of the areas in your home that would cause this to be a problem…slippery bathroom areas, rugs, furniture.
Engage in healthy exercise and be attentive to your diet. Access your health benefits, providers and doctors to keep you abreast of the best preventive treatments for keeping your health in optimum status as you get older.
Getting older is not a health decline that you have to surrender yourself to these days. Keep your options open and keep your spirits up. You’ll be more likely to achieve good senior health and a long and happy Oklahoma retirement life to enjoy with friends and family. At Grace Pointe Living, we are here to ensure that your Oklahoma retirement is happy, healthy and all that it can be!

Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available in Moore, Oklahoma at Grace Pointe Living! Our premier communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living are taking reservations now! Laurel Springs RetirementGrace Pointe Living, and The Chateaux at Mon Abri are open and offering tours of the best homes and senior lifestyle in Oklahoma. You’ll appreciate the attention to quality, lifestyle, and amenities when you make the move to one of our quality active adult living communities! Contact Us Today!

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Grace Pointe Living in Moore, Oklahoma

Innovative Open Concept Active Adult Living in Oklahoma

Finding and moving to a quality retirement community is often a difficult choice for seniors and their families. Many of the issues that complicate the move to a good retirement facility consist of misinformation and confusion about the nature of ‘retirement’ and lifestyle choices in retirement communities.
Many times, the focus is on what is being left behind rather than the advantages of the community and what is going to be experienced in the future.
“But by looking only at what might be lost, all to be gained is often overshadowed.”
When you find a superb retirement community like Grace Pointe Living in Moore, Oklahoma, you’ll see the advantages. Both seniors and their families will appreciate the fellowship, housing choices and community ‘vibe’ at quality communities like Grace Pointe.
When you are in a forward thinking quality community, you’ll enjoy a great active social life, activities that focus on your health and well-being and the ability to live in a home that is not an apartment. You’ll appreciate the unique opportunities of living at a community ‘neighborhood’ like Grace Pointe Living!
The luxury homes at Grace Pointe Living are situated in duplex, triplex, and quad-plex variations. Each home offers luxury features including, slate tile, quality hardwood floors, advanced stainless appliances and more. Maintenance free living isn’t just the yard, we do everything from fixing your ice maker to changing your light bulbs. It’s a carefree lifestyle for you to enjoy your Oklahoma retirement life!

Additional amenities include complimentary internet and cable, concierge services, onsite massage facilities, to the door food delivery, to the door dry-cleaning, social activities, clubhouse, and a lot more. Grace Pointe Living residents love LIVING life instead of spending needless time MANAGING life.

Staff is available Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, with weekend tours available by appointment. Contact us today for more information.


Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available in Moore, Oklahoma at Grace Pointe Living! Our premier communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living are taking reservations now! Laurel Springs RetirementGrace Pointe Living, and The Chateaux at Mon Abri are open and offering tours of the best homes and senior lifestyle in Oklahoma. You’ll appreciate the attention to quality, lifestyle, and amenities when you make the move to one of our quality active adult living communities! Contact Us Today!

Senior Health Tips | Oklahoma Retirement Living

Senior Health Tips for a great retirement

Congratulations on moving to Grace Pointe Living in Moore, Oklahoma. We want to encourage you to maintain your optimum health and fitness so that you can enjoy your Golden Years of retirement and fully realize the great choice you made moving to Grace Pointe Living.

Let’s explore some senior health tips to ensure that you make the most of your retirement life at Grace Pointe Living:

Physical activity is good for people of all ages. Staying active can help:

  • Lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer
  • Improve your strength and balance so you can prevent injuries and stay independent
  • Improve your mood
  • Feel better about yourself
  • Improve your ability to think, learn, and make decisions

Before you start…

If you have a health problem like heart disease, diabetes, or obesity, talk to your doctor about the types and amounts of physical activity that are right for you.

Aim for 2 hours and 30 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activities.

  • If you were not exercising before, start slowly. Begin with 10 minutes of aerobic activity and gradually build up to doing 30 minutes at a time.
  • Aim for 30 minutes of aerobic activity on most days of the week.
  • Choose aerobic activities – activities that make your heart beat faster – like walking fast, dancing, swimming, or raking leaves.
  • Tell your doctor if you have shortness of breath, chest pain, or unplanned weight loss.

Do strengthening activities 2 days a week.

  • Try using exercise bands or lifting hand weights. You can also use bottles of water or cans of food as weights.
  • Breathe out as you lift the weight, and breathe in as you lower it. Don’t hold your breath – holding your breath can cause unsafe changes in your blood pressure.

Do balance activities 3 or more days a week.

  • Practice standing on one foot (hold onto a chair if you need to at first).
  • Stand up from a sitting position without using your hands.
  • Learn tai chi (“ty chee”), a Chinese mind-body exercise that involves moving the body slowly and gently.
  • Sign up for a yoga class, or try following a yoga video at home. Remember we offer free massage and exercise activities for you here at Grace Pointe Living.

These are short and simple tips that will help you maintain physical health and longevity during your retirement life at Grace Pointe Living. Let’s all work together to make sure you live a long and healthy life and fully enjoy your retirement years!


Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available in Moore, Oklahoma at Grace Pointe Living! Our premier communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living are taking reservations now! Laurel Springs RetirementGrace Pointe Living, and The Chateaux at Mon Abri are open and offering tours of the best homes and senior lifestyle in Oklahoma. You’ll appreciate the attention to quality, lifestyle, and amenities when you make the move to one of our quality active adult living communities! Contact Us Today!

Oklahoma Seniors | Medicare and You

Oklahoma Seniors and Medicare – The Annual Wellness Visit

Oklahoma Seniors! You’ve made it to retirement! Congratulations on living such a full and healthy life and making your new home at Grace Pointe Living in Moore, Oklahoma!

If you are able to access the benefits of Medicare, then you’ll want to be aware of the advantages provided to you. You paid into the systems for a lifetime and you deserve to understand the benefits of Medicare.

 

What’s one of the most important benefits of staying healthy and leveraging your Medicare benefits? Your Annual Wellness Visit!

Get Your Medicare Wellness Visit Every Year!

If you have Medicare, be sure to schedule a yearly wellness visit with your doctor. A yearly wellness visit is a great way to help you stay healthy.

What happens during a yearly wellness visit?

The doctor or nurse will first ask you to fill out a questionnaire called a “health risk assessment.” Your answers will help you and the doctor or nurse get the most from your yearly wellness visit.

During your visit, the doctor or nurse will:

  • Go over your health risk assessment with you
  • Ask about your medical and family history
  • Measure your height and weight
  • Check your blood pressure
  • Ask about other doctors you see and any medicines you take
  • Give advice to help you prevent disease, improve your health, and stay well

The doctor or nurse will give you a short, written plan – like a checklist – to take home with you. This plan will include any screening tests and other preventive services that you will need over the next 5 to 10 years. Preventative services are health care services that keep you from getting sick.

This may seem like a simple tip, but we all know that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Take advantage of the prevention benefits of an annual wellness visit. You’ve earned your Medicare benefits, so utilize them to the fullest extent possible.

Read More at https://healthfinder.gov/HealthTopics/Category/doctor-visits/regular-check-ups/get-your-medicare-wellness-visit-every-year

Source: HealthFinder.gov


Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available in Moore, Oklahoma at Grace Pointe Living! Our premier communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living are taking reservations now! Laurel Springs RetirementGrace Pointe Living, and The Chateaux at Mon Abri are open and offering tours of the best homes and senior lifestyle in Oklahoma. You’ll appreciate the attention to quality, lifestyle, and amenities when you make the move to one of our quality active adult living communities! Contact Us Today!

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