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Leaving your home alone

Leaving your dwelling for more than a few days? Here are some tips to give you peace of mind while you are on the road.

• Clear out the fridge – keep the housed smelling fresh when you come back, no one wants to return to spoiled food.
• Check the windows and door – create a checklist to ensure your peace of mind.
• Set timer or have a neighbour turn on you outside lights – it is a deterrent for any unwanted guests.
• Don’t waste energy – turn your thermostat down and turn off the water for low consumption mode.
• Unplug appliances – it lowers the risk of damage in the event of a power outage. 
• Tidy before you go – no one wants to spend a week away and come home to a mess.

Talking about sex

According to several recent studies, older adults are enjoying active sex lives:

40% of people ages 65 to 80 are still sexually active. 
75% claim to still have a romantic partner.
54% of those with a partner are still active sexually.
66% say that sex is important to them.
50% or more say sex makes for  good quality of life.

Clean bedding?

Many say they sleep better in clean sheets. Guidelines suggest changing your sheets every week and your towels, which get damp and collect bacteria, every few days. 

Let them eat seaweed

A staple in the diets of many cultures around the world, seaweed it is not as commonly consumed in the Western world. However, this may be changing as some forms of seaweed are packed with protein, fibre, and polyphenols, which can help lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer. Seaweed also contains iodine, which is essential for the thyroid to function. Although concerns have been raised regarding arsenic found in water some seaweed grows in, all seaweed sold for consumption are tested before seeing store shelves.

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