Tag: seniors

Meet Train With Joan, the 74-Year-Old Fitness Influencer

By Macaela MacKenzie Joan MacDonald, the 74-year-old behind Train With Joan, is always up for trying new things—“whether it’s good for me or not,” she says with a conspiratorial wink over Zoom. Still, documenting her fitness journey on Instagram was decidedly out of her comfort zone: MacDonald was in her 70s, had no idea how to use social media, and had…

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5 Things to Look For On a College Campus That Benefit Mental Health

By Carly Drake, North Central College and Diane Bruce Anstine, North Central College Researchers have studied college students’ mental health for decades. Even in the 1920s, it was clear that the many stresses of higher education – like academic demands, post-graduation plans and financial concerns – wear on students. This stress can incite new mental health concerns and worsen existing ones, such as anxiety and depression. Sleep…