Health & Wellness

May 1st, 2022

Early Intervention for Seniors with Mobility Issues is Key to Slowing Disability

Mobility is essential to living your life with happiness, energy, and purpose. As we age, mobility becomes more challenging with the onset of physical, emotional, and social limitations. It’s something that happens gradually over time until one day you find that getting around is a lot harder, and the risk of falling, a lot higher. Read more >>

May 1st, 2022

Skin Care Tips for Older Adults

As we age, we see many changes in our bodies. Our hearing can get worse, we can’t read the fine print, we may have trouble with digestion, walking, and our skin changes, too. With a proper diet, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle, we can age more gracefully. While some aspects of aging are inevitable, we Read more >>

April 1st, 2022

What Are the Early Warning Signs of Parkinson’s Disease?

Almost one million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease, and about 60,000 are diagnosed with it each year.1 Both men and women develop Parkinson’s disease, though data from the National Institute on Aging2 show that it affects about 50% more men than women. Most people develop Parkinson’s disease symptoms around age 60. Making a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis can Read more >>

April 1st, 2022

How to Lower Cholesterol with Diet and Exercise

You’ve probably seen the ads about controlling cholesterol with medication and wondered, “Is it possible to reduce cholesterol with diet and exercise?” We asked experts in nutrition, exercise science and fitness to find out, and the answer is yes! Being active and eating smart can help manage cholesterol. “Elevated cholesterol used to be blamed specifically Read more >>

April 1st, 2022

Doctor’s Visit Checklist Helps Relieve the Stress of Doctor’s Appointments

The idea of visiting the doctor is often accompanied by some sort of sinking feeling, regardless of age. From when we were children to our senior years, there is always some reason to have a looming dread about it. From the fear of needles as a child, to getting an unexpected complication reported to you Read more >>

February 24th, 2022

Tips for Healthy Aging

Healthy aging is based on a well-rounded approach to life that fulfills not only our physical needs, but our mental and emotional needs as well. When we recognize and meet these needs, we set the foundation for a healthier, happier and more fulfilling aging experience. Follow these 10 easy tips for healthy aging! 1. Eat Read more >>

January 10th, 2022

14 Strength, Flexibility & Balance Exercises for Seniors

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for Americans 65 and older, according to data from the CDC.1 One of the main risk factors for falling is poor strength and balance.2 So, how do you improve your balance as you age? Luckily, there are home workouts you can do to help reduce the risk of taking Read more >>

January 10th, 2022

A Guide to Low Vision for Seniors and Family Caregivers

As we age, we may develop conditions that make it harder to participate in day-to-day life. One of these is low vision. What is low vision? The National Eye Institute (NEI) defines low vision as any visual impairment “that makes it hard to do everyday activities” that “can’t be fixed with glasses, contact lenses, medicine or Read more >>

January 10th, 2022

Healthcare How-To: Stress Management for Cardiac Patients

Reducing stress is just as important for cardiac patients as exercise and diet. That’s because the stress response doesn’t just impact our emotions – it affects our physical health, too. Stress causes an elevation of cortisol, (the so-called “fight-or-flight” hormone produced in the adrenal glands), which is great when we’re in danger, but produces adverse Read more >>

October 2nd, 2021

Healthy Aging: Why Sleeping at Night Is Important

Poor sleeping doesn’t just make us cranky, it can impair our daytime function, increase risk of falling and exacerbate or lead to serious health issues. That’s why It’s important to help identify possible sleep problems and to see a primary care provider or specialty practitioner. Consequences of Lack of Sleep in Older Adults “Sleep is Read more >>

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